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  1. Haha, make them work for it!
  2. Anyone do this? Something similar to the existing hatches to the rear of the wheel wells, but forward of the rear wheels. Seems like there is wasted space in there. Maybe for something like a small tool bag, tiedowns, etc. maybe paint one one of these self-adhesive access panels:
  3. KevinRollin

    Modify or Replace Driver's Seat?

    1.25”: These bolts should leave the same thread engagement as OEM with a 1.25” spacer.
  4. KevinRollin

    Modify or Replace Driver's Seat?

    I can see your point about 2” being too much. There’s a 1.25” option using similar hardware and spacers. I’ll post it later.
  5. KevinRollin

    Modify or Replace Driver's Seat?

    Which bolt? The seat bolts? About an inch. A little over an inch. Threaded portion IIRC was slightly less than an inch. I could measure tomorrow maybe. Do you have something in mind for the stock bolts?
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    Modify or Replace Driver's Seat?

    Imade the mistake of trying to use a pair each of 2” diameter and 3” diameter blocks. I was thinking more surface area would be more structurally sound, but they don’t really fit. Don’t do that! A 3” block fits in the rear outboard position, but the floor underneath that one isn’t really contacting much more than 2” of it anyway. The front brackets need to be notched out for 3” to fit, and then they don’t sit flush on the body metal because of the vinyl flooring. 2” all around fit easily.
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    Modify or Replace Driver's Seat?

    Here’s how to do it: Lean your seat back forward so it centers the weight above the seat brackets. Remove all 4 bolts holding the seat in place using the Torx T50 bit. Miracle the seat into the air, or lean it forward/backward so that you can get the riser blocks under the seat brackets. Insert the new bolts through the seat bracket and risers, installing finger-tight for now. Once all bolts are in, tighten with the 15mm socket to the appropriate torque. Enjoy your new legroom and enhanced view of the road!
  8. KevinRollin

    Modify or Replace Driver's Seat?

    It is possible to raise the front seats up 2” using easily-obtained parts with no drilling or machining. Is it safe? That’s up to you. I’m sure Internet Lawyers and Internet Engineers will be along shortly to debate it. I am neither of those. Here’s what you need: Zone Off Road 2” body lift blocks (4 per seat) M10x1.5 75mm class 10.9 steel screws/bolts Torx T50 bit (to remove OEM seat bolts) 15mm socket (to install new bolts)
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    Modify or Replace Driver's Seat?

    Got the bolts today. They’re the right pitch, and screw in easily to the tiedown anchor holes which are the same as the seats. Too late tonight, but hopefully Friday I’ll get to put the lift on my driver seat.
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    Modify or Replace Driver's Seat?

    I believe they are the right thread pitch. We’ll find out later this week! I ordered two each, 2” and 3”. I wanted as much surface area contact as possible, but I don’t think the 3” would fit under the rear “legs”. Depending on how they fit I’ll order some combination of 2” & 3” for the other seat.
  11. The issue isn’t so much the depth out from the skin, it’s that the rubber doesn’t go to the edges of the frame. The butyl rope as mentioned above might have helped, but I think the caulk was inevitable given the curvature. Butyl tape would still leave seams open to water from above.
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    Modify or Replace Driver's Seat?

    Ok, I did it. Ordered the spacer pucks above and these bolts:
  13. Vintage Technologies doesn’t provide much in the way of instructions. There is a soft rubber gasket around the window, where some other windows use butyl tape. I used caulk to seal the edge of the window to the body panel, outboard of the rubber seal. On the portions of the window that tough the radius of the panel it’s probably not necessary, but there are spots where it doesn’t contour. I was worried water would pool there and seep in.
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    Modify or Replace Driver's Seat?

    So I showed the above 5/8” deck blocks to a friend who’s into Jeeps. He told me that they looked similar to the “body lift” blocks used to raise a Jeep tub above the frame to allow bigger tires. Some googling and eBay searching and I found a guy selling custom Delrin blocks, and also mass-produced molded ones. These things are designed to hold a lot of weight (commercial ones advertised at 60,000lbs!) so shouldn’t crush under a car seat even under crash load. ZoneOffroad.com Anyone try something similar?
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    Modify or Replace Driver's Seat?

    I’ve been looking for more ways to raise my seat(s). Cutting metal tubing is out of my wheelhouse at the moment. Saw these at Home Depot a few weeks ago. Plastic spacers for building decks. Very dense plastic. 2.5” diameter, just shy of 5/8” thick, hole diameter just more than 5/8”. Back side has cutouts that might fit the locator pins. I need to measure the thread engagement on the stock OEM seat bolts to see if these would work without new hardware.
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