Installing windows and rear seats

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Re: Installing windows and rear seats

Post by Andy1234 » Tue Dec 26, 2017 9:08 am

Chrisp417 wrote:
Tue Dec 26, 2017 9:02 am
Those look absolutely amazing 👍🏻👍🏻, yes mate I’ll be bookmarking this page and in 2 months when I start gettin all the bits I’ll be picking your brains (if that’s ok :lol: ) :)
That’s fine mate when you have your posts up and can get onto the full forum, rear seat conversion has been done by loads of people. Have a look in the build section, I have a build thread in there on my conversion. But yes your more than welcome to ask any questions you like.

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Re: Installing windows and rear seats

Post by Chrisp417 » Tue Dec 26, 2017 7:55 pm

Will do cheers :) think I only need 1 more now 😝

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Re: Installing windows and rear seats

Post by Maxi4life » Tue Dec 26, 2017 11:09 pm

Nice retrim Andy1234

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Re: Installing windows and rear seats

Post by Andy1234 » Wed Dec 27, 2017 12:12 pm

Maxi4life wrote:
Tue Dec 26, 2017 11:09 pm
Nice retrim Andy1234

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Thanks mate, it’s taken time but worth it in the end.

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Re: Installing windows and rear seats

Post by Sailor John » Wed Dec 27, 2017 12:29 pm

Nice job you've done there. Looking forward to being able to access the full forum.

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Re: Installing windows and rear seats

Post by KiteSurfer » Fri Dec 29, 2017 10:02 am

I've been quoted by a company for a double seat with belts and test certificate fitted in my Caddy Maxi- £695 +vat. I asked if they'd supply a kit so i can fit it myself, but they said its not recommended as they cut the floor pan to create a foot well.
That said, it's a pretty good deal IMO. Am I allowed to post the name of the company on here? if so, I'd like to know if anyone has any positive or negative experience with them.

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Re: Installing windows and rear seats

Post by Bridger » Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:08 pm

KiteSurfer wrote:
Fri Dec 29, 2017 10:02 am
I've been quoted by a company for a double seat with belts and test certificate fitted in my Caddy Maxi- £695 +vat. I asked if they'd supply a kit so i can fit it myself, but they said its not recommended as they cut the floor pan to create a foot well.
That said, it's a pretty good deal IMO. Am I allowed to post the name of the company on here? if so, I'd like to know if anyone has any positive or negative experience with them.

Drop me a PM if you wouldn’t mind please mate with the info, after doing this in my van.

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Re: Installing windows and rear seats

Post by Cabbs » Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:19 am

Some nice info here about the rear seat conversion. Probably going to attempt it myself once i've done the other mods i have in mind.
Will certainly be picking some brains too. :lol:

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Re: Installing windows and rear seats

Post by peakrock » Sat Jan 20, 2018 12:37 pm

I'm also looking at fitting rear seats to my Caddy and whilst I know I have the metal cutting and welding skills to do it, I won't be able to produce a "certificate of compliance" should someone be sitting in the rear seat and be injured etc. I'm probably going to go the Sirius automotive route as it least it will be a known standard of work...

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Re: Installing windows and rear seats

Post by dopeytree » Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:25 pm

Geardy1986 wrote:
Tue Dec 12, 2017 8:24 am
Is the certificate needed for the V5 or insurance purposes? I was planning on fitting some Maxi Kombi rear seats myself...
Well this is why I originally went with Sirus but the insurance didn't even ask if it was DIY or not... I've still gotta send it off to get the v5 changed so maybe it'll help there. Great build quality though by sirus! One thing to note though is worth checking what your insurance will change to. Mines doubled!! :oops:
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Re: Installing windows and rear seats

Post by phil2144 » Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:14 pm

I am also looking at fitting rear seats in my 08 caddy, I have read that the V5 is easy to change with the DVLA and some insurance companys don't charge any extra. As for Andy1234's rear seats they look great.

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Re: Installing windows and rear seats

Post by phil2144 » Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:17 pm

Andy1234 wrote:
Fri Dec 15, 2017 5:39 pm
The vw panel £52.00 part no. 2K0 802 277
That’s the panel you need to mount the new front part of the seats after drilling out the old floor pan.

Hi Andy1234 how did the vw panel 2K0 802 277 fit in was it bolted or was it welded?

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Re: Installing windows and rear seats

Post by Andy1234 » Thu Feb 15, 2018 5:09 pm

phil2144 wrote:
Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:17 pm
Hi Andy1234 how did the vw panel 2K0 802 277 fit in was it bolted or was it welded?
Hello mate, some people weld them in, but I bolted, bonded and riveted mine in.
When it’s fitted the back bolts for the brackets have to be drilled to be bolted in anyway, I used very large washers for these. And the bonding I used was the same stuff ford use to stick on timing chain covers on! Trust me it sticks and you have to hammer and chisel the stuff off.
Hope that helps

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Re: Installing windows and rear seats

Post by phil2144 » Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:19 pm

Hi Andy so the main tin work in the job is to remove the existing floor panel and this includes the bar section that goes across the front, after that its just drilling holes? and then fitting the trim as required. As for bonding it in I would use some structural adhesive and cherry rivets. As for the seats what choice would fit with the vw panel 2K0 802 277. Would like a triple with isofix if possible. Having said that the pictures help loads.

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Re: Installing windows and rear seats

Post by Andy1234 » Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:16 pm

Hello Phil2144
Yes the hard part is drilling out the pop rivets for the front section. You will also need a grinder to cut out 3 sections, 1 next to the handbrake cables and 2x at the bottom of the ‘b’ post. This then opens up the foot wells. As you can see from the black section in my pics it’s easy to line up and you can’t get it wrong.
As for seats my older type have zips in the 2x outer seats that have iso fixings inside.
The only thing I would do differently would be go for the newer seats as they lift right out without unbolting anything. Mine have 4x 10mm headed bolts to undo then they lift out.
But yes going for the life seats you can’t get it wrong.
I didn’t even take the fuel tank out for the rear floor fixings. They are difficult to get to but you can just by dropping the exhaust heat shield down.
Message me if you need any more help or pics mate

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