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Old October 18th, 2012, 11:25 AM
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I'm planning on putting a set of lock and fold seats in the back of my truck. The thing I'm wondering about is how to access the seats once they are in the down position. Then it occurred to me that the owners of soft tops with bench seats must have a similar situation. When the bench is up how do passengers get in?
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Old October 18th, 2012, 11:32 AM
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1 foot at a time or fold down the front seats and get in that way.
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Old October 19th, 2012, 12:52 AM
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Thanks. I didn't know that the front seats fold down.
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Old October 19th, 2012, 06:31 PM
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I've got the lock & folds in my SW and my kids (4&6) just crawl around them from the back.
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Old January 5th, 2013, 12:59 PM
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I got my seats and am installing them but I am wondering where the folks with these seats in a sw mounted the over the shoulder seat belt retractor....
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Old January 5th, 2013, 01:27 PM
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Old January 5th, 2013, 01:36 PM
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When I added a rear bench to my SW I bought the rear belts and corner mounting brackets for the new style puma rear seats. The corner bracket bolts into the rear corner. Here is the old post:
http://www.defendersource.com/forum/...7&postcount=43
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Old January 5th, 2013, 03:01 PM
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Those look like exactly what I was looking for... For some reason I can't see a full sized version of the parts breakdown. Do you think you can give me the info I need to pick those up and a parts breakdown pic?
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Old January 5th, 2013, 03:04 PM
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Those look like exactly what I was looking for... For some reason I can't see a full sized version of the parts breakdown. Do you think you can give me the info I need to pick those up and a parts breakdown pic?
I thought the Lock and Folds came with the appropriate brackets to mount the included seat belts but I guess not?
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Old January 5th, 2013, 03:11 PM
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The instructions say to find a mounting point at the rear corner but you would basically be fitting it through sheet metal.
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Old January 5th, 2013, 05:53 PM
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The instructions say to find a mounting point at the rear corner but you would basically be fitting it through sheet metal.
Ah ok. Thanks. Curious, Did you consider the wheel well mods to fit the Puma folding seats instead of these Exmoors?
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Old January 5th, 2013, 08:22 PM
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I didn't even know that it was an option when I ordered my seats.
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The instructions say to find a mounting point at the rear corner but you would basically be fitting it through sheet metal.
http://www.safarihp-trim.com/index.p...mart&Itemid=13

obviously, you gotta buy both sides - fits right into the upper corners..
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Old January 5th, 2013, 08:50 PM
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http://www.safarihp-trim.com/index.p...mart&Itemid=13

obviously, you gotta buy both sides - fits right into the upper corners..
This is correct. It's what I have with mine. You have to buy them separate from the seats. I also just removed the rear plastic trim on each side as well. Else you'll end up cutting most of it away anyway to fit the belt retractor.
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Old January 6th, 2013, 01:05 AM
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Yah, I did a bit of research and found that there is one type for NAS and one for earlier ROW trucks... How does it look on the outside of the truck... Are there a bunch of bolts sticking out or does it use preexisting bolts?
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It uses existing holes at the top and bottom (bolts at the top to the roof section and at the bottom to the tub). You unbolt a few of the existing bolts, slide the part in place, and reinstall the bolts. Then you need to work the trim piece back in place and drill the hole for the upper shoulder belt bolt to go through the trim piece. Once all back together, you cant tell its there from the inside or outside. See my pics above.
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Old January 21st, 2013, 10:58 PM
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I ordered a set of these in and my garage is telling me that they don't fit??? I have a 97 NAS sw... They should work with no problem right or did anyone have any issues?
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Old January 22nd, 2013, 01:17 PM
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Okay so the deal is that the bolt that goes drone the top of the rollcage segment in the corner to the bottom of the piece that gets installed is too short. Only a few threads show through when the washer is put on.... Anyone else have this happen?
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Seem like they worked just fine for others.

http://www.defendersource.com/forum/...ad.php?t=40026
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Old January 22nd, 2013, 09:21 PM
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Here's a couple shots. You can see the black brackets you have to buy separately to attach the belts.

The pics from the other thread show the top of the bracket... No prob there... It's the bottom stud that doesn't come up far enough...

------ Follow up post added January 22nd, 2013 06:22 PM ------

Oops no pics came....
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