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Old 26 May 2017, 08:19 pm
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Default Easy driver's seat drawer install on SOOO BIG

While we were putting SOOO BIG's "new" seats in today all the stuff was lying about and something very obvious became apparent.

It transpired this way; We saw similarities in both front seat front frame assembly's. A close look at the passenger seat front frame made it apparent that it and the drawer guides came off as on unit! A close look at the driver's seat bottom showed remarkable similarities! It looked like a "swap" was forthcoming! So we took the passenger seat front frame assembly and drawer guides off and did as follows, attacking the drivers seat bottom;
TAKING THE ORIGINAL FRONT FRAME ASSEMBLE OFF OF THE DRIVER'S SEAT
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THE BOTTOM OF THE DRIVER'S SEAT, NECKED
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PUTTING THE PASSENGER SEAT FRONT FRAME ASSEMBLY WITH THE DRAWER GUIDES STILL ATTACHED ON THE FRONT BOTTOM OF THE DRIVER'S SEAT
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HERE'S HOW THE DRIVER'S SEAT LOOKS UNDERNEATH WITH THE NEW FRONT FRAME AND DRAWER GUIDE STILL ATTACHED AS MENTIONED ABOVE (CANNIBALIZES FROM THE PASSENGER SEAT AS MENTIONED ABOVE)
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"NEW" DRIVER'S SEAT DRAWER IN PLACE
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"NEW" DRIVER'S SEAT DRAWER TAKES IT'S FIRST PEAK AT THE WORLD!
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If I'd known it was this easy I'd a done it years ago!

NOW SOOO BIG'S A TWO DRAWER PT CRUISER
Photo of the "new" seats to follow.
Happy Ptin', ptprice
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Old 26 May 2017, 08:41 pm
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While we were putting SOOO BIG's "new" seats in today all the stuff was lying about and something very obvious became apparent.

It transpired this way; We saw similarities in both front seat front frame assembly's. A close look at the passenger seat front frame made it apparent that it and the drawer guides came off as on unit! A close look at the driver's seat bottom showed remarkable similarities! It looked like a "swap" was forthcoming! So we took the passenger seat front frame assembly and drawer guides off and did as follows, attacking the drivers seat bottom;
TAKING THE ORIGINAL FRONT FRAME ASSEMBLE OFF OF THE DRIVER'S SEAT
Attachment 22301
THE BOTTOM OF THE DRIVER'S SEAT, NECKED
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PUTTING THE PASSENGER SEAT FRONT FRAME ASSEMBLY WITH THE DRAWER GUIDES STILL ATTACHED ON THE FRONT BOTTOM OF THE DRIVER'S SEAT
Attachment 22303

HERE'S HOW THE DRIVER'S SEAT LOOKS UNDERNEATH WITH THE NEW FRONT FRAME AND DRAWER GUIDE STILL ATTACHED AS MENTIONED ABOVE (CANNIBALIZES FROM THE PASSENGER SEAT AS MENTIONED ABOVE)
Attachment 22304
"NEW" DRIVER'S SEAT DRAWER IN PLACE
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"NEW" DRIVER'S SEAT DRAWER TAKES IT'S FIRST PEAK AT THE WORLD!
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If I'd known it was this easy I'd a done it years ago!

NOW SOOO BIG'S A TWO DRAWER PT CRUISER
Photo of the "new" seats to follow.
Happy Ptin', ptprice
Yep, the seat drawers are another cool Gen1 feature, that's not available in the Gen2

So, do you now have a drawer under both seats? If not, you now know that you can
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Old 26 May 2017, 10:16 pm
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Yep, the seat drawers are another cool Gen1 feature, that's not available in the Gen2

So, do you now have a drawer under both seats? If not, you now know that you can

I've now got drawer guides under both front seats and I hid a drawer at LKQ when I was there on Tues. So I'll pick that'n up Sunday and SOOO BIG'll officially be a two drawer PT Cruiser!

happy Ptin', ptprice
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tthat's actually something useful.
but, i have an AMP and other electronics under there
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Old 27 May 2017, 04:29 pm
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I want to do this so bad to help keep items from rolling under my feet while drivin. Right now I have a towel rolled up acting as a blocker.
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Old 27 May 2017, 09:13 pm
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I want to do this so bad to help keep items from rolling under my feet while drivin. Right now I have a towel rolled up acting as a blocker.
I hit the LKQ yard this afternoon and found the drawer for the other seat. Right where I'd hid it the other day. I just cleaned it up and'll put it in tomorrow. I'll just slide it in and SOOO BIG"ll be officially a two drawer PT Cruiser!

Along with the drawer I found two other goodies I bought, figuring some PTer might want one. I'm not gonna tell now what they are, but I cook grilled cheese sandwiches on mine. I'll post therm on a separate thread tomorrow! I got to let the suspense build over night!

Stumbling through a salvage yard is great exercise and great fun. The walk to the Chrysler section of the Daytona LKQ is at least 1/4 mile and the PT's are all scattered here and there randomly. I actually didn't find what I was looking for even though I looked at at least 15 PT Cruisers. It's not that rare but every one was broken and so is the one on SOOO BIG. I'll ask about that tomorrow too.

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Old 31 May 2017, 06:09 pm
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yep.. works great, I purchased mine from a salvage yard and installed it on the drivers seat 2 yrs ago.. bolts right in..
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