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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old May 9th, 01, 05:08 PM Thread Starter
 
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can enyone tell me how to get my rear seat out of my 67 camaro i push and pull and say a few choice words but it wont come out i want to put new vynle on it but i cant get it out. help!!!!!!!! scott t

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old May 9th, 01, 05:34 PM
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Push down very hard on the bottom-front of the seat while pushing back.

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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old May 9th, 01, 11:08 PM
 
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Geezer's right. If this fails, face the rear seat - put a thick cloth between your knee and the bottom of the seat - kick the cloth with your knee - real hard (like I said, get a thick cloth). Repeat as necessary.
Do the kicking halfway between the driveshaft tunnel and the inner rocker panel for best results.
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old May 10th, 01, 05:32 PM
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At about the middle of each seat if you reach under you can feel a piece of metal about a quarter inch wide, inch long and sticking up about a half inch or so with a small round metal piece of the seat hooked into it. It is sort of a "J" on its side (it goes forward toward the trunk and then curls upward on the back side facing the trunk. What you have to do is push the seat in while lifting so you can get the wire part of the seat to the back of the "J" part. Once you know what you are up against it a little easier to figure you what to do. I think it is possible to do one side at a time so you can actually feel how far you need to push the seat in before you can lift it out. Good Luck!!!
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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old May 11th, 01, 04:22 PM
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I do mine one side at a time; works OK. Still a real pain the first time.
Once it's out, put some WD 40 or silicone spray on the springs. It makes it LOTS easier next time!

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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old May 12th, 01, 02:29 AM
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What I did was get two thick towels and a 2X4. Cut the 2X4 just a little longer than the distance between the front seat and the back seat, wrap the towels around the ends of the 2X4 and gently wedge the board in the area of the j hook between the seats. Just make sure you use enough padding on the 2X4. Do 1 side at a time and it will come right out. Good luck!
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old May 12th, 01, 04:46 AM
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After you get the bottom seat out, you will find two bolts with large washers holding the seat-back in place. Remove them and grab the seat by the bottom and push straight up. The seat is hanging from a couple of brackets just below the package tray. (I should say that it is that way on my 69. I am pretty sure the 68 is the same). You might want to install a new package tray and sound deadening felt while it is out. It is a pretty easy job.

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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old May 12th, 01, 08:51 AM
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There are a couple of metal tabs that bend over a slot in both bottom corners. You need to get those as well on the 68.
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