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3/21/11 3:25pm - Original Message: 'Seats'
KDADDY79
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Dutchess County, NY - USA

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How do you remove the seat foams from a '79? I've heard the term "Snap in place."
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3/21/11 4:43pm - Reply: 'Seats'
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If you push back the seat foam on top from the side, you will see the spring bar thats under a clip fastened to the seat back. After you get the top foam off, I think the back of the bottom foam lifts up and unclips from the front. Not terribly hard to get out, trickier to get back. I had to replace both bottom seat buckets when I first got mine, so its been a while. hth.
 
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3/21/11 9:21pm - Reply: 'Seats'
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Thanks Barry!

I might have come across a decent used set of seats on foam. If I get them I want to know what to do.

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3/21/11 10:43pm - Reply: 'Seats'
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1981 Great White Shark. Red Interior, 350/190hp. PS, PB (SS), A/C CC, T-Tops, Going to remain as Stock as possible. Served three years in Active Duty Army, then Retired Air Force after 34 years! Badger State Vetts Car Club. 175,000 Original miles!!

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If you have a big bladed screw driver that you can grind a "V" in the center of the blade, it will be of great help in removing the foam from the plastic seats!!
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3/22/11 8:57am - Reply: 'Seats'
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I agree, Dan! I thought about doing that!
 
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3/22/11 3:26pm - Reply: 'Seats'
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[QUOTE=dskopp]If you have a big bladed screw driver that you can grind a "V" in the center of the blade, it will be of great help in removing the foam from the plastic seats!!
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3/22/11 6:52pm - Reply: 'Seats'
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Well, this'll be my first ever e-bay purchase. We'll see.

From the photos and speaking to the seller on the phone, I think I should be pretty happy with the used seats on foam I ordered. Should be here in 4-5 days.

I'll poke around and see if I can get 'em on. If not, I'm Jersey bound Paul.

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3/23/11 1:06pm - Reply: 'Seats'
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Woodland, WA - USA

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Here is the seat removal
 


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3/23/11 5:45pm - Reply: 'Seats'
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1981 Great White Shark. Red Interior, 350/190hp. PS, PB (SS), A/C CC, T-Tops, Going to remain as Stock as possible. Served three years in Active Duty Army, then Retired Air Force after 34 years! Badger State Vetts Car Club. 175,000 Original miles!!

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Robert:  You always seem to have such great pictures!!  Where do you get them??  Are you a Mechanic by trade, like Joel, or what?
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3/23/11 6:03pm - Reply: 'Seats'
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That'll be real helpful. Thanks Robert!

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3/24/11 1:23am - Reply: 'Seats'
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no just surf and collect the information I am one of the back yard mechanic guys I worked on aircraft for the Airforce

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