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Rear Seats - What was Factory Standard
« on: January 31, 2020, 09:43:48 AM »
Hi All,

What did 1980+ mokes come out with standard for seats? I see some with tombstyle and some with the basic bench seats ?

What was the standard

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Re: Rear Seats - What was Factory Standard
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2020, 12:23:05 PM »
Hi,

bench seat were a factory fitted option and there seems to be several types, but all are very basic.

I recall there is a brochure somewhere showing a new Moke with a Tombstone style in the back but it seems unlikely as the tombstones interfere with the rear panel on the canopy.

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« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2020, 12:53:42 PM »
thanks Terry.

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« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2020, 12:55:44 PM »
My Moke is #76 from the end of production in Australia.  I received it with 4 Denim covered tombstone seats.  All the holes look to be factory original.  The top that was on my Moke was not original, but as you said the seats still hit the rear window when the roof was up.  I would actually flip the seats forward in order to put the roof up and then push them back again.

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Re: Rear Seats - What was Factory Standard
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2020, 02:57:52 PM »
My Moke is #76 from the end of production in Australia.  I received it with 4 Denim covered tombstone seats.  All the holes look to be factory original.  The top that was on my Moke was not original, but as you said the seats still hit the rear window when the roof was up.  I would actually flip the seats forward in order to put the roof up and then push them back again.

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Interesting it had 4 Thombstone seats, I guess you could have had them as an extra when buying new but just wondering if your compliance plate says 4 seats?.

Ive been trying to find any sales brochures that had mentioned rear seats as an optional extra. No luck yet, other than an early English one.

There are a few original rear seats around, but there arent many.
These pics I took of Alpine Mokes rear seat a few years back.







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« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2020, 03:25:13 PM »
Hi,

I now own the fold up seat in HP posts and although it has Blue Denim trim it is not a factory bench seat.

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« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2020, 02:39:53 PM »
My Moke is an 82 Californian and the compliance plate does list 4 seats.  A lot of years have passed since it was made, but they may have been original to the car.

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« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2020, 11:48:14 AM »
I remember that most of the last ordered mokes for "Magnetic Island Rent A Moke" were ordered with 4 tombstones fitted.
And most ended up with blue tops.














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« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2020, 10:28:12 PM »





Those seats all seem to be different heights and the covers look different, I wonder if they had them re covered and modified by
the time your photos were taken, I guess they would have had a hard life.

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« Reply #9 on: February 07, 2020, 08:24:00 AM »
Great photos of Magnetic Island Mokes. Still many great Mokes on Maggie. Our shed on Magnetic Iskand is “almost “ complete and we have shifted our Moke “Maggie Moke” to the island permanently.
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« Reply #10 on: February 10, 2020, 09:56:16 PM »
Come on Dale - where's your photo??
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« Reply #11 on: February 13, 2020, 04:53:40 PM »
I tried to put a photo of the Moke and the shed up but I couldn’t do it.
I will have another try.
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