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azaerobatics

how do I remove the bow seat backs in 99 susnsetter lx to re-upholster

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azaerobatics

I am redoing the uphostery in my 99 Sunsetter LX (Wakesetter).  Everything has been pretty easy until now.  I put off recovering the seat backs in the bow as I can't figure out how to remove those.  How do I detach the seat back cushions in the bow?  There are three cushions. On the starborard side I can see two bolts under the dash and on th the port side I can see two bolts inside the storage area, one at the top of the cushion and the other at the bottom.  I had also reached behind the under-seat storage in the bow.  I found two bolts at the bottom of the small filler cushion at the very front of the bow.  I am assuming there are more bolts up toward the top of the seat backs but I have not been able to reach them.  How many bolts am I looking for?  Where are they?  What is the trick to removing and installing the seat backs in the bow?  Any tips are appreciated.

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braindamage

When I redid my ‘00 sslxi I remember 4 bolts on the side cushions and 2!at the bow peak. The4th was very buried toward the stern and difficult to get to.

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Bozboat

Look carefully under the dash and inside the storage compartment on passenger side, my LXI has 3-4. Some lag type and some bolts and nuts. Take the ones you can find off and then pull gently, where ever it is hung up, look for a bolt. You may find yourself in need of long skinny arms

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formulaben

Mine had a combination of easy to find bolts and a few hard to find and hard to reach screws in the corner areas to keep them tight against the fiberglass.  Those were a pain to get to...just keep reaching as far as you can and you'll find them.  Reach gently, as there is plenty of unfinished fiberglass shards about.

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