On or around Wed, 26 Oct 2005 10:20:46 GMT, "Andrew Renshaw"
<firstname.lastname@example.org> enlightened us thusly:
>Okay guys and girls I need your brains and wisdom,
>I am 8 weeks away from my Africa trip and some 10000+ miles of interesting
>driving. I have looked at Exmoor Trim and BLRS and I have decided that i
>need to change the passenger and drivers seat in my Defender 110 2.5TDI CSW,
>1991. However, I really would like something more comfortable than the
>standard Land Rover seat.
>I would prefer to fit second hand ones as I suspect after four months in
>Africa they will be veryyyyyyyy dusty. I also would like to fit them at a
>So here is the criteria - I want to keep the centre seat as one of my
>daughters will be sitting in it. she loves it. I have four kids and they all
>want to be sitting forwards. I also would like seats that have rear pockets.
>So what seats will fit? I have access to three very good scrap yards.
Ford sierra are good. remove all the underpinnings, back to a basic seat
with 4x M8 threaded holes. Make plate (3mm steel would be better than the
2mm I used) which sits on the LR seat rails, is screwed down onto them and
extends (I forget exactly) about an inch either side with bolt holes to put
bolts up into the sierra seat. I think you can get away with having the
centre seat still in place, although on mine I moved the outer seats in
about an inch each and didn't have a centre one.
The plates on mine were in fact in 2 halves (front and back of the seat,
going across from side to side), although one big one would do equally well.
Austin Shackles. www.ddol-las.net
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Marcus Aurelius Antoninus (121-180), from Meditations, VIII.16