3rd row seat removal Premier Edit:deck added

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  1. Dave Jr

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    Tools needed:
    15mm socket and ratchet
    Small screwdriver

    Start with removing the accessory tray:
    Remove Matt
    Remove “thumb” screws
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    After removing screws simply lift out container

    Remove the aft 4 10x1.5mm hex bolts (silver) using 15mm ratchet.
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    ***Raise the seats
    Remove 3 access covers and 3 forward retaining bolts
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    After bolt remove I replaced the covers
    ***Lower the seats
    Have your screwdriver handy and roll the seat section up
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    Unplug the electrical connection lifting the tab with screwdriver
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    Your all set! Remove the seat assembly
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    I will be adding a proper deck with spacers I’ll add to this post
    Just remember to bag your bolts and wrap the seats for storage...
    For now a weathertech insert works fine
     
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    Impressive. Nice work and great pics.

    Now you almost have as much room as a small minivan! ;-)


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    interesting. Not sure I am ready to remove my rear seat but would like to flatten the rear cargo area. It seems to me that the under cover storage are is about useless for anything othern than stashing a couple of pizza boxes and that it slopes to the rear hatch. Can you just remove the storage area and be left with what looks like a finished flat floor???
     
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    My biggest hassle was the slope aft, not to mention the height. Was surprised how easy seat section came out. Worth taking out for day to day driving and installing in the rare occasion you need it. Just ordered the plywood to make a deck. I’ll post dimensions, bolt locations, spacer heights and such.
     
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    Deck added, quick post will add more legible dimensions later
    Tools/equipment needed:
    3/8 plywood 48x40 inch
    T45 torq to remove seat belt retainer
    5/8 hole saw
    6 10x1.5x60mm bolts
    Hot glue gun or double sided tape
    Fender washers
    7/8 inch spacer material
    1/4 inch spacer material
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    Basic dimensions
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    Showing holes, made it pretty close. Will refine the dimensions later
     
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    Tuck the plug for the motor control under the trim panel
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    I used a hot glue gun to secure the spacers. Double sided tape works too. I used cut-offs from a bushing project using a lathe and some scrap teak.
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    Ran outa time. Was summoned for a COSTCO run
    Want to use double sided tape to seal the edges
    Paint the hardware mat black
     
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    Just an idea: maybe get a piece of carpet (like the rest of the truck) cut, and bolted down, then the Weather Tech mat on top. That way, you won't catch/rip any objects in the back placed on the protruding bolts. Also, this would enable you to easily dump out/clean the removable mat (instead of having to unbolt it like shown). Just an idea, but I really like what you did here. Great job!
     
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    I’m probably going to go with some cup style or counter sunk washers to put a positive hold on the liner. When I have my tools in the back the liner slides all over and winds up folding.
    But your right, a flush solution is better!

    Something like this with a plastic cap
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    Was the ops vehicle a swb or lab to begin with? The behind the 3rd row space has me guessing swb
     

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