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Guido Kwikkers
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Rear seats installation

#1 Post by Guido Kwikkers » Sun Nov 06, 2016 5:40 am

I am about to install the rear seats. This part of ther estoration I have not dissambled so i am struggling a bit.
How should the folding rear seat be mounted?

What parts for installation are needed, I doubt I have them so I need to re-order most likely.

Moreover I see (in teh picture) places for other parts to be installed there as well, what should be done there?

Thanks in advance.
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Re: Rear seats installation

#2 Post by Mike Wilson » Sun Nov 06, 2016 12:21 pm

The middle or inboard attachments are on the posts in the middle. The outside attachments are with the two large headed chrome screws and wavy washers.
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#3 Post by Guido Kwikkers » Sun Nov 06, 2016 6:07 pm

Ok thanks.
Can some one please upload a picture showing which parts are used here.
Or ideally pictures of work being done in restoration process as well ass finished car.

I am struggling to match PET/Stoddard cataglogue information with my car.

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Re: Rear seats installation

#4 Post by Mike Wilson » Sun Nov 06, 2016 9:11 pm

1 & 2: screw locations for chrome luggage strap loops.
3: rear window defroster
4, 5 & 6: screw locations for carpet that is on the back rests of the rear seats.
7 & 10: screw locations for sides of rear seat backs
8 & 9: pivot point for rear seat backs
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Re: Rear seats installation

#5 Post by Stephen Masefield » Sun Nov 06, 2016 9:33 pm

That fat insulation ?? on the demister tube may cause issues with the fitting of the rear and side panels - don't think you need it.

Also tape up /cover the downward facing demister holes- no need for air to go down - it all needs to head to rear glass.
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Re: Rear seats installation

#6 Post by Mike Wilson » Sun Nov 06, 2016 10:18 pm

Stephen: I think the car is a C coupe so the insulation, I believe, is correct. As you know, the C models had the plastic vents rather than the defroster tube under the rear window.
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Re: Rear seats installation

#7 Post by Guido Kwikkers » Mon Nov 07, 2016 1:58 pm

Correct! The car is a C coupe from 1964.

I got informed that between the rear seats it should all be covered with isolation material. My interior specialist glued this part directly on to the metal without any isolation.

The vertical parts were covered with isolation.

Can someone check with their own restoration or experience and advice If I am doing it the correct (authentic) way?

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#8 Post by Doug McDonnell » Mon Nov 07, 2016 9:50 pm

The correct thickness of the jute padding on the rear firewall was 1/2 inch when I removed my original. I made a new one form 1/4 inch jute by glueing two layers together. If it is too thick or too thin it will make fitting your rear Garnish rails difficult. The hump between the rear seat bottoms originally had a "hat" if you will, of coconut fibers under the carpet.This coconut fiber was over the black tar paper insulation. I was unable to salvage mine so did a similar covering of dense closed cell foam. You could also make the "hat" from a material like dynamat. A little softer than the original stuff but smoothed out the hump when carpeted. Mike was of course "spot on" with his numbers labeling. Did your T6B have similar coconut fiber on the hump Mike?
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Re: Rear seats installation

#9 Post by Doug McDonnell » Mon Nov 07, 2016 9:58 pm

Guido Is your car a Karmann or Reutter?
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#10 Post by Doug McDonnell » Mon Nov 07, 2016 10:08 pm

Also there is an order in which you must install the carpeting. I don't remember the exact steps look at photos and pay attention to where the binding is and you should be able to figure it out. If I remember correctly my carpet kit from Autos International had numbers on the back. I think volume 2 of Registry Restoration guide has an article .
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Re: Rear seats installation

#11 Post by Doug McDonnell » Mon Nov 07, 2016 10:27 pm

Pic of foam covering hump
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#12 Post by Doug McDonnell » Mon Nov 07, 2016 10:30 pm

More pics from my install 65C coupe
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Re: Rear seats installation

#13 Post by jim saunders » Tue Nov 08, 2016 1:22 am

Hi Guido, Sent you a few photos. Hope they help. jim

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#14 Post by Doug McDonnell » Tue Nov 08, 2016 4:54 pm

Excellent carpet article in restoration Guide Volume 2 by Ron Roland. It was originally in Registry Magazine 19-1 here: https://porsche356registry.org/system/m ... 1396814795
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#15 Post by Helge Tielker » Sun Apr 02, 2017 4:32 am

Doug McDonnell wrote:Excellent carpet article in restoration Guide Volume 2 by Ron Roland. It was originally in Registry Magazine 19-1 here: https://porsche356registry.org/system/m ... 1396814795
Doug, I can not access this article either I can find it ... can someone help me on the issue .,.... I have so many questions with regard to the carpet installation ....

Like: the material underneath how to fix it on the ground and than the carpet above? All glue?

cheers from Holland .. temperatures here happily rises to 19 celsius ...

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