Center Rear Seat Conversion Write-up

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bajaguy
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Center Rear Seat Conversion Write-up

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Naked... 4 screws hold the cubby in.

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Used a Dremel to angle the places where the wood meets the supports. Did a lot of measuring for this.

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Perfect fit! Well... if I were to do it again I would make the board stick out in the front more to make it fill the area between the seats.

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With a longer board the front part could also be taller.

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Top view

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Sticking a dowel through the drilled holes we used a Forstner drill bit to create the sunken surface for the T-nuts.

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Use the densest foam you can find. I did a little more trimming. If I were to do it again, I would use a single piece and fold it around.

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The two secure mounting options are to spot weld nuts from the bottom and sew the material on with a zipper to allow access to the bolts or use the T-nuts and access the bolts from below. The holes were drilled with the largest bit we had and then expanded with a grinder tip on the Dremel. Fits the socket nearly perfectly.

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A few steps skipped here. Wrapped the vinyl we bought at JoAnn's, removed the two hinge bolts to flip the bench over, and bolted it on. Walla!

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The material is nearly a perfect match. (probably was when the car was new =P )

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This is very nice. Thanks for the write-up.

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Very nice. Thanks for posting pictures.

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Very nice, Well done

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