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Old March 25th, 2004, 12:18 PM
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seat lift needed

did a search and have seen that a few of you have made custom seat lifts, I'm 5-9 and a good 1-2" seat lift would be great. Any body have pics or specific directions on how to do this.

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Old March 25th, 2004, 12:46 PM
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Here is Quinn's write up which I would assume you could modify to fit your needs:
http://www.defendersource.com/mod/seat_riser/index.html

Or at least give you a good referance.
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Old March 25th, 2004, 12:49 PM
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1" by 1" hardwood, 2 pieces long enough to go from the front bolt hole on the seat to the back bolt hole on the seat, paint or stain the wood. I also used polyurethane bushings between the seat and the hardwood. You will also need longer bolts. There are only 4 bolts holding the seat down and they are pretty easy to get to. You could also use 1" x 1" steal.
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Old March 25th, 2004, 02:32 PM
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Thanks guys. Hey chris, I'm in you're neck of the woods. If you're going to be doing any wheelin in the south jersey area let me know. I'm a newb and lookin for some good trails within an hr or two.

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Old March 25th, 2004, 03:59 PM
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Pick up aluminum spacers at the hardware store, and longer bolts.
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Old March 25th, 2004, 06:49 PM
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use the spacers to lift, or as washers with the wood ?
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Old March 25th, 2004, 06:58 PM
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Just pick up 1 in or 2in square tubing and cut it down to 2in each and put a hole through it. Stronger and safer and better looking than wood and not bootyfab like stacking washers.
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Old March 25th, 2004, 09:36 PM
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The ECR seat sliders let the chair move back another 3 inches. This is REALLY important to both me and my wife. The rails overhang the seat box in the back, giving much more lateral leg room. I think they will only fit an SW, tho.
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I used the box section steel method. bolted the steel to the seatbox and the stet to the steel, 1.6 mm -2 mm is plenty strong enough.
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Jon, Did you see the post in the "Hitting the Trail" section about a trip to central PA (Rausch Creek and Paragon). Come join us! People and trucks of all levels will be there.
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Check out: http://www.mudstuff.co.uk/MUD_Seat_Rails.html

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Went by my local metal fab shop today and the owner GAVE me 8.5 feet of 1/8th x 1.5" square tubing. I'll be following Quinn's recipe, but might simply cut the forward ends square if I can find suitable caps for the tubes I have.

Time to break out the Sawzall...
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Old May 12th, 2004, 10:23 AM
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thanks for the invite, hadn't looked at the trail section in a while.

I have a place at the jersey shore during the summer, and my primary hobby (surfing) trumps everything when the surfs up. If it looks like no waves for the weekend I'll be there.

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