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Old 07-19-2019, 11:42 PM   #1
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Seat back will not told forward???

I just picked up a very nice 1969 GMC Custom. The seat back will not fold forward. Do they not fold forward? My 68 Chevrolet did.
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Old 07-19-2019, 11:46 PM   #2
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Re: Seat back will not told forward???

I believe that 67-68 were the only ones that folded, starting in 1969, they did not fold anymore.
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Old 07-19-2019, 11:47 PM   #3
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Re: Seat back will not told forward???

67-early 68 fold safety regs in 68 required the seat to be bolted so 68-72 don't fold .
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Old 07-20-2019, 08:00 PM   #4
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Re: Seat back will not told forward???

It looks like the design still allowed for the fold. I bet it wouldn't take much to make the later seats fold.
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Old 07-21-2019, 12:34 AM   #5
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67-early 68 fold safety regs in 68 required the seat to be bolted so 68-72 don't fold .
Learned something today. IMO you don't gain much with them folding forward, the seats push forward pretty nicely. That said, if my 72 folded forward then I could read the build sheet
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Old 07-21-2019, 07:18 AM   #6
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Learned something today. IMO you don't gain much with them folding forward, the seats push forward pretty nicely. That said, if my 72 folded forward then I could read the build sheet
Well ... if you build a custom flip seat with pockets you can carry the important things .
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Old 07-21-2019, 11:17 AM   #7
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Re: Seat back will not told forward???

Can anyone tell me how to fix it so I can fold it forward to get to the gas gauge sending unit on my 72?
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Old 07-21-2019, 11:33 AM   #8
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Re: Seat back will not told forward???

push the seat all the way forward and lean over , You can't make the Non folding seat lean forward without loosening the material at the back bottom corner and then removing the #3 phillips screws from the legs that hold it to the bottom frame and you take the risk of tearing up the seat material . if you can't get the access you want by moving the seat forward remove the seat to floor bolts and lift the entire seat out .
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Old 07-21-2019, 12:35 PM   #9
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Re: Seat back will not told forward???

Here are a couple pictures of the folding seat back from a 67 truck , Notice the the upper frame is wider than the seat frame to allow the top to fold without damaging the material ,Also the single pivot shoulder bolt , Along with the "latch" mechanism using a wing nut to secure the seat from folding forward . You can also use the "latch" bolt to adjust seat back lean for comfort .
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Old 07-21-2019, 06:15 PM   #10
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Here are a couple pictures of the folding seat back from a 67 truck , Notice the the upper frame is wider than the seat frame to allow the top to fold without damaging the material ,Also the single pivot shoulder bolt , Along with the "latch" mechanism using a wing nut to secure the seat from folding forward . You can also use the "latch" bolt to adjust seat back lean for comfort .
My 68 seat is like that...FWIW
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