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Console to Seat Conversion

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014+)' started by Motox, Jan 4, 2019.

  1. Jan 4, 2019 at 11:41 AM
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    Motox

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    Hi new here and I’m going to be swapping my center console, steering column, shift cable, etc with jump seat and column shifter. I’ve got a 17 CM TSS SR5 with black and grey cloth interior. I’ve already purchased a column with shifter and that’s all. If anyone wants to sell or trade seat for column, shift cable, plastic dash pieces, and whatever else may be needed please let me know. I’ve got a 4th child on the way and will loose my @$$ if I trade(plus I don’t wanna loose the big fuel tank)! Thanks
     
  2. Jan 4, 2019 at 11:52 AM
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    Even if you could get all of the pieces to make the switch aren't there some legalities with insurance and/or safety since this was not designated as a 6 passenger vehicle? This is where I wish Toyota offered the 38 gallon tank with the bench seat as an option. I guess it saves them enough $$ to not do so.
     
  3. Jan 4, 2019 at 12:23 PM
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    Maybe. There’s a lot of ridiculous safety regs out there however, I’m not modifying anything it’s all bolt on. And between the two tanks its only an 80lb difference. I couldn’t see it affect insurance being that ppl cut frames and crossmembers to install suspension lifts but if I do get in that situation to use insurance, hopefully I won’t, then it was like that when I bought it... lol
     
  4. Jan 8, 2019 at 6:57 PM
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    Well i have narrowed it down on the shift cable I need p/n 338200C120. That and a seat and I should be ready for the swap. If anyone out there is converting their bench to console message me. Any help for parts or advice I’d appreciate it.
     
    Last edited: Jan 10, 2019
  5. Jan 10, 2019 at 7:04 AM
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    Good luck! I hope it works out for you.
     
  6. Mar 12, 2019 at 6:47 AM
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    I'm looking to buy a tundra and I need seating for six, which seems rare, so I may wind up doing this kind of swap too. Please document the process.
     
  7. Mar 12, 2019 at 6:49 AM
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    Welcome from NY.
     
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    If this works out I would love to see some pictures as I miss my 6th seat terribly.
     
  9. Mar 13, 2019 at 2:03 AM
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    just curious why you want the bench seat? the center console was a deal or no deal option for me
     
  10. Mar 13, 2019 at 6:16 AM
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    Why not just get a SR or WT model?
     
  11. Mar 13, 2019 at 6:31 AM
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    After doing a similar conversion (auto trans column shift to manual on the column) as a teen, this is not something I would take on at my age with a 2017, but you have good reasons.

    It is doubtful that there is any legal problem with the conversion because the SR5 comes standard with a 40/20/40 front seat and column shifter. The TSS package requires the SR5 Upgrade package as the starting point, and that's why you have the bucket seats and console. Practically speaking, in Texas I doubt that law enforcement cares what you do to your vehicle unless you tinker with the Feds environmental bs, and then it would be tough to get them interested.

    Advice: Forget part numbers. Buy everything you need, as a package deal, from a salvage yard. You start buying parts from Toyota to do this, and you will spend a fortune. Depending on how much this conversion will cost, you might want to just consider another SR5 CM.
     

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