100 series lumber support

Submitted: Thursday, Jan 04, 2018 at 15:56
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Has anyone ever changed the driver’s seat in a 100 series landcruiser without a lumber support eg 2004 model, to a driver’s seat with an electric lumber support eg 2005 model on and is there a big deal with the electrical wiring to get it working?

I have an air bag in the seat at present but it has sprung a leak.
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Reply By: Member - DingoBlue(WA) - Thursday, Jan 04, 2018 at 20:12

Thursday, Jan 04, 2018 at 20:12
I would have thought that a bit of lumber in the seat might be a bit uncomfortable. You probably need to 'log on' sort out the wiring...
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Follow Up By: RMD - Thursday, Jan 04, 2018 at 20:53

Thursday, Jan 04, 2018 at 20:53
A piece of rounded lumber under the padding should do it.
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Reply By: cobber - Thursday, Jan 04, 2018 at 21:32

Thursday, Jan 04, 2018 at 21:32
LUMBAR Support LUMBAR Support I must write it down a100 times so that I don't make that mistake again....lol
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Follow Up By: OBJ - Friday, Jan 05, 2018 at 19:31

Friday, Jan 05, 2018 at 19:31
Correct. Now stand in the corner and repeat it 500 times !!!
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Reply By: mac3 - Friday, Jan 05, 2018 at 15:45

Friday, Jan 05, 2018 at 15:45
cobber I owned a 1999 100 series GXL which I loved everything about except for the seat. Now I have a 2004 100 series Sahara with electric adjustments, my perfect vehicle except for the seat. Don't waste your money with a conversion. I use a lumbAr cushion I bought from a chiropractic supply shop. And no I don't normally have back problems. For work I drive a 2016 Kia Rio which I find more comfortable. I have toyed with the idea of getting an ARB everything seat but they are about $2k.
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David
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Reply By: Member - mark D18 - Friday, Jan 05, 2018 at 17:29

Friday, Jan 05, 2018 at 17:29
Cobber

I think there is an option of fitting a seat from a XR6 or 8 Falcon .
I have a HDJ79R and I have been thinking of updating my seats as well .
You would be surprised how many seats from different car makers with little effort may fit .l
My previous Troopy had front seats from a Kia Carnival people mover and they were really supportive .

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Reply By: RMD - Saturday, Jan 06, 2018 at 17:14

Saturday, Jan 06, 2018 at 17:14
Cobber
If you want a reatively cheap fix to the problem you can do this.

Have a large heavier quality plastic bag which can be gathered at the top and sealed fairly quickly.
Use some expanding spray foam as in expanding gap type stuff, used in fridge repair of insulation. Selleys product.
Spray foam into lower end of bag and quickly seal it.
Place bag on seat behind where you require the support.
Sit against it where you are comfortable as in driving.
Foam will set to be a support for your shape, excess will ooze out the sides into the unused volume of the bag.
Trim off excess bag and set foam.
Best to have a plastic cover over all when doing so. That stuff doesn't come off.
After removal of excess foam you will have a profile of your rear, and if that shape/profile is cut from seat foam (Slightly thicker will ensure the lumbar support too) and placed under the seat cover in that position, it will support where the Yota seat didn't.

Much cheaper than $2K.

Long range tank makers use a foam and plastic bags to expand into the various gaps of vehicles and then trim to obtain design of tank shapes. Then recreated in steel.
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Follow Up By: cobber - Saturday, Jan 06, 2018 at 18:16

Saturday, Jan 06, 2018 at 18:16
I was more thinking of getting a good second hand seat from a wreckers yard. and want to know if anyone has changed their seat in their 100 series Landcruiser.
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Reply By: Member - Trouper (NSW) - Monday, Jan 08, 2018 at 16:49

Monday, Jan 08, 2018 at 16:49
Huracan Fabrications in Vic. do conversion kits for XR6 Falcon seats for 70,80 series Cruisers speak to them about the 100 series.
I converted my 2000 model Troopy 6 months ago, best thing ever. Conversion kit costs about $180 then you buy a set of XR 6 seats. Mine cost $350 the pair.
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Follow Up By: Member - mark D18 - Monday, Jan 08, 2018 at 20:55

Monday, Jan 08, 2018 at 20:55
Trooper .
Did you have to find the location of the hidden captive nut when you replaced your 3/4 seat .

cheers

Hope that makes sense .
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Follow Up By: Member - Trouper (NSW) - Tuesday, Jan 09, 2018 at 13:43

Tuesday, Jan 09, 2018 at 13:43
No. You just unbolted the seat at the 4 anchor points. Then removed the rails from the seats, remove the rails from the XR6 seats and turf them, installed the Huracan brackets and the Toyota rail onto the new XR6 seats, then replaced the original bolts into the original anchor points. Then happily turf the old Toyota seats.
I tell you, it was quite easy to do, the first side took about 45 minutes the other 20 minutes
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Follow Up By: Member - Trouper (NSW) - Tuesday, Jan 09, 2018 at 13:51

Tuesday, Jan 09, 2018 at 13:51
PS I've got to say that of all the mod I've done to the Troopy, This has to be the best ever. The comfort is fantastic. I drove to QLD a week after the install it was heaven. No more rolling out of the seat with crook hips and bad backs, the wife loves them too
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Follow Up By: Member - mark D18 - Tuesday, Jan 09, 2018 at 15:21

Tuesday, Jan 09, 2018 at 15:21
Trouper .
Thanks for getting back to me .
Before I brought the 78 series ute I had a 75 Troopie with seats out of a Kia Carnival
Looking forward to fitting the XR 6/8 seats .
My wife at least won't slip of those pitiful 3/4 seats .

Cheers
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