Back Seat Bottom

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bomby74

Guest
Greetings All,
Whenever I remove my back seat bottom, it's always a struggle. It
seems that they could have been manufactured just a little narrower.
I have to force the end into one of the side panels, bowing it in
enough to clear the other side so it can be removed or installed.
It's like that on both my Amphicars.
I'am tempted to build my own bottom out of 3/4" plywood that's about
1" narrower than the original. I just removed all of the interior
panels and seats for recovering and don't want to hack up the new
material. Could that be the reason that many of you don't have the
original back seat bottom in you cars?

Thanks!

Brian Crombie
Faribault, Mn.
 
B

Bill Connelly

Guest
In response to Brian's posting below, for folks whose original passenger
rear seat fiber-stuff bottoms are history anyhow, or for those who want a
bit more "utility" thereabouts, check out David Chapman's "Seat Belts" page
at http://www.amphicars.com/actbelts.htm . Not only will you see his rear
seat belt mounting technique, but also some handy cabinetry he added
underneath the seat platform. With passenger compartment space at such a
premium, it must be handy to have an extra out-of-the-way, but still
reasonably easily accessible place to store one's tools, flare pistols and
emergency gumdrop rations!

~Bilgey~

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Greetings All,
Whenever I remove my back seat bottom, it's always a struggle. It
seems that they could have been manufactured just a little narrower.
I have to force the end into one of the side panels, bowing it in
enough to clear the other side so it can be removed or installed.
It's like that on both my Amphicars.
I'am tempted to build my own bottom out of 3/4" plywood that's about
1" narrower than the original. I just removed all of the interior
panels and seats for recovering and don't want to hack up the new
material. Could that be the reason that many of you don't have the
original back seat bottom in you cars?

Thanks!
Brian Crombie
Faribault, Mn.

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L

Larry & Nancy Solheim

Guest
Brian, try lifting the forward edge of the seat up
just enough to clear the lip, then slide it forward,
rotating the seat so it ends up vertically on the
floor, back edge up. Then lift it up and out, or up
slightly and out the door (you may have to have the
other door open also). Obviously much easier with the
top down. As you noted, the body is wider in the
middle than at the top.

Good luck,
--LarryS
> =========
>
> Greetings All,
> Whenever I remove my back seat bottom, it's always a
> struggle. It
> seems that they could have been manufactured just a
> little narrower.
> I have to force the end into one of the side panels,
> bowing it in
> enough to clear the other side so it can be removed
> or installed.
> It's like that on both my Amphicars.
> I'am tempted to build my own bottom out of 3/4"
> plywood that's about
> 1" narrower than the original. I just removed all of
> the interior
> panels and seats for recovering and don't want to
> hack up the new
> material. Could that be the reason that many of you
> don't have the
> original back seat bottom in you cars?
>
> Thanks!
> Brian Crombie
> Faribault, Mn.
>
> ==============
>
>


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