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Old 03-18-2008
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Default Couch Removal, Etc.

I'm getting back to working on the 'Bird. The couch is out of the coach. I need to remove the couch sliders that are at center and at each end of the couch lower box. Any experience out there removing the sliders will be appreciated.

Across from the sleeper couch, the two barrel chairs and the two drawer cabinet are out as well. A new couch will replace these items.

Also, anyone need parts from this project. I'll be glad to remove small parts and ship them...you pay the shipping.

A lot more interior storage is gained with this project. I'll take photos of the new set up once it's done.
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i had the couch out in the 84 i had,but i don't remember it being a hard job.
it was harder to get the latchs to work properly when i put it back in.
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How exactly is the folding section attached to the frame of the couch near the wall? ours is all free and not attached to anything, making the bed move sideways when layed flat and both sections of the bed separating from each other. Kids don't like that too much...
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I'm not sure if yours is the same as mine, I was just going to post how do I remove my jackknife sofa I'm taking it in to be reupholstered.

It appears like the back section will come out by removing a few bolts between the back of the sofa and the wall(see pic) ? Which may be what your missing.

The bottom seems pretty straight forward remove the screws from the sliders leave the sliders in place.

I got a price of $550 with new resilient foam not including fabric, does that sound like a fair price ?

Anyone have any recommendations or things to look out for please let me know.
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We had our jackknife sofa reupholstered this year and it ran us $1800 for new foam & fabric. It also took 9 weeks for them to complete it but it is beautiful and we are pleased.
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JF- does your couch lie flat, or is there an incline/decline going into/out from the jackknife? Ours does not lie flat, but it is anchored to the bus. floor at the couch legs The couch does not slide around, but it does not lie flat either. Both sofabeds are similarly uncomfortable, but for different reasons.
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Not related but i pulled the sofas out of our bus to replace the floor and discovered that they were not bolted down. Nothing. I lifted by the seatbelts and they popped right out. No sign they had ever been attached. And us putting 10000 miles on with our three kids and friends securely belted in...
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Old 09-27-2016
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Our couch lies flat, but the wall side is not attached to the frame of the couch or anything. It just folds up and down and is pulled down by the white leather straps from the sliding part of the couch.

The top part has to be bolted down on that big hinge somehow, but there is also a big metal angle lying flat there behind the couch, but I have no idea what piece goes where.

How is the hinge supposed to be attached to the couch?
The fabric on ours is starting to come apart and the cushions do not make a nice and flat bed anymore. The kids are starting to complain after 2 years of fulltiming...

The bottom part slides well, but only locks on one side. It is also very hard to prop it back up as it is now. I am sure it wasn't like that before.
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