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Old 01-12-2010, 11:29 AM
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Does anybody know how to get the seat backs on the front seats of a 1980 firebird?

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Are you asking how to put on the seat back cover or put the seat back onto the seat base? Any seat back in a two door car or a bench seat in a pickup truck that tilts forward has to hook over a post on both sides. One or both sides will have a bolt or a cotter pin to hold it in place.
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Seat back cover. They came with the car, just not installed, I'm beginning to understand why. I just can't see how they attach. I thought someone may have had this problem and figured it out.
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Does the seat cover look something like this? CLICK HERE In any event, the cover needs to be turned inside out to start with. Then any areas that have listings and wires have to be attached to the seat with hog rings. This cover looks like it has two listings, one horizontal at the bottom, and one horizontal farther up. There also are probably listings that go vertically on both sides. Attach the horizontal listings first, and then attach the vertical listings. After that, the cover gets turned right side out over the top of the seat frame.

If you can post pictures of the inside and outside of the cover, I can tell you exactly.
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I'm talking bout the hard plastic that covers the back of the backrest. The bottem attaches down on the seat hinge, the top, I have no idea where it attaches
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Sorry, I misunderstood your question. Somewhere at the top of the plastic back there are usually a couple of built in plastic loops that hook over some metal pieces on the seat frame. That holds the top and then you screw down the bottom. If the loops are broken off, you will need a new back piece.

These pictures are of a Corvette seat back. The two metal pieces are visible in the first picture, and the second picture shows the seat back. It has 4 holes at the top that get retainers screwed to them. The retainers go over the two metal pieces and hold the top of the seat back. The last picture is with the retainers screwed in place.
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