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Rear Seat delete guide - updated

My rear seats were in pretty rough shape (and I've replaced the front seats so I no longer had a matching set .. though that wasn't a big deal to me). I also found dimensions for the panels from TonyHavana (in Toronto)

Here's the starting point (the gray colour is QuietCar soundproofing paint):

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The bottom panel using 1/4 plywood. I've thought about going back and replacing it with 1/2 for additional cargo capacity as the 1/4 inch feels a bit flimsy.

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The top panel

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The bottom panel fitted. I fastened a piece of 1x2 parallel to the forward edge of the bottom panel so the panel wouldn't slid forward (sorry, don't have a pic of that).

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Remember to leave a bit of a gap for the wiring harness

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I used 2 short pieces of 1x2 as attachment points for the upper panel. You'll need to bend open the seat bracket to accommodate.

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A closer look at the attachment:

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The upper panel installed using 4 1" wood screws.

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The lower panel installed (I had some leftover FatMat that I used here)

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Upper panel carpet installed. I ordered the carpet from Esty and used 3M spray adhesive to glue it on. Esty included a strip of fabric that I used to cover the gap btwn the parcel shelf and upper panel.

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Lower panel carpet installed.

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Not a very complicated project and this took all of an afternoon to knock out with minimal cost.

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mlytle's addition - another way to do it with less wood. all wiring should be run in stock channels inside quarter panels.

......using esty kit.

Clear the space, including removing roll bar braces.

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Cut off the old upper rear seat hangers

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Use lower carpet piece to trace wooden bottom (7/16th ply)

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Use upper carpet piece to trace piece of ensolite sound insulation

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Cut piece

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Peel and stick

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3m super 90 spray glue on ensolite and back of carpet…stick!

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ensolite on wheel humps. not doing carpet on top. PITA to form on curve.

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cut bottom

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made wood blocks to "catch" the lip on seat bottom front.

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test fit

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and carpet held to bottom with velcro

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Looks real nice - I built a speaker panel out of aluminum diamond plate and hooked up some pioneer amps from the trunk. I always liked the  AMX - no back seat look.

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