Removed the rear seat

As you can see from the photo, the rear center plastic is held by the 2 screws, which are attached to a metal plate. In my opinion, it is very easy to replace the center plastic with a 3rd cushion seat — given the replacement has the same bolting configuration.

The seat frame is made entirely by copper, which are soldered together like the usual water pipes.

Cool! First thing I did was save the picture.

Were the screws in the back?

Do you have any shots of the rear with the seat out?

Why did you remove the seat?

Was it hard to remove?

The frame is more likely brass, bronze or copper plated steel. Copper is really soft and would bend easily.

Full of questions!

The rear seat is not held by any screws. Simply pull up, and pull forward.

I wanted to remove the rear seat so I could remove the side trim near the hatch — was chasing after some popping noise.

In term of the actual material used for the frame, it sure feels like some sort of copper alloy, very much like the copper piping that we commonly see. Maybe brass (copper + zinc)? Maybe something else?

Cool! First thing I did was save the picture.

Were the screws in the back?

Do you have any shots of the rear with the seat out?

Why did you remove the seat?

Was it hard to remove?

The frame is more likely brass, bronze or copper plated steel. Copper is really soft and would bend easily.

The strap for the center seat is a combination seat/shoulder safety belt just like the other four seats. It comes out of the top of the right rear seatback. So, from left to right, the top of the right rear seat has the lever to fold the seat down, two head restraint slots for the right seat head restraint, the center safety belt slot, and two head restraint slots for the center seat head restraints. All six holes have the same matching plastic molding. There is also a chrome tether anchor for child seats above the center seat, just as there is above the left and right rear seats.

The center seat has a smaller head restraints. It’s lower to allow for visibility out the rear glass. Since I rarely have passengers in the rear seats, I removed all three rear head restraints and it opened up the rear window a lot.

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