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currently have a bronco without a bench seat in the front and thought of doing so. is it legal to take 3 people in the front in Australia. better or worse with or without?
 

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Mount Info; "...The Broncos come equipped with both mounting capabilities, Bench and buckets. I just did this very swap from buckets to bench out of a 93 F150 XLT at the junk yard, it came with power dual lumbar, fold down arm rest, and dual cup holders for $45.00 in new condition. The mounting points for the bench are there under the carpet and they are plugged with rubber grommets. You do not have to tapped the holes either, the bolts that hold the buckets in place are self tapping, and they go in rather easy. The mounting points are made up of metal sleeves that are not threaded if never used and the self tapping bolts are easy to install. Just swap over the rubber plugs from the bench locations to the bucket locations and you are set.
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(Diagrams by Ford via Steve)
You also use the same seat belt locations and you are going to have to use the seat belts from the bench. The belt plastic sleeves are molded differently, and will not point in the right direction. Everything is plug and play, down to the lumbar..."
by Camo Horse (g8rfan, Bill) at FSB
I believe some 82 or 83 Broncos have 50/50 split bench seat and seatbelts for 3.
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Pic from 1982 Bronco Sales Brochure (see it below)

Inspect floor pan for rust, etc.


Here is some other info for you;
1982 Ford Bronco Sales Brochure by Ford via https://www.broncocorral.com/resources/1982_ford_bronco_brochure.pdf

EEC III Testing, Pin-Outs, Wiring & Vacuum Diagrams in an 82 by Tommy

DIY EEC III Timing Procedure by Eric, DONOTDELETE @ EEC III - Off-Road Forums & Discussion Groups

1982 Bronco "What's New for 1982" Brochure by Gary

1982 Light Truck Facts Book by Gary

1982 Bronco, F & E Series Accessories Brochure by Gary

1982 Bronco Advertisement "A lion in winter!"

1982 Fastener Pictures & Illustrations by Gary

1980-1986 Bronco/F Series Carburetors, Chokes & EFI by Gary

1980-1986 Bronco/F Series Specifications by Gary @ Axle Ratios - Gary's Garagemahal (the Bullnose bible)

Differences in 1980-1986 Bronco/F Series by Gary

Haynes Red Manual for 80-95 Bronco & F Series @ Hanes guide 80-96 bko f series.pdf via BroncMom
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