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Darth Vader 05-19-2013 03:14 PM

Reinforcing the rear seat.
Hi guys.

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?

Trailsnail 05-19-2013 03:17 PM

How the f@#k do you bend a seat frame?????

Atthehop 05-19-2013 03:32 PM

Is it an aftermarket or factory back seat.

Darth Vader 05-20-2013 09:47 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?

CarolinaBound 05-20-2013 10:35 AM

Sounds like it wasn't latched in, really the only thing that I can picture in my head...

Neil F. 05-20-2013 10:54 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.

Darth Vader 05-20-2013 11:35 AM

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.

Atthehop 05-20-2013 01:53 PM

Were the rear seat passengers in their seatbelts?

rs90808 05-20-2013 02:56 PM

I just can't picture it. Maybe post pictures of the damage?

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