Engineers in Canberra

Submitted: Thursday, May 08, 2014 at 18:26
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Hi,

We have been trying to get our seats in our Land cruiser certified. Changing the bench seat for 2 bucket seats. We have a mechanic that can do the job but any quotes we have got for the engineers certificate have been $800 -$1200.

Does this sound correct? They aren't doing the actual installation - just the engineers report. Just wondering if anyone has any experience?

Thanks :)
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Reply By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Thursday, May 08, 2014 at 18:51

Thursday, May 08, 2014 at 18:51
I would have thought if you purchased seats from Recaro or Stratos or similar quality replacements, they would be able to provide this as a part of the cost of the new seats. The floor mounting set up would be the same for bench or bucket but the middleseat belt would be removed. I suppose its more to do with a new VIN plate to show the vehicle now carries one less person. It sounds like a lot of cash for very little work. Maybe all the engineers are very wealthy !!
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Reply By: Sarah S4 - Thursday, May 08, 2014 at 18:57

Thursday, May 08, 2014 at 18:57
And it doesn't include the modification plate or stamping
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Reply By: Member - Toyocrusa (NSW) - Thursday, May 08, 2014 at 21:38

Thursday, May 08, 2014 at 21:38
Hi Sarah. I had a GVM upgrade done on my vehicle ealier this year. I am in NSW. There were three certified RMS (RTA) engineers in my area. The first wanted $4k, The second $4to$5k, after almost giving up I tried the 3rd one and he was so much cheaper I could not believe it. He got, and did the job. It sometimes pays to ring around. Bob.
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Follow Up By: Member - Brenton H (SA) - Friday, May 09, 2014 at 09:30

Friday, May 09, 2014 at 09:30
Not sure how large a job was required on your vehicle but had a GVM upgrade recently on my BT50 and that was $550...and I thought that was a lot.
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Reply By: Slow one - Friday, May 09, 2014 at 05:30

Friday, May 09, 2014 at 05:30
If you go to the RMS in Queanbeyan, they should be able to give you a list of certifying engineers in the area.

Those engineers should be able to issue a certification plate for both NSW and the ACT.
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Follow Up By: garrycol - Friday, May 09, 2014 at 12:55

Friday, May 09, 2014 at 12:55
If in Canberra why go to NSW - a simple google search of Certifying Engineers Canberra comes up with this ACT document

Too easy - full list of engineers.

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Follow Up By: Slow one - Friday, May 09, 2014 at 15:56

Friday, May 09, 2014 at 15:56
Yep, I guess it is a big drive, all 12 kilometres of it.
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Follow Up By: garrycol - Friday, May 09, 2014 at 18:06

Friday, May 09, 2014 at 18:06
Yes - but a different jurisdiction so different rules - if in the ACT you need the ACT list not the NSW list.
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Follow Up By: Slow one - Friday, May 09, 2014 at 18:11

Friday, May 09, 2014 at 18:11
Read what I wrote. Those engineers should be able to issue a certification plate for both NSW and the ACT.

AND I bet they can offer certification in both states. REASON. The ACT is the size of a postage stamp and the engineers won't survive on that alone. Then again you could ask google.

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Follow Up By: garrycol - Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 00:40

Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 00:40
Try telling that to an ACT Bureaucrat.
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Reply By: Member - Howard (ACT) - Friday, May 09, 2014 at 18:58

Friday, May 09, 2014 at 18:58
I used John Wilson about 10 years ago to get a highly moddded hilux my son purchased engineered and he was most helpful and price was reasonable.
I have also heard good reports on Ray Spence
see the list on act rego web site both these are ACT based, there are also queanbeyan, nsw and vic based engineers on the list.

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Reply By: fisho64 - Friday, May 09, 2014 at 23:03

Friday, May 09, 2014 at 23:03
In most states, any modification that was available as factory option doesnt need to be engineered providing all the relevant original components are used.
You havent said which Landcruiser it is but all of the models AFAIK from the last 20 years or so had a bucket option for the GXL models-just buy the parts from a wrecker and fit yourself.
Dont bother making it more complicated than it needs to be by asking a bureaucrat for advice especially in Canberra.
They will adjourn a working group to appoint a committee blah blah
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