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I want to convert access cab to 5 seats.

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by 1tacoplease, Aug 2, 2011.

  1. Aug 2, 2011 at 5:33 PM
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    1tacoplease

    1tacoplease [OP] I like my truck!

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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???
     
  2. Aug 2, 2011 at 5:45 PM
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    NumNutz

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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.
     
  3. Aug 2, 2011 at 5:47 PM
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    BradleyScottETC

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    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.
     
  4. Aug 3, 2011 at 6:33 AM
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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....
     
  5. Aug 3, 2011 at 8:29 AM
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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
     
  6. Aug 3, 2011 at 8:36 AM
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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
     
  7. Aug 3, 2011 at 8:49 AM
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    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.
     
  8. Aug 3, 2011 at 8:50 AM
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    Tickets wouldn't be the worry here, it would be potentially unlimited liability in the event someone is sitting there and is injured.
     
  9. Aug 3, 2011 at 8:52 AM
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    babytruck

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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.
     
  10. Aug 3, 2011 at 9:06 AM
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    don't even think about it for those reasons alone.
     
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  12. Aug 3, 2011 at 9:16 AM
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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.
     
  13. Aug 3, 2011 at 9:23 AM
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    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?
     
  14. Aug 3, 2011 at 9:28 AM
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    Great advice and makes perfect sense,

    But i wasn't serious :D
     
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    I'll sell you the center seatbelt from my standard cab if you want to try.
     
  16. Aug 3, 2011 at 10:44 AM
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    Honestly, it's the route that I'd recommend. I'd just throw in a cage along with everything else. :D
     
  17. Aug 3, 2011 at 11:19 AM
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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.
     
  18. Aug 3, 2011 at 2:23 PM
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    well with a cage of course!
    but that may take up some room...
     
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    do you keep them handy in case of passengers?
     
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    Item: Standard cab center seatbelt for bench seats.
    Condition: Was installed, never used, 10/10.
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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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