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bench seat swap help!

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i want to swap out the bench seat in my ute for some of the normal seats from some other truck, basically what i’m asking is what is compatible with the bench seat oem like brackets and such, are the seats from the 2nd gen compatible with the 1st gen? also are bronco ii seats compatible in any way, shape, form or fashion? any information on swapping out the bench seat is much appreciated something i’ve been wanting to do for a while now.
 


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Let me know if this helps u
 

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I'm assuming this is true for second gen trucks... if you had a first gen with a bench seat, you only have four seat mounting holes in the floor. Buckets, split bench, etc need four more holes drilled.

2nd and 3rd gen seats will easily fit your truck. You need seat tracks for the cab style you have - so extended cab tracks don't really work in a single cab or vise versa. 1998 up seats will work but you will have to do some custom work on the brackets - not necessarily the tracks. The seat belt buckles are also different after 1998 so plan for that. Lots of little changes over the years, easy to overcome with the right parts.
 

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I'm assuming this is true for second gen trucks... if you had a first gen with a bench seat, you only have four seat mounting holes in the floor. Buckets, split bench, etc need four more holes drilled.

2nd and 3rd gen seats will easily fit your truck. You need seat tracks for the cab style you have - so extended cab tracks don't really work in a single cab or vise versa. 1998 up seats will work but you will have to do some custom work on the brackets - not necessarily the tracks. The seat belt buckles are also different after 1998 so plan for that. Lots of little changes over the years, easy to overcome with the right parts.
oh so i need to drill new holes for new tracks?? i did not know that. also how do you deal with the seatbelt problem? also i have a standard cab
 

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oh so i need to drill new holes for new tracks?? i did not know that. also how do you deal with the seatbelt problem? also i have a standard cab
more than likely. Seat belt deal is easy to overcome by using your existing buckles. Just wanted you to aware that 98 up buckles will not work with your belts and 98 up buckles come attached to the seats so it’s tempting to try them.
 

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