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#1 belly67

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Posted 08 October 2020 - 06:57 PM

Does anyone have diagrams about the seat flaps and how it all goes together. My hatch is missing the flaps but I am unsure about how they operate. any help is appreciated



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Posted 09 October 2020 - 11:39 AM

Hi belly67.  Sorry I don't have any dimensions but Resto Country sell aftermarket flaps and if you have a look at their site it has a diagram of how they fit. Cheers Ron


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Posted 09 October 2020 - 11:44 AM

Just to save you some searching, I think this is the pic that Ron is referring to...

 

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https://www.kingswoo...hinge-pa/MAX063



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Posted 09 October 2020 - 12:10 PM

Thanks Andrew.  I must work out how to copy links one day.  Cheers Ron



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Posted 09 October 2020 - 07:45 PM

Thanks for that info. Do the flaps just hinge upward and basically jam between the rear of the seat and the back of the steel that runs across the car? Unsure what they are supposed to do when the seats are down.



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Posted 09 October 2020 - 08:45 PM

I think they just sit at the back of the hatch area and when the seats are fully folded forwards they act as a fill-in the gap between the back of the seat and the hatch area so you can "potentially" lie in that area.  But I'm only guessing. Cheers Ron



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Posted 09 October 2020 - 08:56 PM

When the seats fold forward (aka down) the flaps lock into a ledge on the floor section behind, which serves two purposes, it locks the seats in the down position to stop them bouncing around and it fills in the gap between the seat and the floor.

 

From one of the original promos...

 

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Posted 09 October 2020 - 09:01 PM

The other side (which was actually the first side but I uploaded the gifs the wrong way around)...

 

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And while I've got the video loaded up, the reason for the split floor...

 

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Posted 09 October 2020 - 09:22 PM

That video is from an early promo, did anyone notice the missing covers from the roof hinges....



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Posted 10 October 2020 - 11:03 AM

Thanks for sharing that Mick.  A pic is worth 1,000 words. Cheers Ron



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Posted 10 October 2020 - 03:48 PM

Nice work with the GIF's Andrew.

And bloody hell Mick, you have a keen pair of eyes! 

That is some serious spotting.

 

Please don't comment on my build thread and find flaws in my car that I'm not aware of.  :spoton:


Edited by Heath, 10 October 2020 - 03:49 PM.


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Posted 10 October 2020 - 10:12 PM

Heath, didn't you say somewhere along the line that there is a difference between LX and UC in this area? 



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Posted 10 October 2020 - 10:14 PM

Heath, build thread is safe from comments except things like great work!!!  :spoton:



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Posted 11 October 2020 - 03:22 PM

Yep, the height of the tonneau floor was changed in the UC, and the rear seat hinges changed accordingly.

 

I believe it may also be related to the rear wheel arch braces being deleted as well, but I'm not sure why they made all these changes, might have been structural or cost-saving, or maybe something to do with luggage area, who knows?



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Posted 11 October 2020 - 05:49 PM

Thanks Bigfella 327. Very helpfull



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Posted 16 October 2020 - 09:48 AM

thats a great video showing why they original designed the split cargo mat :spoton:



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Posted 19 October 2020 - 10:12 AM

Heath, didn't you say somewhere along the line that there is a difference between LX and UC in this area? 


I do not know if the flaps are the same or different, but it wouldn't blow my mind if they were different.

The rear seats themselves are identical, as best I can tell.

The rear floor height is absolutely different.

The rear seat hinges are absolutely different.

Whether the flaps are the same or not, I just do not for sure.

I certainly had to make a custom pair for my own car when I changed the floor height, but that doesn't mean that the standard LX hatch floor doesn't make the same size flaps from the UC work somehow.

 

Heath, build thread is safe from comments except things like great work!!!  :spoton:


Haha, phew!


Edited by Heath, 19 October 2020 - 10:13 AM.





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