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1970 Corvette: Service News: Front Seat Back Panel and Seat Back Lock Assembly Removal and Installation

Subject:    Front Seat Back Panel and Seat Back Lock Assembly Removal and Installation
Model and Year:  1970 Corvette
Source:  Chevrolet Service News
Page Number:   3
Date:  Section 1A, March 1970, Volume 42, Number 3

FRONT SEAT BACK PANEL

Removal and Installation

1.  Tilt seat back forward and remove (2) screws securing bottom of seat back panel to seat back frame.

2.  Pull bottom of seat back outward and lift panel upward to disengage panel from upper retainers; then remove panel from seat back.

3.  To install seat back panel, reverse removal procedure.

SEAT BACK LOCK ASSEMBLY

Removal and Installation

1.  Remove front seat back panel, as previously described.

2.  IMPORTANT:  If removing and reinstalling same lock assembly, install lock up screw at location shown in figure

3.  Remove lock assembly attaching screws and nuts and remove lock assembly from seat back.

4.  Remove lock strap-to-cushion frame attaching screws.

5.  To install seat back lock assembly, reverse removal procedure.  IMPORTANT:  After all lock assembly attaching screws, including lock strap-to-cushion frame screws, have been tightened, remove lock up screw at location shown in figure

6.  If requested, shims may be added to raise seat back angle 2°.  A shim must be added to either side of back cushion, under each bumper and a shim placed under the lock strap to cushion attachment in the center of the seat cushion.  The shims are located in the glove box.  NOTE:  Recheck seat back ability to lock after adding the shims.

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