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    Posted: 31 July 2022 at 12:18pm
Anyone got a picture of the seat set back?
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There's lots of photos here of driver's seats set back into the wheel house if that's your question; just got to search for 'em. 

I've done it as well as many others. I started a thread about seating for taller drivers but don't remember what it was titled. It's here.
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I hear a TON of guys talk about having moved the seat back or needed to etc etc. I'm 6' tall, on my 4th flattie and haven't had the thought that I need to move the seat back. What the heck am I doing wrong? hahahaha
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Drink more beer! Lol I don’t think it’s the heigh as much as the girth that bothers them. Nothing like the black belly stripe from the steering wheel.
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I think the easy way to search is search from Google, then find topics on the CJ2A page. I modified the seat frame to move it down and as far rearward as possible so the seat touches the wheel well. Plenty of room.
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Originally posted by willyt willyt wrote:

Drink more beer! Lol I don’t think it’s the heigh as much as the girth that bothers them. Nothing like the black belly stripe from the steering wheel.


Ok, this actually made It click. I’ve ran a minimum of 10 miles a day since I enlisted, now I’m retired, run less but I run and I don’t drink. So 6’ 176lbs doesn’t need to move the seat back. Got it. Hahahahaha sorry sorry sorry
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Here's pics of my driver's seat moved back, and the area where it encroaches on the wheel well
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A seat frame from a CJ3A or a M38 (not a M38A1) has a longer leg on the left side which allowed it to be moved back about 3" if the wheel house is notched. Or the leg of a CJ2A seat frame can be lengthened as BD1 has done. QTM did have a pile of NOS M38 driver seat frames which is what I put in my CJ2A to replace the badly rusted and broken original. I am over 6 feet tall and big around the middle, but even though I have that M38 seat I did not notch the wheel house and move the seat back. I found that using the longer steering column from a later Jeep gave me all the room I need.  
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