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Reclining Rear Seats

yabismal13

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Happy holidays!

Was thinking of a new project: modify my 2nd row seats so that they recline backwards, like the front seats. Has anyone done this before? Would this be a relatively easy DIY?

-Rick
 



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my 96 has factory reclining rear seat. they dont lay back real far but atleast a few inches and every inch counts lol. i have also seen a tread on installin 2 buckets back there instead of the 60/40 split. merry christmas!
 






just noticed you have a 02 though but maybe that tread will help a little atleast.
 












Hmmm my 05 has a 40-20-40 split bench and the outer 2 recline. Maybe just find some of those and bolt them up?
 






not too old of a thread but is there a way to do this without buying new seats, i would do it if they would match the material and fabric of my front and third row but, i like the stock leather colors, would it just be modifying a new slot for the lever's teeth to grab into?
 






not too old of a thread but is there a way to do this without buying new seats, i would do it if they would match the material and fabric of my front and third row but, i like the stock leather colors, would it just be modifying a new slot for the lever's teeth to grab into?

I think the mild reclining of rear two seats is partially for third row access they flip down and back if you took it all apart i bet you can cut new grooves/ stops for back it would work... Take one out and try it don't forget to take lots of pics and maybe a howto when its done
 






I think the mild reclining of rear two seats is partially for third row access they flip down and back if you took it all apart i bet you can cut new grooves/ stops for back it would work... Take one out and try it don't forget to take lots of pics and maybe a howto when its done

Im so scared to break stuff, but if i do ill take a video that way i cant miss a step on putting it back together, it may take many months for me to do so, so no pushing me
 






Im so scared to break stuff, but if i do ill take a video that way i cant miss a step on putting it back together, it may take many months for me to do so, so no pushing me
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its not much to a rear seat especially if you have the three middle seats for third row access I know those aren't much to take apart just take the seat out and like you said make a video
Worst case scenario you leave out a back seat for a bit
 






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its not much to a rear seat especially if you have the three middle seats for third row access I know those aren't much to take apart just take the seat out and like you said make a video
Worst case scenario you leave out a back seat for a bit

that's the part i hate, i want it to be all together, maybe i'll run this when i repaint my x since itll have to sit still during that time
 






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