Rear Jump Seats Do Not Match (1973 USDM FJ40) (1 Viewer)

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Hi, this is peculiar. One of my jump seats sits too far toward the center of the vehicle, and the rubber feet don't sit where they're supposed to.

I attached pictures of the mechanism on the seat which pushed it out farther. I'm assuming this can't be factory... Was one of my seats replaced years ago?

Let me know what you think! This one is stumping me lol.

Pictures are as ordered:
Driver side angle 1, passenger side angle 1, driver side angle 2, passenger side angle 2

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In the top pic it looks almost like the weld cracked where the bracket was joined to the seat frame. Have any better closeups? In the third pic down the bottom pan looks like it may be distorted as well.
 

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What does the rollbar have to do with it?
The roll bar being where it is pushes the seats to be bolted further away from the side.

Depending on the year it probably didn't come with a roll bar and may have had the long jump seats. Someone along the way decided to put a roll bar in and then also add the jump seats.
That's my guess.

The welds do seem like they could be off, but you didn't have a pic for how far off the little rubber bump stops sit off the edge. I would guess the weld issue would not shift them so much to sit completely off the wheel well.
 

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Mine is a 76 so the roll bar is different but this is the set up for that. Notice how they sit between roll bar mounting position to push back the jump seat mounting position.

Also not in your pictures is how it bolts to the sides. see third picture.

Lol disregard my dual seats with conferr bench seat also installed. It's not that way now but I go between wanting one or the other.
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In my 70 I had to use a hockey Puck under each side of seat to level out seat.


Not sure why you would need anything to level the seats. In 1974 I installed an Smittybuilt rollbar in my 68. Bought a kit from Man-A Fre to install the jump seats.
 
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In the original posters pictures 1 and 2 you can see the filled holes from where the jump seats had originally been mounted. The seats were likely moved when the rollbar was installed and not enough care was taken to get the spacing the same on both sides.
 
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Looking at your pictures again the pad not resting on the wheel wheel could be different kit to space the seat out. The early kit spaced the seat out even. Newer one spaced spaced the front out further which moved the back further in. As for the angle on the seat itself agree looks like a repair that didn't match original location. It I had any rusted seats with bad repairs which I don't would just go to the shelf and grab a better one.;)

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