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Posted: Mon Dec 03, 2007 11:44 am 
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Hi Guys,
Is it legal to remove either the passenger ,
or back seat of a sedan and continue to drive it?

I want to know because I think I could come up with a better place to
sleep while camping when it rains if there's no seats in there.
I'm guessing you would need a new compliance plate for any seating
modification though...
Thanks, Art.

 

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Posted: Mon Dec 03, 2007 12:10 pm 
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I dont know if it's legal or not, but I did this to my Datto Sunny when I was heading to the snow fields in NSW about 15yrs ago,
My old man & myself welded up a removable bed frame out of 1" square tube which we anchored into the origanal seat bolt holes.
It did feel funny driving with a bed besides me instead of a seat lol
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Posted: Mon Dec 03, 2007 3:38 pm 
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I used to drive a Subaru Fiori (glorified rollerskate, still got no idea how I fit inside it) for a pizza shop that had the front seat removed and a piece of laminex on a steel frame, bolted into its place, that ran from the dash to the tailgate. Never got any grief over it during roadside roadworthy checks.

For camping I usually just drop the backseat of the EB, roll out the swag and sleep with my feet in the boot.

 

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Posted: Mon Dec 03, 2007 3:50 pm 
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i canot see it been a problem if u remove the seatbelt etc

the problem would arise if you were caught with ppl in the car with them sitting on the bed etc with no legal restraints then u get fooked on

 

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Posted: Mon Dec 03, 2007 4:07 pm 
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Its legal but like Frank said if there is passengers on the bed then you need to restrain them with safety devices.
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Posted: Mon Dec 03, 2007 6:29 pm 
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Hmm, that is quite ok, I wouldn't expect it to be safe travelling
with people occupying the spaces with missing seats.
It's just a temporary idea for one or two trips.

 

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Posted: Mon Dec 03, 2007 6:33 pm 
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Ive always wondered the same thing about removing the interior.... or pieces of it.

Eventually when i upgrade to a BA/BF i want to keep my EF only for weekends & track days and spend a bit on the motor/driveline and remove nearly everything bar the drivers seat lol, and still be able to legally drive it.....
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Posted: Mon Dec 03, 2007 10:44 pm 
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Hi,
Maybe you could give some idea how to get the back seat out without wrecking it?
Maybe I should get a spare one.

 

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Posted: Tue Dec 04, 2007 4:13 pm 
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seat base, just push towards the back of the car and lift while pushing, unbolt the bottom of the seat back after folding it forward, bolsters just lift out

 

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