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#1 6.0ss

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Posted 28 June 2005 - 02:57 PM

How to modify your rear seat so the back rest can fold down when you want it to and stay up when you want it to...... :cool:

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First Remove the seat, (5 bolts, Lift and remove)

Once the seat is out there is a Y cable hanging off the under side of the back seat, it is secured to the seat by 2 bolts, remove the bolts and remove the Y cable seat lock down.

Locate the two tabs on the back rest part of the seat, (the part you want to fold down)

Take an air tool, jig saw, hack saw,, (how ever you cut steel) and cut the tabs back to the first hole on the tabs. (the first hole is the closest one to the end of the seat tab, about 1.5 inches gets cut off the tab)
(this tab in the picture has been extended,, you can still see the factory tab where it ends)
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(this picture, cut at red line for stock height seats, if you raised you seat, cut off as much as your raised it less than this picture shows)

Once this is completed you can reinstall the seat with 4 bolts, (2 on each end)....

now when you fold the seat into the upright position, the tabs should unhook themselves and you can pull the whole thing forward. To reconnect the back of the seat. fold the whole assembly up, hold the backrest to the back wall and lower the seat bottom. the tabs will slide back in and hold the seat steady for people to sit on..

WARNING. Do not let people sit on the seat if the rear tabs are not secured, it will break or bend the seat!

Enjoy access to amplifiers, speakers,, or your stash of what you want to put back there!! :cheers:

Edited by 6.0ss, 21 September 2005 - 08:26 PM.

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Posted 28 June 2005 - 03:04 PM

Good info! :thumbs: Wonder if it'll work on mine?
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Posted 28 June 2005 - 03:10 PM

How about a "How to?"

Pics would be great! :thumbs:

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Posted 28 June 2005 - 03:18 PM

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Posted 28 June 2005 - 03:22 PM

Pics?????

And would it work with a raised rear seat?
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Posted 28 June 2005 - 03:24 PM

It will work with a raised seat,, but you need to cut less off of the tabs to make it work. You can fold the seat in the up position, feel with your finger around the back of the seat where you need to cut the tab. score the tab with something and then cut where you scored the tab.

I will post some pics,, I just don't have any right now!!
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Posted 28 June 2005 - 04:08 PM

Thanks for the info I was going to try it when I put my new system in. Thanks again :cool:
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Posted 01 July 2005 - 01:05 AM

i still dont get the exact point of doing this... :banghead: shed some light on me please...
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Posted 01 July 2005 - 01:20 AM

access behind the seat for amps and such, other wise you have to unbolt the whole seat :mad: .great idea by the way i dont know why i never thought of that.
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Posted 01 July 2005 - 01:17 PM

nice idea. how about a pic of seat down postion?
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Posted 05 July 2005 - 09:46 PM

Great idea! Can't wait to try it out! :thumbs:
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Posted 05 July 2005 - 11:01 PM

Why was the tab in the pic extended? We need to cut that instead right?
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Posted 06 July 2005 - 02:36 PM

Why was the tab in the pic extended?  We need to cut that instead right?

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Correct... the only picture i could find was from an extended tab.. sorry it is confusing but just cut where the line is! you will be fine!


If you seat is raised,, (that is why there is a tab on this seat) you have to cut less off or none at all if you raised it significantly!
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Posted 10 July 2005 - 03:33 PM

Well I finally did it......its great.......Thanks!
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Posted 10 July 2005 - 05:59 PM

Well I finally did it......its great.......Thanks!

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Did ya shoot some pics, maybe for a how to????

I want to do it, but I want to make sure I'm doing the right thing!

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