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3-Door Folding Front Seat

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#1 philw44



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Posted 06 June 2014 - 08:29 PM

Hi All,


New here and purchased a '04 1.8 Focus only a month ago.


Recently I saw some leather seats from a 5-door for really cheap and snapped them up. I was just wondering if there was any easy way I could mod the front seats so that they fold down? 


It wouldn't necessarily have to be a design like the 3 door, just literally some sort of lever I could pull to lower them down. I'm not entirely sure if this sort of mechanism would work on the 5-door style front seats?


Not the end of the world If I can't do it, it's pretty rare 2+ people are in the car!


Thanks for your help!

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#2 Stoney871


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Posted 07 June 2014 - 02:26 PM

The frame and mechanism on a folding seat is very different than that of a non-folding seat.

#3 Captain Haddock

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Posted 07 June 2014 - 08:28 PM

If the front seats don't allow access to the rear then it's guaranteed MOT failure; unless you fancy swapping the front seats back to the originals prior to the MOT.

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