very nice and useful mod, the last time i bought some molding from hd or lowes or whatever i had to put it up through between the front seats and almost touching the windshield, i wish i had known about this. god work!!
^^^^I'm glad somebody actually got to try this mod. And it's nice to know it works on a 2000 Focus. That leads me to suspect it will work on all the different years. But you never know. If your seats look similar to the pictures, you'll probably be ok.
Actually......if I go to FF-2009 I'll probably be sleeping in the car someplace, using this mod. Might save me a two day's motel bill. [^]
Might not seem like a big deal, but wow, what a difference! Thanks for the mod idea bluefront! Highly recommenced this mod too. You either like it or don't and you can just put a pin back in if you don't like it.
^^^^^With an '09 you're sort of on your own here. If it's like an '06, you remove the handle, then pull the back edge toward the rear of the car, releasing two plastic clips. Then the rear section of the panel can be moved toward the door slightly, and then pushed forward, which releases the front catch.
Sounds harder than it is......the whole thing comes out in a flash. There are no screws whatever, other than one on the handle.
I did this a few months back. With the seats all the way forward and the height adjusted right I can get it to be completely flat. I have the part from a drivers side seat that lets you adjust the height on the passanger side also.
I hauled 16 8" 2x4 last weekend. It was raining that day too, so I'd like to think everyone else at lowes was jealous haha.
OMG.......16 2x4s? What I wonder is why didn't Ford make something like this standard equipment? It seems so useful, and easy for a DIY mod. You'd think in this era of smaller cars, this sort of feature could be used in advertising. Maybe they just want people to buy Ford trucks? [scratch]
I'll be doing this as soon as I have time. I'm tired of my girlfriend complaining about how the seats don't recline. My Mustang seats didn't recline enough either. Now my Explorer's seats...that's a different story. Those suckers reclined like a freakin' bed. Thanks for the how-to!
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