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Jeep Newb 02-05-2012 11:32 AM

Rear Seat install Problem
 
Hello all,
I just bought an '87 YJ and the back seat that came with it was rusted to shambles. I bought a replacement (Smittybilt 41301) fold and tumble for it. Installation went smoothly until I went to install the striker plate that catches the hook to hold the seat down I the back. Using the existing bolt hole puts the striker plate about 4" (too far back, towards the tailgate) away from the hook no matter which hole in the striker plate (there are three) I use.
Has anyone else tried this? Is my Jeep just weird or has Smittybilt failed me? And does anyone know if the frame member I'm bolting into runs the length go the bed? Can I safely drill where the plate needs to go and just tap the hole? Any input would be greatly appreciated.

Rhinoap 02-05-2012 12:57 PM

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Originally Posted by Jeep Newb
Hello all,
I just bought an '87 YJ and the back seat that came with it was rusted to shambles. I bought a replacement (Smittybilt 41301) fold and tumble for it. Installation went smoothly until I went to install the striker plate that catches the hook to hold the seat down I the back. Using the existing bolt hole puts the striker plate about 4" (too far back, towards the tailgate) away from the hook no matter which hole in the striker plate (there are three) I use.
Has anyone else tried this? Is my Jeep just weird or has Smittybilt failed me? And does anyone know if the frame member I'm bolting into runs the length go the bed? Can I safely drill where the plate needs to go and just tap the hole? Any input would be greatly appreciated.



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I had the same problem. I drilled another hole it the plate and it just fits.

Jeep Newb 02-05-2012 03:37 PM

Odd, there's actually a hole there in my plate but it still doesn't fit...

95Mayhem 02-06-2012 08:28 AM

I put mine on the floor too. the garage floor

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you can't fall off the floor

Rhinoap 02-06-2012 10:17 AM

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Originally Posted by 95mayhem
i put mine on the floor too. The garage floor

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you can't fall off the floor

wtf

beefmobile 02-06-2012 02:10 PM

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Originally Posted by 95Mayhem (Post 1999556)
I put mine on the floor too. the garage floor

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you can't fall off the floor

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Originally Posted by Rhinoap (Post 1999817)
wtf

haha

i think he's saying he left his seats out.


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