I bought a OEM JL back seat from the 2 door. You can use the Teraflex JK seat mount bracket, just flip it around 180 degrees, and use the other 2 holes in the bracket, and the JL seat works fine.No worries - what seat did you test with?
I bought a OEM JL back seat from the 2 door. You can use the Teraflex JK seat mount bracket, just flip it around 180 degrees, and use the other 2 holes in the bracket, and the JL seat works fine.
Here it is sitting in place, folded forward.
Awesome, thanks for the photo! Any issues drilling through the bed? What size holes? And what's your plan for seat belts?
Good deal! Was also thinking if you wanted to do a 5 point you could have someone fabricate a crossbar between the two Teraflex mounts.Holes drilled no issues. Front outer corners are off angle so that nut inserts in the kit don't work, but everywhere else they are good, those front outer bolts just need to be full nut and bolt solutions all the way through the bed. The kit comes with the inserts and the bolts, so I don't remember what size they are.
For seat belts they will be attached to the cage and be over the shoulder. My goal is to make this as OEM looking as possible.
When I had this setup on the JK, that is what I did and it was great.Good deal! Was also thinking if you wanted to do a 5 point you could have someone fabricate a crossbar between the two Teraflex mounts.
That makes sense. I'm planning on only having the wife back there and her comfort is irrelevant.When I had this setup on the JK, that is what I did and it was great.
In this build I wanted it to be more convenient when the kids climb in back there. Also I found that they seem less comfortable in a 5 point harness on the rocky stuff and do better if they can move around a little more. All that said, in my JK, I never changed from the 5 point harnesses, they were good for what i needed them to do.
Eagerly watching this progress. Very nice work. I've got a family of 8 so trying to figure out a way to get 3 seats in the rear. I'm assuming the JK seat you're using only seats 2 - or does it have a middle seat?
I'm leaning towards a separate cage over the bed with seating from Land Rover 110.
So on the Gladiator it'd be like this, maybe with a custom twill soft top over it.
My biggest concern is how high the cage would have to be to provide decent head room. With the JK seat and the Sahara cage, how much do you think you'll have?