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PostPosted: Mon Jul 12, 2010 6:42 pm 
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apologies if this is a repeat (I could not find any links on the subject)....

has anyone tried replacing the rear bench seat in a bonne (circa 1993) with a 60/40 split foldable rear seat ?

thanks in advance for any help/info


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 14, 2010 12:49 pm 
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Are you wanting access to the trunk? Not possible without cutting out the wall behind the backseat.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 16, 2010 7:32 pm 
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yes...hard to fit 4 golf bags and 4 golfers....thanks for info.....without checking specs, i was hoping to incorporate the 60/40 split bench from the buick line into the bonny....


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it COULD be done with some cutting tho, right? it sounds like a pretty cool idea, actually... are there any other obstacles?

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 17, 2010 5:28 pm 
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Been awhile since i had the back seat out, but i don't remember the back wall being particularly substantial or necessary. But the folding seats procured from another vehicle will need something up top to latch to. Also there might be clearance issues with the hinges of a folding seat. Seat belts are yet another issue. It will probably either be a hacked up job, or require a lot of fabrication.

Is there an H-body with folding rear seats?

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 19, 2010 11:47 am 
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This does seem like a prett interesting modification for me..i would also like for my rear seat to fold down. I am interested in knowing of any other H body cars have a folding rear seat that would somewhat "fit" into place, along with some modifications.

Interesting topic I would like to get more information on!

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Not in the backseat. But, I'd be concerned with re-locating everything bolted to the backseat, as well as finding a seat that matches the size and design of the Bonneville's interior. Not to be a doubting Thomas, but unless you know exactly what you're doing, it's gonna end up being a nightmare. I fit 4 6'+ guys and their golf clubs in my SSEi. I thought the 92-99's had a bigger trunk?

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you wont need to cut anything there is a plastic panel in the center behind the rear seat that bolts in well at least on my 93 that iam tearing apart


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There is metal bracing that blocks most of that opening. Having seen a shell of a 96, I can attest to that.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 20, 2010 1:38 pm 
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i have a picture if i can send to someone to post it up because on my 93 the pastic piece takes up most if the space but if you would like to take full advantage of the space you might want to trim or fold the metal back toward the top


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