Do to the increase in gas prices all accross the country I would like
to shave some weight off of my car. It's a late model Ford Taurus.
Leather Interior. Does anyone know how to remove the rear bench seat?
The back seat looks to be above the gas tank. It's one of those split
folding rear seats. How does it come out? I am going to remove the
rear seat including the front passenger seat. All of the floor mats
have been removed except for the drivers.
By any chance is there an aftermarket Carbon Fiber hood for this type
of car DOT approved? If it's too expensive I'm not getting it since
the whole idea is saving money, not spending it.
I would take it one step further and remove interior trim pieces, like
in the trunk. But fear that it might not re-attach so easily after the
fact. The interior rear door trim pieces remove too but it might look
too ugly without it. I have no idea what the rear seating area will
look like after the seat is removed so there is a chance I might as
well remove the rear door interior trim pieces.
I'm going to weigh the parts individualy and see how many pounds I am
taking off of the car.
Honda saved weight on their accord by not including a spare tire and
using "fix a flat" in a can instead. I will not do this. It's best to
keep all emergency equipment like the flares, flashlight, and fire
extinguisher that I have.
Would anyone know how to remove the rear bench seat? Where does it