Just took my new girl for a spin at the dunes. She's a 2003. Everything went well, except my rear seat took quite a beating. By the time we got back, the frame on the top had bent backward a good 2 inches. We had to collapse the seat and stand on it to bend it back. Has anyone looked at reinforcing the seat frame?
05-19-2013 04:17 PM
How the f@#k do you bend a seat frame?????
05-19-2013 04:32 PM
Is it an aftermarket or factory back seat.
05-20-2013 10:47 AM
90% certain it's factory.
Trailsnail, I was wondering the same thing. Everything else held together just fine. We had a few "oopsie" moments where we hit a bump -way- faster than we should have. Got thrown around pretty good. I'm certain that that's when it happened, but I'm still befuddled. I forgot to take pictures of it, but it was pretty gnarly when you looked at it from the side.
So, any advice for reinforcing it?
05-20-2013 11:35 AM
Sounds like it wasn't latched in, really the only thing that I can picture in my head...
05-20-2013 11:54 AM
Like the above indicates, I don't see how that would happen. I'd look at the inside and see what is bent or giving way. At the bottom in the back, there is a plastic clip that allows the rear to be opened up to get to the inside.
05-20-2013 12:35 PM
Thanks Neil, I'll try to get around to that before the weekend. I'm probably going to need a new clutch after that weekend. I scorched it pretty good.
05-20-2013 02:53 PM
Were the rear seat passengers in their seatbelts?
05-20-2013 03:56 PM
I just can't picture it. Maybe post pictures of the damage?