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Old 08-01-2020, 06:25 PM   #1
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Default Rumble Seat Help

Tinkering with my Roadster while waiting for other parts. My rumble seat "back" cushion isn't fastening to the lid correctly. My lid has 2 slots towards the top on either side and the back cushion has 2 tabs that slip down into these slots, there is nothing on the bottom of the cushion to attach to the lid and subsequently everytime I close the lid the bottom of the back cushion rubs on the seat cushion causing it to raise and the tabs come out of the slots, so when I open the lid next time the back cushion is laying face down on the seat cushion and I have to reattach it every time. What should be on the bottom to hold it in place. Pictures just for reference, not my car, just stolen off interweb.
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Old 08-01-2020, 07:15 PM   #2
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Take the back cushion out, look at the bottom frame of the cushion, there should be two "holes". Now look at the bottom of the deck lid, there should be 2 "D" nuts that take two bolts thru the 2 "holes". Install the seat as you usually do and insert the lower bolts and tighten. FWIW This is if I've remembered correctly.
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That is correct, but in can be a PITA. I ended up securing mine with plastic ties around spring and to rumble lid. Works great and you cant see it.
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Old 08-01-2020, 09:22 PM   #4
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That is correct, but in can be a PITA. I ended up securing mine with plastic ties around spring and to rumble lid. Works great and you cant see it.
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Take the back cushion out, look at the bottom frame of the cushion, there should be two "holes". Now look at the bottom of the deck lid, there should be 2 "D" nuts that take two bolts thru the 2 "holes". Install the seat as you usually do and insert the lower bolts and tighten. FWIW This is if I've remembered correctly.
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Sounds like a job for one of my grandson's with gramp's supervising, they're a lot more limber than this o'l guy. Thanks for the help.
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Old 08-02-2020, 06:31 PM   #5
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Take the back cushion out, look at the bottom frame of the cushion, there should be two "holes". Now look at the bottom of the deck lid, there should be 2 "D" nuts that take two bolts thru the 2 "holes". Install the seat as you usually do and insert the lower bolts and tighten. FWIW This is if I've remembered correctly.
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Thanks a million guys, just what you said, bottom of the frame there were 2 tabs hidden behind the frame and upholstery, had to make a small cut in the upholstery to allow them to pivot out, although mine of course didn't have the D nuts, the holes were there and we didn't have the correct size D nut to crimp in them, we took 5/16 bolt and washer come in from the back side and put another washer and nut on to form basically a stud for the seat tabs to be attached to. Works great, thanks for the help.

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That is correct, but in can be a PITA. I ended up securing mine with plastic ties around spring and to rumble lid. Works great and you cant see it.
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