Want to Delete Your Back Seat? K-Dezines Has a Sweet Solution!
by Ricardo Topete
Mustangs, like many other sports cars, have rear seats that are mainly there for moral support. It's cramped enough to give anybody a case of claustrophobia.
Kids can fare well back there, but in a few short years, they'll rather ride in mom's minivan where they can stretch their legs a bit.
So what to do with a futile rear seat? Simply omitting it isn't a good option as it will leave a gaping hole that will make your 'Stang look like it's undergoing an interior renovation. K-Dezines, out of Arizona, offers a creative solution that deletes the rear seat and is as functional as it is aesthetically pleasing.
K-Dezines has gone the extra mile to ensure that their rear seat delete kit is superior to others on the market. Most rear seat delete kits available are made from very thin fiberboard that will buckle under their own weight and don't fit well, yielding a final product that looks like an afterthought. Constructed from Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF), the K-Dezines kit is sturdy enough to carry a fair amount of weight. Going to the track? No problem; just load up your race wheels and toolbox on top of the rear seat delete.
Fit and finish is factory quality thanks to carefully contoured panels that are nicely upholstered in a variety of factory interior colors. As a pleasant bonus, all of K-Dezines' kits feature a storage compartment in the area vacated by the rear seat cushions. This makes for a clever mounting spot for those cars with a battery relocation, nitrous bottles, stereo equipment, or simply storing your stuff within reach of the driver's seat. Available for various Mustang platforms, from '79 to the present day, K-Dezines has one for your pony.
We headed to GTR High Performance, in Southern California, and followed along as they made quick work of the rear seat delete on Phil Dore's 2003 Cobra Mustang. In just a couple of hours with basic tools and an electric drill/driver, Phil's Cobra was rear seat-less. Starting at a reasonable $325 for the '94-'04 Mustangs, K-Dezines also offers more affordable "race version" rear seat delete kits that are constructed from 6mm thick plastic for maximum weight savings. The race version delete kits are a featherweight 15 pounds and consequently, sacrifice some strength in favor of weight.
Since Phil's car is a 600-plus rwhp street-bruiser Cobra, he opted for the sturdier unit with the optional, removal pass-through door that allows access to the trunk from the rear seat area. At a bargain price of $30, the removable door allows larger items to be stored. For those Mustang enthusiasts that want to add a custom touch to their interior and simultaneously add something that proves very useful, K-Dezines has the solution.
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