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Grand Cherokee Front Seats


 
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jk333
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Joined: 17 Jun 2007

PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2007 8:07 pm    Post subject: Grand Cherokee Front Seats Reply with quote

Ok, so the front seats in my 87 Cherokee are a little worn and i have been looking at replacing them with either 93-98 Grand Cherokee (ZJ) front leather seats or 99-04 (WJ) front leather seats. what i want to do is: bolt the Grand Cherokee seats to my stock seat sliders. i know neither one is a direct bolt up to the Cherokee stock seat sliders. so, what i would greatly apreciate is a picture or write up showing me how to modify the seats and/or the sliders to get this to work. any help would be great. Very Happy
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SamRod
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Joined: 25 Sep 2007

PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2007 4:06 pm    Post subject: Seek out a welder/fabricator Reply with quote

After doing Auto interiors for 20 Plus years.
I can tell you a Welder/Fabricator will be the best bet.
avoid hacking the seats in you will regret it if something breaks while your driving it. as for the electrical. a multimeter and some connectors will do the trick!
Good luck
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Brad The Best
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Joined: 14 Jan 2007
Location: Kamloops B.C Canada

PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2007 8:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

you could just replace the hole thing .

take it apart cut it and weld it , they aren't difficult to take apart . this is coming from some one who totally disassembled the sliders and swapped leather onto a cloth seat and made it foldable for his xj . never having taken a seat apart before .

or buy leather seats for a xj ,from a junk yard . i doubt there is a write up for it . atleast not on this forum
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djgrayxj
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Joined: 26 Sep 2007
Location: Southern California

PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2007 2:03 am    Post subject: Hope this is of help. Reply with quote

This is my first post; I have been reading this form for some time now and have saved a lot of valuable information. I have 88 XJ 4.0 4WD Auto that I love. Excuse my plagiarism but this is a cut and paste from a previous posting. Take a tape measure and see if it will work for you.
Seat Replacement in 93 Cherokee.
Question was? I have a 93 Cherokee and the seats are trashed. Does anyone know if the seats from a grand Cherokee will fit?
Reply was; this swap was from a 95 Cherokee sport and the seats were from a 99 J Grand Cherokee. The front seats were easy, just switch the bottom track bracket so you end up with the Cherokee brackets on the grand Cherokee seats. There are no holes to drill it just bolts on. The back seats are a bit trickier. From the old rear seat you need to take off the side brackets that has the rod that goes into the rocker panel, the grand Cherokee rear seat is usually a 60/40-split seat. Fit the bottom outside edge of the new seats with the side bracket taken off the old seats. It takes a bit of imagination but it can be done. You can attach these with a pop rivet gun. Now you have them secured in the original side holes. If you take the brackets off the bottom of the grand Cherokee seat and reinstall one of the brackets on each seat, closest to the center of the seats, backwards it will prevent the seat from sliding forward in the middle. The back of the seat is fairly easy to line up and drill holes for the end and middle brackets of the grand Cherokee seat. Make sure that the seats you buy have that center bracket for back of the rear seat or the seats won't work. You will lose some room in the back and the front seats will be a tad bit higher but it is worth the effort if you are buying the seats at the right price.
Hope this is of help. From DJ
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jk333
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2007 10:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks alot djgrayxj. ive been looking for a thread like that for a while. Very Happy
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DavidXJ
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Joined: 07 Sep 2006
Location: Visalia, CA

PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2007 11:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe this thread is done, but I can't help myself but to add my 2 cents. Have you thought about Wet Okole seat covers? Their fit is so custom that they do not look like seat covers at all. But, they are expensive ($250 for front buckets & $250 for rear seat). Anyway, if you haven't seen them yet, order a Cherokee catalog from Quadratec (free). Don't look online, because it won't be specific enough. The paper Quadratec Cherokee catalog has illustrations of each seat style which you can choose specifically. So if $500 is not out of your budget for beautiful, waterproof, washable, neoprene seats, then check them out. If it way over your budget, then nevermind.
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