After market seats or alternate seats for HMMWV / m998 ?

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riderdan

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Padding? Who needs padding?
All of us who are out of our teens/20s :-D ? When I drove my truck from Tennessee to Kansas (a 14-hour drive) it got to where I was shifting position every 5-10 minutes. I remember falling asleep in the back of a deuce on top of a pile of duffle bags and sleeping like a baby in my 20s--but I'm pretty sure that wouldn't work any more...
 

Sintorion

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Those look great! I'm set for seats in my truck but, any details on them like original application or NSN so I can recommend them to others who might want a seat upgrade?

I looked back in the thread but didn't see them referenced.
This is the source of mine - http://www.govliquidation.com/auction/view?auctionId=12024036 They need a little work to get them installed, but they are very, very comfortable. Much better than the lawn chair quality seats that were in there. I wasn't sure about tan with the green, but I am happy with how they worked out.
 

Kneeno

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I bought 4 seats similar to this and am having a hard time installing.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/172699641867
I had a standard springer seat in the driver and removed it. . And the the new high back isn't even close. I had read on another thread this needs to be entirely removed and a "riser" is required. Is there an adapter base available? The other 3 (front passenger and rears) I assume mount to the flat seats pans but when I dry fit them they seem like the ride height will be much higher than what would be ideal. Any advice/links would be appreciated.
Thanks!
 

germanrifle

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I kept the base of the drivers seat. Used angle iron and square tubing. Perfect height for the drivers seat. I simply unbolted the bracket for the original drivers seat. No cutting.
 

Sintorion

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I bought 4 seats similar to this and am having a hard time installing.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/172699641867
I had a standard springer seat in the driver and removed it. . And the the new high back isn't even close. I had read on another thread this needs to be entirely removed and a "riser" is required. Is there an adapter base available? The other 3 (front passenger and rears) I assume mount to the flat seats pans but when I dry fit them they seem like the ride height will be much higher than what would be ideal. Any advice/links would be appreciated.
Thanks!
Scroll up and you will see pics of my install of the exact same seats except in tan. For the driver seat, I removed the spring seat and welded a piece to bolt the seat directly to the existing base. The other seats were just too tall and you don't need to adjust them so I removed the tracks, cut the sides flush with the bolt holes and attached them directly. The flip up seats make this very easy. I can get you more pics if you need. The drivers seat is a touch taller than I would like. I may go back and rework it, but for now it works fine.
 

Ghetzel

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Joe, thanks for the great idea. I had a questions about the front seats....are they a tight fit width wise or do you think you could fit a 20 inch wide seat the reason why I am asking is the front seats out of the pacific I was going to use up front. Any information would be helpful
 

parklandtrans

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I have converted all of my original seats to the MRAP version as noted with picture in above post. I have some part Numbers and possibly some contact information that I will post tomorrow along with all the pics I have.
This by far is the best upgrade and not even the most expensive one...but I tell you it's the best thing I have ever done to a Military vehicle..!!!
Now if I could find something to replace the god awful original seat in my 923A1...then life would be really good..stay tuned for the updates..!!
bob (PARKLAND TRANS)
 

joelaw

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The center row captain seats out of the Pacifica are a perfect fit width wise, and not much extra room, especially with the seat belt bracket for the front seat. I'm not sure how wide the front seats from the Pacifica are but they shouldn't be too much wider than the second row seats.
 
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