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Any ideas on converting SUV rear area so it's flat - possibly hinged ? Answered

I am looking at a Toyota SUV. The problem is that I want to put dogs & crates in the back but the rear seats do not fold down flat!

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Without knowing the model the simplest method would be to just remove the seats. Car seats are typically held to the car by a few bolts on rails that are attached to the frame. If you are looking for a method of making the seats operable (folding up and down) then you'd need to dismantle the seat itself and install a type of spring loaded lever which would allow the seats to have some mobility. Really I'm over-simplifying just how difficult this option would be. If your car didn't already come with seats that fold down your best options are: 1) find seats that are collapsible and install them in your ride 2) remove the seats. Good luck!