What makes this a slat grill rear seat?

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What makes this a slat grill rear seat?

Post by lowbonnet » Wed Feb 07, 2018 5:56 am

What makes this a slat grill rear seat? Just curious and willing to learn. I am aware of the differences between the GPW and MB.

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Re: What makes this a slat grill rear seat?

Post by David » Wed Feb 07, 2018 6:27 am

I think slatgrill rear seats didn't have the brackets for the tire pump?

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Post by lowbonnet » Wed Feb 07, 2018 6:33 am

Ah of course, I forgot that :roll:
Wasn't it so that the wider the tire pump brackets the later the seat is, say 1945?
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Re: What makes this a slat grill rear seat?

Post by DanoZeman » Wed Feb 07, 2018 7:19 am

I’m not sure if it’s true but I’ve been told slat rear seats are multiple price construction just like the front seats.


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Re: What makes this a slat grill rear seat?

Post by Mark Jesic » Wed Feb 07, 2018 1:53 pm

David is right, slat grill seats had nothing on them to support a stirrup pump.


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Re: What makes this a slat grill rear seat?

Post by Mark » Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:55 pm

Wow! someone paid $555 for a standard MB seat that was advertised as a slat grill seat.

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Re: What makes this a slat grill rear seat?

Post by lowbonnet » Sun Feb 11, 2018 12:20 am

Yes, I was surprised about the going price as well. They adverted it as "1943-45 Jeep Willys MB Ford GPW Slat Grill Original Rear Seat" so there are some contradictions in there as well; "GPW", "1943-1945" <-> "Slat Grill".
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Re: What makes this a slat grill rear seat?

Post by Mark Jesic » Sun Feb 11, 2018 3:20 am

We have all made mistakes similar to this in the past, thanks to help from this site it doesnt happen now. :D

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Re: What makes this a slat grill rear seat?

Post by David » Sun Feb 11, 2018 3:28 am

Advertising keywords. Maybe someone just wanted a nice, original standard MB rear seat.

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Re: What makes this a slat grill rear seat?

Post by Ted Schacher » Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:21 pm

Or some newby was naïve enough to trust an Ebay lister that lists everything as slat grill. That price is a lot high for an MB seat.

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Re: What makes this a slat grill rear seat?

Post by Brian Wolf » Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:18 pm

I beleve slat grill rear seats had no drain holes in the support tracks.
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What makes this a slat grill rear seat?

Post by Rick Daniel » Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:25 pm

The back rest of the rear seat on MBI0289I was cut and welded back together. The cut was not exactly down the middle of the seat and based on the multi layers of paint which matched both front seats leads me to believe all three seats are original to the Jeep. The seat pan of the back seat was not cut and as expected did not have the mounting brackets for the tire pump?

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