Q: Rear Folding Seat Parts
I am looking for any and all information on fold down rear seat for a 1968 bird.
A: ….The Fold-Down Rear Seat was an option on all 1967-1969 Firebird and Camaros. UPC Sales Code: #604/A67- $42.13 in ’68/1969 Various components are available from reproduction companies including the hardware (latch, catch, brackets, knobs, carpet, partition). Used Rear Seat Assy’s are commonly seen advertised in Hemmings and most other parts magazines in the $175 – $350 range. Make sure you get all the parts. As far as scarcity, I’d say they were desirable options but not actually ‘rare’. I think I’ve seen more Firebirds WITH this option than without (at shows).
A: Folding rear seat option was a sales dud, because it did not open to the trunk. It was available in both body styles, the 1967 is different from the 1968-1969. The 1967 had retainer clips, but on a panic stop the seat would release and fold. The 1968-1969 has a notch at the right side for a latch, even the upholstery was the same both years (except a couple of colors). I think the latch and brackets can be purchased reproduction. You would also need the cardboard backing and the track it lays in, they were also available for a time, and may still be.
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