Rear seat delete

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WadXpress

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Has anyone been able to pull off a clean-looking rear seat delete? I'm throwing around ideas. I have amps on the back wall so their would be a panel to cover those and block the noise from the vents along the back wall and then for the bottom, I am throwing around the idea of cutting out the storage wells to lower the floor a bit or leave them and make closing or lockable access to them. Then the middle would be a sub box for my 12" sundown and there would be plenty of room on either side of the box.

No one rides in my back seat ever and I travel a lot for work so more room is always nice. But I want it to look good. Any thoughts, ideas, pics of someone else that attempted it.
 

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I have competition Border Collies that needed a back platform. I took everything out and sealed of the vents and the whole back & doors with sound deadener. Then I attached a 3/8 plywood board wrapped in 1 1/2 deadening foam and black vinyl on both sides to the back wall with 1 inch longer bolts than the OEM ones. Then I filled those storage wells with deaener and foam..put a 3 inch foam on a 5/8 plywood board again wrapped in black vinyl. Then sound deadener in the rear doors. Realyl quites the rear area. Next I need to do like you, put some combo of speakers( in the doors ) and amps on the floor in the space between that "seat platform" and the floor..lots of room on both sides of the "hump"..
 

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luxury dog hotel there, my mutt roams the bed under the camper shell or lounges on her Costco dog bed
 

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I have competition Border Collies that needed a back platform. I took everything out and sealed of the vents and the whole back & doors with sound deadener. Then I attached a 3/8 plywood board wrapped in 1 1/2 deadening foam and black vinyl on both sides to the back wall with 1 inch longer bolts than the OEM ones. Then I filled those storage wells with deaener and foam..put a 3 inch foam on a 5/8 plywood board again wrapped in black vinyl. Then sound deadener in the rear doors. Realyl quites the rear area. Next I need to do like you, put some combo of speakers( in the doors ) and amps on the floor in the space between that "seat platform" and the floor..lots of room on both sides of the "hump"..
Do you have photos of your modification? I have a 2019 Ram 1500 Class Crew Cab 4x4 with the 6'4 bed. We have two Dobermans that we take with us and have had thebrear seat out for 2 years. I want to put a slightly built up platform across the rear seat area so it is flat all the way across the rear cab. We have a ARE top on the bed which makes it great for truck camping but I want a better surface for the dogs or for me to use if sleeping in the back seat area on cross country road trips when I may stop at a truck stop for a few hours sleep. In those instances it would be safer in the cab than in the bed if the truck. Yours is the first post I have found on rear seat area conversions.
 

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Basically I took the whole rear seat out seat and back. Then took 5/8 ply and covered the seat in 2 inch dense foam an covered it with vinyl. Did the same with the back only with 1 inch dense foam. Used the original mounting holes to screw the back panel in place with large washers on the outside of the vinyl so it would not tear. The seat was measured tight to the rear upright pie s. All metal was sound deadened and covered with closed cell 1/2 foam prior to mounting the “platform and back”...I think that is it.
 

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yall didnt have a 60-40 seat by chance? i want to swap mine to that over the straight one.
 

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Lift seat, unfold platform, done.
 

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