Landcruiser 70's Floor Pan and Seats Mounting

Submitted: Monday, Feb 19, 2007 at 19:27
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On the floor of my BJ70 Cruiser there is a steel cross member that crosses the transmission hump just rear of the gear levers. It is about 18 inches long and at the ends are located the seat mounting holes and nuts. I recently bought some seat suspension units from a BJ74 that does not have the cross member and to fit the suspension units to my BJ70 I will have to remove at least the ends of the cross member.
My question whether the cross member has any strengthening role for the floor and can it be removed without weakening the floor?
I guess seeing the BJ74 didn't have the cross member removal may be possible but the BJ74 mave have had some other stregthening under the floor - I don't know.
Any help would be appreciated.
Thank you, Ian

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Reply By: ross - Monday, Feb 19, 2007 at 20:17

Monday, Feb 19, 2007 at 20:17
Putting those suspension seats in always causes a bit of head scratching.
Seems the floor is specially made for the suspension seats.

This is a discussion on a north american forum. Make sure you read the last half a dozen posts.

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Follow Up By: Imstat - Monday, Feb 19, 2007 at 21:57

Monday, Feb 19, 2007 at 21:57
Thanks for that Ross - the link you gave me was very interesting and spot on. I know the suspension units will fit if I cut out the cross member part on the transmission mound but I was just wanting to be sure it wouldn't weaken the floor. Thanks again, Ian
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