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Which other makes and models have seats that will fit a 1978 CJ5?

Discussion in 'Jeep CJ' started by rodcj5nc, Jun 13, 2019.

  1. Jun 13, 2019 at 6:15 AM
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    rodcj5nc

    rodcj5nc [OP] New Member

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    seats help: someone knows what other makes and models will fit a 1978 cj5? i dont feel comfortable in the original seats.
    Also do you know the 1978 spice color code? can i get paint that color to match dashboard?
     
  2. Jun 13, 2019 at 3:21 PM
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    Jim Beam

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    You could look at getting your oem seats reupholstered. One issue guys have with the CJ5 is fitting comfortably into the thing, especially if they are on to large or tall side. This requires moving the seats back by modifying the wheel wells. Aftermarket seats set taller with more padding making leg and belly clearance making it tight with the oem steering wheel and you will sit taller in the vehicle. Many aftermarket seats are quite comfortable but larger than the oem seats. Bestop makes a replacement set of risers that are about an inch or so lower than stock height making aftermarket seats fit better, some guys make their own risers for aftermarket seats. Popular brands that I know of are Corbeau, Smittybuilt, and Bestop. I got a set of Bestop Trail Max II and had issues with setting taller and too far forward. I installed a smaller steering wheel, Bestop risers without the seat adjusters and drilled new holes in the risers to fit. They are quite comfortable, but were not simple bolt in fit. I am 6' tall and have a CJ7
     
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  3. Jun 14, 2019 at 6:12 AM
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    Prerunner1982

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