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Old 08-02-2016, 05:15 PM   #1
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Removal of front sofa 30'Classic SO

I am planning to install an inverter/charger (GP-IC-2000 from GP Electric) to complement the recently installed 160 w solar system and have concluded I can put it where the existing converter is located as this will not be needed. However, I think the job would be a lot easier if I could remove the sofa first. Is this difficult? It appears that there are just the 4 bolts to the floor if I remove it in one piece. Alternatively, can the top (seat and back) be removed separately? Has anyone experience in doing this - either just the couch removal or install of inverter in this location.
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Old 08-02-2016, 05:22 PM   #2
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I recently removed the couch on an '07 Classic. There are 6 floor bolts (two in the area of the converter), and 2 on top of the converter mount.

The two on top were most easily approached by going down from the top of the street side arm rest and working "upside down" with a 1/4" drive ratchet.

Not difficult, but required two people to get the couch away from the front and out of the door.
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Couch Removal

I recently removed and reupholstered the couch in my 2003 SO. The task ahead is not difficult and the couch can be disassembled easily so one person can do the job. The pictures below may help alleviate your concerns.

The exposed frame (picture 1 w foam & upholstery removed) allows you to see the basic frame and hinge mechanism. There are four nuts which hold the back to the frame hinge (2 each side). Likewise, there are four nuts that hold the seat bottom to the hinge mechanism. The base frame has four screws that penetrate the floor. The front lower panel was separately screwed to the floor as well as the 'arm' sections.

The newly upholstered couch back is shown (pic 2) and you can see the two bolts protruding from the corner. These are the attachment points to the folding mechanism.

It is easiest to remove the entire assembly from the floor mounts, pull the couch away from the wall to access the back and remove the four nuts. One person can then take that upper piece out the door. The lower assembly does not not need to be disassembled for removal, but if weight is an issue for you, the bottom cushion can be removed from the base legs in the same manner.
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Folding Couch Isolated

Here is a picture of the completed leather upholstery job with the couch section separated from the other elements (arms and front panel).
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