Rear seat backrest removal

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Rear seat backrest removal

Postby Paul G » Fri Feb 16, 2018 5:37 pm

To remove the rear seat backrests is it just a case of undoing the two bolts each side where the catch mounts on the wheel arch and the two nuts and bolts in the centre.

Looks like a pain in the butt job for my sausage fingers!

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Re: Rear seat backrest removal

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:28 pm

Paul G wrote:To remove the rear seat backrests is it just a case of undoing the two bolts each side where the catch mounts on the wheel arch and the two nuts and bolts in the centre.

Yes, that's all there is to it.

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Re: Rear seat backrest removal

Postby Paul G » Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:53 pm

Cheers mate.

Took the remains of the cover off my 3.0 today and the seats are starting to get a bit of mould on them so stripping out the interior, cleaning it and storing it in the dry from now on until the car is restored.

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Re: Rear seat backrest removal

Postby Bug » Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:19 pm

If you only want to keep the material dry, then you can easily remove the rear pads by simply undoing the 10mm nut in the middle of the back at the bottom, under the semicircular cut in the rear carpet. Then push the protruding bolt in and lift the pad off the frame. Much easier and no fiddly setting up to do afterwards

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Re: Rear seat backrest removal

Postby Paul G » Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:54 pm

Bug wrote:If you only want to keep the material dry, then you can easily remove the rear pads by simply undoing the 10mm nut in the middle of the back at the bottom, under the semicircular cut in the rear carpet. Then push the protruding bolt in and lift the pad off the frame. Much easier and no fiddly setting up to do afterwards


Cheers for that, sounds much easier but I might as well remove the lot as the car is going to be totally stripped later in the year when I get going on it.

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Re: Rear seat backrest removal

Postby D366Y » Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:28 pm

Paul G wrote:
Bug wrote:If you only want to keep the material dry, then you can easily remove the rear pads by simply undoing the 10mm nut in the middle of the back at the bottom, under the semicircular cut in the rear carpet. Then push the protruding bolt in and lift the pad off the frame. Much easier and no fiddly setting up to do afterwards


Cheers for that, sounds much easier but I might as well remove the lot as the car is going to be totally stripped later in the year when I get going on it.

Paul.


Glad to hear you're finally starting on it Paul!! :D Can't wait to see it come along when it starts :cool: