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Fitting SAAS bucket seats
« on: November 05, 2018, 01:21:30 PM »
The Moke is back from the sand blasters and before it goes to the paint and panel shop I have two SAAS bucket seats to make fit. The studs on the sliders are 300mm apart at the front and 375mm front to back. It will be a close fit in the car, not much gap to put the seat belt stalks through. Has anyone done this mod as there will need to be a separate/new mounting points made for the rear studs of the sliders? Or is it feasible to move the rear studs forward a tad to meet a new mounting plate which would join the existing rear mounting holes. Photos of yours would be good. It hasn't been registered in Queensland yet. What's the process there? I wondered what happens re the seat modification.

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Re: Fitting SAAS bucket seats
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2018, 01:46:46 PM »
Hi,

because the Moke isn't registered you could fit standard seats to get it registered and add the SAS seats later, but do the work now making them fit with an adaptor plate to avoid marking your paint work. Or you could talk with an engineer and have the mods for the seat done to standard and get a 'blue palte' to make it all legal.

When you use an adaptor plate the seat will be raised a slight bit and that helps with room between the two seats.

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Re: Fitting SAAS bucket seats
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2018, 07:27:56 PM »
Thanks Terry, the original sling seats were too far gone so rather than reupholster them I bought the SAAS bucket seats which need upholstering also. Did you modify your Moke?
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Re: Fitting SAAS bucket seats
« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2018, 09:07:34 PM »
Hi,

I have had similar style seats in Moke before and each case I made up adaptor plates, no sliders though, to position the seats where I wanted them as that was the easiest way. If the seat belts aren't attached to the seats then in most cases a sturdy base is okay for the seats but there are DR info sheets that talk about the official requirements for seat mounts if you want to do some googling for the Federal or State level information.

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Re: Fitting SAAS bucket seats
« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2018, 09:30:43 AM »
These SAAS seats are fitted to Andy B's moke at the recent Round Up, they do look nice in straight vinyl but
I forgot to ask him how they were mounted.

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« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2018, 10:07:36 AM »
Thanks Moe. I like the shape of them for sure. The SAAS badge was retained I see. Was this for compliance?
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