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Rear seat removal
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Hello!

Im going to remove my rear seat this weekend to remove the side panels and then remove the lower window trim.
Im guessing this is pretty straight forward but since ive never done it before and its always good to save time since im always in a hurry i might just as well ask how the procedure is done.Tongue

Is it bolted in some way or is it some quick release? Or do i just lift it out?

1972 Mercury Cougar XR-7 2dr hardtop
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Odmark;289866 Wrote:Hello!

Im going to remove my rear seat this weekend to remove the side panels and then remove the lower window trim.
Im guessing this is pretty straight forward but since ive never done it before and its always good to save time since im always in a hurry i might just as well ask how the procedure is done.Tongue

Is it bolted in some way or is it some quick release? Or do i just lift it out?

Here are mustang related instructions. This is for replacing the carpet but Step 5 talks about removing the rear seat. Step 10 talks about removing the side panels.
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SteveO_71;289875 Wrote:
Odmark;289866 Wrote:Hello!

Im going to remove my rear seat this weekend to remove the side panels and then remove the lower window trim.
Im guessing this is pretty straight forward but since ive never done it before and its always good to save time since im always in a hurry i might just as well ask how the procedure is done.Tongue

Is it bolted in some way or is it some quick release? Or do i just lift it out?

Here are mustang related instructions. This is for replacing the carpet but Step 5 talks about removing the rear seat. Step 10 talks about removing the side panels.

Sorry but. Where? Huh Big Grin

1972 Mercury Cougar XR-7 2dr hardtop
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#4
The rear seat bottom is removed by pushing the front of the seat rearward and lifting up. Each side has a u shaped piece on the seat that catches on a hook protruding from the floorboard.

If it is a fixed rear seat back, it is a similar arrangement- Push up, pull the bottom forward and pull down.

Reinstallation is the reverse. When you see it it will make sense.

If it is a fold down rear seat, after the seat bottom is removed, there are 4 bolts that attach the rear seat, I think they are 1/2" and can be seen on each side. release seat latch and unblot them and the back removes. The rear panel is held down by 4 phillips head screws.

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Jeff73Mach1;289883 Wrote:The rear seat bottom is removed by pushing the front of the seat rearward and lifting up. Each side has a u shaped piece on the seat that catches on a hook protruding from the floorboard.

If it is a fixed rear seat back, it is a similar arrangement- Push up, pull the bottom forward and pull down.

Reinstallation is the reverse. When you see it it will make sense.

If it is a fold down rear seat, after the seat bottom is removed, there are 4 bolts that attach the rear seat, I think they are 1/2" and can be seen on each side. release seat latch and unblot them and the back removes. The rear panel is held down by 4 phillips head screws.

Just to add in here, there may be 2 screws at the bottom of the seatback. There is on my car. Took me a while to find them as I was thinking it just lifted up and off.
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Stanglover;289890 Wrote:
Jeff73Mach1;289883 Wrote:The rear seat bottom is removed by pushing the front of the seat rearward and lifting up. Each side has a u shaped piece on the seat that catches on a hook protruding from the floorboard.

If it is a fixed rear seat back, it is a similar arrangement- Push up, pull the bottom forward and pull down.

Reinstallation is the reverse. When you see it it will make sense.

If it is a fold down rear seat, after the seat bottom is removed, there are 4 bolts that attach the rear seat, I think they are 1/2" and can be seen on each side. release seat latch and unblot them and the back removes. The rear panel is held down by 4 phillips head screws.

Just to add in here, there may be 2 screws at the bottom of the seatback. There is on my car. Took me a while to find them as I was thinking it just lifted up and off.

Here is the missing link:

http://www.cjponyparts.com/mustang-acc-m...ons/a/362/
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I have tried to get the seat bottom out by pushing and lifting it but it just won't come loose. I almost lost it yesterday  Shootself Angel

1972 Mercury Cougar XR-7 2dr hardtop
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#8
Sounds like you are doing it right then.  I try to get my meat hooks on the leading edge of the rear seat and throw my body weight into pushing both sides back at once about 6 inches outside the hump.  Of course there is no reason you can't release one side at a time either.

If you are ready to sell the car over it you are probably doing it right.  Let me know if you need my arsenal of fabricated foul language explicatives, or the name of a Louisiana Voodoo Guru to help.

Oh yes, you did encircle the car with chickens feet first, right?

Mine has the 2 screws on the upper seat back too, you cannot remove the screws with the lower seat in as the screws face nearly straight up.

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#9
You have to push back and down on both sides of the front of the seat, approximately in the center of where you sit, with some force. Not easy to do with limited room. You might try it at the bottom of the seat frame, harder to get to but more direct and not hampered by the spring action by pushing at the top of the seat.



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#10
You still trying to get the back seat out!!!. Try 1/2 stick of dynamite, that should be enough.
Joking aside, they can be a bit*h to get out especially if you're a bigger guy as there ain't much room back there. Once you have done it once, you say to yourself " was it really that easy!!" Oh. getting it back in can be a pain as well. Just thought I'd forewarn you!
Anyway nothing else I can add to the 'instructions' other than getting a back seat out isn't worth loosing it as you said.
all the best.
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