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Cherokee Chief aftermarket seats

Postby johnfurda » Wed Oct 04, 2017 7:51 pm

Hey Im new to the forum and I have a question. Ive been looking to replace my seats. are there front seats and maybe rear seats that will bolt right in to a 79 Cherokee Chief

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Re: Cherokee Chief aftermarket seats

Postby az chip » Thu Oct 05, 2017 2:42 am

Lots of options. Wagoneer seats do. But do not fold forward. I think the rear seat works as well.
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Re: Cherokee Chief aftermarket seats

Postby Hooby » Thu Oct 05, 2017 6:43 am

My roommate is looking at this company for some new seats in his IH Scout Traveler. These look to be nice options if you don't mind having aftermarket seats, they're designed to resemble stock seat characteristics. Looks like they make a bracket to fit Wagoneers, they don't have SJ Cherokee's listed under the bracket section, but my guess would be they're the same as a Wagoneer. I haven't seen these in person, but just wanted to let you know about them, they seem pretty nice.

Link: https://corbeau.com/sport-seat.html

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Re: Cherokee Chief aftermarket seats

Postby johnfurda » Thu Oct 05, 2017 7:33 am

awesome thanks! im i want high back front seats and maybe rear seat with head rests for my kids.
so I could look for any wanoneer seat and it should fit :-)

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Re: Cherokee Chief aftermarket seats

Postby az chip » Thu Oct 05, 2017 1:17 pm

Anything that fits a wagoneer pattern should fit a Cherokee. Image


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Re: Cherokee Chief aftermarket seats

Postby johnfurda » Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:52 pm

Thanks Az Chip. that seats looks good

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Re: Cherokee Chief aftermarket seats

Postby Tatsadasayago » Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:30 pm

Depending on the condition of your seat foam, you can have a fairly OEM looking seatcover made by a decent upholstery shop. The 79 is fairly straightforward and can be easily reproduced. I'm one of those guys who does this kind of work.
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Re: Cherokee Chief aftermarket seats

Postby cmaje72 » Fri Oct 06, 2017 6:31 am

I picked up some corbeau baja rs seats off of craigslist a few weeks back. I havn't installed them yet but it looks like they will bolt right up to the cherokee seat sliders. The only thing I'm not sure about is the height of the side bolsters on these. They might be a little high. I'll try to take some pics when I get them in. I have bestop low back buckets in there now from the PO and they suck. I would take the stock low backs over them any day.
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Re: Cherokee Chief aftermarket seats

Postby 1979bettywhite » Fri Oct 06, 2017 9:15 am

I have had my sights set on Corbeau Moabs for quite a while now. Even had a set ordered from Morris. Did not receive a shipping notification in what I deemed a reasonable amount of time, so I called them. They were out of stock and expected to get them in stock in the first of October, my money served to "hold my place in the queue". They ship straight from the manufacturer. So I had them cancel my order as I had other projects I could put the money to work on (don't need them just sitting on my $ until they are in stock). I have been thinking about re-ordering them, but if you will do your homework, you will see that at Quadratec shows them still temporarily out of stock. Everyone offers them at the same price, so can't really get a deal somewhere on them.

I am referring specifically to the Spice color as thats what would match in my Chief best. They may have the black models in stock.

May try to call Corbeau and see what they say is going on.

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Re: Cherokee Chief aftermarket seats

Postby johnfurda » Tue Oct 10, 2017 2:08 pm

cmaje72 wrote:I picked up some corbeau baja rs seats off of craigslist a few weeks back. I havn't installed them yet but it looks like they will bolt right up to the cherokee seat sliders. The only thing I'm not sure about is the height of the side bolsters on these. They might be a little high. I'll try to take some pics when I get them in. I have bestop low back buckets in there not from the PO and they suck. I would take the stock low backs over them any day.


thanks i like the stock seats but i want the high back with the head rest my wife likes safe seats. and the driver seat was sat in by someone heavy so it is in a permanent recline.
Yes to photos. Iwould love to see these seats in your Chief.

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Re: Cherokee Chief aftermarket seats

Postby johnfurda » Tue Oct 10, 2017 2:10 pm

1979bettywhite wrote:I have had my sights set on Corbeau Moabs for quite a while now. Even had a set ordered from Morris. Did not receive a shipping notification in what I deemed a reasonable amount of time, so I called them. They were out of stock and expected to get them in stock in the first of October, my money served to "hold my place in the queue". They ship straight from the manufacturer. So I had them cancel my order as I had other projects I could put the money to work on (don't need them just sitting on my $ until they are in stock). I have been thinking about re-ordering them, but if you will do your homework, you will see that at Quadratec shows them still temporarily out of stock. Everyone offers them at the same price, so can't really get a deal somewhere on them.

I am referring specifically to the Spice color as thats what would match in my Chief best. They may have the black models in stock.

May try to call Corbeau and see what they say is going on.



Thanks I'll check these ones out too. i think I want black as my chief is light blue with black stripe

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Re: Cherokee Chief aftermarket seats

Postby johnfurda » Tue Oct 10, 2017 2:14 pm

Tatsadasayago wrote:Depending on the condition of your seat foam, you can have a fairly OEM looking seatcover made by a decent upholstery shop. The 79 is fairly straightforward and can be easily reproduced. I'm one of those guys who does this kind of work.



Thanks I'm looking to get something with a higher back front and rear. I want my wife and kids to have a safer seat for there head and neck. but i might want to do the seat covers if i ever want to sell them. what do you charge to reproduce the covers?

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Re: Cherokee Chief aftermarket seats

Postby Tatsadasayago » Tue Oct 10, 2017 11:24 pm

If the seat is all vinyl, 125.00 each. If it's a Levi or cloth insert the price goes up.
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Re: Cherokee Chief aftermarket seats

Postby johnfurda » Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:11 am

thanks

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Re: Cherokee Chief aftermarket seats

Postby johnfurda » Mon Oct 23, 2017 7:14 pm

Any ideas for a rear seat that has head rests?

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Re: Cherokee Chief aftermarket seats

Postby cmaje72 » Tue Oct 24, 2017 6:54 am

In addition to the corbeau seats which I still have not gotten around to installing I picked up a 3rd row seat from an 01 tahoe. It has built in shoulder belts and headrests. Looks like it will fit great but its not going to be a bolt in. The K5 blazer guys like to replace their rear seats with them.
The cherokee is coming off the road soon for the winter so hopefully I will get to working on the seat installs soon.
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Re: Cherokee Chief aftermarket seats

Postby Tatsadasayago » Tue Oct 24, 2017 12:09 pm

Those Tahoe seats are very comfortable!
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Cherokee Chief aftermarket seats

Postby babywag » Fri Oct 27, 2017 12:36 pm

I did this in back if one of my wags, mostly because I had them already.
Way comfy, and way safer for my kids!
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Fronts are lincoln mark viii, rears are buick roadmaster.
rear shoulder belts also from roadmaster.
definitely not bolt in, took some work make everything fit.
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Re: Cherokee Chief aftermarket seats

Postby cmaje72 » Fri May 04, 2018 8:25 am

I finally had a chance to get the Corbeau Baja RS seats installed. They were bolt on to the stock sliders. They are comfortable but there is one downside for a daily driver. The bolsters are pretty high and the structure of the seat is right under the bolster. You should be able to see it in the pics below. I'm only 5'7" and I managed to clunk my head on the door frame the first time I got in. So as long as I remember to duck its ok.
Looking at the other seats they offer I think toe Corbeau Moabs would be the better choice for a daily driver if you want a bolt in new seat.
I got these seats used for less than half price so I can't complain too much. I am going to build new brackets for the driver side that put the seat as low as possible. On the passenger side I don't think I can lower it at all due to the way the seat is mounted to the tranny hump but we will see.
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Re: Cherokee Chief aftermarket seats

Postby kansasboy001 » Fri May 04, 2018 2:52 pm

2001-2005 Pt cruiser seats are a bolt in. Pt cruiser sliders line up with our brackets with holes and all. The convertible cruisers have seats that tilt forward for the 2 door cherokees as well.
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