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Possibly the dumbest idea ever

Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by sasquatch, Jan 28, 2005.

  1. Jan 28, 2005
    sasquatch

    sasquatch I'm big in Japan.

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    But maybe not... Anywho, I remembered hearing Mike say that the CJ-6's had optional "troop style" (inner-facing) fenderwell seating. Has anyone thought of setting something like this up on a CJ5? Just one person on each side? Seems like it MIGHT offer a bit more legroom, etc. Any thoughts?
     
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    John A. Shows

    John A. Shows Comic Relief

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    With no rollbar maybe but I doubt it'd work with a rollbar.
     
  3. Jan 28, 2005
    michigan_pinstripes

    michigan_pinstripes I'm not lost, I'm wandering

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    Ever ride in the extended cab portion of an S-10?? Nuff Sed :D
     
  4. Jan 28, 2005
    Patrick

    Patrick Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Those seats are really more like padded brief case holders :rofl:
     
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    neptco19

    neptco19 That guy....

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    I "belive" that FJ-40's had rear seat that were on the fenderwell. May be able to do a search for that and see if you can find any pics.....
     
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    neptco19

    neptco19 That guy....

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    heres a pic I found real quickly no rollbar though but it might give you an idea or two... [​IMG]
     
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    Boyink

    Boyink Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I think it would be tough to do with a rollcage - you'd have to bring the seats in so far you'd be knocking knees like the "lounge" seating on Southwestern Airlines....
     
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    BlueFlu

    BlueFlu past owner of some ecj5's

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    When I was a kid we had a '71 cj5 with no backseat, us 3 kids sat on the fenderwells, full cage.
    Man would the safty nazis have a ball with that now or what.
     
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    sparky

    sparky done Staff Member Founder

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    You believe right Jason.
     
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    Boyink

    Boyink Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Man...even my Dutch dad sprang for a carpeted 2x6 laying across the wheelwells..no 'cage though..;)
     
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    screwcity

    screwcity New Member

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    I was thinking of using a set of seats out of a fj-4o as a guide for fabbing up some fold down seats for my jeep. but I'm not sure that it would be the safest way to sit in case of an accident, and prolly not the most fun for being able to see what's going on...

    Rio
     
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    sasquatch

    sasquatch I'm big in Japan.

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    My kids are gonna be lucky if I don't just duct tape 'em to the rollcage... ;)

     
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    Boyink

    Boyink Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I was *this* close to using ratchet straps on their car seats...;)

    BTW - I went over Black Bear Pass on that 2 x 6...but that's one spot where seat belts aint gonna help anyway...
     
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    BlueFlu

    BlueFlu past owner of some ecj5's

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    Mike y'all had it plush :D
    We fit 4 teenage boys in the back once.
    We went to Stone Mtn GA for the 4th of July. All the guys ended up in the Jeep.
     
  15. Jan 29, 2005
    Ledge

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    Haha...I wish I had some pictures. Last year before the second boy was born, I'd take the wife and the older boy (3 at the time) mudding out back in the swamp. There was no seat in the back of the '76, so I ratchet strapped the boys car seat in under the roll bar. It took a few straps to make it sit still, but he had a blast.
     

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