To anyone and everyone, After removing the rear seat and accessing the pump/reservoir it is obvious that the hydraulic hoses have been re-routed from the rear bulkhead to the cylinders. I do not have any leaks in the system so I'll leave well enough alone. Gonna place some cushioning and or clamps along any sharp edges pinch points etc. before replacing the seat. Anyone with any experience or interest in 63 Ford convertibles please advise. This is our first classic American convertible and well worth restoring / maintaining. Absolutely rust free and low mileage but old age is taking it's toll. (like me)!