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)
I am taking a trip tomorrow and was just bitching about that... thanks man, if it works, I'm on it.
By the way, the disclosure... F@$%^ng beautiful!
*There is a new Dodge in the Garage!*2013 is looking fantastic!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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