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Old February 21st, 2009, 11:38 AM
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RR rear seat in a 110-anybody done this ?

There are two 110's on ebay with RR rear seats and both installations look like a huge improvement in both comfort and fit over the stock 110 setups. Does anyone know any more about these. Does the seat require modification (narrowing)?
I'm interested in trying this (already have black leather front seats). Does anyone know if a black interior was ever offered in the classics ? The second truck looks to have P38 seats ? Definately lightstone edition.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Cars-...3A1|240%3A1318

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http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Land-...1%7C240%3A1318
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Old February 21st, 2009, 12:48 PM
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there was a black interior edition of RRC known as the sable edition in like 1993, maybe 1994. They seem to be very rare though... The grey leather that many of them have might match up decently though
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With the amount of trucks out there (110's and 90's) that share the same front seats that have been parted out, I have thought that I might be able to find three front seats floating around out there that need a good home. In the 110, I have thought about maintaining the integrity of the original seat frame-work (so it could quickly be converted back to stock), and placing three high-back front seats across the rear. The problem with the existing is not lack of comfort, as they actually are pretty comfortable. The challenge comes with safety. Broken necks or whiplash due to lack of headrests is the main concern.

Anyone ever seen this done (outside of a complete Exmoor high back seat conversion)?

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There are two 110's on ebay with RR rear seats and both installations look like a huge improvement in both comfort and fit over the stock 110 setups. Does anyone know any more about these.
We have looked into this for customers, but in the end would not do it due to the seat belt issues.
The RR seat sits much father back and therefore puts the upper pivot point of the shoulder seat belt in a horrible spot (way ahead of the passenger).
If safety is a concern you'd need to move the seat belt upper point back, or just run lap belts maybe.
When we mocked it up it was a little had to get out of, but certainly a more comfortable seat. Your mileage may vary.
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I have an old RR rear bench seat in my 130. I am thinking of replacing it with my Disco front seats in the near future when I start tearing apart the disco.
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Badger did this for a guy on the island. Call Chris he can give you details on the conversion. I think Chris has a RR seat in storage that he might free up for you.
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Yep, the first one I recall seeing when I looked itno this was from Badger.

Is it just me...I find my 93 RR LWB front seats awfully inadequate. Too short to support a good portion of my legs! Perhaps the rear seat is deeper but without matching fronts - yuck!
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They (particularly the p38) look too low. It looks like you would be chewing on your knees like you do in Disco II jump seats. That being said, they look really nice in there, but I think you would want to build a frame under them like the original seats.
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I designed a combo rear RRC seat and cubby box assembly but ended up deciding that two bucket seats with integrated shoulder belts would probably work better. I am going to build it some day!
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The second truck interior looks very nice but how much of your cargo space do you lose? I notice neither of these trucks has any jump seats.
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[QUOTE=NashvilleRover]With the amount of trucks out there (110's and 90's) that share the same front seats that have been parted out, I have thought that I might be able to find three front seats floating around out there that need a good home. In the 110, I have thought about maintaining the integrity of the original seat frame-work (so it could quickly be converted back to stock), and placing three high-back front seats across the rear. The problem with the existing is not lack of comfort, as they actually are pretty comfortable. The challenge comes with safety. Broken necks or whiplash due to lack of headrests is the main concern.

Anyone ever seen this done (outside of a complete Exmoor high back seat conversion)?

Thoughts?

Dendy[/QUOTE

Dendy,
I have a pair of bucket seats in the rear now. They sit up quite high and visibility is horrendous. They aren't rover seats probably out of a Jensen or Vaxhaul or something along those lines. They have waterproof covers on them and are nice-although legroom is minimal. The issue is this truck ends up on long road trips often and there is no place for a kid to stretch out- a bench would probably work better for my use. The idea of matching the front leather is also desireable but the shoulder belt issue is a problem.
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