Passenger backrest


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Rambler444
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Passenger backrest

Postby Rambler444 » Wed Jul 18, 2012 11:25 am



I `m have a problem with the back rest on my 01 1800 , it seems like it`s pulling forward , there is a gap of about an inch between the plastic trunk mold and the leather pad , questiuon is this can it be fixed , is this normal or do I have to puirchace a new one any help is appreciated thanks for your time , Charlie



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Re: Passenger backrest

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Jul 18, 2012 11:49 am

Rambler444 wrote:I `m have a problem with the back rest on my 01 1800 , it seems like it`s pulling forward , there is a gap of about an inch between the plastic trunk mold and the leather pad , questiuon is this can it be fixed , is this normal or do I have to puirchace a new one any help is appreciated thanks for your time , Charlie


There are two screws that fasten the bottom of the back rest inside the trunk lid:

Passenger backrest screws
Passenger backrest screws


The top of the back rest has two bosses that slide down into slots in the trunk lid to keep it in place. I suspect those bosses have somehow come out of those slots. Try removing those screws, then lifting the seat back upward, then putting it back on. At the very least, even if that's not the problem (but I suspect it is), it will give you a look at the back of the backrest to see what's going on.

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Re: Passenger backrest

Postby Rambler444 » Wed Jul 18, 2012 7:09 pm

thanks wing man , and I had done that already and it still is pullung away at the top enough for water to get in the back part of it so I`m still asking . so is there a fix for this other than getting a new back , it like it`s trying to bend the plastic thanks again cu Charlie

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Re: Passenger backrest

Postby goldwinger1 » Sun Jul 22, 2012 11:39 pm

The gap between the passengers back rest and the trunk is normal on the 1800....ChrisCo Accessories.com can solve that problem with their gap filler......
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Passenger Backrest Gap Filler

Tired of that ugly gap between the backrest and the trunk lid? The ChrisCo Accessories Backrest Gap Filler will fix that for you. Waterproof, automotive type seal and adhesive combine to make an attractive combination that cleans up that ugly gap.
http://www.chriscoacc.com/webPages/gene ... sories.htm
Hope this helps
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Re: Passenger backrest

Postby themainviking » Mon Jul 23, 2012 7:35 am

goldwinger1 wrote:http://www.chriscoacc.com/webPages/gene ... sories.htm
Hope this helps
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Some good things there Buzsaw... thanks

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