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Old 01-28-2016, 07:31 PM   #1
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DIY brackets for using rear seats at home?

Sometimes I take out the rear seats of my Element for weeks at a time, and store them in my "man cave" in the basement.

I was wondering if anyone has made a set of brackets that emulate those in the Honda that I could attach the seats to in the basement, which would allow me to sit on the rear seats at home in the man cave.

Hey, they already have cupholders built in, and they recline with a headrest - what's not to like about that in a man cave?

Any ideas would be appreciated, and photos even better.
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Old 01-28-2016, 08:34 PM   #2
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I'm also interested in this. I have had one seat in my basement since i bought my E, I would have both but I have to haul the kid around. I've briefly thought about how it could be mounted, but that's as far as I got. I'd like to get some use out of it instead of it just taking up space.
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Old 01-28-2016, 10:12 PM   #3
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I hate to burst your bubble but a two hour movie in those seats would have you squirming from discomfort. If you have ever been a rear passenger in the E on a long trip you'll know exactly what I'm talking about. But still a good idea.
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Old 01-28-2016, 10:20 PM   #4
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Better than no seat though . . .
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this post may help you . . . and I assume you've got the hardware end in your E for measurements.

http://www.elementownersclub.com/for...2&postcount=15

I'd suggest pulling the paneling, reinstalling the seat in the car and see what is functional.
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I've been wanting to do something like this. I was going to try to build one that used the mounting brackets, but decided to keep it simple for now. This morning I threw together a base for my seat. Right now it sits low, but it's comfy for when playing my Nintendos! It would be easy to make it higher.

I used 5 pieces of wood, each cut to 20". 3 are 2x4, one is 1x6, and one is 1x3. I wrapped a bungee cord underneath the base and up to the LATCH hooks to hold it in place. Works great for what I use it for. Seat sits level, is quite comfortable, and has a cup (bottle) holder!

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Old 06-19-2017, 10:40 AM   #7
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Hey everyone,

I am just beginning to make some modifications to the rear space of my
'06 E. Since I haul around bikes on camping trips I typically keep my two rear seats in my garage where they sit around collecting dust. I was thinking that instead of buying new furniture for my apartment I would try and make a base platform for one of the rear seats and use that instead.

Has anyone heard of a project like this before or have any tips on securing the seats to a wood / metal base?
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Welcome, Jgutty16.

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