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Okay this is a long shot, but has anyone done or seen a third row seat in a 1st gen. Runner ??? If so, got any pics or sites I could look into.

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Never seen it. It's tough enough getting in the back seat, let alone the back back set. <IMG SRC="smilies/wink.gif" border="0"> Plus I have no friends, therefore no need for it. <IMG SRC="smilies/eek.gif" border="0">
 

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YEP< I did that when the kids were smaller, but have now removed it. I used a rear seat from a Geo Tracker. Used the Tracker rear seatbelts, too....bolted it all into the very back facing the rear window. The kids used to fight over who got to sit in the back so they could makes faces at the vehicels that were behind us.....I paid like $40-50 for the seat and belts about 5 years ago.....I even found a red/grey seat that pretty well matched the grey interior of the runner.....good luck.....all it takes is a little imagination..... <IMG SRC="smilies/blender.gif" border="0">
 

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rockrunner85 from the Mountain High Toys did this to his old Runner. I think he used a rear seat from a YJ.
 

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Originally posted by 4.3runner:
<STRONG>YEP< I did that when the kids were smaller, but have now removed it. I used a rear seat from a Geo Tracker. Used the Tracker rear seatbelts, too....bolted it all into the very back facing the rear window. The kids used to fight over who got to sit in the back so they could makes faces at the vehicels that were behind us.....I paid like $40-50 for the seat and belts about 5 years ago.....I even found a red/grey seat that pretty well matched the grey interior of the runner.....good luck.....all it takes is a little imagination..... <IMG SRC="smilies/blender.gif" border="0"></STRONG>
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4.3Runner - would have any pictures??? I have the same scene, 4 kids - 3 seat belts.
You wouldn't by any chance still have the seat would ya??? What kinda bolts did you use to anchor the seat down??? Did you use lap belts or over shoulder belts??? Thanks for the info.....

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Originally posted by Rabbit 151:
<STRONG>rockrunner85 from the Mountain High Toys did this to his old Runner. I think he used a rear seat from a YJ.</STRONG>
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Rabbit151 - would rockrunner85 have any pix I could view??? Does he have a web-site???
Thanks for the info.
 

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I plan on getting one from a Colt Vista wagen ( mini van) It folds 2x and has almost the same grey fabric as my runner's interior. As for getting in, if they are small enough to sit back there, they are small enough to crawl over the seats to get back there! If my kids are anything like their dad, they would loose their lunch in a hurry facing backwards... <IMG SRC="smilies/crybaby2.gif" border="0">
 

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Saw my neighbor swapping out his rear Je*p seat and asked what he was going to do with his old one. He ended up just giving it to me. Bolted it in, and picked up some seatbelts from Autozone and i was done. Like it was said before, my kids fight over who gets to sit in the back.
It only really works for smaller kids though as there is very little leg room, and if you bobbed your vehicle just forget about it all together.
 

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Okay, now that I got some ideas on what seat to use, what year Geo Tracker, Jeep, or Colt Vista should I be looking for??? And should I use the seat belts from these vehicles or buy new ones???

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You could splurge and get a brand new flip and fold rear seat for around 200 bucks. they are made for Jeeps by Steel Horse. That way you could fold it up out of the way when you don't need it.
 

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Originally posted by zags:
<STRONG>You could splurge and get a brand new flip and fold rear seat for around 200 bucks. they are made for Jeeps by Steel Horse. That way you could fold it up out of the way when you don't need it.</STRONG>
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That sounds even better ... would you know if the seat would come with all the mounting brackets ??? <IMG SRC="smilies/rolleyes.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/rolleyes.gif" border="0">
 

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I dont know, you could ask over on the Jeep board. I would imagine you could get any stock jeep brackets you might need from a salvage yard dirt cheap though.
 

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Originally posted by RCRunner:
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Rabbit151 - would rockrunner85 have any pix I could view??? Does he have a web-site???
Thanks for the info.</STRONG>
Sorry man, all the pictures on the www.mountainhightoys.com site are of Kirk's new Runner...

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My CJ5's (same for any 76-86 round headlight, round rear fender Jeep) rear seat was not fold & tumble, but it was made to bolt straight to a flat floor (forgetting about the reinforcing ridges for a minute) and would probably work great. Bout the right size, too. The seatbelts were bolted to the floor seperately, though, so they would need their own plates welded to the floor to spread the load (no one's going to advise you to just bolt a seatbelt to the body without a washer-style plate to spread the load, I hope).

Another idea would be a seat like the one in my friend's K5 blazer. His cloth gray seat was the same color as mine, was fold & tumble (folds just like the 4 runner seat, but faster & more compactly) and the seatbelts were built into the seat frame.

Best of all, as fas as I know, any fullsize (K5) Blazer or Jimmy from about 80-91 would work, they're a lot easier to find in junkyards, and the seat wouldn't require custom seatbelt mounts. Just measure to make sure it would fit. I think it might be a little wide...</font>
 
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