A Newbs "New" 1991 1HZ Troopy

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John.... do not sell. 10 out of 10 will regret. I know from experience haha. I miss this thing so much. Just logged in to see how it was doing.

Maybe if you do sell though I can buy it back. Doubt it though. I can't afford it now thats its been so fully decked out hah!
 

jmlockwood

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John.... do not sell. 10 out of 10 will regret. I know from experience haha. I miss this thing so much. Just logged in to see how it was doing.

Maybe if you do sell though I can buy it back. Doubt it though. I can't afford it now thats its been so fully decked out hah!
Ha. I think I’ve backed away from the thought of selling. I just sold another Troopy I owned so that took the pressure off of me. I’m now down to 4 Land Cruisers and 3 Porsche’s. Seems reasonable enough.
 

Honger

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Love this rig. Subscribed. Glad you opted not to sell the rig.

Man I wish I'd seen the roof rack ad sooner. =)
 

jmlockwood

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I started prepping the interior for the seat install in advance of their arrival. No real issues but going from the 60/40 to the two individual seat setup has me wondering about the final mounting location for the passenger seat. I have located what logically would be the mounting location but there is nothing there. There is a base that is smooth - where I have removed the Dynamat in the first picture.

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The location seems correct based on the driver set setup. The problem is it is impossible to get under the truck and verify because of the fuel tank. I’m not concerned about drilling because there is ample room between the floor and tank. I don’t want to start exploratory drilling until I know what I’m getting myself into. Anyone else dealt with this?
 

tmarx

 
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......Anyone else dealt with this?
Yes I had to do the same.On p9 of my thread are a pic or two.Lift up that carpet and you should be almost able to make out where the captive nut is welded underneath.I used a hand mirror underneath the tub basically angled it next to the tank to visually confirm that the nut was there to begin with.
 

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Mine was there in my 85 ute. I think I took the drivers seat mount and installed it on the passenger side and marked general location and then measured the different distances for the 4bolt holes and where the x was drilled with a small bit and slowly made the hole larger till I was able to verify that the location was correct and there was a captive nut there, I might have posted doing this in my build thread.
 

jmlockwood

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Update: I found the nuts. There is also a hidden nut to relocate the seat belt mount. This would have been a LOT easier if I had just look at the vinyl mat because it’s already made to accept the new seat and seat belt positions.

I now have the floor prepped and ready for the mounts and seats to show up this week. Very excited.

@AndrewHadji you will need to order another driver seat belt receiver. The “center” receiver does not match with the passenger seat belt. It looks the same to me but they won’t link up. I saw some other Aus guys had the same issue.

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jmlockwood

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Things are inching along with the new seats. The Planted brackets showed up this afternoon. The seats and the slides should be here Monday. The only downside is that I’m leaving for South America the next day and won’t have time to install. So it will be mid February before I get to experience their awesomeness.

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joekatana

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Ah. My bad. I have an 80 series that is also getting a set of Scheel-Mann seats. Hence, the two sets of brackets. I just uploaded the photo of the 80 series tag instead of the 70 series tag.
Hmm , 2 sets of Scheelmann seats ......... did I miss a buy one set get a second one half off kinda deal or something ;)
 
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