The first step was to remove the seat mount and adjustment mechanism. Then I removed those nasty looking corner caps/hinge covers. This exposed the hinges that allow the seat back to be folded forward to access the area behind the seat. It also exposes the seat back safety catch. Supposedly, in the event of a crash, this little lever is supposed to flip forward and lock into notches in the seat back frame to keep the seat back from folding forward on you. Class is tomorrow, so I'll be starting on it then. We'll see what kind of progress I can make on it.
Picture 1: The underside of the seat. If you look closely, you can see the wire that connects the seat adjustment lever to the adjuster on the passenger's side. The wire runs toward the front of the seat, where it was secured by one of the hog rings that secures the cover to the frame, and then over to the passenger's side seat adjuster.
Picture 2: The passenger's side seat back hinge and safety catch. That little lever marked RH is supposed to keep the seat back from folding forward in a crash. Ok, if they say soâ€¦ It also exposed a bunch of crud, dead bugs, and cobwebs.
Picture 3: We've had some rain over the last couple of days, so I'm not taking any chances. It fits in the wife's Jeep with plenty of room to spare. The seat's loaded up and ready for class tomorrow night - hopefully it'll have a bit of class of its own after I'm finished with it.