74 Charger Front Bench Seat Back Pivot Shaft

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for those of you with a 74 B-body with bench seat, what keeps the front bench seat pack from coming off the shaft it pivots on when moved forward to get access to rear seat. My other 74 Charger has a 73 bench seat in it and the shaft is drilled for a cotter pin with a washer as seen in the photo of the black bench seat. The 74 blue seat has no hole drilled on either side for a cotter pin, so what keeps it on? When I pivot the seat back forward, it's only about 3/16" from the end of the shaft and could possibly come off. I cannot remember what was on the shaft. Maybe a push nut with washer face? Any help is appreciated.
Terry W.

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for those of you with a 74 B-body with bench seat, what keeps the front bench seat pack from coming off the shaft it pivots on when moved forward to get access to rear seat. My other 74 Charger has a 73 bench seat in it and the shaft is drilled for a cotter pin with a washer as seen in the photo of the black bench seat. The 74 blue seat has no hole drilled on either side for a cotter pin, so what keeps it on? When I pivot the seat back forward, it's only about 3/16" from the end of the shaft and could possibly come off. I cannot remember what was on the shaft. Maybe a push nut with washer face? Any help is appreciated.
Terry W.

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In a past 74 Charger bench seat car I had this was also missing. The good news is that the shaft metal is soft enough to drill and put a pin in.
 

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