Bucket seats and a front facing rear seat for 1999 troopy

Submitted: Wednesday, Jan 16, 2013 at 12:41
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Hi, I've recently purchased a 1999 troopy and due to rug rats and partners everlasting concerns (whining) re comfort I find myself looking for bucket seats for the front and a bench seat behind. I am aware that the changes have to be certified by an engineer and the RTA stuff.
I have looked on this site and got a few ideas but I would love someone who has done such a conversion. The other thing that would be great would be if the rear bench seat could fold down flat.

I know this may be asking a lot but if you don't ask you never know. You mob seem a friendly enough bunch who get on here.

Many thanks
Trev
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Reply By: Member - Duncan W (WA) - Wednesday, Jan 16, 2013 at 15:46

Wednesday, Jan 16, 2013 at 15:46
Trevor, my forward facing bench seat folded flat. Have since removed it. WRT bucket seats it all depends on how deep are your pockets. Secondhand seats can be relatively cheap to very expensive depending on which type of vehicle they came out of. The drivers seat rails may line up with the rails on some seats but the passenger 1 & a 1/2 seat will require plating over the rails and holed to suit the seating bolt pattern of the seat you buy.

My drivers seat is an after-market seat similar to what you can get from Auto One for about $400. I'm currently looking for a full new set also or a comparable one to my driver's seat for the passemger side.
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Follow Up By: Sludgie W.A - Wednesday, Jan 16, 2013 at 22:12

Wednesday, Jan 16, 2013 at 22:12
Hello Duncan, although the troopy has a 1.5 seat in the front there are holes already in the floor for a bucket seat. They just have a thin plate covering them but are easily found and drilled out.

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Follow Up By: Member - Duncan W (WA) - Wednesday, Jan 16, 2013 at 23:07

Wednesday, Jan 16, 2013 at 23:07
You never told me that when we had the seats out. Or was it that I'm half deaf as well as half blind. LOL

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Reply By: Rick and Kerrie - Wednesday, Jan 16, 2013 at 17:26

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Reply By: Trevor G - Thursday, Jan 17, 2013 at 12:39

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Reply By: Member - Trouper (NSW) - Thursday, Jan 17, 2013 at 18:16

Thursday, Jan 17, 2013 at 18:16
Trev, I also have a Troopy, 2000 model 1HZ I had a 3rd Door installed on the passanger side and a rear bench seat that will fold down. This was done by Polans Truck Refinishers, Dandenong Vic. You can read about it in my blog ID 1674. The seat is great, comfortable, strong as and has 3 retractable seatbelts.

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Follow Up By: Trevor G - Friday, Jan 18, 2013 at 12:59

Friday, Jan 18, 2013 at 12:59
Thanks for the link to the blog. Looks great and would save a few hassles for me in one way and create some more. I am finding that that rear seats for the troopy are like rocking horse fertiliser and just as expensive.

Spoke to a guy re certification etc and it doesnt sound to bad. I will just have to keep looking for that elusive rear seat.

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