Seat Questions

PetesCj-8

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#1
I bought a '80 Cj-7 the other day and have a question about the seats. The seats are Nutmeg and look like Laredo seats but that's the only Laredo connection. I'd love to find a driver side bottom cause that's the only damage between all 3 seats. Anyone know the origin of these? Here's a few pics:





 

jerseyjeeps

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#2
Those are the one year only 1980 tan highbacks. They are indeed original.

Here is a comparison next to nutmeg along with a homemade seat. These are the same material as used in the 1979 low backs FYI.
 

wm69

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#4
Yep, the 80 only blue seats and tan seats had those Laredo looking stripes.

Definitely a hard one to find.
 

tower210

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#6
Those are the one year only 1980 tan highbacks. They are indeed original.

Here is a comparison next to nutmeg along with a homemade seat. These are the same material as used in the 1979 low backs FYI.
That's a sexy homemade seat


 

PetesCj-8

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#7
Well if anyone has or runs into a nice bottom seat skin I'd definitely be interested. I really like the interior and that's all I really need.
 

Ron84cj

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#8
Ha, I can relate to this one. I have the blue 1980 seat. I got some aftermarket blue seats but the color is a little off and they are really uncomfortable. I'm seriously considering switching to black just so I can have some options. Don't worry jersey, I haven't forgotten about you if I go that route.
 

certifiablejeep

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#9
Well if anyone has or runs into a nice bottom seat skin I'd definitely be interested. I really like the interior and that's all I really need.
In all my travels and all my Jeep finds/purchases, I have come across 2 badly damaged fronts which I no longer have. Mainly the bottoms, the backs/tops were ok.

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jerseyjeeps

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#10
Ha, I can relate to this one. I have the blue 1980 seat. I got some aftermarket blue seats but the color is a little off and they are really uncomfortable. I'm seriously considering switching to black just so I can have some options. Don't worry jersey, I haven't forgotten about you if I go that route.
Thanks Ron, not worried :cheers:
 
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#11
Wow, what fantastic and terrible luck! Those seats are awesome and it's going to be 99.9% impossible to find a driver's bottom. Do they have carpet on one of the bottom sides? If not, at least you may have the possibility of using a good passenger side.

Good luck
 

jak inc

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#12
I have had only one of those seats over the years too. Great looking seat and cool find!
 

PetesCj-8

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#13
Wow, what fantastic and terrible luck! Those seats are awesome and it's going to be 99.9% impossible to find a driver's bottom. Do they have carpet on one of the bottom sides? If not, at least you may have the possibility of using a good passenger side.

Good luck
Yes that's it in a nutshell. Usually I'd sell what I got and spend that money elsewhere but I really like these seats. Plan for the Jeep is to repaint it the original color and leave it close to stock. No carpet on the seat bottom so a passenger would work.
 

PetesCj-8

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#15
Here's one. I may start a build thread in the Non Cj8 section. Just didn't think it would garner much interest here.

 

jerseyjeeps

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#18
Yes a litttle bit better of a chance :)
I may have the repair material and striping needed to repair what you have there, I will check it out and get back to you. I also have a rough rear seat not sure if it's rough enough to cut up.
 

PetesCj-8

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#19
Yes a litttle bit better of a chance :)
I may have the repair material and striping needed to repair what you have there, I will check it out and get back to you. I also have a rough rear seat not sure if it's rough enough to cut up.
Sounds good let me know what you find. I think my stripes are intact. I'll have to check.
 
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