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HELP - Shock question
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I'm all set to get those air shocks out of my 73 Q code with fold down rear seat. However, I cant see the top mount in the trunk. Looks like it is under the seat panel but I don't think it folds up that way. If I have to take part of the seat out can someone give me some detailed instructions about what to do.
Thanks.
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You'll need to remove the back seat. The base is held in by a couple of clip like brackets, Push down and back, the seat should come out. The seat back has a couple of bolts holding it in at the bottom and brackets at the top that capture the seat back frame. From there the rear shcks are accessed by removing a couple of oval shaped plugs... if they are still there.

Jeff T.

Low buck, touring style, '73 Convertible "rolling restoration", 351c, 2v heads with a shave and a haircut, Performer intake, Holley 650(ish), roller rockers, screw in studs, guideplates, stainless valves, Duraspark / Motorsports MSD, T-5 conversion. 1-1/8" front, 3/4" rear swaybars KYB shocks and some home brewed subframe connectors. Future plans; JGC steering box, Cobra brakes and... paint, interior, etc.

When I die I want to die like grandpa, peacefully in my sleep... not screaming, like his passenger.

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droptop73;192475 Wrote:You'll need to remove the back seat. The base is held in by a couple of clip like brackets, Push down and back, the seat should come out. The seat back has a couple of bolts holding it in at the bottom and brackets at the top that capture the seat back frame. From there the rear shcks are accessed by removing a couple of oval shaped plugs... if they are still there.
Thanks. But I'm still having trouble. So I should be able to get the seat base out by pushing down and back? No tools there? Ok. If I get that out bet I'll see the bolts holding the back. From there I get the deal about the oval plugs. Gotta get that seat out. I'm annoyed at myself. Could not seem to do this job this morning. I'll try again tomorrow. Thank you for the help. If anyone has a photo or anything else they think will help I'm all eyes and ears. Thanks.
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#4
Sometimes getting the seat base out is a REAL PAIN!! Especially the first time you do it. After you get the hang of how it's done it's simpler but can still try your patience. It's not something done regularly. All the best on your project!

Jeff T.

Low buck, touring style, '73 Convertible "rolling restoration", 351c, 2v heads with a shave and a haircut, Performer intake, Holley 650(ish), roller rockers, screw in studs, guideplates, stainless valves, Duraspark / Motorsports MSD, T-5 conversion. 1-1/8" front, 3/4" rear swaybars KYB shocks and some home brewed subframe connectors. Future plans; JGC steering box, Cobra brakes and... paint, interior, etc.

When I die I want to die like grandpa, peacefully in my sleep... not screaming, like his passenger.

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Twins;192417 Wrote:I'm all set to get those air shocks out of my 73 Q code with fold down rear seat. However, I cant see the top mount in the trunk. Looks like it is under the seat panel but I don't think it folds up that way. If I have to take part of the seat out can someone give me some detailed instructions about what to do.
Thanks.

On a fold down seat car
fold the seat down
remove the flat carpeted fixed rear panel - 4 screws hold it down

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OOPS!! I missed the part about it being a fold down... SORRY!!

Jeff T.

Low buck, touring style, '73 Convertible "rolling restoration", 351c, 2v heads with a shave and a haircut, Performer intake, Holley 650(ish), roller rockers, screw in studs, guideplates, stainless valves, Duraspark / Motorsports MSD, T-5 conversion. 1-1/8" front, 3/4" rear swaybars KYB shocks and some home brewed subframe connectors. Future plans; JGC steering box, Cobra brakes and... paint, interior, etc.

When I die I want to die like grandpa, peacefully in my sleep... not screaming, like his passenger.

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OMS;192548 Wrote:
Twins;192417 Wrote:I'm all set to get those air shocks out of my 73 Q code with fold down rear seat. However, I cant see the top mount in the trunk. Looks like it is under the seat panel but I don't think it folds up that way. If I have to take part of the seat out can someone give me some detailed instructions about what to do.
Thanks.

On a fold down seat car
fold the seat down
remove the flat carpeted fixed rear panel - 4 screws hold it down
Don: Great advice. I did not go further with the project this weekend so I'll get that out next week. I was able to get one side of the seat out so that was fun at least.
I was eyeballing those screws yesterday (if I am thinking about the same ones you are talking about) but wondered if all they did was just hold down the carpeting. I did not want to now screw up the way the carpeting on the panel was seated as you cant imagine how many other screws I took out and had to replace! Well, I learned something about the car anyway and I only had one leftover screw!
So, basically you are telling me that in about three minutes
I could have had the four screws out and the panel removed. Smile
That's life.
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