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Pick up seats

Postby horrace » Sat Aug 17, 2019 1:28 pm

I've now decided to put Horrace all back to original so need some seats. For a pick up are they same as a van or saloon or neither please?


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Re: Pick up seats

Postby les » Sat Aug 17, 2019 1:31 pm

I think they are different, something to do with the floor pan shape, plus the passenger seat in the lcv folds down.


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Re: Pick up seats

Postby horrace » Sat Aug 17, 2019 2:23 pm

So even in the pick up the seat folds forward?


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Re: Pick up seats

Postby les » Sat Aug 17, 2019 2:30 pm

Yes, pickup and van,


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Re: Pick up seats

Postby don58van » Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:10 pm

I think you will find that the rear legs are shorter for the LCVs.
This is my understanding: The saloons have a floor that dips to the rear seat footwell. The LCVs have flat foors, so their rear legs need to be shorter or the seats would be too erect.
Here in Oz, all LCVs were fitted with bench seats, so we never had the LCV individual seats.
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Re: Pick up seats

Postby POMMReg » Sun Aug 18, 2019 11:21 am

don58van wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:10 pm
I think you will find that the rear legs are shorter for the LCVs.
This is my understanding: The saloons have a floor that dips to the rear seat footwell. The LCVs have flat foors, so their rear legs need to be shorter or the seats would be too erect.
Here in Oz, all LCVs were fitted with bench seats, so we never had the LCV individual seats.
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Thought bench seats were only on CKD pickup's?
Further investigations uncovered it was an inside job!!

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Re: Pick up seats

Postby les » Sun Aug 18, 2019 12:04 pm

Oh no ! Not another line of investigation for the long awaited book ! :-?


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Re: Pick up seats

Postby don58van » Sun Aug 18, 2019 12:57 pm

Thought bench seats were only on CKD pickup's?
That could be right, Chris. I am open to being corrected.

I can't remember seeing a definitive statement of whether all Oz LCVs had bench seats, but that is my impression. Of course so many have had their seats changed over the years it is difficult to say--the bench seats are now pretty rare. Further, I have never seen any reference to individual van seats being available on the Australian used market; if I had I would have pounced on a pair for my 68 Austin Minor. I have been intending to use modified saloon seats.

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