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WTB Seat Frames

Discussion in 'Early CJ-5 and CJ-6 Classifieds' started by Nebr1957CJ5, Dec 24, 2018.

  1. Dec 24, 2018
    Nebr1957CJ5

    Nebr1957CJ5 New Member

    Lincoln NE
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    Looking for a pair of repairable seat frames, the bolt in set up I have puts me up too high, and looks crappy. On a limited budget but willing to pay reasonable prices, because well, things cost money.
    My Jeep is a 1957, let me know what you have available
     
  2. Jan 18, 2019
    Unkel Dale

    Unkel Dale delivery on my Jeep from Ft. Campbell, Ky.

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    Post a photo of what you have and do not like, I don't know if mine are the same
     
  3. Jan 18, 2019
    Nebr1957CJ5

    Nebr1957CJ5 New Member

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    The seat I'm on now is a forklift seat bolted to plywood on a P.O.'s home made bracket. Anything that is even kinda stock would help
     
  4. Feb 3, 2019
    Unkel Dale

    Unkel Dale delivery on my Jeep from Ft. Campbell, Ky.

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    Phone number to receive photos please
     
  5. Feb 3, 2019
    PeteL

    PeteL Member Sponsor

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    Smittybilt Lowbacks are very close to OEM. Not expensive.
     
  6. Feb 4, 2019
    Nebr1957CJ5

    Nebr1957CJ5 New Member

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    My problem is a lack of a frame to mount them to as well. I already have a weird redneck rug setup, and don't trust my own welding stills to provide something better.
     
  7. Feb 4, 2019
    PeteL

    PeteL Member Sponsor

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    Intact frames for a '57 are rare, and may be expensive. Re-springing and recovering them will definitely be really expensive.

    Getting mounts made for aftermarket seats may be more economical. I made my own for the Smittys and it wasn't terrible.
     
  8. Feb 5, 2019
    Nebr1957CJ5

    Nebr1957CJ5 New Member

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    I was planning on recovering/respringing them (former upholstery worker) but didn't know the frames themselves were rare. Will have to re-evaluate my plans. Does anyone make a decent reproduction a guy could start from?
     
  9. Feb 5, 2019
    GeoffreyL

    GeoffreyL Well-Known Member

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    I have a set of the 1957 style seats. I don't think shipping would ever make it make sense though. I can try and get pictures if you want. They are in good shape and just need new foam/covers. Springs are all there.
     
  10. Feb 5, 2019
    gromit

    gromit New Member

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    I'm in central Pa. And casually looking for original style seats to go in my fairly unmolested '56 cj5.
    What differences were there after 1956 ? Was the '57 style so different to not fit a '55 or a '56 ?
    No, ... they couldn't be that different, could they ? I don't know enuff. Any info helps.
     
  11. Feb 5, 2019
    Keys5a

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    The spring style seats were used up through around 1965. In '66, Kaiser went to molded foam. There were different variations of the early seats up through the the years on the attachment of the frames, and some had fixed backs vs folding backrests, but the size and shape remained pretty close. I think you could interchange any of this style and they would fit the early CJs.
    I'm still on the hunt for the passenger side of a 60/40 bench seat. They are a different width than the regular bucket seat.
    -Donny
     
  12. Feb 5, 2019
    GeoffreyL

    GeoffreyL Well-Known Member

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    I've got a whole bench pair set away for a future project. As for the spring style seats, I'm pretty sure they're all the "same". I don't know what year mine are out of. I picked them up cause I had every part to build another jeep except seats and then I picked up the bench seat too.
     

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