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What seats to fit into a defender

Discussion in 'General Land Rover Forum' started by greyhair, Feb 10, 2014.

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  1. greyhair

    greyhair Well-Known Member

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    Morning All

    After spending the first weekend cleaning the years of dirt and filth from the inside of my defender, I noticed once the seats were removed, that they had both seen better days

    My question has anyone fitted second hand non genuine seats from another manufacturer ??

    Ie jaguar bmw vw ect ect
    there are plenty on flea bay but which ones will fit with a bit of hacking bodging call it what you will

    And if they do, which whould you reccomend ??:confused:
     
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    the_wolf Well-Known Member

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    Nope its never been done before. Never ever. You're a trailblazer, let us know how it goes
     
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    james6546 Well-Known Member

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    Yes. Most car seats will fit in a defender as long as you do some welding to the seat base frame. If you do a search there are lots of people who have fitted different seats in them.

    I personally like the idea of RX8 seats in mine, but I also like the centre seat so I guess I couldn't do it.

    I also wonder how easy it would be to get to the battery once the new seats are fitted...
     
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    the_wolf Well-Known Member

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    A lot of people fit smart car seats as they're cheap, plentiful and easy to fit
     
  5. greyhair

    greyhair Well-Known Member

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    oh yes good point, would maybe have to move the battery:eek:
     
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    I fitted Scooby seats, the runners are the same width as the standard seats just needed making a couple of inches longer
     
  7. defender11069

    defender11069 AKA Mr cool...

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    i have bucket seats fitted in mine...but ive just won some leather electric seats of ebay for £1.20 think they mite be going in now..
     
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    I fitted a range rover classic rear seat up front in my 90, it has arm rests and was just like sitting on a comfy sofa lol, also as a rangey rear seat 60/40 splits it meant I could tip the passenger side fully forward for full access to the battery.

    Cheers Steve
     
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    Would you mind posting up a picture please?

    Cheers
     
  10. mlucas110

    mlucas110 New Member

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    rover mg f seats in mine! nice and narrow so dont look daft and i got the part leather ones and they only cost me £35 for the pair on there bases
     
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    ive got a pair of mg seats in great condition im wanting to sell
    cheers half leather
    cheers
     
  12. greyhair

    greyhair Well-Known Member

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    Would you be able to send me any pictures ?
     
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    I've got Range rover classic seats in my 110. Not sure how easy it was as I didn't do the work. But front and 2nd row are from a rrc.
     
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    ill post pics of rover seats in the morning
    cheers
     
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    Fronts are very easy... just drill 8 holes, insert rivnuts and bolt in the seats

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    rears need a small amount of arch modification if you want the seat to give decent leg room and actually sit at the height so passengers can see out the windows rather than the alpine lights akin normal ccsw seats :)

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    still allows em to fold for max space

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    comfy armrests for rear passengers... luxury lol

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    Cheers Steve
     
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    i fitted these rx8 ones the other week, thought i would have trouble getting to battery but as the seat slides backwards n forwards n seat back tilts forwards it's not that bad getting to it, heres a pic for you

    cheers mandy
     

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    They do look good. These are def going on my list of things to do.

    I used to have an RX8 with the red and black leather, they are the ones I want.
     
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    very nice
    But i managed to get a good set of defender ones off ebay
    just need the bases painting as they look a bit rusty
     
  19. defender11069

    defender11069 AKA Mr cool...

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    just fit these in today full electric leather not bad for £1.20 on ebay
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    Nigel-S soft and furry

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