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Posted: Fri Jun 11, 2010 3:05 pm 
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Now don't ask why, Don't turn this into a pelican affair and please keep it civil.....

Can i ditch my rear seat and put two bucket seats in with a centre console?
it would be nice to know if this is "roadworthy" or "Legal"

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Posted: Fri Jun 11, 2010 3:25 pm 
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lukas_bartko wrote:
Now don't ask why, Don't turn this into a pelican affair and please keep it civil.....

Can i ditch my rear seat and put two bucket seats in with a centre console?
it would be nice to know if this is "roadworthy" or "Legal"

thanks in advance...


I don't see why it would be illegal since the seats don't really play a roll in the structural integrity of the car.

I assume by bucket seats you mean normal front seats...not the racing seats?

Personally it would look funny...but interesting if you can pull it off nicely, like the BMW/Mercedez high class series with recliner seats.

 

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Posted: Fri Jun 11, 2010 3:34 pm 
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dont think its illegal, but would have to get engineered for rego because your changing the seating occupancy to 4 seats. good idea though

 

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Posted: Fri Jun 11, 2010 3:39 pm 
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http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=184488

no racing or sports bucket seats just factory leather id like to make my car "unique" i guess there arnet many e-series around with this idea.
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Posted: Fri Jun 11, 2010 3:40 pm 
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EFNA wrote:
dont think its illegal, but would have to get engineered for rego because your changing the seating occupancy to 4 seats. good idea though

the car is registered so i guess that could come later.......if needed..
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Posted: Fri Jun 11, 2010 3:42 pm 
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You will have trouble, as the rear floor kicks up under the back seat. If you look at the height from the front floor to a*** height at the back of the front seats, then measure the same at the rear seat, you will see that most bucket seats will sit too high. With a lot of work anything is possible. Maybe talk to an upholstery shop, they may be able to mod the rear seat to look / feel like two buckets, with the console in between. 8-)

 

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Posted: Fri Jun 11, 2010 3:44 pm 
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it will still need to be engineered to show the seating has been mounted correctly..
if mr police man picks on it, its a defect waiting to happen..

i have seen it done in a valiant and does look good when done correctly..
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Posted: Fri Jun 11, 2010 4:00 pm 
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You will have trouble, as the rear floor kicks up under the back seat. If you look at the height from the front floor to a*** height at the back of the front seats, then measure the same at the rear seat, you will see that most bucket seats will sit too high. With a lot of work anything is possible. Maybe talk to an upholstery shop, they may be able to mod the rear seat to look / feel like two buckets, with the console in between. 8-)

Well what i was thinking is the bracket to hold the seat to the floor would have to be flat and that should keep the a** height about right, then the back of the buckets there has to be some way to shorten them so the headrest is the same height as the old ones were.

then the console with a bit of modding and plastic welding, sanding and painting should come up nice. I have a gas tank so im not worried about being able to put the 60/40 split down, so why not do something unique....... just my thoughts.... :)
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Posted: Fri Jun 11, 2010 4:20 pm 
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Posted: Fri Jun 11, 2010 6:38 pm 
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Yes but factory leather buckets and console (so much for unique :? )
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Posted: Fri Jun 11, 2010 6:44 pm 
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ive seen it in an ef aswell.
it had herrod motorsport seats http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=477587&id=1318427905

 

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so if i take out my rear seats and turn my car into a 2 seater i need a certificate so i dont get a yellow sticker?

 

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Posted: Fri Jun 11, 2010 6:51 pm 
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scottyg938 wrote:
ive seen it in an ef aswell.
it had herrod motorsport seats http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=477587&id=1318427905

i can't view it can you save it and post it up please?
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Posted: Fri Jun 11, 2010 6:51 pm 
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yeah because you change the seat number assosiated with the cars rego

 

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Posted: Fri Jun 11, 2010 6:53 pm 
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lukas_bartko wrote:
scottyg938 wrote:
ive seen it in an ef aswell.
it had herrod motorsport seats http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=477587&id=1318427905

i can't view it can you save it and post it up please?


acording to the link the content cant be viewed????
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