Originally Posted by outback_ute
JAMRC, do you have the XR ute currently? Which model? Assuming a BA, do they have the mounting points etc for the centre seat belt (which is now lap-sash in BAs - there is a large bulge for the retractor on the rear wall of the cab)? You would need to remove the centre console, not sure what you would replace it with unless you chop one in half. I can't recall exactly how the AU/BA centre seat is mounted, I think it is separate from the drivers seat but attached to the passengers, although a separate cushion. Either use that, or mount it fixed, and retrim the seat cushion to match your leather trim. I would expect seatbelt mounting points and so on you require are already there, so getting it approved would be straightforward.
I do have the ute now and it is a BA.
You are right from advice ive been given a new fixed seat cushion is made up in matching leather. The centre console is cut in front of the cup holders.
The small back rest is hinged to form armrest which is essential for comfort.
I beleive the mounting holes are there for seat belt.
I have been quoted $1200.00 all up in matching leather.(inc Engineers report)
These guys have done a couple before for local Ford dealers.
I will post pictures once ive had it done.