HJ60 Landcruiser Replacement Front Seats

Submitted: Saturday, Dec 06, 2014 at 23:23
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Hi Guys
I am after some opinions on the best option for the front seats. I know Recaro seats would be the best (I think) but I a hoping for a cheaper option as I need to replace the front seats in the HJ60 I just purchased.

I would appreciate any thoughts you may wish to pass on.
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Reply By: morto1701@gmail.com - Saturday, Dec 06, 2014 at 23:24

Saturday, Dec 06, 2014 at 23:24
Apologies, this is a 1985 Sahara.
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Reply By: 671 - Saturday, Dec 06, 2014 at 23:48

Saturday, Dec 06, 2014 at 23:48
Unless someone has a better idea, the best thing to do is start with a serve yourself wrecking yard and a tape measure.

I did this many years ago with a Mitsubishi L200 ute that I was rebuilding with a permanent camping body and a different engine and transmission. I chose a couple of seats from a VN Commodore. They were extremely easy to fit, they passed engineering without any problems and gave us a very comfortable ride for many years everywhere from Cape York to the bottom of Tasmania.

Those seats are far too old now but I doubt if I would have any trouble doing the same thing today with later models.
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Follow Up By: morto1701@gmail.com - Sunday, Dec 07, 2014 at 12:38

Sunday, Dec 07, 2014 at 12:38
Thanks for that
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Follow Up By: Ron N - Sunday, Dec 07, 2014 at 14:49

Sunday, Dec 07, 2014 at 14:49
I'll second 671's suggestion. It's surprising what fits what, and what you can find in wreckers yards. Go for the luxury Toyota vehicles and you'll find superior seats - and you may find that another model of Toyota has seats that will fit without major hacks and chops.
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Reply By: Member - bbuzz (NSW) - Sunday, Dec 07, 2014 at 07:57

Sunday, Dec 07, 2014 at 07:57
Hi morto,
I did this to my HJ60 (1984).

A trip to the wreckers yielded a pair of Ford Fairmont seats, with lumbar adjustment and a few other nice things.

The fitting was easy, the fronts bolted into the existing channel and the towers for the back were relocated with reinforcing plates under the bolts. The old holes from the towers in the floor were filled up with solder.

In NSW I had to get a Blue Slip and change the rego from a 6 seater to a 5 seater. No problems with that either.

Very comfortable for touring.

A slight problem if you are tall in the upper body as they do sit a little higher, but I liked the increase in height from a driving point. That could be solved with a cutout in the channel.

bill
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Follow Up By: morto1701@gmail.com - Sunday, Dec 07, 2014 at 12:39

Sunday, Dec 07, 2014 at 12:39
Thanks Bill I will check it out
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Reply By: Member - David Will (VIC) - Sunday, Dec 07, 2014 at 11:26

Sunday, Dec 07, 2014 at 11:26
Check out the classified section.
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Follow Up By: Allan B (Member, SunCoast) - Sunday, Dec 07, 2014 at 12:41

Sunday, Dec 07, 2014 at 12:41
Hi Tension, If you are having trouble locating the classified listing click here.
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Reply By: The Bantam - Sunday, Dec 07, 2014 at 13:57

Sunday, Dec 07, 2014 at 13:57
There are any number of expensive after market seats arround recaro and stratos among them.
But often people are disapointed at the comfort and practicality delivererd by some of these aftermarket seats, particularly considering the price.

Some of these afrermarket seats also have complicated and bulky mounting systems that might not suit a particular vehicle.

In this day and age there are some teriffic seats comming factory fitted to vehicles......these of course can be had from the wreckers.....but often you either have to be quick or wait for the right seats to come along.

You would be wise to look for a seat that comes from a vehicle with a similar sitting attitude.

Because a well designed seat will differ in its upper leg support and lumbar shape between a seating position with flat extended legs ( like found in most sports cars)and an upright seating position( as found in 4wds).

Hell if you stick with toyota ya might even find something that is close to bolting straight up.

cheers
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Follow Up By: morto1701@gmail.com - Sunday, Dec 07, 2014 at 14:00

Sunday, Dec 07, 2014 at 14:00
Thanks "The Bantam"
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Reply By: Member - Brian - Sunday, Dec 07, 2014 at 22:01

Sunday, Dec 07, 2014 at 22:01
Hi there mate , my HJ61 which is very similar to yours has Nissan seats ( dont tell anyone !!) And they are quite comfortable
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Follow Up By: morto1701@gmail.com - Sunday, Dec 07, 2014 at 22:04

Sunday, Dec 07, 2014 at 22:04
Our secret Brian, what variant and year!
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Follow Up By: Member - Brian - Monday, Dec 08, 2014 at 12:25

Monday, Dec 08, 2014 at 12:25
Sorry Morto , seller told me that , didn't ask any further !
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Reply By: bluefella - Monday, Dec 08, 2014 at 10:47

Monday, Dec 08, 2014 at 10:47
Hi Morto
Have you considered having tours re upholstered, better padding etc. This way you would have exactly what you want.
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Follow Up By: bluefella - Monday, Dec 08, 2014 at 10:48

Monday, Dec 08, 2014 at 10:48
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