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Apapy



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Belgium 2016 Defender 90 Other SW Auto Santorini Black
Rear seat base removal on a 90

Hello everybody,

does somebody have any idea how to remove the rear seat base on a 90 in order to have a flat(ter) surface to load things ?
It should be ideally easily reversible.

Cannot get anything near what I see on this picture (from the Internet).

Thank you Thumbs Up


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Post #896000 5th Apr 2021 2:13pm
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Tom_T



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It will be the first thing I’m going to investigate how to do once mine arrives in a few weeks.

Post #896001 5th Apr 2021 2:17pm
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Scrumps



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Hi,

I’ve just tried our 90 HSE and get close to the above photo quite easily.

I can get the back down, level with the top of the rear speaker, with the addition of a bit of weight / a load.

I think it will get easier if/when the back seats have had a bit of use as it’s the seat back to squab arrangement that stops it going down more easily.

I can’t seem to achieve any sort of “lock” in the lowered position.

Scrumps 90 D250 HSE Tasman /white
19MY L494 AB - Byron Blue
05 TD5 90 CSW Cairns Blue
1967 MGB BRG
1944 Willy’s MB OD green

Post #896027 5th Apr 2021 4:54pm
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DSL



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Shame they didn’t make them fully removable a la Yeti and quite a few other types. I doubt there’d be that many peeps that intend to regularly put humanoids in the back of a 90, would be really good boot space with car configured as a 2 seater. Then bung the seats back in if required, they’ve missed a trick there.

Post #896030 5th Apr 2021 5:06pm
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Scrumps



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United Kingdom 2005 Defender 90 Td5 CSW Cairns Blue

Hi,

I think, if you look closely, the rear seats of a 90 sit over the rear axle/diff/running gear.

That appears to be why they don’t fold forward at the base and the alloy strip is there to stop small items/shopping rolling under the seat and being inaccessible.

Scrumps 90 D250 HSE Tasman /white
19MY L494 AB - Byron Blue
05 TD5 90 CSW Cairns Blue
1967 MGB BRG
1944 Willy’s MB OD green

Post #896038 5th Apr 2021 6:07pm
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Simon Audi



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Someone posted that they removed the rear lower seat swabs - that brought it almost level.

Can not find that post.

Post #896041 5th Apr 2021 6:30pm
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Apapy



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Well, if somebody could find that post (on a 90, not a 110), I would be very glad Question

Post #896474 7th Apr 2021 2:28pm
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Simon Audi



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Saw it on FB yesterday also - can not find that now either

Post #896513 7th Apr 2021 5:16pm
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Nitroneil



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This one?

https://www.facebook.com/groups/6862732818...239984263/ 90S D250 fuji and loving it.

Post #896562 7th Apr 2021 9:24pm
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Simon Audi



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No - not that one - I will have a look again this morning.

Post #896582 8th Apr 2021 5:33am
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Simon Audi



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https://landroverforums.com/forum/2020-def...462/page2/

Same info - different forum - removed seat base (Post 12)

Post #896583 8th Apr 2021 5:37am
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Apapy



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Thanks

Post #896605 8th Apr 2021 8:39am
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Apapy



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So I checked and indeed you can remove easily the rear seat base.
Just a few clips, vertical traction and this it it.
Attention - some clips might get loose and there are deep and narrow holes where they can easily hide Big Cry
Mr. Green

Now seats fold flat or almost ...

Ps. Still don’t understand why the system of the 110 has not been used here

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Tim in Scotland



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I’m speculating here but what is underneath the rear seats of the 90 (in the way of rear transmission) that because of the longer wheelbase of the 110 means that item is under the boot floor of the longer model and not under the seat base? Epsom Green Tdi300 County Hard Top converted into a Station Wagon
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Post #896712 8th Apr 2021 6:07pm
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Defendit..



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After retrofit to commercial, a picture from all the hardware that came out under the rear seat/bench from the 90



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 No Mud flaps for my 90.!

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