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Installed 2005+ Dakota Bench (Pics Inside)


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Hey All,

 

First thank you to mnkyboy and flyn2er for offering their experiences and tips. :cheers:

 

These seats are from a 2007 (Passenger and Center) and 2006 (Driver) Mitsubishi Raider (Dakota Clone). I chose these because it seems you can't get the 05+ Dak seats in Black. They are SUPER comfortable and light years ahead of the original vinyl bench (as they should be) :brows:

 

Thought I would share my install:

 

 

 

 

I fabbed in the cupholder from a 2000 Dakota center seat.

 

 

This is a close-up of the driverside front bracket. The driverside was the most difficult to fab in as you don't have alot of space to work with due to the hump/tunnel. For the rear, I bolted in the stock Dak rear bracket through the floor with a big carriage bolt.

Had to repair the donor bracket (it was rusted away on one side), but this is another pic of the drivers side.

 

Passenger side was much easier, I used the stock Manche brackets as a base.

 

For the center console, I cut the Dak brackets, bent em a little, positioned em and bolted it through the tunnel.

 

Back console bolts, I know about the washers, I was using hardware I had in my garage. I will get the right length bolt in there. :dunce:

 

Front console bolts.

 

Rear drivers side seat bolt.

 

:cheers:

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Nice choice on 40-20-40 seat , kinda best of both worlds . I may finaly be inspired to get on with my "some-day " seat project :idea: ( just a thought....some larger 3" washers would be a lot safer on those seat-belt bolts ) :thumbsup:

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you lucked out :thumbsup:

 

When i got my MJ it had some rotten buckets out of some car bolted to wooden blocks attached to the floor,my Dakota seats came with no brackets so i pretty much fabricated everything. looks like having all the brackets helped a bit.

 

looks good though :cheers:

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