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PostPosted: Wed Jan 29, 2014 11:44 am    Post subject: How to fit 5 without a Bench? Reply with quote

Looking for any seat designs to try and fit 5...2 adults and 3 kids. I really don't want a bench up front. I am looking at trying to fit 5 buckets, 2 in the front, 2 as far back as I can make them go, and 1 in the middle. The middle seat just needs to fit a small child. Anyone work something out that might resemble this?

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 29, 2014 12:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm sensing that if the two adults have drivers licenses, a second Bronco should do the trick.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 29, 2014 4:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I already tried that reasoning!
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 01, 2015 1:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You could do the old land cruiser option. 2 oversized jump seats on the sides facing into the center.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 04, 2015 9:54 am    Post subject: Here's what we did Reply with quote

It all turned out great. I will post some pics as well. I ended up taking it into PRP seats and working with them to design the seat layout and seat options. They have a few different size seats that worked great. I used two Full size Daily drivers up front, two "preteen" daily drivers in the rear and an "Infant" Daily driver in the middle. The preteen seats can still comfortably fit an adult up to 180-190lbs. and the infant will fit a child up to 60-70 lbs. For my family, three small girls, it works great. We had the middle infant seat mounted with tabs so it can be easily removed when you want to have 2 adults ride in the back. All the seats are mounted to the cage.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2015 6:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yikes, that last picture looks like a lot of trouble!
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2015 9:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nah, that's pure joy for dad, mom and all the rest of the girls. The trouble comes later the first time one isn't allowed to drive it to high-school!
Don't even think about letting a younger one drive before an older one either. Now that's a yikes in the making!

Looks like a lot of enjoyment for the clan before those issues crop up.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 28, 2016 9:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice work! I have three little ones also and have been thinking about a bench in the rear that extends over the wheel wells. Anyone done this?
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 28, 2016 9:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't know if anyone has ever succeeded, but it's been discussed. Usually decided that it's too high to try.
But let us know if you think of a solution to that. Most EB's don't use much of the area under the wheel well anyway, but most don't want to cut down their tub either.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 06, 2016 12:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have you considered a jump seat between the front buckets?

Some of them fold down to an armrest when not being used as a seat.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2017 8:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi all,
A lot of 66-77 Broncos were sold in Iceland since it suited well the cold weather and gravel roads. Most were used as family cars. (SUV) Since the original interior was thought to be too raw and cold, a couple of local companies modified most Broncos to 5 Seaters and addes isolation.
I have a '74 Bronco with 302 and Automatic and it has indeed 5 seats and is street legal for 5.
What they did was to lower the aft wheel wells and stretch the aft seat to both sides of the Bronco. See pictures below. (The first picture is inside my Bronco. It also has enlarged rear windows which was an option by these companies)









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PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2017 6:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Olilux wrote:
Hi all,
A lot of 66-77 Broncos were sold in Iceland since it suited well the cold weather and gravel roads. Most were used as family cars. (SUV) Since the original interior was thought to be too raw and cold, a couple of local companies modified most Broncos to 5 Seaters and addes isolation.
I have a '74 Bronco with 302 and Automatic and it has indeed 5 seats and is street legal for 5.
What they did was to lower the aft wheel wells and stretch the aft seat to both sides of the Bronco. See pictures below. (The first picture is inside my Bronco. It also has enlarged rear windows which was an option by these companies)









Olafur


wow, great job, looks great!!
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2017 4:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes they do! Thanks for posting those up Olilux. Appreciate the follow up and glad you dug up this thread.
I like how that company was thinking, what with the larger side windows as well! Very clever. We've talked about that a few times over the years, but it wasn't such a big deal that anyone made the effort that I know of. Seeing it done just rekindles the interest.

Many Broncos owners in the past over here would not have wanted to cut down the oversized wheel wells for fear of rubbing the larger tires that everyone wanted. But now with more and more owners opting for smaller tires, the lowered body panels would be right in line with their thinking.
I love how the original floor mats are still in such good condition too.

Thanks again.
And welcome to broncofix too by the way. How long have you owned your Bronco?

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2017 7:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Paul and thanks,
I have been a proud owner of the Bronco...since Christmas. Smile ...and I have not even seen it yet.
I grew up with them in Iceland and I always wanted one. I live in Europe and the Bronco was never sold here. By accident I stumbled on this one which has only one owner and had been standing in a barn since 1997.
It will arrive next week in a container. It was treated against rust when it was new and I hope there is not too much rust. The top is rusted and so are the rear fenders... lets see then.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2017 8:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

post more pictures here when you get it!
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2017 11:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My Bronco has arrived,
Needs restoring but the engine snores like a cat.

Here are more pictures of the interior as promissed








The whole rear bench can be tilted forward

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2017 12:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like a hell of a good base
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2017 9:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep, very cool.
Can you tell how well anchored the shoulder belts are done? Not much structure up there on a stock top, but looks like they would have taken that into account and reinforced the area.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2017 12:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good point. Without a rollbar, I'd hate to think what a shoulder harness would do in an accident
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2017 8:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks cool! Does the rear seat flip forward?
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2017 2:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi,
to the harness question. The b-post has been reinforces. In fact the whole roof structure is stronger than the stock one.

The bench is mounted hinges which are bolted to the wheel wells. The back has pins which lock into the sides. It pivots to the front as you know from station wagons. I want to keep this after restoration. the upper tailgate was welded shut but that is because the first owner did not like the rattle when driving on gravel roads. (I put in some pictures when I get home)

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2017 5:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi,
here are some pictures of the whole "rear 5 seat" thing.



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, that is really neat! Thanks for sharing!
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