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Old 10-23-2011, 02:44 PM   #1
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Custom Rear Seat Delete

**I do NOT have measurements or a template for this. Everything was done on the fly, I took rough measurements, cut out the plywood and test fit cutting where necessary**

Taking out the rear seats is super easy, just five bolts and then lift it out. I've had my rear seats out for about two weeks and saw a rear seat delete kit online for $250 There was no way I was going to pay that much. So I decided to try and make one myself. It was actually pretty easy, despite using unorthodox methods of measuring..













And the rear seat delete installed in the car











Due to the battery cable I had to make a U shaped cut here to allow the board to lay flat.


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Old 10-23-2011, 02:53 PM   #2
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Old 10-23-2011, 03:00 PM   #3
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Nice!!! Purpose? Wieght reduction. Every 100# is a tenth in the 1/4 mile and not sure in a road race course, but every pound matters.
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Old 10-23-2011, 03:12 PM   #4
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Nice!!! Purpose? Wieght reduction. Every 100# is a tenth in the 1/4 mile and not sure in a road race course, but every pound matters.
Multiple things, weight reduction what I made weights about 4-5lbs. I'm tired of dragging all of my friends around (roommate has a Corvette so he never drives), and I'm a college student with a lot of time on the weekends
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Old 10-23-2011, 03:56 PM   #5
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Nice work, I planned to do this myself as well. The "kit" for 250 looks great but definately not worth the coin. The back seat in these cars is more for looks anyways lol.

What material did you use? Looks like wood in the 1st photo. Thickness?

BTW you can take more weight out by removing the rear seat belts

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Old 10-23-2011, 04:17 PM   #6
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What material did you use? Looks like wood in the 1st photo. Thickness?
It was about 1/4 inch of wood. I picked up the carpet at a place right by my house it matches the OEM carpet almost perfectly. I'm really happy I was able to match it so closely. The 1/4 inch wood is really strong, but I wouldn't sit on it. I had my lap top, helmet and a few other things sitting on it when I went to the drag strip and it stayed in place perfectly. I really couldn't be happier with the results.

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BTW you can take more weight out by removing the rear seat belts
Yeah that's true, I can't imagine they weight that much though, could they? I haven't looked into how to remove them yet however..
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Old 10-23-2011, 08:02 PM   #7
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Old 10-23-2011, 11:55 PM   #8
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You should produce these. I'll probably end up buying one. My cutting and interior work always looks hack.
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Old 10-23-2011, 11:59 PM   #9
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You should produce these. I'll probably end up buying one. My cutting and interior work always looks hack.
Haha, I would if enough people were interested. The way I have to purchase the carpet / board its enough for about 2 or so. I estimated the cost it would take if you were to make it with just enough material. In reality it cost me more like $110-120, which is still far cheaper than buy a "professional" kit..
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Old 10-25-2011, 07:51 PM   #10
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It was about 1/4 inch of wood. I picked up the carpet at a place right by my house it matches the OEM carpet almost perfectly. I'm really happy I was able to match it so closely. The 1/4 inch wood is really strong, but I wouldn't sit on it. I had my lap top, helmet and a few other things sitting on it when I went to the drag strip and it stayed in place perfectly. I really couldn't be happier with the results.



Yeah that's true, I can't imagine they weight that much though, could they? I haven't looked into how to remove them yet however..
They may not weigh much but if you arent using them you are still carrying them around. It all adds up when shaving weight off the car.
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Old 11-13-2011, 10:47 AM   #11
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I'd like to see a delete kit come out that comes straight out to the back of the fronts seats.. like the trunk space extends all the way to the back and the kit don't look like a seat or that one was ever there. Like the Vette,350Z etc... like every car that's a 2 seater.... if this is even possible and will look good.
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Old 11-13-2011, 01:42 PM   #12
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That is pretty awesome Ohio Speed. That would look good in my car.
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Old 11-13-2011, 02:52 PM   #13
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Haha, I would if enough people were interested. The way I have to purchase the carpet / board its enough for about 2 or so. I estimated the cost it would take if you were to make it with just enough material. In reality it cost me more like $110-120, which is still far cheaper than buy a "professional" kit..
I'd be in for 1.
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Has anyone else done a rear seat delete?
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Old 10-11-2012, 07:02 PM   #15
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I haven't seen a nice looking one. I am definitely in the market for one. I do like what the mustang has going on with the leguna seca
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Dude, I totally agree about the Seca! The seat delete looks sick! Can somebody please help me? I'm trying to make a seat delete to put my nitrous bottle, I want it to look like the picture I posted, what is the lightest yet durable wood to bolt my nitrous brackets to? Any help is greatly appreciated, thank you!Name:  ImageUploadedByTapatalk1350157480.555621.jpg
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Old 11-09-2012, 11:50 PM   #17
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Help! I have a new 2013 ZL1 vert and can't figure out how the remove the top rear seat portion? I have started to put down some dynamat and it looks pretty good but I need to do the rest of the car. Please tell me how to get that top section out, thanks. Please PM me.
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Old 11-10-2012, 08:35 AM   #18
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Help! I have a new 2013 ZL1 vert and can't figure out how the remove the top rear seat portion? I have started to put down some dynamat and it looks pretty good but I need to do the rest of the car. Please tell me how to get that top section out, thanks. Please PM me.

2 bolts on each side and 1 Nut in the middle, and it comes right out. If the Vert is the same..
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Thx for the idea. I'm going to start working on a sick rear seat delete.
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2 bolts on each side and 1 Nut in the middle, and it comes right out. If the Vert is the same..
OVERPAR73 It is not the same... Two clips at the top along the middle trim piece. Drop your top and get you a flat head screw driver. Ya want to press down and towards the seatback. But like I posted somewhere else that you asked about this. There is really nothing to dynamat.








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Really nice work on the rear seat delete. Lookin to do this in my new 1LE.
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Old 02-09-2013, 10:23 AM   #21
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Nice!! Helmet is bad ass!!

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Old 02-09-2013, 08:22 PM   #23
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Has anyone done a rear seat delete that has a lip on the end by the back of the front seats so as to keep it functional for storage?? If not i might have to do this.
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Old 02-12-2013, 04:25 AM   #24
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Old 05-17-2013, 11:35 PM   #25
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Hey guys, I know this is kind of a dumb question, but when I undo the bolts and nuts holding in the seat, are the nuts on the bottom side welded on? And the bolt in the middle, is that welded in on the bottom? I am doing this mod tomorrow, but I don't want to have trouble trying to find the pieces if they fall out on top of the gas tank... haha. I've never seen any nuts not welded, but I thought these might be different.. haha. any info is really appreciated!! Thanks in advance, Jeremy
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