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Offline Mr Gregory

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Exmoor trim front centre seat fitment to Perentie.
« on: December 04, 2018, 07:29:15 PM »
Hi everyone,

Iím planning on installing an Exmoor Trim front centre seat (ext325) into my GS Perentie. Iím struggling to find any detailed photos online of how the seat is mounted. The front mounting points on the seat look like they are designed to sit on top of some kind of rails? The seat box in my 1975 series 3 has rails bolted to it but the perentie doesnít seem to have these.

I already know that the driver and passenger seats need to be moved outward to their original position. I would really appreciate it if anyone who has installed one of these could share some photos of how it goes in.

Thanks,

Greg
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Re: Exmoor trim front centre seat fitment to Perentie.
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2018, 11:52:49 PM »
I was also concerned about ease of fitment before I bought mine, however the concerns were unwarranted.
In a RFSV the Exmoor Trim seat sat on the two outer seat rails.  It required no modification or movement of the existing seats, and doesn't even require removal of the floor part of the rifle holder.  On my RFSV was extremely easy to fit. 
It is bolted to the floor by 4 bolts one in each corner so will need 4 small holes drilled in the seat box, and a plate under the floor of the seat box.
As a warning, it is a child sized seat and is not very comfortable for adults or large kids because of the legroom.
I fitted a 3 point harness seat belt which was 90% of the fitting difficulty due to fitting a top seatbelt bracket.
If you are looking at buying make sure you look at going direct through Exmoor Trim as an option, they are easy to deal with and freight was reasonable and very quick.
I don't think a GS would require much more effort to fit, if any, but I cant confirm as I don't have one.
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Re: Exmoor trim front centre seat fitment to Perentie.
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2018, 08:41:28 PM »
It depends on which versions of the seat runner brackets you have as to if it is an easy fit or if modifications are required.
On both my RFSV I cannot fit a centre seat without either cutting the seat runner brackets down or moving the driver and passenger seats outboard more or using very long spacers to achieve the height required to mount the centre seat whilst allowing the outboard seats to travel along the runners.
I'll get around to properly fitting the seats some time soon.

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Re: Exmoor trim front centre seat fitment to Perentie.
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2018, 09:45:16 PM »
Hmm Iím struggling to visualise what youíre describing. Iím going to attempt to fit the seat this weekend and Iíll take a bunch of photos. Hopefully all works out as Iíve already booked the compliance guy for next Thursday.  :-\

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Re: Exmoor trim front centre seat fitment to Perentie.
« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2018, 08:09:28 PM »
I had one fitted. Here is a photo of how it is mounted with the seat base off. If you would like some more photos let me know.

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« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2018, 09:43:50 PM »
Fantastic! Thanks for the photo. I think I could do that easily enough. Already made the cover plate to go underneath.

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Re: Exmoor trim front centre seat fitment to Perentie.
« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2018, 12:54:39 PM »
Hmm Iím struggling to visualise what youíre describing. Iím going to attempt to fit the seat this weekend and Iíll take a bunch of photos. Hopefully all works out as Iíve already booked the compliance guy for next Thursday.  :-\

Both of my RFSV have the same seat base runners and the centre seat base cannot fit in without cutting them or moving them or using spacers to mount the centre seat base above the runners of the outboard seats.

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Re: Exmoor trim front centre seat fitment to Perentie.
« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2018, 01:24:54 PM »
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It seems as if I was lucky, in my RFSV the Exmoor trim seat fitted perfectly on the rails with little effort and no cutting.
The only difficult part was putting in a 3 point seatbelt, to stop my kid's head clobbering the dashboard and sharp edges on the RFSV tripmeter when 4wd'ing.
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Re: Exmoor trim front centre seat fitment to Perentie.
« Reply #8 on: December 07, 2018, 10:27:45 PM »
Interesting. The seats in my GS are too close together, but there are holes which show where they were originally mounted. When I move them back to their original position I should be able to install the third seat.

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Re: Exmoor trim front centre seat fitment to Perentie.
« Reply #9 on: December 08, 2018, 09:22:31 AM »
what interested me when I fitted my centre seat some time ago, was how little holds in the drivers and passengers seats.  My original seats have 4 small bolts held in by rivnuts set into the aluminium seat box.  The centre seat has a metal plate under its bolts and seat belt mounts and would be far better in an accident, except for the persons legs on the gear stick etc.
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Re: Exmoor trim front centre seat fitment to Perentie.
« Reply #10 on: December 08, 2018, 07:35:39 PM »
what interested me when I fitted my centre seat some time ago, was how little holds in the drivers and passengers seats.  My original seats have 4 small bolts held in by rivnuts set into the aluminium seat box.  The centre seat has a metal plate under its bolts and seat belt mounts and would be far better in an accident, except for the persons legs on the gear stick etc.

Did you install the metal plate for the centre seat yourself? Iíve just put mine in today and Iíve only installed it as the others have been...

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Re: Exmoor trim front centre seat fitment to Perentie.
« Reply #11 on: December 08, 2018, 09:58:11 PM »
Dopey
It seems as if I was lucky, in my RFSV the Exmoor trim seat fitted perfectly on the rails with little effort and no cutting.
The only difficult part was putting in a 3 point seatbelt, to stop my kid's head clobbering the dashboard and sharp edges on the RFSV tripmeter when 4wd'ing.

What was the cost over there to get it complianced?
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Re: Exmoor trim front centre seat fitment to Perentie.
« Reply #12 on: December 08, 2018, 10:13:47 PM »
I installed the centre seat today easily enough.

The only problem I encountered was having to cut down the beautiful cover plate I made to replace the rifle holder so that the centre seat was not sitting on top of it. The cover plate was the exact shape of the rifle holder and uses the same screw holes. However, the front and back right mounting points of the centre seat sat on top of the plate slightly. I need the plate to be off to do up the bolts on the centre seat as I have no captive nuts for it unlike the other seats.
 
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« Reply #13 on: December 08, 2018, 10:43:22 PM »
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What was the cost over there to get it complianced?

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I never got it certified, but it should pass, it is only really used for off road.  I went to an engineer but he didn't do seats as he reckoned they were a PITA.
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