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Old 10-06-2016, 06:55 PM
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rear seat belts for 88 YJ

Had my grandkids over today and wanted to go on some forestry roads but I discovered I had only one seatbelt in the rear bolted on both corners . Runs the length of the seat. Anybody have any pics of a rear belt setup , or some advice?
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Quadratec and Morris 4X4 both have rear seatbelts for your Jeep for $40.00 for the pair.

1987 through 1991 have rear lap belts only (not retractable shoulder seatbelts).
They mount the buckles ends to the floor to a blind nut behind the rear seat on each side of the outer part of the floor. Both latch belts mount to a central blind nut in the center of the floor, behind the seat.
Sorry, I don't have any pics. Perhaps another forum member can post a pic or two.

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Hope this is what you are looking for. Mine is an 87.


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Interesting and thanks for the pics.

One day, probably back in 1995, I wanted to find out why my 1988 Sahara had no rear seat belts. I tumbled the seat forward and could see that there were cut outs for them in the carpet though. Rolled back the carpet and there were no bolts, mounts, or even holes!

Back then, it was only my dog that rode back there so I didn't really care. But now it's just bad form to take any extra human passengers for a ride, so I would like to add them.

Can anyone share the specs of how or where to drill for the holes?
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I can't imagine that there isn't a factory installed blind nut in each of the locations that you can see in the pic posted by soildertrav. I would guess in 1987 or 1988 when your Jeep was made, that there was a federal law in place that would require the manufacturer to provide seat belts for all passenger positions. Being that you have a back seat, I assume that there should be seat belt mounts.

When I took out my back seat & seatbelts, I put a small square of aluminum tape over the hole so that my rear floor would be smooth.

You never know what a PO might have done. Perhaps the holes are filled with Bondo and painted over. You might climb under your Jeep and look up at the floor in the area where the back of your fold and tumble rear seat sits. You should be able to see the blind nuts.

I agree with you. If you carry passengers in any location, that location has to have seat belts and it's the drivers responsibility to insure all occupants are belted in prior to moving the vehicle.

If you ride with me, I won't put the vehicle in gear until everyone is safe.

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I can't imagine that there isn't a factory installed blind nut in each of the locations that you can see in the pic posted by soildertrav. I would guess in 1987 or 1988 when your Jeep was made, that there was a federal law in place that would require the manufacturer to provide seat belts for all passenger positions. Being that you have a back seat, I assume that there should be seat belt mounts.

When I took out my back seat & seatbelts, I put a small square of aluminum tape over the hole so that my rear floor would be smooth.

You never know what a PO might have done. Perhaps the holes are filled with Bondo and painted over. You might climb under your Jeep and look up at the floor in the area where the back of your fold and tumble rear seat sits. You should be able to see the blind nuts.

I agree with you. If you carry passengers in any location, that location has to have seat belts and it's the drivers responsibility to insure all occupants are belted in prior to moving the vehicle.

If you ride with me, I won't put the vehicle in gear until everyone is safe.

Good Luck, L.M.
been a long time since I redid the YJ, but I believe the rear most belt mounts would be hidden from view from underneath by the fuel tank
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been a long time since I redid the YJ, but I believe the rear most belt mounts would be hidden from view from underneath by the fuel tank
I thought of that after I made the post.

I have a 2" body lift and if I look up above the gas tank, I can see the middle blind nut. It sits in the center of a floor reinforcement.
Without a body lift the seat belt blind nuts will be hidden.

If the OP is dead set on installing rear seat belts, he can drop the gas tank (UGG!) and look for the attachment points. If they are there (I can't imagine them not being there) he can drill up through the center to have a hole in the floor that will be visible from above.
If for some odd reason they aren't there, he can weld a nut (3 nuts) in place and re-install the gas tank.

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