Help on Removal of rear seatback on 64 convertible

I'm trying to remove the rear seatback on my 1964 deville conv.  The only help on this site that I can find is the following:

The seatback, its bright stainless trim, and the speaker grille are removed as an assembly.  The seat back hangs on two hooks near the top, and is retained to the body by two bolts and washers near the floor, one on the right side, one on the left.Once these fasteners are removed, lift the seat back upward and free it from the hooks

I've removed the bolts on the bottom, but the seatback doesn't seem to want to lift upwards.  Is there any trick to removing it without damaging the seatback itself?  thanks much.  Nile Bolen 225.202.3317

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Comment by Nile Bolen on January 10, 2021 at 4:54pm

thanks all.  my original 1964 shop manual didn't mention anything about 2 screws on each site top from the back.  my shop manual seems to have slightly different instructions than what Jason Edge posted.  once I removed those, it easily lifted out.  Now starts my conversion to the Edelbrock….

Comment by Jason Edge on January 8, 2021 at 11:26pm

This is what the shop manual says ... see bullet 3... perhaps that is the step you missed:

Comment by Jason Edge on January 8, 2021 at 11:18pm

I checked and don't have any pictures of the convertible seats from the back. I have parted 3 convertibles out... and memory is failing but don't remember any real issues in geting them out. I know on the standard seats there are tabs that bend thru hooks at the bottom left and right of the rear seat upper section. You would basically bend the tabs straight out, pull the seat past the tabs, and lift the seat up and off ... of course after the 2 bolts are removed from behind the arm rest which you do not have on the convertibles.  I do know on all body styles it takes a bit of upward force to get the seats up and off the hooks.  I will dig around my pictures a bit more.

Comment by Jason Edge on January 8, 2021 at 11:13pm

Russ, There is no rear center arm rest on the convertibles. It has been 10 years since I parted a convertible and why I have not chimed in. I will dig thru my pictures though and see if I can post something that might help.

Comment by Russ Austin on January 8, 2021 at 9:25pm

Lower the arm rest and behind the cover panel you will find 2 bolts. 

Comment by Chris Codd on January 8, 2021 at 5:02pm

My hooks for my seat were pretty rusty. Try pushing in at the bottom while you lift. Make sure you disconnect that speaker wire too. 

Comment by Tony and Ginny 429 on January 8, 2021 at 2:06pm

The back  seat should come out with the instruction you have 

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