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Old 05-08-2015, 04:13 PM
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Add 3rd Seat (Remove stock back seat) for more storage

My wife, and young daughter want to do more camping with our 2dr JK, and I'm trying to figure out more storage. I'd prefer not a rack on the outside, and I was thinking if I removed the stock bench in the back, and was able to find just a single seat to mount back there, I'd have enough storage for our weekend trips. (Cooler, Tent, Gear, Sleeping bags, etc...)

Has anyone done this, or seen any aftermarket single back seats that are safe.

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I researched this for my TJ and at the end came to the conclusion that I'd need a custom seat, mount to floor, new buckle, etc. Was gonna be close to 800 to do it how I wanted to do it so I opted against it.

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Hi Matt.
This is something I've thought about quite often. Unfortunately, to the best of my knowledge, it doesn't exist. The back seat requires all four legs attach to the anchor on the floor. If any aftermarket guru's are reading this and can help, I'd love to hear about it. The best I've found (so far) is this. Corbeau 29501P - CORBEAU FX1 Pro Fixed Back Racing Seat - Quadratec. But, I'd rather just fold up the seat.
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Thanks Guys. Hopefully someone has done this before. Ideally would be a single side bench seat that folds, and a child's car seat can attach to.
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Something like this?
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Something like this?

Yes! Very nice!
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Seat

just like that. Does it come out easy?
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This is a passenger's front seat from a wrecked JK. I removed the large mounting bracket from the seat tracks. The tracks have 6 welded studs that mount to the large mounting bracket. Drilled through the floor in the supported areas and installed washers and original 6 nuts that came with the seat track. I removed the dual seat belt socket from the original bench seat and mounted it on the new seat where the original passengers seat belt was. I used all the OEM mounting hardware.

The seat still slides all they way forward and back, it tilts to the front and reclines to the rear. I wouldn't call it folding, and it's not easily removable like the oem rear seat. You will never get it flat, but it is fairly easy to manipulate forward to fit awkward things in the back.

My son loves it, it sits a little higher than the oem rear seat, he has better visibility, and in the rearward position he has more legroom. It is also much more comfortable.

I've seen the older style 07-08 seats for around $200, most of the older ones are fairly worn. I bought mine from a 14 model and its like new. Paid $400.
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