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Username Post: Rear Seat Partition        (Topic#348957)
msp177 
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01-01-18 10:49 AM - Post#2719668    

Happy New Year!

Anyone know how the rear seat partition is installed 1963 Impala 2 door ss? This is the partition that goes between the rear seat back springs and the trunk opening. The car didn't have one when I got it so I have no way of knowing how it was attached by the factory. Could have been glued, screwed or whatever?

Thanks for the input.
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ampico-kid 
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01-01-18 02:58 PM - Post#2719704    
    In response to msp177

Having just done one a few months ago it seems to me you remove the back seat (bottom and back) and there are hooks that the panel hangs on. If it's a repro partition there should be holes already punched in it in the right spots. Once the seat back is put back on, it sandwiches the partition between the seat back and the metal car frame. That's about it from what I recall.



 
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01-02-18 09:00 AM - Post#2719771    
    In response to msp177

Here is a picture Verne Frantz posted on a trunk divider post -one side of the board is not hooked over the hook on metal panel.

https://www.chevytalk.org/fusionbb/showtopic.php?ti...

The hooks that the divider board hooks over are actually the same hooks that the back seat springs hook onto when they are insalled.

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msp177 
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01-07-18 11:45 AM - Post#2720339    
    In response to pvs409

Thanks Paul. The pic really makes it easy to see how the divider was installed.

M



 
Andy4639 
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01-08-18 05:55 PM - Post#2720487    
    In response to msp177

What has everyone used to make a new one out of? The one in my 64 has just about rotted away.

I'm thinking the 1/4" plywood I I had left over from the back package tray. Glue the Jutt insulation to it and reinstall. That should cut down on the road noise coming from the back of the car.



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69_BOWTIE 
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01-08-18 06:11 PM - Post#2720490    
    In response to Andy4639

I just made one last week ,I made mine out of 1/8 MDF board (really strong carboard) got it at Lowes for like $10 4x8 sheet. You don't want to go to thick our your seat back wont slip down all the way. Glue on a piece of foam like the pic or it may rattle on you, I even drew a grid for the air baffle thingy and drilled them out with a 3/8" bit don't really think you need it but WTH,I only drilled like a 10" x 10" square out.

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Verne_Frantz 
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01-08-18 08:14 PM - Post#2720504    
    In response to 69_BOWTIE

Just for info, the originals varied between models and years. Some had holes in the middle which varied also.

Verne



 
blkss64 
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01-08-18 09:00 PM - Post#2720515    
    In response to Verne_Frantz

Thank you Verne. I have owned 6 1964 Implalas over the years, all 2 dr hardtops. 4 were Janesville, WI. built, one Wilmington, De. built and the other Southgate, Ca.

All of the rear seat divider boards were solid, no holes save for one that had the rear seat speaker option.

I have also rummaged through countless other 64s getting parts over the years and rarely saw the seat divider version with holes.

Was this a plant to plant difference or rear speaker option requirement for venting?



 
Andy4639 
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01-09-18 04:25 AM - Post#2720531    
    In response to blkss64

Thanks guy's I'll check on the board at Lowes.

The one in mine doesn't have the holes either and it has the rear speaker which is gone. I hid mine under the package board I did last winter.

My plan is to insulate the whole back side of the car.



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Verne_Frantz 
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01-09-18 02:38 PM - Post#2720583    
    In response to blkss64

The differences don't appear to be plant to plant. They are year to year, model to model and rear speaker or not.
In '62 & '63 all the Sport Coupes had the holes whether they had the rear speaker or not. It seems that in '64, only factory rear speaker cars had the holes. Other models had a rear speaker mounted on the package shelf and had a solid panel.
Now here's another twist that did vary by plant. Some plants painted the trunk spatter before the interior was installed and some painted it after the interior was installed, and those had the spatter on the cardboard panel. There are many more differences in the trunks, such as whether the wiring, rear antenna bracket and lower latch were painted or not. (and whether or not the car was sold with a mat on the upper shelf.)

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Adam63impala 
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01-31-18 04:02 PM - Post#2722891    
    In response to Verne_Frantz

what is the purpose of the partition? mine hasn't had it since i got the car 17 years ago.



 
Verne_Frantz 
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01-31-18 08:52 PM - Post#2722932    
    In response to Adam63impala

It's a noise insulation panel from road noise from the trunk into the interior. All new cars had it.

Verne



 
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