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Old January 2nd, 2012, 12:05 PM
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rear seat belts

I have a 97 Defender 90 with four inward facing jump seats in the rear that have lap belts only. In an effort to provide better safety when carrying children in the rear are their any seat belts solutions such as five point assemblies that can be applied to the existing seat configuration? If not, has anyone installed alternative seating in the rear that has worked well?
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Old January 2nd, 2012, 02:32 PM
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Im not sure how you do lap belts on the jump seats but my cousin just installed these in his 90 and they seem a very secure (albeit expensive) way to transport the kids.
http://www.exmoortrim.co.uk/catalogu....html?sef=hcfp
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Old January 9th, 2012, 07:38 AM
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Many thanks John. The ling provides me with some good ideas.
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Old March 2nd, 2012, 06:15 PM
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John

I know the rear child seat question has been debated/discussed on numerous threads, but I haven't found much feedback on how well the Exmoor seats (are those the lock and fold or the earlier/cheaper model?) work. Just curious how you're liking them and how it works loading kids into those things... from the back I assume? Can you do it with both seats down? Are you using lap belts or 3-point?

I've got two kids I'm hoping to put back there and have been scared off my idea to fabricate a bracket to mount the seats on each wheel well because of the instability of a seat belt/strap connection though the tub rather than to the load points/frame.
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Old March 7th, 2012, 08:06 AM
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I have not found a solution yet but I am exploring the Exmoor seat as I too am trying to accommodate my children and the four inward facing jump seats in the rear only have lap belts and preclude any safe solution given they are inward facing. I will let you know if I move forward with the Exmoor and if it is effective.
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Old March 7th, 2012, 10:56 AM
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The lack of safety of the rear seats doesn't really even come down to the fact that they're only lap belts, have you noticed the material that makes up the base of the seat? Pretty sure you can bend that thing with your hands if you tried.

That being said, I remember laying across the back seat to sleep as a kid with no seatbelt on. Or my dad using bungee cords as seatbelts for the kids in the load area of a Jeep on trips for years... Funny how we're all still alive.
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FYI, I'm doing an install for a forward facing 3rd row in my 110 with 3 point harness and will do a full writeup after it's complete. Very low cost to do compared to lock and folds.
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I look forward to hearing about the third row install.
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Autoloc makes plates for the underside and angle brackets for above. They are actually pretty stout. Most likely, the entire underside panel would have to come out for it to fail.

I dont think shoulder belts etc would be much better than lap belts in an accident for the back inward facing jump seats. (neck, head) Just due to the fact they are side facing and the head is close to the rear side windows.

Just my 2 cents.
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Old September 14th, 2012, 03:22 PM
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Any of the women here that are worried about transporting kids in their Defenders want to sell their side-facing jump seats? (I have two kids as well but this is Daddy's toy, we have another car designated for "kids").
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See post of what I did.
http://www.defendersource.com/forum/...elt#post271587
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Hi everyone i have defender 110 and i got side facing seats , can anyone tell me how to put iton also do i have to go vicroad's and change to 9 seater, thanks
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