I am thinking of removing the third row seats and the seat belts on my wagon. Firstly any thoughts on whether it would still be roadworthy. Secondly does anyone need them.
Probably isn't even legal with them in if they are not listed on your compliance plate as is required ......
@Rob found his C70 said 5 seated , of course no rear centre belt or real seat , that took some work to make right...
I am pretty sure they are the factory seats but I want to remove seats not add them. Does anyone know from a RWC perspective.
No hassles add long as the whole lot is removed. Did that on my 740 Wagon. Factory 7 seater and fit registration I had to not have any sign on the seats no longer fitted. Or remove them once you register it and no one will be the wiser.
That makes sense. I cannot imagine a police person stopping someone and checking to see if they have a third row of seats under the rear floor boards.
Here in Tasmania you need to get it inspected and have a modification plate fitted....
Friend turned his 3 door Rav4 into a 2 seater while on the mainland, then moved here and they wouldn't pass the car without a mod plate....
I think a big difference is that in this case the seats are always hidden. Vic Roads has it registered as a Station Wagon and doesnt mention the seating capacity at all.
By the way how much do mod plates cost?
Mod plate requires an engineer that can start at either zero if you get the right one for initial consult to $1200 my mate paid , silly boy....Then inspection and report cost by him then inspection costs by vicroads.
I took the third row out of my 240 , left the seatbelts and sold it no problem. There was nothing noted on the build plate as having extra seats so in effect it was not legal anyway.
I had non legal but there since delivery 3rd row seats that I had to take out of the old 240. Not on the plate :-(
OK, I spoke to Vic Roads today and they confirmed it is legal. They pointed me to this link on their website. I would say this is a definitive statement that it is legal.