Aftermarket seats in a FJ40

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  1. AZguy

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    Can anyone recomend an aftermarket seat that works well in an FJ40 that bolts in SOMEWHAT easy, and has working seat tracks and such.
    I am trying to compare cost of rebuilding the seats of a 78 FJ40 (they need foam AND covers) to just bolting in some junk yard bucket seats for now that look ok and are functional..

    I have searched the forums, and havent seen anything that jumped out at me. Thanks!
     
  2. mmw68

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    I just installed some Scat pro car seats. I got them from summit racing, and bought the seat brackets as well. The seat brackets/sliders attaches directly to the FJ40 OEM seat mounts. It was a :wrench: job.

    The only thing I don't like is that I sit up about a inch higher, but they sure are comfortable! :)

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  3. EWheeler

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    I put some Jeep TJ seats in mine. If you own a welder and a grinder, grab some scrap steel and make some brackets. TJ seats are pretty comfy for the price, I picked mine up for $100.
     
  4. AZguy

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    do you know ABOUT what year TJ seats??

    I like the ones from summit too... NICE!
     
  5. EWheeler

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    '97 and up should all be the same. The later ones may be different, I would say '97-'03 would work.

    Here are some pics of the bracket I made (sorry don't have any pictures of the seats):
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  6. AZguy

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    wow.. great info.. thanks! You are using the jeep seat tracks then, right?
     
  7. EWheeler

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    Sure am. They unbolt from the stock bracket (4 studs). I ended up cutting off one stud on each seat, the rear most, because it was keeping the rear of my seat track from tightening down to the bracket.
     
  8. shelfboy1

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    i just did some heated audi seats for a guy ,with a little cutting they welded to the stock sliders and bolted right in and are heated .plus i have leather blazer s10 seats in my wifes 69, forerunner buckets in my other 69 and van seats in my mud truck .there is probably many seats that will fit with a little work good luck
     
  9. johmbie

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    Slide and flip seats out of a early 90's honda accord go in pretty well. Tack weld the honda rails to the stock FJ mounts. Got them from a junk yard in great condition for $90.
     
  10. 77cruiser

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    Iron Pig off road has some pretty nice ones that I anticipate going with. They are about 250 each i think.
    www.ironpigoffroad.com
     
  11. bmorefj40

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    MMW68- where did you get that carpet kit??? looks great. how much if you don't mind me asking.

    highjack over...
     
  12. dargreg

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    87 honda accord wrap write around ya easy install
     
  13. AZguy

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    any pics of the accord seats??
     
  14. bsmith123

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    Scat Pro

    I have the Scat Pro's too and they are comfy. I like the stitched design too--looks classic
     
  15. cumminscruiser

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    Aftermarket Seat Mounting

    Here is another option, this is a kit for those of you with a welder or a buddy with one. $175.00 plus actual shipping cost.

    These seats are from Kragen, about $100.00 ea. new.

    PM me if interested, PayPay accepted.
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