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    Default 504 seats fold all the way down...

    Does anyone have a piture.. i think from memory it was from the haynes manual, of the interior of a 504 with the head rests removed from the front chairs and them lying flat, turning the 504 in to a queen size bed??

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    Quote Originally Posted by bowie
    Does anyone have a piture.. i think from memory it was from the haynes manual, of the interior of a 504 with the head rests removed from the front chairs and them lying flat, turning the 504 in to a queen size bed??

    I realy need a picture of such for a .. school assignmnet... if anyone can scan it or has a link..

    Cheers..
    404's are even better for it, cause you don't have to remove head rests.

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    The early model 504's (1800cc motor) with the french seats were really good as the head rest was recessed in the top of the seat... if any one has a users manual for that era there was a good drawing there.... having said that bthere was nothing like the "land crab" austin 1800 with h=the seats down and the gear stick unclipped ( took all of 30 seconds) and it was a king sized bed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Meggsy
    The early model 504's (1800cc motor) with the french seats were really good as the head rest was recessed in the top of the seat...
    It's quite funny how you refer to them as 'French' seats.

    A pity you guys didn't get them all the way through.

    My '77 Ti had them, quite nice, just push the headrests down and they integrate into the seat perfectly. Never used them as a bed though, a pity as I would've liked to get the chance to.

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    I had a 75 South African 504 (not a Ti and not a GL I don't think - not sure of exact model but it was a 2 litre) and it had these seats. I once used it as a bed when I went camping. It was not bad - a bit lumpy but it worked fine. More comfortable than a tent anyway.

    I don't really have any decent photos showing the seats unfortunately. The headrest was 'suspended' on a fairly thin strip of metal which pushed down into the seat so that the headrest was flush with the top of the normal seat back. I have a bad photo in which you can just make this out through the windscreen. I'll post it if you want me to but it isn't very clear.

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    I haven't got a picture of mine flat down but here's a photo of just the headrest.
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    Here you go, with many thanks to the crew at 504.org
    http://www.504.org/general_GB.htm
    select technical info then go down to and select "Us owners handbook" and you will find what you are looking for on page 26.

    note to Bowie, you were almost on the right track, its in the owners handbook not Haynes, close but no cigar

    What subject is this "school project" for?

    I think these seats were called "French" as they were the original imported version later replaced by the less comfortable Australian content "Toombstone " type

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