forward facing rear seats for troop carriers

Submitted: Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 18:20
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HI

I currently have side seats for my troopie but need to change them as I have just had a new baby. Can anyone help me or steer me in the right direction to where to get some fitted or buy.

Thanks all help appreciated, I live in Perth.

Rich
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Reply By: Peter Guy - Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 18:28

Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 18:28
Years ago not long after the Americas Cup in Fremantle, Ben Lexun & Toyota came up with a troopy with a side sliding door and back seats facing forward which from memory could slide around as well. It was a good design and I'm surprised Toyota didn't keep it going. I think it was an "Adventurer Model".
Maybe you can still source those seats but without the side sliding door, access to the seats will be difficult.
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Reply By: BenSpoon - Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 19:01

Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 19:01
Rich,

Try some of the Van wreckers around town. I helped my old man kit out a commercial (bare) econovan to one with trimmed carpets and seats. From memory most of the Mitsubishi express middle row of seats and some transit vans had flat feet to mount on the floor. You can get some pretty exotic middle row seats, but if you have to go cutting legs and welding extensions when you havent got the right gear, it gets hard quickly.
The middle row seats can often be flipped back-to-front, so they can be either forward or rear facing, but beware of the seatbelts if you go getting one of these. if they rely on lap-sash belts, you may come to grief on mounting them, short of bolting steel bar across windows to get the right positions for belt hangers.
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Reply By: jemiah - Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 19:22

Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 19:22
I had a 92 troopie that had forward facing seats it was an RV. I dont know if they all had them. I still have the seats im in kalgoorlie but the seats are in VIC. I will be going over there in Oct if your interested?
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Reply By: pauls - Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 19:27

Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 19:27
I recently was talking to a rep from a 4WD hire company who said this was a quite common requirements for the mine sites (WH&S requirements) and from memory said it was about $15,000. I would start with one of the 4WD hire companies who deal with mine sites for a bit of advice.

Paul
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Reply By: Member Eric - Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 21:33

Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 21:33
i have sone new Transit seats , already in frames with retractable seat belts

wholesalecars@optusnet.com.au

or 0418364781
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Reply By: Rod W - Tuesday, Jun 21, 2005 at 09:18

Tuesday, Jun 21, 2005 at 09:18
I have a Troopy forward facing rear bench seat (out of my RV). I'm in Perth. If you're interested phone me on 042 970 9177.
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