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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 02-21-2010, 01:54 PM Thread Starter
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Child Seat on Center Console???

Just wondering if anyone has done this? i heard some guys were doing it on a Treyx forum but didnt see any pics. Would this even be safe. My wife actually suggested it. We have just one girl,12 months old. SHe loves to ride but we use the bed alot for around the property chores and putting a bench or seat back there in and out seems like a hassle.

So has anyone done a small center 3rd seat? If so is the cover strong or sturdy enough? Any info would be appreciated.

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post #2 of 26 (permalink) Old 02-22-2010, 11:33 PM Thread Starter
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no one has any thoughts on this?

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Hmmm, I don't know if that would be good or not. Probably fine as long as you don't wreck. the center is only held down by the seats and if you ran into something the extra weight on it may cause it to fly out. JMHO
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i would have some seious reservations about mounting my child on a thin piece of plastic , car seat or not . the engine cover was not desighned to hold any weight . now ive done some really stupid stuff in my day . but when it comes to the saftey and well being of children i make NO comprimises! . IMO save a little cash and buy a rear cage and bench seat.
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Well I was going to modify it, not just sit it on the plastic LOL - but thanks for the input

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It would be an interesting thought if you could add a brace in to safely bolt a car seat down, but then you may run into trouble getting the center console out for service.
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It would be an interesting thought if you could add a brace in to safely bolt a car seat down, but then you may run into trouble getting the center console out for service.

thats what i was thinking - welding in a brace but trying not to interfere with engine access... hey if there is a will theres a way

BTW i would never even get close to driving in a manner that would cause a flip-over or roll with my daughter on-board anyway.

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That was the first thing I did to my Prowler. I did it on my Rhino before and it works great. I even rolled it with my daughter in the middle and it was safe, safer than being on the outside, she is 9 years old. On the Prowler I cut 1/2 plywood the shape I needed for the bottom then had it proffesionally covered and them screwed it using fender washer from inside the plastic cover thru into the wood. For the back the same thing, I cut it on the angles of the 2 brace bars and them got 1 1/8 steel conduit clamps to mount it. Lastly I mounted a lap belt. It looks like factory and works great because her feet rest on the 2 spots on the engine cover. I feel safer with her between me and my wife than in the back.
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That was the first thing I did to my Prowler. I did it on my Rhino before and it works great. I even rolled it with my daughter in the middle and it was safe, safer than being on the outside, she is 9 years old. On the Prowler I cut 1/2 plywood the shape I needed for the bottom then had it proffesionally covered and them screwed it using fender washer from inside the plastic cover thru into the wood. For the back the same thing, I cut it on the angles of the 2 brace bars and them got 1 1/8 steel conduit clamps to mount it. Lastly I mounted a lap belt. It looks like factory and works great because her feet rest on the 2 spots on the engine cover. I feel safer with her between me and my wife than in the back.

I knew someone had to have done this!!! Awesome thanks for the info. Can you please post a couple of pics please??? thanks

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I will try to get pictures tonight. It is also a nice armrest when my daughter is not riding with me.
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