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Old 05-10-2005, 07:50 PM   #1
YooperBaja
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Default 6 Passenger Baja idea???

I know this sounds crazy..... and I am not doing it right now..... but what if.....

We have a Outback as the family car (in addition to the Baja), but would like extra seating next time around. I cannot afford the new ugly duckling from Subaru, so my thoughts started wandering......

What if a cap was placed on the back of the Baja, had a rollbar/bracket fabricated to mount in the back so the upper cross support was at the point furthest back for safety and to mount a 3 point seatbelt. Then mount 2 bucket seats in the back and secure them to the bracket/rollbar. Remove the rear window from the car. Beef up the seals around the tailgate and cap window for a tighter fit. Obviously entry would not be ideal as it would be from the back, however the kids could crawl back there on the few occasions that seating for 5 or 6 are needed.

I think it could be done for around $1500 to $2000 dollars above the Baja price.

Then I could get a new Baja to go with the family Baja.

It is not even an option right now, it is just my mind working in strange ways trying to find a less expensive alternative to 6 passenger seating with all wheel drive without going to a minivan or larger SUV.

Yes I know...... to the Baja purist..... why would I want to do this to my Baja?
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Old 05-10-2005, 09:08 PM   #2
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youve got to put the little handgrips on them too like the jumpseats on the BRATs!
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Old 05-12-2005, 05:09 PM   #3
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great idea, but lose the top! open air riding in the back of a baja -- sweeeet!
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Old 05-14-2005, 07:54 PM   #4
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used to do that with Ford and Chevy pickups, we used old schoolbus seats and bolted two point seatbelts to the bed of the truck. I think it's pretty much illeagle in most of the states now though, you should check your local laws first
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