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Seat modification
08/25/17 at 10:31:54
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I didn't have stock seats in my M38 when I brought it, so I put in some smittybilt CJ5 low back seats, they look great and are comfortable.

However.....!

I'm 6' 4". The seats have a 5" thick foam seat bottom, which puts my head above the windshield frame.

I've lowered the seats as far as I can, the only way for me to drive the jeep is with the windshield down as I can't see otherwise. And my head touches the roll bar, not a safe way to drive.

Other than getting thinner seats, I was thinking I could remove 2 - 3" of foam from the seat pan. Before I send them off to a upholstery stry shop, has anyone done this?

Will removing the foam work?  Can I do it myself?  Is there a write up somewhere on how to do it?

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Re: Seat modification
Reply #1 - 08/25/17 at 13:09:38
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Just my 2 cents...I would take them to an upholstery shop and let them do exactly what you want.  The result will look good and they could even put new canvas back on for a period look.  I know if I tried to do it myself, the result would be sub-par and I'd be regretting it every time I looked at them.  But if you have a knack for stuff like this, go for it!
  

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Re: Seat modification
Reply #2 - 08/25/17 at 17:35:07
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Well, it's my day off so I figured I'd take a look at the seats.

3 hours later I'd cut down 3" from both seats. I like the look of the skinny seats now. And I can see out of the windscreen.

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Re: Seat modification
Reply #3 - 08/25/17 at 21:59:05
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That looks great, nice work!
  

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