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Bed Seats?

Hey guys,

I want to ad a bench for seating in the back of my Ranger.

Anyone have any plans, or any pictures of ones you built?
Just looking to make a bench out of wood and secure it to the bed.
Then add a lap belt.
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search 'Subaru Brat' on google pics.
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That has got to be the ugliest thing I've seen in awhile.
I'm looking more for like a bench instead of seats/chairs.

Thanks for the help though.
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Is that legal?
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that car is hideous haha but i want to do something like that too thats easily removable
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Is that legal?
if its bolted down and has seat belts i dont see why not, the law (in ontario at least) is number of passengers per number of seatbelts on the vehicle
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Not allowed in DE. No one rides in the back of a truck, not even with a cap.
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i wish i had pictures of this

but when i was in the boy scouts one of the guys dads did the research and apparently if you have a car seat bolted to the bed of the truck, with seatbelts, its legal to ride back there (or at least was at the time)

so he had the backseat out of a blazer bolted in the back of a 94 f150 xl std cab WITH LUMBER RACK .... the funniest part is whenever you seen him driving around in the rain the seat had a tarp over it.

And yes, we all used to fight over who got to ride in the back cause we thought it was the coolest thing ever.
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I'm hoping it's legal in MN going to have to check.
Just want to make something nice and simple and easily removable.
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Can't find any pics of a home made bench... you would think there would be tons.
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minnesota you dont even need a bench

http://www.iihs.org/laws/cargoAreas.aspx

Minnesota no state law no state law
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the law in oregon anyways is that as long at all the seats are occupied in the cab people can ride in the bed as long as their *** is on the floor of the bed.
but i bet you could get away by just buying someones used bench seat like out of a minivan or something and just bolt that down and add the lap belts that went along with it. I see them for sale/free on CL all the time around here.
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NO STATE LAW AWESOME!, Thanks a lot Melt.
Another thing, you guys know where to get a good tail gate lock, preferably chrome?
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Score! Im making my friends ride back there all the time now hahaha
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NO STATE LAW AWESOME!, Thanks a lot Melt.
Another thing, you guys know where to get a good tail gate lock, preferably chrome?
Stuffforyouranger.com
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just go to the jy and get a full bench seat thats in good shape out of a van or old truck. then bolt it in.
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Just throw a love seat/hide-a bed back there.
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Just give 'em grab handles like on a subway lol. Screw seats.
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throw in a actual bed. with a strap for them to hold on to. hahaha
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is that a reliable source for the law?
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is that a reliable source for the law?
thats what i was thinking
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was updated may 2009

but i dont think so because as far as i know california is also legal to ride in the back if you have a camper shell and that site doesnt list that as an exemption
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Handcuff them to the tie down anchors lol
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Handcuff them to the tie down anchors lol
Im sure that wont attract the POlice at all lol
Excuse me sir, but you have a very young looking woman handcuffed in your truck, may i ask why...
Now give me a response to that ahha?
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"she's legal"
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