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    Rear Seat Removal

    Has anyone ever removed the rear seat ??
    Is the floor relatively flat or are there a lot of brackets/supports/braces various other do-dads under it ?
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    2018 Durango R/T, Vice White/Blk, Tow, Blacktop pkg, Perf Tires
    2017 Honda Accord Touring V6, Basque Red Pearl/Ivory

    GONE:
    2003.5 G35s Caribbean Blue - Prem, Wood, Spoiler
    2009 G37 Vert Athens Blue/Bone - Prem, Sport, Nav
    2016 Mustang GT Prem, Guard/Ebony - Roush SC +++ ** Lmn Law 1200 mi
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    2007 Titan LE Crew Deep Water Blue
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    Mike - I was joking about hauling firewood in there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike_TX View Post
    Mike - I was joking about hauling firewood in there.
    LOL, yeah I know, but I was actually serious about this being a posibility.

    I'm sure it will make many here cringe at the thought, but for me it simply comes down to the $$.
    I need to shed a vehicle and I need some sort of SUV. The Vert is out & the G will not bring in that much money being 10 years old

    I've driven the M a whole 1,500 miles in the past year, so it's the candidate to be broomed. That said, if I can't sell it for enough to comfortably cover the cost of a replacement vehicle, it would make better economic sense for me to just gut & "repurpose it". Whatever vehicle I chose will likely not be worth much when I'm done with it, so it won't matter all that much in the long term.

    I know I won't be happy with some small 4 banger SUV, so that puts me in more the Pathfinder or Murano class, all of which will cost at least $30K.
    Current "private sale" estimates on the value of the M are all over the map with Edmunds @ $27.5, NADA @ $33.5 and others somewhere inbetween.

    So, can I get $33k for the M ?? Maybe & I'll give it a shot. But if that fails the alternative will be to yank out the rear seats, cover the seatback area with 1/4" plywood to protect the wiring & isolate the trunk & figure out something to cover the pass. seat to keep the liquids at bay. Figuring I can get 1 med. crate in the front & 3 med. or 2 large ones in the rear (assuming that floor is relatively flat or can be made so with a plywood deck).
    2016 Challenger Hellcat, Max Steel/Blk - A8 trans, Navi, C Fiber Stripes
    2018 Durango R/T, Vice White/Blk, Tow, Blacktop pkg, Perf Tires
    2017 Honda Accord Touring V6, Basque Red Pearl/Ivory

    GONE:
    2003.5 G35s Caribbean Blue - Prem, Wood, Spoiler
    2009 G37 Vert Athens Blue/Bone - Prem, Sport, Nav
    2016 Mustang GT Prem, Guard/Ebony - Roush SC +++ ** Lmn Law 1200 mi
    2009 M45s Obsidian/Graphite - Sport, Tech, Adv Tech, Wood, Spoiler
    2007 Titan LE Crew Deep Water Blue
    2002 Q45s Desert Platinum

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    Not prying or anything, but crates of what?

    Have you considered a beater pickup as an alternative?

    You're not running 'shine, are you?
    If someone blows up a school with a bomb they go after the bomber ... if someone shoots up a school they go after the gun.

    A privilege is just a right that has been taken away by government.

    Political correctness is cowardice wrapped in a lie.
    ________________________________

    2013 Acura RDX Tech, 30% tints, hardwired Escort 8500 X50

    2011 Infiniti M56, 30% ceramic tint, hard-wired Escort 8500 X50, LED cabin and trunk lighting - traded!


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    Administrator mcrewsQ's Avatar
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    I had the seat out of the Q45 several times for speaker work. Certainly increases the space!!!! We did the same thing in an old Mecury Carpi back in the 80's took out the rear seat and put in a rear roll bar and plywood(covered w/ black carpet)
    Mark

    2002 Q45 Sport:
    255k, IMPUL body kit, Parrot MKi9100, 05 headlamps blacked out w/ AAC Halos,Catz Zeta ballast boost on HIR high beams, Infiniti rear spoiler, rear upper window spoiler, 245/50/ZR18 tires, modded BMW 5 series hid fog projectors, burtman piano finish dash kit, X-pipe, removed rear muffler.Kenwood 150w powered sub.
    1999 XJ8 Jag VP 120k miles sold
    2007 Kia Sportage V6 LX

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike_TX View Post
    Not prying or anything, but crates of what?

    Have you considered a beater pickup as an alternative?

    You're not running 'shine, are you?
    'shine - then I would need the M for sure, for the speed & handling !!

    I transport shelter dogs to events, Vet's and rescues. Been using the G, but can only take 1 large dog @ a time.
    I also need to haul around all our event crap - tent, tables, banners ya-da ya-da. Tired of making multiple trips to everything.

    Don't want a 4th vehicle, simply don't have the time to keep 4 cars/trucks maintained etc. Would love to pick-up a crew cab Frontier as the back floor is almost flat with the seat removed, but it's too hot here most of the year to transport dogs crated in the bed (stiffling with a cap on the bed!) + the event stuff needs to stay dry.

    Sooooo, I need some sort of SUV/crossover/wagon type vehicle. Has to have a V6 (or a V8, don't care about MPG all that much), room for 4 crates or 2 crates + stuff.
    Been poking around and there's not much under 30K ...............
    2016 Challenger Hellcat, Max Steel/Blk - A8 trans, Navi, C Fiber Stripes
    2018 Durango R/T, Vice White/Blk, Tow, Blacktop pkg, Perf Tires
    2017 Honda Accord Touring V6, Basque Red Pearl/Ivory

    GONE:
    2003.5 G35s Caribbean Blue - Prem, Wood, Spoiler
    2009 G37 Vert Athens Blue/Bone - Prem, Sport, Nav
    2016 Mustang GT Prem, Guard/Ebony - Roush SC +++ ** Lmn Law 1200 mi
    2009 M45s Obsidian/Graphite - Sport, Tech, Adv Tech, Wood, Spoiler
    2007 Titan LE Crew Deep Water Blue
    2002 Q45s Desert Platinum

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    Administrator mcrewsQ's Avatar
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    ​you're a good man!
    Mark

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcrewsQ View Post
    ​you're a good man!
    Thanks Mark !
    2016 Challenger Hellcat, Max Steel/Blk - A8 trans, Navi, C Fiber Stripes
    2018 Durango R/T, Vice White/Blk, Tow, Blacktop pkg, Perf Tires
    2017 Honda Accord Touring V6, Basque Red Pearl/Ivory

    GONE:
    2003.5 G35s Caribbean Blue - Prem, Wood, Spoiler
    2009 G37 Vert Athens Blue/Bone - Prem, Sport, Nav
    2016 Mustang GT Prem, Guard/Ebony - Roush SC +++ ** Lmn Law 1200 mi
    2009 M45s Obsidian/Graphite - Sport, Tech, Adv Tech, Wood, Spoiler
    2007 Titan LE Crew Deep Water Blue
    2002 Q45s Desert Platinum

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    Abra cadabra .... the image in the crystal ball is slowly becoming clearer and I can see the future ......................... I see .... I see ..........................

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    ............................. a minivan.
    If someone blows up a school with a bomb they go after the bomber ... if someone shoots up a school they go after the gun.

    A privilege is just a right that has been taken away by government.

    Political correctness is cowardice wrapped in a lie.
    ________________________________

    2013 Acura RDX Tech, 30% tints, hardwired Escort 8500 X50

    2011 Infiniti M56, 30% ceramic tint, hard-wired Escort 8500 X50, LED cabin and trunk lighting - traded!


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    ^^^ A pox on you !!!

    However, if the group ever matures to the point where we can afford a company vheicle (or someone donates one for the write-off) a minivan would solve many issues and make it easier to deal with large or old dogs with leg issues. It's not easy to wrestle a Rottie or Mastiff with a cast on it's leg in & out of a G35
    2016 Challenger Hellcat, Max Steel/Blk - A8 trans, Navi, C Fiber Stripes
    2018 Durango R/T, Vice White/Blk, Tow, Blacktop pkg, Perf Tires
    2017 Honda Accord Touring V6, Basque Red Pearl/Ivory

    GONE:
    2003.5 G35s Caribbean Blue - Prem, Wood, Spoiler
    2009 G37 Vert Athens Blue/Bone - Prem, Sport, Nav
    2016 Mustang GT Prem, Guard/Ebony - Roush SC +++ ** Lmn Law 1200 mi
    2009 M45s Obsidian/Graphite - Sport, Tech, Adv Tech, Wood, Spoiler
    2007 Titan LE Crew Deep Water Blue
    2002 Q45s Desert Platinum

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    I hope you have one of those little pine tree scent thingies hanging from your rearview mirror.
    If someone blows up a school with a bomb they go after the bomber ... if someone shoots up a school they go after the gun.

    A privilege is just a right that has been taken away by government.

    Political correctness is cowardice wrapped in a lie.
    ________________________________

    2013 Acura RDX Tech, 30% tints, hardwired Escort 8500 X50

    2011 Infiniti M56, 30% ceramic tint, hard-wired Escort 8500 X50, LED cabin and trunk lighting - traded!


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    Quote Originally Posted by mcrewsQ View Post
    I had the seat out of the Q45 several times for speaker work. Certainly increases the space!!!! We did the same thing in an old Mecury Carpi back in the 80's took out the rear seat and put in a rear roll bar and plywood(covered w/ black carpet)
    How much space is there behind seat and before gas tank? I imagine there is structural steel, but looking at how to get extra rear legroom with out cutting the car and stretching...
    2004 Q45 Premium Royal Pewter/Black
    2006 M35x Black/Black Tech Package
    2003 Q45 Premium Silver/Black(Totalled:()
    2000 I30 Black/Black with 18" G35 rims(Sold)
    2001 Maxima 20th Anniversary Edition Black/Grey AT(Sold)
    1994? J30 Green/Tan $500 Special(Sold)

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