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Flat cargo area, rear seat

Discussion in 'Escort Wagons' started by jcwagon, Aug 23, 2020.

  1. jcwagon

    jcwagon FEOA Member

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    Working on the interior. I got the back seat to fold flat by “deboning” the bottom cushion,

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    That is removing the cover and sewing a piece carpet on the bottom, and a little stuffing in the bolster edges. I cut a piece of stiff foam to protect the fuel pump wires. The seat belts hold the cushion in place.

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    It’s not uncomfortable, a lot like the jump seats in the back of old 911’s, just a lot more head room.

    While I was at it I’ve been sticking sound deadening every where. I used this stuff-

    MP Global Products QW100B1LT-I put it everywhere there is a flat spot, Using 3M spray cement.

    Turns out the FatMat .80 is cheaper than two layers of the Home Depot stuff. https://www.fatmat.com

    Carpet from Rock Auto turned out ok, needed some pushing- pulling and gluing.
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    pextor Moderator Staff Member

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    I used to take the bottom out entirely to make the seat fold flat.
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    novanutcase FEOA Member

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    Might want to add in a thin layer of high density closed cell foam to improve back seat comfort without losing the flat layout you want.

    John
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    jcwagon FEOA Member

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    When I started this I thought about carving the seat foam, or padding it out some how.

    Then, I came to the realization that, I don’t ride back there, I just want it to look good.

    Cheers,
    JC
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    novanutcase FEOA Member

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    Thats all good but what about the japanese models? LOL!

    John

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