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Old 12-22-2018, 11:25 PM
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Firebird front seat flip **** removal?

I'm taking apart a 92 firebird seat and i'm trying to remove the **** on the lever that lets seat flip forward I thought there was a screw but no, how do you remove it?
i searched and searched with no luck
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Old 12-23-2018, 11:54 AM
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Re: Firebird front seat flip **** removal?

anyone?
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Old 12-23-2018, 12:43 PM
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Re: Firebird front seat flip **** removal?

On my old 84 seats, i just pulled like hell and they came off.I did the same on some "GTA" seats when i swapped out the recline assembly/hinge.
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Re: Firebird front seat flip **** removal?

IIRC Some seat reclining mechanisms had a small metal "lever" ( it was not very user friendly ! ), some had a plastic **** as kinda' a "cover" over this metal lever, and some had a lever that was entirely plastic. The entirely plastic type of reclining mechanism would probably need to be replaced if the 'lever' broke off,...





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Re: Firebird front seat flip **** removal?

well Mr Impatient here this has the metal lever and plastic **** I decided to use needle nose and pry and off it came dont know the plastic **** fared may go back on
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Re: Firebird front seat flip **** removal?

If it's like the seat track ****, the sneaky way is to clamp a vise grip to the steel close to the ****, then use a drum brake adjuster spoon or something similar as a prybar between the vise grip and the blind side of the **** to pry it off.
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Re: Firebird front seat flip **** removal?

Hi, when I replaced my seat covers I had to remove the flip lever. On my car 87 formula, there was a tiny drift pin in it.Really hard to get out. I had to drill it out.

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Re: Firebird front seat flip **** removal?

My '92 has the pins. If you pried it off then the **** is broken.
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Re: Firebird front seat flip **** removal?

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If it's like the seat track ****, the sneaky way is to clamp a vise grip to the steel close to the ****, then use a drum brake adjuster spoon or something similar as a prybar between the vise grip and the blind side of the **** to pry it off.
no its the **** on back of seat to let it flip forward

Originally Posted by Sweatlock View Post
My '92 has the pins. If you pried it off then the **** is broken.
was hoping to save it cause one was missing oh well gotta break eggs to make an omelet
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