anchor points in 1992 GQ for baby seat

Submitted: Friday, May 28, 2004 at 21:11
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My wife and I will shortly have a new addition to the family and as it is going to be as keen a 4WD'er as both of us I need to organise approved anchor points in the rear of our 1992 GQ. Like many other cars ours is loaded with accessories, one being a rear storage drawer system. Do we have to use the Nissan points which will mean removing the drawers or can we have new ones fitted. we have been told that it can't be done because of the split seats. Any help would be greatly appreciated. We are located in Perth if you know of anyone.


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Reply By: Steve L - Friday, May 28, 2004 at 21:29

Friday, May 28, 2004 at 21:29
Check with some local child seat installers. We're in Sydney, we had no problems getting new anchor points in our Vitara and 'Cruiser installed at the back above the rear doors (we have a drawer set in the Cruiser too) - high up location meant we can still put a fair load in the back without touching the straps.

We used a company called Littles Child Restraints. National Head Office number is 02 9831 7110, suggesting they have branches al over the country. Cost $120 odd to fit including the mobile service fee for them to come to us and do the fitting at our home. Add on that an engineers certificate for rego purposes and you're laughing.

Hope this helps.
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Follow Up By: Steve L - Friday, May 28, 2004 at 21:32

Friday, May 28, 2004 at 21:32
Littles have another number.

1300 SAVE ME (1300 7283 63)

BTW, congrats on your impending addition - our little boy is 4 months old today. Believe it when people say it's a life changing experience (for the better), you'll quickly forget what life was like before he/she arrived!
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Reply By: Brian - Friday, May 28, 2004 at 21:36

Friday, May 28, 2004 at 21:36
Mark I have 3 Baby seats in the back of our GU with split seat, also can put child seats in the back row of seating!!!! Had to have 3 extra points put in by RACT!
As for the rear draws there is only one brand that has ADR cert to put anchor points on the draws themselves (that I have been able to find , it also states this no the blurb )
Will have to look at my reasearch it find it, it is one of the big makers!

2001 4.2 TD ST Wagon
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Follow Up By: Steve L - Sunday, May 30, 2004 at 10:38

Sunday, May 30, 2004 at 10:38
I mentioned these drawers to the engineer who certified our new anchor points, and he said ADR cert or not there is no way he'd signoff on the anchors being safe.

I agreed - when it comes to our kids lives I'd rather be safe than sorry.
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Follow Up By: Brian - Sunday, May 30, 2004 at 21:56

Sunday, May 30, 2004 at 21:56
Saw the Engineer certified post that was put in a Landrover Station wagon and it was so flimsly that I would not tie the dog to it!!!
So what do you do???? ignore ADR's ???????
If so what is the point of them?????

The whole engineer certifiticate thing has become a runaway train, And I don't know if we are any better offf ????
My 2¢ worth

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Reply By: Bryan - Friday, May 28, 2004 at 21:38

Friday, May 28, 2004 at 21:38
Hi MArk,
I dont know of any other anchor points in the gq patrol other than the factor provided ones one each side of the car directly behind the middle row of seats.. these are the ones we use when needed..

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Reply By: duncs - Saturday, May 29, 2004 at 11:52

Saturday, May 29, 2004 at 11:52
The GQ had seat belts for the third row of seats. I had friends with chld seats fitted on a van, attached to a bar mounted across the back of the van.

Perhaps a bar like this could be fitted to the seat belt anchor points and then child restraint anchors fitted to that.

I would talk to an authorised fitting station, or a few different ones and see what can be done.

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