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Submitted: Tuesday, May 13, 2008 at 23:12
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Thinking of putting in a couple of bucket seats into the troopy and as benchmark price while out shopping I thought I would ring Toyota and get a price on a new one..........ARE YOU READY...$6000..yeah I nearly choked...it turns out that you cannot buy a WHOLE new seat BUT you can buy a complete seat in PARTS which when totalled up gives you the above cost.....cool eh....I'm sitting on a gold mine...lol...anyway you can source a toyota seat from a wrecker for $1200 to $1300...however bucket seats out of cars start around $60 each...big difference huh.
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Reply By: autosparky - Tuesday, May 13, 2008 at 23:26

Tuesday, May 13, 2008 at 23:26
we fit bucket seats to troopies all the time to police vehicles , can give you the phone no 93023492
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Reply By: k1w1 - Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at 06:14

Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at 06:14
Hi Autosparky What seats are you fitting to the police vehicles. Do you think they might fit into a BJ74.
Cheers Alan
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Follow Up By: autosparky - Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at 08:01

Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at 08:01
arb or wes bar vanquip buckets i dont know or remember if we have fitted them into that model , fitted mainly 1998 to current 2008 troopies
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Reply By: Member - Reiner G (QLD) 4124 - Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at 06:54

Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at 06:54
I have put bucket seats in a 96mod Landcruiser Ute and in my 2005 Patrol Trayback. Bought seats from the wreckers and Bob is your aunty.
I even got an engineers certificate after. I paid $80 for the seats and $180 for the certificate. Took me a day to make the runners and fit the seats.
Lots of room in the middle now.
Cheers
Reiner
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Reply By: Member - Ian H (NSW) - Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at 17:51

Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at 17:51
I fitted Commodore seats to our 80. Seats from a wrecker cost $200 and were only 3 years old. Made a runner adaptor in a day and Bob's your something or other. Very comfortable seats they are too.
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Reply By: Sludgie - Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at 20:45

Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at 20:45
Gidday Phillip,
I also have put buckets into my troopy (75 series 95 model) a lot better than the original with one problem.If you need access to the rear (mine is the RV model) when the buckets are in there is limited room to climb into the back seat area. After many attempts at modifying the runners and trying to get ones from later models (RV again ) to make the seat go forward I have bought a set of runners from KAB seating and bolted them on top of the original runners and now have seats that move all the way to the dash. Now have heaps of room to move.
This is just a thought that if done from the start will save plenty of time and frustration.

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Reply By: Member - John - Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at 23:17

Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at 23:17
Just a word of warning, change the seats and you may need an engineers certificate.........
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