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Old April 14th, 2013, 06:12 PM
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retrofitting a 97 bench seat to 94

I mistakingly purchased a 97 Nas bench seat but own a 94. It has all the mounting brackets and belts. Is there any way to retrofit this seat to my 94? thanks
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Old April 14th, 2013, 06:13 PM
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Yup. I have the instruction sheet somewhere. The only hard part is the mount for the back belt.
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Old April 14th, 2013, 06:39 PM
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What's the difference between the 94 and 97 seats/belts?
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Old April 14th, 2013, 06:52 PM
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What's the difference between the 94 and 97 seats/belts?
I can't think of any.
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Old April 14th, 2013, 07:00 PM
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The belts and holes don't seem to match up to me. I have the 95 defender seat install manual (thanks to the "source"), but the holes in my 94 dont seam to match up. I have the front bolts/brackets in, but the seatbelt brackets don't seem to be there, probably means some drilling. I have never had a rear facing seat for my defender so I am just looking for a way to get this thing in. My wife has been asking for a bench seat in it for 4 years and I need to get r'done. thanks for all the responses.
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Old April 14th, 2013, 07:01 PM
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Rear facing??
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Old April 14th, 2013, 07:13 PM
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yes, rear facing
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Old April 14th, 2013, 07:14 PM
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Rear facing??
Should be forward facing.
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Old April 14th, 2013, 07:16 PM
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They are supposed to be forward facing. This is my 97 but do these help at all?
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Old April 14th, 2013, 10:06 PM
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Yes, I am an idiot. Forward facing!
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Old April 14th, 2013, 10:08 PM
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You have to put the bracket under the rear floor.

I wish I had the instructions for the retrofit, but it looks like I threw it out.
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Old April 14th, 2013, 10:38 PM
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Hey Carson,

If you need the rear seat belt mounts I have extras. I also have the side mounts as well. Made a bunch for someone else and have extras. You will need to drill the rear bed to mount the rear center bracket. This also means you will need to drop the fuel tank but it's not that bad a job. Just let me know.


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Now is the time for a galvanized gas tank skid plate too.
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Old April 14th, 2013, 11:25 PM
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I have a 94 and this is how mine is set up:


Under the truck I have two plates. One for each foot of the seat. The bolts go thru the feet, thru the floor, and thru the plate. I have a locknut on each bolt. On 95s and 97s the plate is riveted to the floor and the nuts are captive. It's not a big deal for me as I never take the feet out but if I did I would have to get under the truck to hold the nuts.

As for the seat belt the y belt screws thru the floor into a plate with a captive nut. It is very close to the back of the truck. I don't see why you need to drop the tank to add it. You can drill the hole, slide the plate under the floor and shouldn't have a problem catching it.

Hope that makes sense.
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Old April 15th, 2013, 07:46 AM
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I think we need pics. He said "seatbelt mounts" not "seatbelt mount" so I figured he meant the two side mounts, not the single Y belt mount.

Anyway, a year or two ago I think Jefhuf started the thread about building all of the mounts for the rear bench seat, and there were A TON of pics that we all put in there to try to figure out any differences between the years. Maybe try to search a few threads, but at the very least post pics up here of what you're talking about.
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