replacement front seats for 78 series Troopy

Submitted: Friday, Jan 21, 2005 at 19:54
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We are wanting to replace our front seats (one and a half bench and drivers seats) with more comfortable ones. Has anyone found a manufacturer other than Recaro and Paratus in the Melbourne area?
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Reply By: glenno(bris) - Friday, Jan 21, 2005 at 20:27

Friday, Jan 21, 2005 at 20:27
Dont like the $3000 price tag hey . LOL
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Reply By: GO_OFFROAD - Friday, Jan 21, 2005 at 20:48

Friday, Jan 21, 2005 at 20:48
I had my 78 series troopy seat re stuffed, to make passenger seat as comfy as driver seat, in same profile, and had cloth inserts put in the front, so the viynl sides and back from original could be used, total $350.
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Reply By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Friday, Jan 21, 2005 at 20:49

Friday, Jan 21, 2005 at 20:49
Aerotech are made in Vic. Their seats are about $700 each plus about $150 each for the seat adaptors for the 78series.
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Follow Up By: andy - Friday, Jan 21, 2005 at 22:30

Friday, Jan 21, 2005 at 22:30
I have used aerotech seats in 60, 80, 75, 78 series cruisers and in a landrover and can recommend them. They force you to sit in a healthy position and you no longer end up sliding under the steering wheel! They did wonders for my back. Sit in them first though some "larger" famed people find them a bit narrow. After 10 years in my private vehicle the material wore out on the drivers door side wing. Seat covers would increase the materials life.

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Reply By: Bob Y. - Qld - Friday, Jan 21, 2005 at 22:30

Friday, Jan 21, 2005 at 22:30
If you think the seats in a 78 are uncomfortable, you should have tried the old 40 series seats. Have a couple of 79 series utes here, and I find them pretty good, even over long distances, 500-900 km trips.

Wife's wagon, an 80 series, has pretty ordinary seats, for what it would have cost new. To improve things we had pump-up lumbar supports fitted by Motorcare in Brissy, a couple of years ago. Does make them much more comfortable, at an outlay of about $250 or so.

Have been thinking along your lines, but would prefer to only fit a a/m driver's seat. They're the ones who need to be comfortable.

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Reply By: Member - muzzgit - Saturday, Jan 22, 2005 at 00:24

Saturday, Jan 22, 2005 at 00:24
Hitched a ride in a hj75 that had Nissan Pintara seats fitted on home made brackets. Very surprised at comfort. Most wreckers would have something like these, and with a set of seat covers, no-one would be any the wiser.
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Reply By: bbuzz - Sunday, Jan 23, 2005 at 17:31

Sunday, Jan 23, 2005 at 17:31
I have a HJ60 (1984) and I put in Ford 1996 sedan seats. They have all the adjustments for comfort etc etc. $100 each in good condition. Use the same front mounting bar, relocate the back towers and bolt to the floor. Passed the Engineers Inspection first go. A little taller than the originals, though not a problem with head room for me (5 foot 7"). Only a 5 seater but who wants to straddle a gear shift? Fun for one when on the freeway!!
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