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Old 08-02-2011, 05:33 PM   #1
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I want to convert access cab to 5 seats.

Has anyone converted the back two seats to three? It seems that you would just have to unsrew the plastic holders and place a center seatbelt under the pre-existing seatbelts. I know... not enough space for adults but if your a youth basketball coach and you need that extra seat, it could come in handy. Ay thoughts???
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Has anyone converted the back two seats to three? It seems that you would just have to unsrew the plastic holders and place a center seatbelt under the pre-existing seatbelts. I know... not enough space for adults but if your a youth basketball coach and you need that extra seat, it could come in handy. Ay thoughts???
Your truck isn't DOT approved for 3 in the back. If you got pulled over, or worse an accident, you would be liable.

In other words... IMO bad idea.
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Your truck isn't DOT approved for 3 in the back. If you got pulled over, or worse an accident, you would be liable.

In other words... IMO bad idea.
Thats what I'm thinking. I'm betting your state laws would be more lenient in terms of having folks ride in the bed of the truck versus a makeshift seat in the access cab, funny enough. You'd have to research that.
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Your truck isn't DOT approved for 3 in the back. If you got pulled over, or worse an accident, you would be liable.

In other words... IMO bad idea.
Seriously? The truck is also not "approved" for bigger tires, lift, billies, plasti dip, etc. etc. etc. No offense, but anyone on an enthusiast forum who hits back with "not approved" makes me wonder....
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not sure if it would be possible, but what about changing your bucket seats up front for a bench? I am sure lots of reg cab folks would be happy to trade
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Old 08-03-2011, 08:36 AM   #6
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it's your truck, do whatever you want to do with it, most cops or state trooper don't know if the seat in the the back are for 2 or 3 people, plus you can always BS such as it comes like that when you bought it, I'm pretty sure all of us are pretty creative when it come to lying and makin up stuffs
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Seriously? The truck is also not "approved" for bigger tires, lift, billies, plasti dip, etc. etc. etc. No offense, but anyone on an enthusiast forum who hits back with "not approved" makes me wonder....
Like magix said, it's his truck he can do what he wants. I probably wouldn't have written that if he hadn't said that he was a kids basketball coach. Something about a 8-10 year old being ejected through the windshield when he rear ends someone because his "make-shift" 3rd seatbelt didn't hold up just sounds very unappealing.
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it's your truck, do whatever you want to do with it, most cops or state trooper don't know if the seat in the the back are for 2 or 3 people, plus you can always BS such as it comes like that when you bought it, I'm pretty sure all of us are pretty creative when it come to lying and makin up stuffs
Tickets wouldn't be the worry here, it would be potentially unlimited liability in the event someone is sitting there and is injured.
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Has anyone converted the back two seats to three? It seems that you would just have to unsrew the plastic holders and place a center seatbelt under the pre-existing seatbelts. I know... not enough space for adults but if your a youth basketball coach and you need that extra seat, it could come in handy. Ay thoughts???

I wouldn't risk the kids. Not saying that you are a bad driver, you just don't know what people are thinking when they are driving and for me, I've gotta have those kids protected as best I can.

My husband is a coach and there is no way that we would do that. That's what our SUV is for. Yes, we bought the SUV to haul the team kids in. Their lives are precious.
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Your truck isn't DOT approved for 3 in the back. If you got pulled over, or worse an accident, you would be liable.

In other words... IMO bad idea.
X 1000.

don't even think about it for those reasons alone.
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Old 08-03-2011, 09:09 AM   #11
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Racing seat + five point harness.
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Racing seat + five point harness.
*Never* run harnesses without a rollcage. The last thing you want to happen is to be pinned upright in a rollover with the roof caving it. Very bad things.
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I wouldn't risk the kids. Not saying that you are a bad driver, you just don't know what people are thinking when they are driving and for me, I've gotta have those kids protected as best I can.

My husband is a coach and there is no way that we would do that. That's what our SUV is for. Yes, we bought the SUV to haul the team kids in. Their lives are precious.
To go a step further, I sure as hell don't want anyone putting my son or daughter in some kind of homebrew, makeshift seat in a vehicle that isn't designed from a safety standpoint to have someone sitting there. You can bet that if they did this and my kid was hurt they would be sued into oblivion.

May I suggest a 4Runner, Sienna or similar if hauling around a basketball team is a concern?
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*Never* run harnesses without a rollcage. The last thing you want to happen is to be pinned upright in a rollover with the roof caving it. Very bad things.
Great advice and makes perfect sense,

But i wasn't serious
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Has anyone converted the back two seats to three? It seems that you would just have to unsrew the plastic holders and place a center seatbelt under the pre-existing seatbelts. I know... not enough space for adults but if your a youth basketball coach and you need that extra seat, it could come in handy. Ay thoughts???
I'll sell you the center seatbelt from my standard cab if you want to try.
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Great advice and makes perfect sense,

But i wasn't serious
Honestly, it's the route that I'd recommend. I'd just throw in a cage along with everything else.
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I took out my headrests in the rear. If I was in an accident with a rear passenger with injuries, I bet they would go after me in a heartbeat! However, I do not carry passengers in the rear. For those who have done or plan to do this mod, this is something to think about.
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Honestly, it's the route that I'd recommend. I'd just throw in a cage along with everything else.
well with a cage of course!
but that may take up some room...
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I took out my headrests in the rear. If I was in an accident with a rear passenger with injuries, I bet they would go after me in a heartbeat! However, I do not carry passengers in the rear. For those who have done or plan to do this mod, this is something to think about.
do you keep them handy in case of passengers?
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Has anyone converted the back two seats to three? It seems that you would just have to unsrew the plastic holders and place a center seatbelt under the pre-existing seatbelts. I know... not enough space for adults but if your a youth basketball coach and you need that extra seat, it could come in handy. Ay thoughts???
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I'll sell you the center seatbelt from my standard cab if you want to try.
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The belt buckles are from bucket seats which have a smaller buckle. Should be able to get a cheap one from a junk yard.

The center seatbelt mounts to the floor and is a self contained unit with a trim piece. Let me know.
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