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    Not a riddle or anything, just need to know =]

    Imagine a car had, say, seven seats (two of which are facing backwards within the boot space). Now, over time, these seats become mangled and uncomfortable, as they are only small. They can not be used for travel, as they are buckled.

    If these seat remnants were removed, would it be possible to securely fit alternative seats into the same boot space (utilising the original seat belts) and be able to legally drive the car with adults seated in the new seats?
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    Someone's been a bit enthusiastic with their back seats, I fear.
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    Yes it'd be fine.

    It'd be no different to a chav sticking bucket seats in the front of a corsa.


    To be serious, so long as the total number of seats doesnt change, you've not got any paperwork to fill out.
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    (Original post by JC.)
    Yes it'd be fine.

    It'd be no different to a chav sticking bucket seats in the front of a corsa.


    To be serious, so long as the total number of seats doesnt change, you've not got any paperwork to fill out.

    Brilliant, thanks a lot =] I'm assuming that as long as they have seat belts in them and are securely fixed, the exact nature of the seats isn't an issue?
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    (Original post by JC.)
    Yes it'd be fine.

    It'd be no different to a chav sticking bucket seats in the front of a corsa.


    To be serious, so long as the total number of seats doesnt change, you've not got any paperwork to fill out.
    Haha, oh crap. Mine started with 12 seats 20 years ago and is now down to 8, not sure what it says in the paperwork (V5 is it?) hmmmm need to check that one out methinks (I have all the seats in the garage, they came stacked up in the boot when we bought it :p:)
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    (Original post by EatThyCorn)
    Brilliant, thanks a lot =] I'm assuming that as long as they have seat belts in them and are securely fixed, the exact nature of the seats isn't an issue?
    Depends on the age of the car.
    Some cars only require front belts, others require no belts at all.
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    (Original post by JC.)
    Depends on the age of the car.
    Some cars only require front belts, others require no belts at all.
    I'm not sure about rearward facing seats, but there are no laws concerning seatbelts in sideways facing seats unless fitted by the manufacturer. Any seatbelts fitted by yourself need to be inspected by an MOT station to make sure they are safe.

    Just a little bit of information for everyone there :p:
 
 
 
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