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Posted: Mon Mar 09, 2009 9:02 pm 
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This is in NSW so laws will apply.I want to know if any one has done this or know of anyone.I want to replace my 2 front seats with racing style seats and also remove the rear bench style seat and replace it with 2 racing style seats which are matching the front 2.So also cutting the seating capacity back to 4 persons.

What has to be done to keep it legal and can it be engineered??

I seen this done in a turbo EB falcon sedan (DRYVBY/Jake Tran's).

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Posted: Mon Mar 09, 2009 9:21 pm 
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As far as i'm aware (for QLD, should be similar down there) the seating capacity can be changed on engineers approval, as long as all mountings are up to his standard, and seats are adr approved, also mod plate be applied. Seeing your in nsw you should nt have much problem, you lucky a**'s are allowed to do everything :D.

Best talk with an engineer for a definate, they can differ from one to another.

 

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Posted: Mon Mar 09, 2009 9:32 pm 
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With the front seats i investigated this as i ran sport seats in the EB for a few months.

The seat MUST ADR Approved and should have a tag or something saying so, MUST have ADR approved brackets / adaptors and must be bolted to OEM rails. that does not require an engineers cert.

i got no idea with the rear, but i have seen this many atime before from VLs to ELs making it a 4 seater and placing a centre console or sound system in the middle were the "5th" seat would be.

 

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Posted: Mon Mar 09, 2009 9:45 pm 
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Thanks for the input guys,that was my idea to also put a centre consule all the way from front to back.

With my front seats im going to mod my original seat rails to mate to the seats that i will be choosing.Just trying to get more info before i get right into it.

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Posted: Tue Mar 10, 2009 12:41 am 
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Froudey wrote:
The seat MUST ADR Approved and should have a tag or something saying so, MUST have ADR approved brackets / adaptors and must be bolted to OEM rails. that does not require an engineers cert.


So would that mean if you take the feet off a set of rails on a 98 lux, and put the rail feet on a set of xr seat rails with ba xr seats, It'd be legal without an engineer cert?

 

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Posted: Wed Mar 11, 2009 7:58 am 
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OZBMX wrote:
Froudey wrote:
The seat MUST ADR Approved and should have a tag or something saying so, MUST have ADR approved brackets / adaptors and must be bolted to OEM rails. that does not require an engineers cert.


So would that mean if you take the feet off a set of rails on a 98 lux, and put the rail feet on a set of xr seat rails with ba xr seats, It'd be legal without an engineer cert?


from what i have read and info retained from talking to many installers and alike, as long as the seat is adr approved adaptor plate adr approved and on OE rails it is legal as such.

but the adaptor plate must be stamped with a ADR stamp or somthing stating the adr approval.

look at the stratos seats they are fully compliant has they are adr approved use adr approved rails and bolt onto the oem rails. so in theory BA seats in Hilux as long as the rail holes line up i can't see a problem unless you use a backyard adaptor.

 

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Posted: Wed Mar 11, 2009 7:02 pm 
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Well effectively where not using an adapter as the feet line up with the rails where just grinding the rivets out put a hi tensile bolt in and possibly a little weld then bolting straight in.
Oh and yes a little wiring obviously.

Or does that mean where meant to use the hilux rails, not the BA ones with out a cert?

 

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Posted: Wed Mar 11, 2009 8:25 pm 
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OZBMX wrote:
Well effectively where not using an adapter as the feet line up with the rails where just grinding the rivets out put a hi tensile bolt in and possibly a little weld then bolting straight in.
Oh and yes a little wiring obviously.

Or does that mean where meant to use the hilux rails, not the BA ones with out a cert?


toyota rails as far as i know. but in theory if the seat (BA) bolts in without modification i can only guess it would be a fine line. if you aren't cutting welding etc the BA rails i couldn't see a copper ping ya as it would look standard (well abit)

 

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