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Need to convert a seven seater minivan into an eight seater

Posted by gildins (My Page) on
Wed, Jul 18, 07 at 1:17

Please help me! I need to convert my seven seater 2000 Ford Windstar minivan from a seven seater to an eight seater. I cannot afford to buyy a new car! if anyone knows of any model bench I can use to change the middle bench from seating 2 to seating 3 I will be forever indebted. Thank You.


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RE: Need to convert a seven seater minivan into an eight seater

Don't forget that you will need seat belt anchors and seat belts for each seat.


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RE: Need to convert a seven seater minivan into an eight seater

Is your third seat a three-seater? In your model, is it possible to put your third seat in the second row in place of the bench or captains' chairs? If so, you can do theat and buy a used third row seat from a salvage yard. www.car-parts.com has a great search feature, be sure to find out which years have exactly the smae seat as yours and put in those years as well.

I wish my Toyota Sienna thrid seat could fit the anchors for the second row, I would do this. I also want to make mine into an eight-seater but have not found a way yet.


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RE: Need to convert a seven seater minivan into an eight seater

During the "overloaded" times, you will have to drive more slowly, keep the tires fully inflated, and carefully watch the oil temperatures.
Good luck...


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RE: Need to convert a seven seater minivan into an eight seater

You'll also need some very agile 3rd row passengers. If you replace the 2nd row bench with a wider bench you'll be eliminating the access aisle to the 3rd row. Passengers will have to climb *over* the 2nd row bench.


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