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Windows in an HT are quite straightforward. One of the mags (LRO?) posted a DIY article a few years ago on how to do it, but I got a guy in Staffordshire to do mine (The Defender Centre) and they charged me 150 squids for an excellent job (but they are like that anyway - cant recommend them highly enough). Might be worth putting grilles behind them as they can be popped out by thieves.

Seats-wise, the standard seats on my 110 CSW hinge forward enough to allow folk to climb in behind them. Otherwise someone (sorry, perils of being away from UK, I forget who sells stuff) sells seat mounting-rail extensions so theoretically you could run the seat forward on its runners as far as poss *then* hinge it forward as well, for more room.

Middle seat, though, I have always hated and removed it on every Rover Ive had. My 110 in the UK has a cubby box there (with soup warmer thanks to a certain Mr T Savage), the 110 in Cairo has a compressor and first aid kit... its a useful space where you can bung all sorts of kit.
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This is a very useful thread - apologies if it has wandered slightly!

I fitted grilles to the rear windows of the last Landy we had, but it did look a bit like a riot van. Has anyone come across windows which aren't quite so easy to pop out, so you don't need grilles?
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For windows, the best are made for pleasure canal boats, so look for these on the web or find your nearest boat yard and go and ask. Sorry don't know the regs, but a chap going around France brought his 110 in for seats fitting and said they must have belts in France???? I think it is best to assume that all seats must have belts. Mounting them is all about spreading the load. If you think the metal is not think enough, then place a steel plate, the other side of the panel. as for size? The bigger, the better.

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Has anyone come across windows which aren't quite so easy to pop out, so you don't need grilles?
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un-poppable windows.....

It may be that the nature of the LR's "flat-panel" construction means that fitting a flat window into a flat panel, surrounded by a rubber seal, you inevitably have something that has very limited strength when pushed against.

I dont know of any manufacturer who has got round this prob for LRs, its especially bad for that rear quarterlight to the left of the safari door - thats the one that thieves pop out, reach in and open the door through. Mantec make some good grilles that are less obtrusive than some, and a friend of mine has got round the issue by rivetting two steel bars across the inside of the window, again, less obtrusive....

I dont think there's a low-impact factory solution though. Yet....!
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How big is the window problem, really? I can't help feeling it's one of the stories that happened to somebody somewhere, and has since been repeated endlessly?!

I have grilles on my windows (fitted ages ago) when someone really wanted to get in, they put a brick through the drivers's window!

I have Peugeot 205 seats in the front of one of my LRs, really comfortable and tilt forward to allow thinner people through to the back.

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...when someone really wanted to get in, they put a brick through the drivers's window!
Hi Sam,

Not if you have a sturdy dog guard.

But when the brick lands on the driver's head there's no need to make damage to the car.


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