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I'm new to the forum and need your help. I've recently inherited a '67 Chevelle Malibu 4-door which I plan on restoring to original condition. The interior needs a lot of work. How do you remove the rear seat ???
I need to do so in order to replace the package shelf as well as remove the plastic seat cover that was installed when the car was new. Thanks in advance.

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I'm not good at describing things so bear with me. The bottom of the seat comes out first. It is attached to the floor on both sides about 6inches from the edge via a hook assy on the floor that the seat frame slides into. You have to push the very bottom of the seat back then lift up to get it loose from the hook. If you pull the bottom of the seat up as far as you can and shine a light in this area you can get an idea what it looks like. Use your foot to push on the seat and brace yourself using the back of the front seat. They can be a pain sometimes, but once you get one out it is a lot easier the next time.

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Instead of bracing your back against the front seat and pushing, you may want to rent a gorilla
If you can't find a gorilla, a friend will probably work almost as well. Sometimes it takes alot of effort, but keep pushing. It may be easier with a 4 door cause I would think you would have more room to move around.

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Then the back of the seat just lifts upward. (If I remember correctly)

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Jim: The technique is the same for station wagons, but you will be a bit disappointed, because station wagon typically have only very small change under the rear seat. When renting a gorilla, make sure that you have a couple of cars to share the cost, as there is no refund for the early return of the gorilla at the places where I rent them.
 

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yes, the back bottom seat- push it toward the rear bumper and pull up, it kind of slides out. major pain. on the upright part, there are 2 hooks by the package shelf and 2 bolts at the bottom of the seat, be careful and dont bend the 1/4 panel extensions or break the armrests. fun.
 

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TAKE THE ARMRESTS OFF FIRST! I found that out the hard way, Also I found that removing the window cranks made it much easier to pull the seat

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You don't have to take apart the car to remove the seat. Just push back and it'll pop out.

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I was just doing this yesterday too see what I could find and to put the finishing touches on my new package tray/speaker box.

Here's some pics of the hooks that the bottom of the seat are held in by. http://www.geocities.com/ledsled_26m/images/impala/rearseatbottomclips.jpg

And here's what the top of the back seat is held in by on the bottom. http://www.geocities.com/ledsled_26m/images/impala/rearseattopbolts.jpg

Sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words. I myself really bulked up trying to remove the bottom part, what a pain in the....

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