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Old November 24th, 2008, 11:12 AM
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How do you remove front seats?

I am looking to remove the passenger front seat. It looks like the front two bolts remove no problem, but the posts on the rear seat frame seem to be an issue. Any ideas?
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Old November 24th, 2008, 11:31 AM
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Did you slide the seat forward? If you remove the fronts, then slide the seat all the way forward you should have no trouble getting the rears out.
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Old November 24th, 2008, 12:23 PM
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Unless the bolts spin.

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Old November 24th, 2008, 12:29 PM
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They thread into captive nuts, and I think at least one is inside the the seatbox compartment. A set of vice grips takes care of it either way. They're easy to identify underneath.
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Old November 24th, 2008, 01:26 PM
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Remove the seat squab to give you more light. Once the 2 fronts are removed, slide the seat completely forward and this will give you access to the rear bolts. If still too tight, remove the cubby box.
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Old November 25th, 2008, 03:41 PM
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Thanks guys, the seat is out. I didn't put 2+2 together to slide seat forward to access the bolts. I was busy looking underneath the truck trying to figure out how to get the nuts off! I know, I'm an idiot. Anyway, the passenger seat is out, so now I can load my mountain bike in through the door & not have to fold up the rear soft window. I was nervous it would crack in the cold weather. Thanks again!
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Old November 25th, 2008, 03:56 PM
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Damn, seems a bit extreme. You could just run the heater for a while to make sure it warms up before opening it.

What kind of top do you have? On a tickford with both sides fully unzipped I am sure you can open it without even bending the plastic (it can bend at the fabric) so even dead cold I think you could open and close it ok without harming the plastic.

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Old November 25th, 2008, 04:03 PM
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Perfectly reasonable solution to the problem.

Ron (guy who removed lotus passenger seat for more cargo space).
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Old December 1st, 2008, 11:24 PM
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Thanks guys. It is the original Land Rover top as far as I can tell & no matter what I did, I couldn't keep from bending that rear window. So the removal of the passenger seat is a great alternative. I have been using this method for a week now. Cheers!
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Old December 2nd, 2008, 02:42 PM
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How about undoing the 1 snap in the back on the tickford and zipping it up 2 inches and sliding the bike between the window and the cargo floor.
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pls re read previous comment.
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