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I am having trouble getting the seat back and the seat re-attached. I just put new vinyl on the bucket seats but I can not seem to get the two pieces back together. Should I bend the seat back arms in order to get the two pieces back together? Is there a trick?

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This is a real pain, isn't it? On my '65 I managed to attach the shorter side onto the seat bottom and then maneuver the longer side so the arm is riding on the peg. Then I grunt it into the hole but if you want the seat back arm not to get scratched up on the inside this is a bad method.

Hope someone posts a better method too.

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I had some difficulty with mine too and I bench press 350, LOL. I'm trying to remember. There is some what of a trick and some brute force to that. I believe you put it on the inside peg first(the one thats nearest the hump in the car) then you either rotate it forward or all the way back but I can't remember which. Its the position that will let you extend the outside bar of the seat back the furtherest away from the seat bottom peg. You can rotate the seat on the one peg and watch what the outside arm does. I think its the folded forward position. Its still pretty tough to get it over that peg.


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I wish I had a photo to show you. The way I did it was to tape up
the jaws of a large pare of vise grips and put them on the arm with
a piece of cloth wraped around the arm to help not to scratch it. Then I
used the handle of the vise grips to have something to pull on to get the
arm over the peg. I also have used a small prybar wrapped with cloth and
tape, then put a piece of cardboard wrapped with a towel against the seat
to pry it into place. I believe it was with the seat back in the forward position.

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I wrestled with this last year, best method, put the seat bottom on a flat floor surface-without seat tracks mounted, insert seat back onto bottom-short arm, then kneel on the seat bottom-best angle and leverage, use a large screw driver or pry bar and slide the longer pivot arm over stud, my advice do not use paper or tape on tip of prying instrument-found paper and tape cut vinyl quicker than dull steel,silicone spray might help ease everything together.And most of all work slow and carefully.

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