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Old 12-05-2006, 01:36 AM
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Captain Chairs

For those who often wonder, yes you can make some minor modifications to the middle row Captain Chairs to fit in the third row. On top of that, you can retain the three-point seat belts with the current belts in the van.

Here is the picture. One wife, 4 kids, plus yours truly. At least they keep the kids separated on long trips so you don't have to worry about them trading punches while a cop is tailing you.

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Nice Copper!
I'd still like to find a pair in blue for midship.
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For those who often wonder, yes you can make some minor modifications to the middle row Captain Chairs to fit in the third row. On top of that, you can retain the three-point seat belts with the current belts in the van.

Here is the picture. One wife, 4 kids, plus yours truly. At least they keep the kids separated on long trips so you don't have to worry about them trading punches while a cop is tailing you.

http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d1...g/IMG_1612.jpg
I've seen the comment "minor modifications" several times when people talk about Captain's in the third row; could you elaborate on the mods???? I've tried moving mine back there and the bracket encroaches on the wheel well. What is modified? The bracket or the attachment hardware on the bracket?

Also, did you add a second console between the last two seats?

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Write-up please. I really like the 4 capt's chairs and the rear console it looks good.
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OK, here are the modifications you need to make. It's really pretty simple with no drilling at all. All you do is to insert a 1.5"x1.5" square (from Home Depot) between the seat and the base to raise the seat by 1.5". That helps clear the wheel well.

As for the center console, I got one from the junkyard and I just put it down there without bolting it in place. It does stay in one place and keeps the kids from spilling drinks all over the place.

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thank you Copper
great solution, write up and descriptive photos

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i looked at the picture and didnt see your wife... whats up with that????..lol.. why dont you just buy a sofa and hand cuff your kids to it so the cops wont hassel you
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OK, here are the modifications you need to make. It's really pretty simple with no drilling at all. All you do is to insert a 1.5"x1.5" square (from Home Depot) between the seat and the base to raise the seat by 1.5". That helps clear the wheel well.

As for the center console, I got one from the junkyard and I just put it down there without bolting it in place. It does stay in one place and keeps the kids from spilling drinks all over the place.

http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d1...ptainChair.jpg
Great copper.....just one more question....

What did you do with the handle of the passenger side seat that you put in the third row???????? I've been looking for one for ages....
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Great copper.....just one more question....

What did you do with the handle of the passenger side seat that you put in the third row???????? I've been looking for one for ages....
It's still there. I left it on since it didn't interfere with anything else.
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I was thinking of doing the same thing. Im going to use, the frame of the thrid row and mount the captains.
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Changing the subject slightly......

Did the 'Star ever come with a power adjust driver's seat?
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Hey Copper,
Great post and great info. Just one question and forgive me if the answer is blatently obvious to everyone else...........
When you say 1 1/2 X 1 1/2 square, what does that mean? 1 1/2 X 1 1/2 of what?
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Hey Copper,
Great post and great info. Just one question and forgive me if the answer is blatently obvious to everyone else...........
When you say 1 1/2 X 1 1/2 square, what does that mean? 1 1/2 X 1 1/2 of what?
Thanks for holding your laughs and snickers to a whisper!!

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I think he means square steel tubing........roflmao......snicker.....snicker.... ...
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Hi Steve:

Home Depot sells these steel square tubes that measure 1.5"x1.5" and about 3 feet long (or 6 feet). These have holes on them already, so you don't have to drill.

I hope this answer your question. If not, don't hesitate to ask.
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Hi Steve:

I hope this answer your question. If not, don't hesitate to ask.
Yes indeedy! Thanks for the clarification. Gonna make the mod this week sometime. I've wanted to put the captain's chairs in place of the bench with no seats in the middle for soooooooooooo long!

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