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Old September 21st, 2009, 02:29 AM
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Rear Seat height in a 110?

Ok amd VERY new to the 110 platform and the Rear Seat height in a 110 seems too high to me. I am only 5 foot 8 inches tall. How do fairly tall people deal with the back seat of the 110?

Anyway, has anyone ever created lower rear seat mounts in the back?

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Old September 21st, 2009, 03:48 AM
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I did an extensive modification to make the rear seating suitable to long haul expeditions. Rover Accessories did the work, which was part of a bigger package so I don't have a cost breakdown. 1) Removed the bench to be replaced with two modified Cobra chairs from Exmoor Trim. 2) Cut into the wheel wells about 2 1/2 inches down and 5 inches back. 3) Fabricated custom mounts, chairs installed.

The above added leg room, lowered seating, and made total comfort for passengers for hours of travel. Seats are fully reclineable (I removed one pair of jump seats and centered the remainder so there is room to recline.) Drawback is that this reduces the 110 to a 6 passenger vehicle. Added bonus is a 'walkway' from the rear to the cubby. Added bonus: mountain bike tucks right into the slot without need to remove wheels, etc.

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Any pics of what you have done? This sounds like what I am thinking.

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There are some pics on this forum, somewhere, of the whole job. I'm in the EU now and can't take new ones for a couple of months. Search maybe 'exmoor' and 'seats' and maybe it'll come up... Or try 'Moorland' which is the cloth they were upolstered in...

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Old September 23rd, 2009, 02:21 AM
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Thanks Ze. When I get home, if there is still interest, I'll take a snap of the inside of the wheel well which shows the size and position of the cut out. In photos above I still have the 4 jump seats in the back, which is now only two.
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