9 seat landcruiser conversion

Submitted: Saturday, Feb 07, 2015 at 06:59
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I am looking at purchasing a 6 seat landcruiser 100 the one with the extra seat in the front does any one know if I can then add in the fold up seats in the rear to make it a 9 seater I know I would need to get it engineered to pass rego just wondering if I am aloud to do this
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Reply By: Steve in Kakadu - Saturday, Feb 07, 2015 at 09:17

Saturday, Feb 07, 2015 at 09:17
I did it in an 80 series and a 100 series a few years ago, in the NT you have to go to motor vehicle registry and they give you a leaflet that shows you the specs on fitting the seat belts, you then have to apply to get permission to do it and then you just go ahead and get the job done.

The 80 series was done by a panel beater and I watched him do it, so when I upgraded to the 100 I did it myself, the 100 has the spots in the rear floor to fix the latches you just have to drill the holes, the seat belt are a bit tricky and I would suggest that it is done professionally, the seat belts have to generic the original ones wont fit, they have to be the non retractable type and you have to do some shopping around to get the right ones.

The seats were easy to get from a wrecker but not cheap about $900 for the pair and $100 for the latches, I had to buy the floor panel for the 80 series.

Hope this helps.
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Follow Up By: Member - Rosss - Saturday, Feb 07, 2015 at 13:47

Saturday, Feb 07, 2015 at 13:47
I have a set of seats you can have for half that price.
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Follow Up By: TomH - Saturday, Feb 07, 2015 at 15:47

Saturday, Feb 07, 2015 at 15:47
Just remember if you still own the vehicle and go to sell it it must have the original seating in it or have an engineers certificate for revised seating.

I know of people who have disposed of rear row and been refused a trade in as seating didn't comply with reg certificate
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Follow Up By: Steve in Kakadu - Saturday, Feb 07, 2015 at 17:13

Saturday, Feb 07, 2015 at 17:13
TomH neither of those rules apply in the NT, once the seats were fitted the car was taken back to MVR and inspected, they just changed the seat number on the rego papers on the spot, no engineering certificate necessary.

I have bought and sold cars in the NT with out all the original rear seating.

Steve.
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Follow Up By: TomH - Saturday, Feb 07, 2015 at 21:24

Saturday, Feb 07, 2015 at 21:24
Fair enough Not the Wild west we have to worry about but the WIld North these days LOL

However as the poster Rosss hasnt a location posted or in his profile the information may be relevant in all the civilised states.
It certainly is in QLD

ROFL
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Follow Up By: Member - Rosss - Sunday, Feb 08, 2015 at 15:06

Sunday, Feb 08, 2015 at 15:06
With a 100 series that has factory 3rd row you do not need an engineers certificate to remove and replace the seats as they are slide in and out and not a fixture. Have been through the process with Qld Transport, if they were bolt in it is a whole different ball game, but as manufacturer has made them removeable it is quite legal to have them in or out. By the way the ones I have for sale are not out of my vehicle, they are a spare set I have acquired.
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Follow Up By: TomH - Sunday, Feb 08, 2015 at 18:27

Sunday, Feb 08, 2015 at 18:27
Yes you are correct Rosso however when its sold it should have the number of seats that are on the rego papers as you would have found out. I had all mine out except for front two and had to get a blue plate for the second row when I took them out and another when I put them back. Also had to have the rear row in the vehicle at the time of getting the reinstated blue plate.

In Patrols and 200 ser the seats are bolted in but I bet at least 50% of them have been removed (Technically illegal)
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