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Username Post: Front seat removal        (Topic#351020)
falotz2 
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05-08-18 07:16 AM - Post#2733376    

Alright all. Since you all are a wealth of info and I just completed my complete drivetrain overhaul and new SBC swap its time to move on to the interior. I am doing the door panels myself (nothing special just some new mexican blanket stuff) I need to know where the bolts that hold the front seat are to remove it? Any pointers, tips or pics that you guys could provide would be helpful. Thanks in advance all



 

2blu52 
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05-08-18 07:51 AM - Post#2733383    
    In response to falotz2

The bolts are in the corners of the seat and are kind of a pain in the you know what. Coming out is fine going back in is troublesome as the seat frame work kind of gets in the way of inserting the bolts. When re installing I would place the bolts in the holes in the seat frame first.

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52BA 
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05-08-18 08:04 AM - Post#2733387    
    In response to 2blu52

I put the seat bolts in from under the floor then set the seat in over the studs and secured it with nuts and washers.
Made a sometimes very difficult job easy.
Gary



 
2blu52 
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05-08-18 09:01 AM - Post#2733396    
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  • 52BA Said:
I put the seat bolts in from under the floor then set the seat in over the studs and secured it with nuts and washers.
Made a sometimes very difficult job easy.
Gary


Another brilliant idea shared with the less than knowledgeable.

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Rustchips 
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05-08-18 09:20 AM - Post#2733398    
    In response to 2blu52

I don't know what year you are working on, but the seat in my '54 was removed by removing the rear bolts and sliding the seat back out of the front seat retainers. The rear bolts were easy to get to by adjusting the seat all the way forward.
Cleon

1928 Chevy Coupe
1942 Chevy Special Deluxe Coupe
1955 Chevy Bel Air HTP
1970 El Camino
1990 F##d Mustang Convertible

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Larry E 
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05-08-18 01:30 PM - Post#2733416    
    In response to Rustchips

Not sure what year your car is but I removed my seat a few times and it was much easier to take out when I removed the door stop bracket. But be careful not to open it too wide or you will dent the molding outside. 50 Styline 4 door.



 
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05-08-18 06:15 PM - Post#2733447    
    In response to falotz2

On my 48 when I took the front seat out to do the rewire, I put studs in the holes before I put the seat back in. It makes it a lot easier. I have had the seat out 2 or 3 times since then. Don't know if the 49-54's are the same.

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52BA 
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05-09-18 06:43 AM - Post#2733488    
    In response to Rustchips

1952 Belair.
Gary



 
falotz2 
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05-09-18 07:15 AM - Post#2733493    
    In response to Rustchips

Thanks all sorry its a 1954 I will give it a try hopefully its not too bad.



 
dsacton 
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05-09-18 10:33 AM - Post#2733508    
    In response to falotz2

If it's a 2-door and you are going to be doing the seats anyway, then take the seat backs off first. The front seat weighs a ton, and about 1/2 of that is in the backs.

Scott Acton
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falotz2 
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05-09-18 10:47 AM - Post#2733509    
    In response to dsacton

Just doing carpet and door panels. The seats are practically new.



 
Dave in VA 
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05-09-18 11:31 AM - Post#2733519    
    In response to dsacton

Is it easy to remove the seat backs? '50 2dr

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dsacton 
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05-09-18 12:08 PM - Post#2733524    
    In response to Dave in VA

Yes, it is quite easy. I have pictures from my '54 removal if you are interested.


Scott Acton
1954 Chevy Bel Air 2-door
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Rustchips 
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05-09-18 12:29 PM - Post#2733526    
    In response to falotz2

Are you sure, you have to remove the seats to replace the carpet? Other than the back seat cushion.
Cleon

1928 Chevy Coupe
1942 Chevy Special Deluxe Coupe
1955 Chevy Bel Air HTP
1970 El Camino
1990 F##d Mustang Convertible

Life is like a roll of toilet paper the nearer the end the faster it goes.


 
Dave in VA 
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05-09-18 04:20 PM - Post#2733545    
    In response to dsacton

Yes, I'd like to see those pics

"Knowledge is Good" -- Emil Faber

U S Navy MM2 1970-75 USS Canisteo AO-99, USS Miller DE-1091 (The Champagne of Ships)

1950 Styleline Deluxe 2dr, mostly stock, driver quality...new to me 3/18


 
dsacton 
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05-09-18 05:19 PM - Post#2733550    
    In response to Dave in VA

First, you need to remove the clamshell which is held on with 3 screws.

Next, you remove the metal cover from the center, which is held on with a single screw.

Finally, you remove the C-ring from the outside. Tip the back forward and it will slip right out.
Good luck!



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Clamshell


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Center metal cover


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Driver's side


Scott Acton
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http://www.my54chevy.com


 
falotz2 
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05-10-18 09:11 AM - Post#2733597    
    In response to dsacton

Yes if you could send me pictures please. falotz2@hotmail.com Thanks



Edited by falotz2 on 05-10-18 09:12 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
Dave in VA 
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05-10-18 11:59 AM - Post#2733615    
    In response to dsacton

Thank you so much This will be a help in the future.

"Knowledge is Good" -- Emil Faber

U S Navy MM2 1970-75 USS Canisteo AO-99, USS Miller DE-1091 (The Champagne of Ships)

1950 Styleline Deluxe 2dr, mostly stock, driver quality...new to me 3/18


Edited by Dave in VA on 05-10-18 01:24 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 

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