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    Calling out to all Ranger experts (Bucket Seats in Regular Cab)

    First of all, I recommend Seafoam Deep Creep instead of PB Blaster, you'll get those bolt holes out in no time. Then I recommend doing whatever you can, rangers are more common at salvage yards than t birds of that era. Unbolt the ranger passenger side seat and remove the 4 10mm bolts underneath...
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    Calling out to all Ranger experts (Bucket Seats in Regular Cab)

    Well I got the miata seats for $75, no tears or anything. We separated the "track" part of the seat tracks bolted those two frame pieces to the floor and tack welded a beam across either one to keep the shape when we unbolt it. We took the miata seats which had the tracks still on the seats, cut...
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    Calling out to all Ranger experts (Bucket Seats in Regular Cab)

    A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.....A guy buys a Ford Ranger and keeps throwing parts at it. But at one time, he had a dream, a dream that could come true with enough effort....he dreamed of bucket seats in a single cab ranger.
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    Calling out to all Ranger experts (Bucket Seats in Regular Cab)

    Found some 96 Miata seats (black cloth with vinyl backing) in pretty decent condition. They look like they have a really skinny back, which I think will work. I'm gonna get my bracket mounted, take a look at em, and see how they fit. He want $100, which I think is a bangin price. You guys think...
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    2.5L ('98-'01) 80-75 PSI on all Cylinders (is this bad?)

    Yeah man this engine runs just fine, I'm thinking the same thing his gauge must be off.
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    2.5L ('98-'01) 80-75 PSI on all Cylinders (is this bad?)

    So I took my truck to go get the plugs, wires, and coils changed out and I asked if he could a compression test. I went to go pick up my truck and he said that all the cylinders were showing between 75-80 PSI. I said that sounds pretty low, he said that it's pretty common in older engines to...
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    Calling out to all Ranger experts (Bucket Seats in Regular Cab)

    Well I think I'm gonna go try and get some honda seats to fit, I'll let you guys know how it goes in 6 years
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    Calling out to all Ranger experts (Bucket Seats in Regular Cab)

    And I mean I hear people are using 91-93 explorer/Navajo seats cause apparently they're skinnier on the back, and people will even use another 40 seat, but I mean come on, no one can say yeah I love my stock cushioning on the split bench. If I have to fabricate it just makes more sense to get...
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    Calling out to all Ranger experts (Bucket Seats in Regular Cab)

    Like I was saying, the prelude seats from a 92 look promising. Just finding one that's being parted out or take to a yard is a bit of a challenge.
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    Calling out to all Ranger experts (Bucket Seats in Regular Cab)

    So bucket seats were optional for single cab rangers?
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    Calling out to all Ranger experts (Bucket Seats in Regular Cab)

    I've been doing some research and honestly I'm confused and fed up with unclear results. I have a 1998 Ranger regular cab. I recently bought buckets and console out of a 2000 Explorer. I tried swapping the tracks, and the tracks were too narrow, when tack welded, they sat too high and close to...
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    Explorer Center Console in 1998 Ranger (Single Cab)

    So I want to put this center console in, I got an awesome deal on a full length center console out of a 2000 Explorer and Buckets for $50, I have all the hardware and I plan on swapping the seat tracks for the buckets from the 60/40 seats. I want to know, how did you guys install your center...


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