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Old 03-13-2011, 11:41 PM   #1
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Yes I have read the tech article on swapping seats. I have found no Mustangs with seats still in them (big shocker), and Tempo/Excort GTs are very few and far between on the street let alone in yards. Even the blah ones are pretty thin. I have never even seen a Murker and with the pillow headrests I doubt a t-bird would fit.

The Ranger seats I have found are shot, the Explorer ones are the same or badly cracked leather.

I have found Probe seats and they look neater than heck, but somewhere around page 12 I found the seat pivot is made into the seat track... so they are out. I would like something I can adapt on to Ranger seat tracks.

What other cars have people tried? I used to have a '90 Plymouth Laser (same as 90-94 Eclipse/Talon) The seats were pretty narrow and thin as I remember, but comfy and supportive.

85 standard cab so space behind the seat is at a premium.

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Old 03-14-2011, 02:54 PM   #2
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i have seats from a isuzu rodeo/honda passport in mine. wasnt too hard to modify to fit...just took old tracks off and welded ranger tracks on.
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Old 03-18-2011, 01:55 AM   #3
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I know multiranger put Crossfire seats in his truck, don't recall how much modding he had to do though
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I used newer leather seats out of a Mazda RX8. It took a little modding but not much. I was able to do it with basic hand tools. Check my thread for pics.
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I went back and they had a new '93 Explorer in, decent seats so I nabbed them. FWI, when dealing with a dead vehicle it is easier remove the power seats from the tracks than to remove the tracks vehicle from the floor. I finally tracked down a std cab truck at another yard to source the tracks. Console is out of a differen't '93 Limited.



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looks real good. nice job!
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looks great...what truck did the floor tracks come from..where they 60/40 tracks from another ranger...what mods did you do to bolt the tracks to the explorer seats...
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looks great...what truck did the floor tracks come from..where they 60/40 tracks from another ranger...what mods did you do to bolt the tracks to the explorer seats...
It was a little 2wd 89-92 Ranger with 60/40 seats. I meant to look at the year but I forgot. I wire wheeled most of the rust off them and hit them with some black spray paint and they bolted right up to the Explorer seats, no tapping different holes or anything. I reused the two bench seat holes and added two more, there were dimples in the floor where they needed to be.

You can't tell at the junkyard with the one window rolled down and the other door plumb taken off, they are sure out of a smokers vehicle.

The Explorer center console is kinda big, not sure if I would do that again though.
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Question, how is the center console removed?,, looks good
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how is the comfort level..do they move back enough to be comfortable...they really look great.
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