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Would you like a rumble seat if it drops in place of the cargo cover.?

  • Yes

    Votes: 14 56.0%
  • No

    Votes: 11 44.0%

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what is a rumble seat and what function would it serve?
 

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Rumble seats were used in the early days of the automobile to accomodate a few extra passengers. They would roll out from the rear of the vehcile and voilla, a new seat was available. They were really cool to party in or "rumble" in. More passengers meant more for the party when driving!
 
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I'm not sure about the rumble seats but I would like to have a cargo cover that was easier to take off. Mine fits so good I hate to even try and remove it because I know I'd never get it to fit so it didn't leak.

Instead of rumble seats it could have seats like the old Subaru Brat that face backwards. At least you could take the kids or your in-laws. :lol
 

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You are probably right Troy, not being a perm. seat would be hard to get passed by National standards. The main reason I don't want it is.... I bought mine so i wouldn't have to take people with me. We bought out 96 tahoe so we could have the room and we added the brat seat to the cargo area for the little guys. It was cool when they did it years ago and would be cool now too. Just not for me.
 

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Rumble Seat

I, too, had thought of the "rumble seat" idea. It would be fairly easy to implement, even on a temporary and/or removable basis. The big problem to overcome, however, is just how do you get in and out of it without stepping on a body part somewhere?
 

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beer100 said:
An amatures look at a dropin rumble seat concept.
Must say the drawing looks good, but I agree with someone elses reply, how do you get in without stepping on body parts? The SSR looks great because it is a closed in truck, you want more seats, buy the new PT converable, you could get three for the price of a SSR.
 

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Discussion Starter #11 (Edited)
redssrloaded: "What is a rumble seat...?"
You need to watch a few more old movies :) Rumble seats were options on both old convertables and hardtops. A late night ride by the second couple, in the rumble, usually involved blankets and much snuggling.

Troy: "vendor to produce them because of legal concerns"
Can't be any harder to mount properly than those removable bench seats you see in a lot of minivans. Be a snap for gm, but their overhead is to high for something like this. No this would be a job for sombody like the crew that puts the ragtops on the Mustang. (That's done post assembly line, last I heard.)

Peaches: "just how do you get in and out of it without stepping on a body part...?"
The old cars had step pads, permemant or retractable, in strategic locations. Plus, it was not considered a bad thing to just step into the middle of the seat, on the way in.

While I'd say that it should be removable, I'd have to admit that "removable" can be stretched to cover a lot. The cargo cover is a case in point. My dad's SnugTop is easily removed by two people with no tools, while the SSR's seems to be more like trying to remove the trunk lid of a sedan.
 

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Rumble Seat

Some good observations! The more I think about it, I would really be interested in the rumble seat idea. I vote YES! :)
 
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