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Thread: Tri Pacer front seat removal

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    Default Tri Pacer front seat removal

    Ok, I'm new to shortwings and just found out that the Tri pacer front seat does not want to come out...do you have a trick or just cuss a lot?

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    Split seats or a bench? There is a secret botton in the middle that most be pushed up to allow the seat to go forward and out.

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    It is a split seat '59 model

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    I will get a picture of the seat button and post it.

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    Thx...you da man!

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    Someone showed me a special tool they made to slip in and release this pin. I can't for the life of me remember who it was or what it looked like. I will have to experiment a little bit.
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    I'm no expert because I have only taken the seats out a few times so far, but on one seat, I can push the button by hand to get it out but for the other, I use a long shafted standard screwdriver from the back underneath the seat and push on it with my other hand from between the seats. The only reason I even have to use the screwdriver is because I put the upholstery over the spring too tightly and it makes it a little more difficult.

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    Steve
    How about on a 20 series, does the back (of the bottom frame), pull up when seat is all the way forward, or does the front end come out first.

    I've tried several times but no luck, my seat is hard to move all the way forward.

    Thxs in advance.

    Peter Lubig

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterL View Post
    Steve
    How about on a 20 series, does the back (of the bottom frame), pull up when seat is all the way forward, or does the front end come out first.

    I've tried several times but no luck, my seat is hard to move all the way forward.

    Thxs in advance.

    Peter Lubig
    Hi Peter,
    If I am remembering this correctly, you are right. The PA20 seat must be adjusted all the way forward and then the rear lifts straight up out of the tracks.
    I had some difficulty getting the seat bottom all the way forward also.
    Here are two really bad photos!
    Hope this helps,
    Joe

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    I believe the early Pacers have a safety catch at the front to allow the seat to go all the way forward and then you have to lift it up and out. It helps to get someone to push from the back while you undo the latch and pull. Upolstry often helps to hinder the seat removal as Zac mentioned.

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