I posted a few questions about adapting seats into my 2000 Ranger. I had a seat of seats out of a 95 Eddie Bauer F150 that were slated for another project that never happened. I have already taken the seats apart to repair and clean them so I figured why buy seats when I have those just taking up space? The fallowing is what I did to adapt then into my Ranger. And, they work great.
The seat frame in the pictures is the seat out of the F150. Like I said, I took them apart to clean them up and perform some minor repairs. You do not have to take them apart to fit the new sliders to them. In this picture I am tapping the very back hole on the lower seat frame. It has three but only the center on is already threaded.
This is the bottom of the Ranger seat. I need those sliders on the other seats.
I found it is easier to take the seats apart if you start by removing this handle first.
The Ranger seats are a little more complicated and you are going to need two different sized torx bits along with a 10MM socket.
You have to get the seat halves apart in order to get the sliders out.
These mechanisms have to come off as well. But they are pretty self explanatory once you get in there.
If you GENTLY remove the retainers, you can reuse it. Keep track of the O-ring behind it though.
Here are the Ranger sliders off the seats. All those brackets have to come off.
A good drill bit makes short work of the rivets holding the two brackets in place.
Here are the brackets after removal.
Sorry, the photograph I had of the sliders with the brackets removed did not show up. Just know, they are perfectly flat now. The rear hole from one of the rivets is where you will slide the bolt through for the rear hole on the seat frame that had to be threaded.
A hole will have to be drilled at the front of the slider. It ia exactly ¼ inch in and ¼ inch from the end.
Once the pilot hole was drilled I used a step bit to get the correct diameter for the seat bold.
Here is a picture of the Ranger sliders bolted on to the lower seat frame. Has you can see I was able to reuse the handle and hardware for the slider release and the stock return spring.
And here it is bolted into the truck. All the holes lined up and it fits like it was meant to be there.
Well, that is it. Now I just have to finish putting the seats together.