Supercab Rear Seat Headrest

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I never posted the pictures here of the mod I ended up doing. Used black tarp rivets, turned some delrin plugs and here’s the end result. Interesting that during disassembly on the back of the headrest two metal plates with protruding legs are double taped on. The only thing I could surmise their use for is in an accident a whiplash head would contact the headrest that would then breakout the rear window. So... eliminated those as well. Came out pretty nice

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Perhaps they just wanted extra support across the full width of the headrest? I removed the rear headrests on our 2019 SuperCab shortly after we bought it and I don't recall it having those.

What's the bottom line? Who knows. If it's a safety thing, why didn't they retrofit previous versions? If it isn't safety related, then what?

Regardless, the production line changes that Ford does are just weird. Some of it appears to be procurement related. Seems like they should provide documentation to the dealers so the vehicles can be "made whole" either before being sold, or when the vehicle is brought in for service. I feel it's a disservice to the customer to just pass the truck on through when it has parts missing.

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Next in order is deleting that damn middle seat belt. I know it doesn't take up much but I need all the space I can get behind the seat.
 

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Next in order is deleting that damn middle seat belt. I know it doesn't take up much but I need all the space I can get behind the seat.
Middle seat belt? There is no middle seat belt on a SuperCab... well at least on our 2019 there isn't.
 

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Middle seat belt? There is no middle seat belt on a SuperCab... well at least on our 2019 there isn't.
Is in the crew cab. I can't imagine three people intimate enough to sit back there - especially since there is no legroom for the middle seat. They would have to be a double amputee below the knees.

I get it - they put it in there because it makes it the best selling or most capable or hottest new ruck that seats 5 people. It's a class / segment thing. Take it off and the Taco and Colorado all of the sudden become "better" if only on paper because they seat 5.

But if it's only there for that purpose, give us an easy DIY delete.
 

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Is in the crew cab. I can't imagine three people intimate enough to sit back there - especially since there is no legroom for the middle seat. They would have to be a double amputee below the knees.

I get it - they put it in there because it makes it the best selling or most capable or hottest new ruck that seats 5 people. It's a class / segment thing. Take it off and the Taco and Colorado all of the sudden become "better" if only on paper because they seat 5.

But if it's only there for that purpose, give us an easy DIY delete.
My rear headrests is in the barn ...
 

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My rear headrests is in the barn ...
Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy
But what about that middle seatbelt? Found a way to put it in the barn with the headrest?
 
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Is in the crew cab. I can't imagine three people intimate enough to sit back there - especially since there is no legroom for the middle seat. They would have to be a double amputee below the knees.

I get it - they put it in there because it makes it the best selling or most capable or hottest new ruck that seats 5 people. It's a class / segment thing. Take it off and the Taco and Colorado all of the sudden become "better" if only on paper because they seat 5.

But if it's only there for that purpose, give us an easy DIY delete.
Actually the room of a rear seat in a crew cab is not any different then what I had in a mountaineer. My kids were always debating who gets center during long trips. I came back with the straw draw. They were ok with that 🤣
 

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I use my rear headrests to hang my hats. I can post of picture if you need one.
Yeah, i do the same, but the dog knocks them off. Guess he likes to try them on. Who knows what he does behind my seat. #DoggieSupercabSecrets
 
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Just did the fold 'mod'. 2020 with build date of 10/20 still have the folding mechanism. That has to be the stupidest money-saving move I've seen yet.

I only had 3/8 dowel, and it still works fine. 1 7/8 inch dowel, a felt sticky round, in and out in 5 minutes*

*never did figure out how to remove the rear seatback. Removed the bolt, yanked, tugged, cursed, went back and searched the internet, then gave up and just yanked the headrests off with will of mind.
 

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Just did the fold 'mod'. 2020 with build date of 10/20 still have the folding mechanism. That has to be the stupidest money-saving move I've seen yet.

I only had 3/8 dowel, and it still works fine. 1 7/8 inch dowel, a felt sticky round, in and out in 5 minutes*

*never did figure out how to remove the rear seatback. Removed the bolt, yanked, tugged, cursed, went back and searched the internet, then gave up and just yanked the headrests off with will of mind.

That is the official, approved removal method.
 

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They must have changed the design? On our 2019... they just pulled right up and out. Easy Peazy

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They do pull up and out.... IF they are folded. Unfolded they hit the headliner and it takes some persuation to come out. You can loosen the bolt to allow the seat back to bend a bit, which I did on the first one because I was trying to remove the back. Even without the bolt I couldn't get the back to come off, so I just yanked the rest up and out. On the 2nd side I didn't remove or loosen the bolt, I just yanked until it came off.
 

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