Author Topic: Rear seat cushion  (Read 6984 times)

bill6567

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Rear seat cushion
« on: September 29, 2008, 08:27:46 PM »
Is there an easier way of taking the seat cushion out of a fastback mustang. I lift and pull forward like the manual says, but it doesn't release. I don't want to strain my back or get a hernia either so I have to be careful how I do this? Any suggestions would be helpful. Thanks

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Re: Rear seat cushion
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2008, 10:04:21 PM »
To remove the rear seat, push down and back about the same time. Drink a beer and try again. A hernia is part of the remedy. And yes, your back will suffer too, if you lift and pull. The retainers looks like a two inch wide angle iron piece bent slightly to the rear at the top. That's why the down, to clear the bend, and posh back to remove - then up.
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Re: Rear seat cushion
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2008, 05:58:18 PM »
Tried that and it didn't work. Probably not enough horsepower. Is there any other way or is that it.

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Re: Rear seat cushion
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2008, 09:26:59 PM »
You push down on the front of the seat to release the hook, then shove it back toward the trunk area to release the hook from the latch.  Drink another Shiner Helles Lager, then try it again.  If all fails go to the Army surplus store and buy two hand grenades.  Place them both in the middle of the hump, pulll the pins and run like hell.  When you get back, your back seat will be removed, I guarantee it. 

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Re: Rear seat cushion
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2008, 01:02:23 AM »
yeah you gotta do a back and up motion to get it out
                                   

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Re: Rear seat cushion
« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2008, 11:24:53 AM »
Not quite, you can't lift the back out because there are two clips and the seat back in the way. The front lifts up after you push the seat down and back.
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Re: Rear seat cushion
« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2008, 04:55:31 PM »
Put your knees and the full weight of your body on the middle and front of the seat and use your middle line backer muscles to push the seat toward the trunk.  Once the hook is clear, then just lift up and out toward you. 

 

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