Am I seeking the impossible? Seven seat conversions required

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Am I seeking the impossible? Seven seat conversions required

Post by cavmad » Tue Sep 06, 2005 9:23 am

As above, seven seat convserion to suit BX estate. I`ve seen a seven seat BX advertsied before so they must have made one! Any colour trim as long as supplied with belts and ideally fitments (bolts etc). Will collect or arrange courier to pick up.
Anyone any ideas of any other rear seat conversions that may fit? I`m going to try and find a 240 Volvo and measure those up to see if they`ll go in without too much trouble.
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Post by AndersDK » Tue Sep 06, 2005 12:19 pm

A BX Familiale ? - or BX Safari ?

Never seen/heard of it. Must be the CX or even the DS that cheats your memory :?:
These had the genuine second rear seats bank.
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Post by DLM » Tue Sep 06, 2005 1:00 pm

This month's "Car Mechanics" has a 7-seater article, in which they have the grace to say that the CX Familiale and its Gallic cousins beat the crap out of most people-carriers when it comes to utility in the 7-and-even-8 seat role.

There may be a link for conversion kits there too, as the Montego in converted form gets a 7-seater mention.

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Post by AndersDK » Tue Sep 06, 2005 1:13 pm

That's definately NOT a 7-seater, but a 5-seater + 2 schild seats :?

Note that the CX & DS had the GENUINE 7-seater option, with tha extra rearmost seatbank pointing forwards, and accessible through the side doors, not the rear hatch door.
As did the Peugeot505 Familiale.
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Post by cavmad » Tue Sep 06, 2005 2:30 pm

Thankyou people! I did definately see a 7 seat BX estate in Auto Trader about 6 months ago but couldn`t raise the money in time. It was only £350 with a long ticket as well, gutted. It may well have been, of course, a conversion as opposed to factory fitted. Cheers for the link to the site offering them for the BX, I might give them a call if I can get the money. Meanwhile I`m e-mailing from eBay who have them for other cars to get the dimensions and see if I reckon I can get them in my estate. That would be a real bonus if I can as I manage my lad`s football team and I`m forever giving lifts to kids with lazy parents!
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Post by Stewart (oily!) » Tue Sep 06, 2005 5:33 pm

I saw a set of add in rear facing seats for the BX break on Ebay a while back. not a factory set but an off the shelf job, will contact you if I hear of any more, think they are really only for ankle biters though.
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Post by cavmad » Tue Sep 06, 2005 10:56 pm

Thanks, it`s for 12 year olds but they way they`ve been playing I might just get some breezeblocks and possibly a plank of wood with some rusty nails sticking out :lol:
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Re: Am I seeking the impossible? Seven seat conversions requ

Post by Mickey taker » Mon May 14, 2012 12:29 pm

just seen this while doing a search for couriers !!!
I remember the guy who used to service my 19TRS having a white estate with leather and the additional rear facing seats in the boot

hows that for revising and old post :D
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Re: Am I seeking the impossible? Seven seat conversions requ

Post by Caffiend » Mon May 14, 2012 5:18 pm

Mickey taker wrote:additional rear facing seats in the boot
As seen here? :lol:
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Re: Am I seeking the impossible? Seven seat conversions requ

Post by smiffy1071 » Mon May 14, 2012 7:34 pm

Didn't the Austin Montego have those as a factory option aswell?

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Re: Am I seeking the impossible? Seven seat conversions requ

Post by KevR » Tue May 15, 2012 8:33 pm

Mickey taker wrote:just seen this while doing a search for couriers !!!
I remember the guy who used to service my 19TRS having a white estate with leather and the additional rear facing seats in the boot

hows that for revising and old post :D
Not even seven years yet! Must be scope for something more archaeological than that... :D

On the subject of 7-seaters, I learnt to drive in a 7-seat Peugeot 504 Estate, usually full of people and with at least four racing bikes on the roof. That lot, with L-plates - I tell you, people did tend to get out of the way!
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Re: Am I seeking the impossible? Seven seat conversions requ

Post by toddao » Wed May 16, 2012 7:56 pm

Yes, I've got the 7 seat conversion for the BX, bought from a bloke near Bath a few years ago. It's actually pretty useless - it renders the boot defunct, it's only suitable for small children and there's no seat belts. I've used it once or twice..

My Dad had a Peugeot 504 estate too with the three rows of seats and that was great, real.. workhorse ( one of my favourite words)
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