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1972 Fastback rear seat fold down mod questions
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The PO started to convert the standard rear seat to a fold down type. He removed the entire seatback brace that goes between the wheel housings. He installed the folding rear seat back assembly, which now just pivots up or down with no locks. I have the trap door, and the filler panel. They were just loose in the trunk and are now put away.
I believe I have the correct interior quarter panels. I was going to try to go back to a standard rear seat, but now, with most of the big parts for a fold down seat on hand or installed, I am thinking of continuing with his handy work.
I think I mostly need the brace for the trap door and probably a lot of little odds and ends, latches, trim pieces, etc.
Where can I get a GOOD blow up picture of what is needed and what I am missing?
I plan on driving this summer with the rear seat folded down, but there will be a gaping opening where the trap door should be until I get more parts. I also need a picture of what ever parts I need for the area below the rear window.
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#2
These are from the '73 I restored. Hopefully it's what you need and they help.

Steve


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In the second picture the bracket, (it shows one on each side in the first pic), is that for mounting of the fold down seat back? The PO has the fold down seatback already mounted. I will have to see how he did that
The third picture shows the latch and bracket I need. The seatback already has the loop piece to catch the bracket.
The 4th picture shows what I thought was a spare tire bracket, (lower left side in front of the trap door), this gives me an idea of orientation of everything.
The last two pictures show exactly the piece I need to support the trap door, that piece that is welded to, and goes between, the wheel housings.
These pictures were of great help, thank you. Do you have a package tray, or is there a cover/decorative panel that goes below the rear window?
Like I said, I plan on driving with the seat folded down this summer, but if I could find that rear support piece, that would be great. That way at least I would have that opening into the trunk covered. I am just trying to get an idea of what I will need in the future..........Thanks again!

In the second picture the bracket, (it shows one on each side in the first pic), is that for mounting of the fold down seat back? The PO has the fold down seatback already mounted. I will have to see how he did that
The third picture shows the latch and bracket I need. The seatback already has the loop piece to catch the bracket.
The 4th picture shows what I thought was a spare tire bracket, (lower left side in front of the trap door), this gives me an idea of orientation of everything.
The last two pictures show exactly the piece I need to support the trap door, that piece that is welded to, and goes between, the wheel housings.
These pictures were of great help, thank you. Do you have a package tray, or is there a cover/decorative panel that goes below the rear window?
Like I said, I plan on driving with the seat folded down this summer, but if I could find that rear support piece, that would be great. That way at least I would have that opening into the trunk covered. I am just trying to get an idea of what I will need in the future..........Thanks again!
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The brackets welded to the floor in the first and second pics are for mounting the rear seat back assy. Here's a pic that kind of shows the piece below the rear window.

Steve


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rvrtrash;214694 Wrote:The brackets welded to the floor in the first and second pics are for mounting the rear seat back assy. Here's a pic that kind of shows the piece below the rear window.

Steve
I have many questions about this mod/installation. Since I have the trap door and the filler panel, I have 2 questions for starters, (well, maybe 3 or 4).
#1 What is the trapdoor and hinge assembly attached to and how?
#2 Does that filler panel get attached on the floor directly in front of the trapdoor and how? (I realize there is an orientation where those metal recesses go)
#3 Is the frame for the trapdoor one piece, or a left and right piece that is welded to the wheel housings?
#4 Is there anywhere I can get clear instructions or measurements and part ids for this mod?
Thanks.....Dan
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#6
Back a few years ago I was going to do this modification to my car and I found a downer car and bought everything from it Every nut bolt and panel. After all that work and time gathering and cleaning and polishing all the chrome I took a hard look at the bracing on my car that I would have to cut out and spot-welds I would have to drill and decided F%@K it! not worth the effort. I sold it all to a guy that was in the same shoes as you. I hope his car came out good and I wish you good luck in this endeavor. Sorry I can't help you more.

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Danno;215197 Wrote:
rvrtrash;214694 Wrote:The brackets welded to the floor in the first and second pics are for mounting the rear seat back assy. Here's a pic that kind of shows the piece below the rear window.

Steve
I have many questions about this mod/installation. Since I have the trap door and the filler panel, I have 2 questions for starters, (well, maybe 3 or 4).
#1 What is the trapdoor and hinge assembly attached to and how?
#2 Does that filler panel get attached on the floor directly in front of the trapdoor and how? (I realize there is an orientation where those metal recesses go)
#3 Is the frame for the trapdoor one piece, or a left and right piece that is welded to the wheel housings?
#4 Is there anywhere I can get clear instructions or measurements and part ids for this mod?
Thanks.....Dan

I just realized I didn't get back on this post, and apologize.
There is a piece that goes across the floor and is welded to the floor. You can see it in the bottom of the pic from the rear. The hinge assy and side panels screw to it. There are two side pieces for the trapdoor than screw to the piece welded to the floor at the bottom and the top brace at the top. The easiest way to figure out where everything goes is to look at a car that has it in. I don't know of anyone that has a conversion process written up and posted.

Steve
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#8
This has been done and documented:
http://www.7173mustangs.com/thread-conve...rear-seats



“If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.”
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#9
Gosh I feel lucky to get mine it cost $86.32, sport deck rear seat with space saver spare. I ordered it on my Mach 1. Great dating car, lol.
I didn't realize so much had to change.
David


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