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    Cool Flat Folding Rear Seats - really flat

    Always annoyed that the rear seats don't fold to create a flat floor, another thread had me thinkning about something.

    The rear seat bottom cushion is easily removed by lifting sharply at the two front corners. Yank it out and place it the garage, or under the oak tree, or on top of the kitchen cabinets, you get the idea.

    Now fold the seats. Pesto! Totally flat floor. Now you can get the new dryer in the back no problem*.

    *(actual fitment of a new dryer or dryer of any age is neither confirmed nor implied. Acutal size of items your vehicle may carry will vary greatly depending on the number people assiting you, the number of beverages consumed prior to this assistance, the unwieldliness of the item being loaded, and the direction of the previaling wind that day)



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    I am taking a trip tomorrow and was just bitching about that... thanks man, if it works, I'm on it.

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    Haha, the disclaimer is great :-) W/ no cushion though, does it fold past flat? The hinge doesn't have any way of stopping the seat. If it did, I wouldn't want to burden it w/ lots of weight, I don't think. I dunno, I'm screwed because of the side bolsters.


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    I'll try it out tomorrow AM and give you the verdict.

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    It is exactly flat, not under flat. Oddly flat, as if someone had thought of this once upon a time on the design board. Flat is relative to the rear accordian folding flat floor, of course. Take that and everything else back ther out and you end up under the seat hinge.

    What I was first worried about was the leather of the seat back rubbing on some rough finished metal or something. I could not tell if the upholstery was resting on anything or not.

    I was also worried about over extending the hinges with too much weight as it seemed to be floating on the hinge. Using the additional weight I keep on my person's frame for just this sort of load testing I thought that it could hold as much as the rear accordian folding flat floor seemed to be able to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jax View Post
    Always annoyed that the rear seats don't fold to create a flat floor, another thread had me thinkning about something.

    The rear seat bottom cushion is easily removed by lifting sharply at the two front corners. Yank it out and place it the garage, or under the oak tree, or on top of the kitchen cabinets, you get the idea.

    Now fold the seats. Pesto! Totally flat floor. Now you can get the new dryer in the back no problem*.

    Hey - I did this. I had to get my dryer out of the basement to test it, but it was worth it. I also found another trick - cut the seat cushion into 3 equal pieces, and it fits in the dryer! Now you can have your dryer and seat cushion in the car at the same time. I also have an inverter in the car, so I was able to run the dryer, and get heated rear seat cushions out of the deal. Plus, when you put the seats back in, you can reach between the pieces to retrieve dropped coins, etc.
    One thing I would do differently is cut the seat into unequal pieces (40/30/30) so you could fold the rear seats down individually. I will get pictures and post the full mod instructions in another thread.

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    I have noticed if you put any decent amount of weight on the floor it will just smush down the cushions and make them flat.
    I actually bought one of those recliner massage chairs from the mall
    and it fit in there just fine.

    I was recently at a car show and admiring this 57 Bel Air delivery wagon.
    It was sort of like a Nomad, except the rear doors were missing as were
    the windows, and the entire back was like a flat hearse floor, carpeted
    top to bottom. All black.
    It did get me to thinking!!!!
    Has anyone done this mod?
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    I've loaded the wagon with pavers and it seems to crush the cushions flat. Next time I'll just use my truck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VIDEOBOB View Post
    I have noticed if you put any decent amount of weight on the floor it will just smush down the cushions and make them flat.
    I actually bought one of those recliner massage chairs from the mall
    and it fit in there just fine.

    I was recently at a car show and admiring this 57 Bel Air delivery wagon.
    It was sort of like a Nomad, except the rear doors were missing as were
    the windows, and the entire back was like a flat hearse floor, carpeted
    top to bottom. All black.
    It did get me to thinking!!!!
    Has anyone done this mod?
    Photoshoppers?
    RT Nomad has the flat floor, but I think he kept his back doors.

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    MGNorth -- I have a gas dryer not an electric. Does this mean I should cut the cushions into 4 parts instead of 3?

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    Quote Originally Posted by VIDEOBOB View Post
    I have noticed if you put any decent amount of weight on the floor it will just smush down the cushions and make them flat.
    I actually bought one of those recliner massage chairs from the mall
    and it fit in there just fine.

    I was recently at a car show and admiring this 57 Bel Air delivery wagon.
    It was sort of like a Nomad, except the rear doors were missing as were
    the windows, and the entire back was like a flat hearse floor, carpeted
    top to bottom. All black.
    It did get me to thinking!!!!
    Has anyone done this mod?
    Photoshoppers?
    This is one of my planned future mods... I want to fill in the rear doors and windows and create a chopped panel delivery style vehicle that hauls a$$!!!!

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    The SRT does not fold down as flat as an RT due to bigger bolsters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MAGFX View Post
    The SRT does not fold down as flat as an RT due to bigger bolsters.
    Are you saying that the RT can haul more something than the SRT? I'd rather it was more a55 hauling, but I'll take it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jax View Post
    Are you saying that the RT can haul more something than the SRT? I'd rather it was more a55 hauling, but I'll take it.
    Hey...you can't even buy a hitch for an SRT8 but you can with an R/T. Kinda funny, suspension probably doesn't like it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chrisjh View Post
    MGNorth -- I have a gas dryer not an electric. Does this mean I should cut the cushions into 4 parts instead of 3?
    Hmmm - never thought of that. I think you'd have to convert it to propane, but then 4 pieecs sounds about right.

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