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Thread: DIY: Removing the rear seats (turn your Mirage into a mini cargo van)

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    very nice. you saved me having to make a thread about how i did it... and the quality of your pics are better.



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    Hey, I'd have a follow-up question concerning the rear seats.
    How much do they actually weight?

    I am considering to remove the seats for my road-trip for additional cargo space and send them via USPS to my new destination.

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    They're a few pounds, but really not that much. It was no problem at all removing them by myself.

    Its definitely not worth removing and shipping them. They're really bulky too.

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    Thanks for this post. I was just looking at adding some dynamat in the wheel well area and wondered about getting it under the back bench seat. Do I need to remove the seat backs or will the bench come out by itself. Thanks!

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    Bench comes out separately, no tools required. Just pull up firmly near each front corner where the cushion transitions from "side" to "front" surface. Near where the outermost passengers' knees would be.

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    Installing a false floor to cover up the rear with oem black carpet would really sweeten the look.

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    Pop a futon in there and you have a roadtrip machine. No more paying for hotels and airbnbs! hahaha

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spadesheart View Post
    Pop a futon in there and you have a roadtrip machine. No more paying for hotels and airbnbs! hahaha
    I was thinking exactly this. Install a flat floor in the back, add some insulation, throw in some pillows/beanbag chairs, and you have a mini camper. Would only fit 2 people but it would be comfy. With a rooftop cargo carrier on top of the Mirage you could have enough storage for almost anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ecoboxer View Post
    I was thinking exactly this. Install a flat floor in the back, add some insulation, throw in some pillows/beanbag chairs, and you have a mini camper. Would only fit 2 people but it would be comfy. With a rooftop cargo carrier on top of the Mirage you could have enough storage for almost anything.
    Did anyone follow up on this? I'd be kind of curious to do this myself as I would like to camp out in my mirage.. I think we would have to make a custom fitting flat floor in the rear foot wells? Be pretty sweet actually.



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