F20/21 seat back removal

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F20/21 seat back removal

Post by iAde46 » Sun Nov 20, 2016 10:25 am

Hi, anyone know how to get the front seat back off? I can see two pins at the bottom but nothing else holding the top. Cheers


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Post by iAde46 » Sun Nov 20, 2016 12:16 pm

Anyone know?


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Post by marco_polo » Sun Nov 20, 2016 12:23 pm

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Re: F20/21 seat back removal

Post by iAde46 » Sun Nov 20, 2016 12:33 pm

marco_polo wrote:viewtopic.php?t=73283
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Re: F20/21 seat back removal

Post by Octavius » Sun Nov 20, 2016 12:43 pm

The plastic bottom fixings are a bugger to get out without damaging them.
I bought a pack of them from Halfrauds and have some left. Let me know if you need any and I can pop them in the post.
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Post by stevesurrey » Sun Nov 20, 2016 2:14 pm

I tried to get mine out once and failed miserably. even with brute force and ignorance (which I have an abundance of) they wudnt shift. Good luck.
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Post by Octavius » Sun Nov 20, 2016 4:29 pm

stevesurrey wrote:I tried to get mine out once and failed miserably. even with brute force and ignorance (which I have an abundance of) they wudnt shift. Good luck.
Easiest way is cut the heads off with a very sharp blade so the seat back can pull down over them. Once the back is off you can pull what's left out with a pair of pliers.
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Post by iAde46 » Sun Nov 20, 2016 5:51 pm

Cheers guys so easy that, once the plugs are out


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Re: F20/21 seat back removal

Post by stevesurrey » Sun Nov 20, 2016 6:56 pm

Octavius wrote:
stevesurrey wrote:I tried to get mine out once and failed miserably. even with brute force and ignorance (which I have an abundance of) they wudnt shift. Good luck.
Easiest way is cut the heads off with a very sharp blade so the seat back can pull down over them. Once the back is off you can pull what's left out with a pair of pliers.
Chees for that tip. Will give it a go.
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Re: F20/21 seat back removal

Post by BBOBKAT » Sun Jul 15, 2018 3:24 pm

Octavius wrote:
Sun Nov 20, 2016 12:43 pm
The plastic bottom fixings are a bugger to get out without damaging them.
I bought a pack of them from Halfrauds and have some left. Let me know if you need any and I can pop them in the post.
Hi do u know the part number or proper name please

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