Seats for Landcruiser

Submitted: Thursday, Apr 22, 2004 at 09:24
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Does anyone have any ideas as to what are the best seats to replace 94 Landcruiser seats with, and where in Sth East Qld you can get them? I have done the homework on the LK1 modification plate. We are off to the Territory and I know I will not make it on the rotten old 3/4 seat! Stratos? Anyone know what to expect to pay, or where there is a good dealer, or a site where you might get them second hand? We just love this site....full of tips for the new intrepid traveller!
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Reply By: Member - Pesty (SA) - Thursday, Apr 22, 2004 at 09:36

Thursday, Apr 22, 2004 at 09:36
Bundy spend a day going to wreckers and sit on them until you find one that suits and modify or have someone modify runners to fit them in. There are some very god and comfortable seats around.
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Follow Up By: Bundyand coke - Thursday, Apr 22, 2004 at 09:43

Thursday, Apr 22, 2004 at 09:43
OK, thanks Steve...I will do that. I guess it makes sense that to get comfy seats from the wreckers and then get the runners made to fit would cost a lot more than Stratos etc. Cheers mate
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Follow Up By: Bundyand coke - Thursday, Apr 22, 2004 at 09:45

Thursday, Apr 22, 2004 at 09:45
oops...I mean cost a lot LESS!
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Reply By: Member - Mal (Brisbane) - Thursday, Apr 22, 2004 at 10:08

Thursday, Apr 22, 2004 at 10:08
B&C,

Volvo seats fit very easily. Otherwise go to Seats are Us at Rocklea,1/1620 Ipswich Rd. Ph 32744139. I just had some work done and they are very good and reasonable.

Mal.
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Reply By: Muzz - Thursday, Apr 22, 2004 at 10:17

Thursday, Apr 22, 2004 at 10:17
I have a 2000yr, LC 79 series trayback and fitted a pair of '98 Range Rover all electric(complications), all leather, very comfortable seats with minimum mods to the seat frame. Paid $600 the pair from a RR wrecker in Melbourne. Mods & installation cost another $300. I am happy with the result and have freed up some dead space between the seats.
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Reply By: Michelle from ExplorOz - Thursday, Apr 22, 2004 at 12:10

Thursday, Apr 22, 2004 at 12:10
Bundayand coke,
We bought seats from a wrecker (from a Honda Prelude can you believe) to refit the seats in a 94 Troopy. Seats costs $150 each plus $100 (?memory is hazy) for the engineers certificate.

We now drive a 97 GXL Landcruiser, but had the seats replaced in these with Paratus ParaRallys - as they are a similar seat-type to the Honda ones we were used to - more like a racing seat with bolsters on the side to hold you in place, adjustable lumbar supports and air pump thingy. They are a much stronger seat than the ones from the wrecker which collapsed/sagged after a 2 yr around Oz trip. These have been in the car for 4 years now and done tons of long haul desert, rough trips.

Only problem now, is that the vehicle has a lift kit, I am 5 foot 2' and 9 mths pregnant so I can't get in/out of the car comfortably - ha ha LOL just a short term problem but a story just to illustrate that in hindsight, we probably should have chosen a seat without the bolsters on the side. Paratus actually is an advertiser on this site - use the Business Search menu and type in SEATS in the keyword search to find them for info on pricing, models etc.

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Reply By: Bonz (Vic) - Thursday, Apr 22, 2004 at 14:51

Thursday, Apr 22, 2004 at 14:51
Paratus seats are very good, made in Oz (in Geelong) and available at lots of places around this country. I have sat and driven in them and they are very very confortable. I have also heard of Nissan 240z/260z seats being used but they sagged like Michelle.
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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Thursday, Apr 22, 2004 at 14:53

Thursday, Apr 22, 2004 at 14:53
oops I meant Michelle's, just add a ...'s... to the note above, just before the last fullstop.
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Follow Up By: Eric from Cape York Connections - Saturday, Apr 24, 2004 at 07:04

Saturday, Apr 24, 2004 at 07:04
Bonz leaving one letter out gives a new meaning to a sentance I had a good laugh.

All the best
Eric
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Reply By: Kiwi Ray - Thursday, Apr 22, 2004 at 18:21

Thursday, Apr 22, 2004 at 18:21
Put some 80# cruiser seats in, I think they are one of the better ones
Ray
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Reply By: Member - Nigel (QLD) - Thursday, Apr 22, 2004 at 19:32

Thursday, Apr 22, 2004 at 19:32
if you want quality (at a price) then you can choose between stratos, paratus (from arb) or recaro.

best to sit in them and then decide, but I beleive stratos are available in variable widths to suit the individual rear that will occupy it :)

opposite lock should have stratos on display, arb will have paratus
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Follow Up By: Bundyand coke - Thursday, Apr 22, 2004 at 21:01

Thursday, Apr 22, 2004 at 21:01
Many thanks to all of you....you have been a great help and mine of information, and we will now weigh it all up and try to get something comfortable to sit on based on your responses before we leave for Mallapunyah Springs (NT) on 24/5. Oh, and do any of you have an opinion on Trailblazer fridges??? Can't find much about them. I am leaning towards a Waeco 80 now rather than 110. Bundy doesn't have to be cold to be enjoyed!
Cheers and happy trails!
Harrie and Paul
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Reply By: ross - Thursday, Apr 22, 2004 at 21:02

Thursday, Apr 22, 2004 at 21:02
Having them reupholstered is a cheaper alternative.Costs about 150-200 per seat.
They can put new foam and springs in if needed and takes a day.
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Reply By: Michael_FNQ - Friday, Apr 23, 2004 at 22:12

Friday, Apr 23, 2004 at 22:12
I have a pair of Paraus seat in my 75 Series and find the build and ride quality to be excellent
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