Extra Seat Room

How do you get a quart into a pint pot?

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How do you get a 6 foot person into a vehicle that was designed for someone 5'6"?

 Well you gotta do a little cutting - then a little welding - then a little grinding - then a little primer - then a little painting and guess what - you get to move the seats back 6 inches.

This is the theory that John Toumbs of John Toumbs Repair came up with. I had heard about it but not actually seen it done. So good old John just went and did it.

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This is what a stock MB tub would like like. I am not using the stock seats or stock seat frames. My seats are bolted to bars that are connected to the roll cage and frame.

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These pictures shows very roughly where you would make the cuts. You would cut out a triangular section. Using the cut out material you box in the wheel well.

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The tub was not designed for 35" tires and so the tire is rubbing a little bit  on the original corner. A little more grinding, welding, primer and paint should cure the problem. All these processes are trial and error. It usually takes off-road field tests to check things out thoroughly.

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 Bottom line here is right in line with bottom comfort. They say the mind can endure only as much as the rear can endure. If anyone thinks they shouldn't buy a flatfender because of the lack of leg room then think again. This is a relatively simple way to get a few extra, very needed inches of comfort.

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