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Old 01-17-2018, 06:47 PM
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My first mod is a must do IMO

It's the seatback release by Builtright industries.

Before I had this, putting down the driver's side rear seatback was a major PITA. How on earth are you supposed to get your hand back there behind the seatback to feel for that little nub of a pin, and then get enough force on it to release? What was Ford thinking?

This latch extender makes it so easy!

The hardest part of doing this was having to run out and buy a Torx T30 bit since my kit seem to have everything else but that one bit.

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Old 01-17-2018, 07:06 PM
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So why doesn’t Ford want us back there anyway? The passenger side seat has a release strap.
 
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Old 01-17-2018, 07:07 PM
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I was all set to order this a couple weeks ago - then I went out and tipped the seat forward, and found that space was all full of power amp and woofer. Great idea if you don't have that stuff - and truthfully, should have been built that way to begin with. I really miss the space that was available behind the seats of my 2002 F-250.
 
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Old 01-17-2018, 07:10 PM
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I was all set to order this a couple weeks ago - then I went out and tipped the seat forward, and found that space was all full of power amp and woofer. Great idea if you don't have that stuff - and truthfully, should have been built that way to begin with. I really miss the space that was available behind the seats of my 2002 F-250.
Well, I'm going to be replacing the amp and subwoofer with a much larger sub and a more powerful amp

But for those days when I don't want to throw whatever I'm carrying in the bed of the truck, and I don't want it to mess up the nice leather seats, I can now put the seatbacks down and throw it on top of the back of the seats.

How often is that going to happen? Probably not often, but at least I can get behind the seat now without having to be Houdini.
 
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Old 01-17-2018, 07:16 PM
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Whut?


I didn't know the left side rear folded down! Wonder if I can move my highlift jack there?
 
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Old 01-17-2018, 07:29 PM
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Originally Posted by rajones19 View Post
I really miss the space that was available behind the seats of my 2002 F-250.
Me too! I kept all kinds of stuff back there.
 
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Old 01-17-2018, 07:32 PM
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This was one of my first mods too. Once I found out there was a latch I had to have access. Probably never use the space, but felt deprived somehow
 
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Old 01-17-2018, 09:07 PM
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I've not yet been able to get my hand down behind the seat back and disengage the latch... WTH!! I watched a video but just can't seem to make it work.
 
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Old 01-17-2018, 09:14 PM
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I've not yet been able to get my hand down behind the seat back and disengage the latch... WTH!! I watched a video but just can't seem to make it work.
Just be sure to flip UP the seat bottom first. Then youíll be able to reach.
 
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Old 01-17-2018, 09:28 PM
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What nuctrooper said. No need for a strap.
 
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Old 01-17-2018, 09:48 PM
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I bought the same kit a few weeks ago. Everyone should get one. Also I learned that the back seats can lock in the down position to make the under the seat storage lockable.
 
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Old 01-17-2018, 09:58 PM
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I bought the same kit a few weeks ago. Everyone should get one. Also I learned that the back seats can lock in the down position to make the under the seat storage lockable.
How do they lock down? I thought my salesman told me that too.
 
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Old 01-17-2018, 10:05 PM
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How do they lock down? I thought my salesman told me that too.
About there the hinge would be, outer plastic cover. All the plastics in my truck are black to itís hard to see. But check this pic out
 
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Old 01-17-2018, 10:19 PM
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Okay, I see it. There is even a lock symbol and an arrow. I was about to ask how to operate, but then I remembered the key in my fob. Works perfectly. Itís fun finding new things about my truck! Thank you.
 
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Old 01-18-2018, 12:23 AM
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Originally Posted by 6.2caribou View Post
I've not yet been able to get my hand down behind the seat back and disengage the latch... WTH!! I watched a video but just can't seem to make it work.
Even tilting the bottom cushion up doesn't give you enough space to get back there. I ended up using the red metal piece of the Builtright kit to engage the tab and pull the latch that way. Heck the thing is mean to fit into the pin so that was an easy solution. Otherwise you have to use a box wrench like they show you in the video.
 
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