Well it does fit, but......

Submitted: Saturday, Feb 11, 2006 at 10:00
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Morning all,

Wanting to replace the pax seat in the troopy with a single seat and was told that the drivers seat would just bolt in (just find the captive nut used for the left hand drive models).

Did that and yes it does bolt straight in, thought it best to try it before I purchased another seat, installed no problems....but;

The seat sits too far towards the centre of the car and on closer inspection the drivers seat used in the right hand drive models has quite an offset towards the door, and no it would not be a simple job to change.

So, looks like aftermarket seats are the go...shame it seemed like such an easy fix!!!

Oh and I found 15c, plenty of dust and dog hairs under the seats, so wasn't a total wast of time, lol

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Michael B (SA)
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Reply By: Peter 2 - Saturday, Feb 11, 2006 at 10:46

Saturday, Feb 11, 2006 at 10:46
what you want is the passengers seat out of either a 70 series, middy, bundera or shorty, that will bolt in and be offset towards the passengers side.
the wreckers are your friend.
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Follow Up By: Michael B - Saturday, Feb 11, 2006 at 11:13

Saturday, Feb 11, 2006 at 11:13
Thanks Peter,

Do you know if the 70 series seats will bolt straight in using the existing captive nuts or would new brackets be needed?

I would put a pair in if it is just a bolt in job.

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Follow Up By: Peter 2 - Saturday, Feb 11, 2006 at 12:10

Saturday, Feb 11, 2006 at 12:10
A lot of the 70 series middies and shorty's had buckets in the front with a console in between, mainly the LX models and the 2 seater shorty's.
They all share the same floorpan from the B pillar forward so would imagine they would be the same.
78 and 79 series have a different floorpan to a 75 series though.
Try Franks Parts Plus in smithfield, Sydney as they specialise in 4wd's.
Also have a look in those trader mags as wreckers often advertise in them as well.
another bit of useless info is that a shorty and middie fuel tank is actually the same as a troopy rear tank. I replaced a very dented troopy rear tank with a middie one years ago.
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Reply By: Member - Geoff M (Newcastle) - Saturday, Feb 11, 2006 at 11:10

Saturday, Feb 11, 2006 at 11:10
Peter's idea is a good one, don't discount finding a wrecked late model RV Table Top or Troopy at the wreckers too.
Both of them come with cloth insert bucket seats. Should be a direct bolt in with the correct offsets.

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Follow Up By: Michael B - Saturday, Feb 11, 2006 at 11:25

Saturday, Feb 11, 2006 at 11:25
Geoff,

I was not aware that the late models had a bucket seat in the pax side, I thought they were all designed to seat two people. Thanks for that, however I reckon my chances of finding one at a wreckers are zip.

I have been looking for weeks with no luck, even emailed a wreckers in the NT (they would/should have more wrecks than anyone else) but they did not even respond.

Michael
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Follow Up By: Vivid Adventures - Saturday, Feb 11, 2006 at 11:30

Saturday, Feb 11, 2006 at 11:30
Hi Michael,

Landcruiser Spares:
1375 Main North Rd Para Hills West 5096
(08) 8365 4944

Great guys and good advice and knowledge, well organised and a good flow of wrecked cruisers - ring them first as they also have another centre out Campbelltown way as well.

Ciao for now
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Follow Up By: Member - Geoff M (Newcastle) - Saturday, Feb 11, 2006 at 11:34

Saturday, Feb 11, 2006 at 11:34
Michael,
The old mate of a mate theory here.
My mate I go diving with has a mate who wrecks cruisers in Cairns. Apparently Cape York supplies plenty of feed stock for his business.
I'll ask Pete in the morning what his mates business name is and the phone number for you.
Can't hurt, all I know about the bloke is his names Mick.

Bucket passenger seat has to come out of an RV model 78/79 Series.

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Follow Up By: Michael B - Saturday, Feb 11, 2006 at 12:17

Saturday, Feb 11, 2006 at 12:17
Andrew,

Just 'phoned them, asked if a later model set of bucket seats would fit and he said "think so, if you can get them, haven't got any and haven't had any for a long time, no idea when"

Thanks anyway.

Geoff,

If his name is Mick, can't be all bad eh...

Thanks for your help.

Michael
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Follow Up By: Vivid Adventures - Saturday, Feb 11, 2006 at 13:25

Saturday, Feb 11, 2006 at 13:25
One other idea:

Landcruiser Mart
1478 Ipswich Rd Rocklea 4106
(07) 3875 1122

These guys in Brisbane are excellent too - have sourced hard to get stuff off them - tell them Andrew from Vivid Adventures sent you.

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Andrew.
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Reply By: Member - John L G - Sunday, Feb 12, 2006 at 11:08

Sunday, Feb 12, 2006 at 11:08
Hi Michael

Few blokes know who have tried your fix all gave up on sourcing a replacement seats and simply had a motor trimmer convert the existing two seater into a single.

Result was a perfect match for the drivers seat and not terribly expensive either.

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Follow Up By: Michael B - Sunday, Feb 12, 2006 at 21:38

Sunday, Feb 12, 2006 at 21:38
Thanks John,

Trying to get another Troopy seat is just about in the too hard basket.

Your idea has some merit and I will have a chat with our local trimmer.

I have some time before we toodle off so no rush.

If all else fails, after market seats it is, however SWMBO said today that she is quite comfy in the pax seat ?????!!!

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Michael
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