A known issue is the front seat mounting bracket on the Rafik is rusting. There are no protective overlays. If in winter you carry snow into the salon on shoes, then the paint begins to peel off, and then rust. From the previous owner got this:
Closer to the threshold
Rust went concrete.
Closer to the tunnel
All four attachment points of the seat are bolted.
We take the head on 14
Loosen the fasteners at the front. It opened without problems. And the carving is perfect.
Next, move the chair forward. Remove the plastic pads on the rear attachment points. Snap-on pads.
This one is easier to remove by prying off the edge from the tunnel
We unscrew the bolts. Tilt the chair back.
Disconnect the seat belt alarm connector
We snap out of the chair. Piston connector
Unclip the wiring harness from the seat.
Also on the piston
We take out the chair.
Put your right hand between the pillow and the back
Hold the pillow in front with the left
We tilt the chair back. The pillow becomes vertical, the back is horizontal. Raise and shift to the steering wheel. As soon as the pillow is opposite the doorway, we turn the chair towards us and take it out through the opening with the pillow forward at the same time turning, as it were, around the central pillar.
As long as you have to travel like this 😁
We take a nozzle
It got better after treatment. Rust has eaten in powerfully. After korshcheki processed rust converter.
I used this one, but it's better to look for a more efficient one
It turned out like this
Bolts are in different condition. The one that sits at the back in the tunnel comes out, it has a carving on the end, sobbing.
For the convenience of painting, we take a plank, make holes with a drill according to the diameter of the bolt. Insert and paint. After all the manipulations, it became like this:
Black paint from a can. Laid up in the garage
Wide operating range
After drying, the coating does not harden, but becomes elastic.
Collected everything. Eventually
Close to the tunnel
Mileage: 119329 mi. (192000 km.)
Category: do it yourself