I'm looking to put bucket seats in my 97 ranger, but as you may know cab space is very limited in a model with no back seats. The factory seats don't even recline very far. I was wondering what my options are in the way of bucket seats when I don't have much room to work with.
you can modify you stock seats so that they are bucket. the extra part on the driver's seat can be cut off using a cutting wheel or a cutting torch (overkill) then cover it up by sewing in some new fabric. this is what i did, but I also cut off the headrests for a low profile bucket seat.
there are several other options like explorer seats, mustang seats (bolt-in), or you can use almost any bucket seat and modify the track to fit in your truck.
you could do a true bench seat, but again you probably have to fabricate your own tracks....maybe a rear bench seat from an explorer or mustang. I haven't heard of this being done before so I don't know how easy or difficult it would be. As far as I know, there aren't any direct replacement bench seats for the Ranger.
I think the bench is a good idea, I am hoping to do this in my 90 Ram, but this should be pretty easy cuz some years came with benches or I could pull one from a Ramcharger.
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go to a junkyard and get some seats, just hunt around at a couple. You wont be able to fit explorer seats in your regular cab without changing the seat tracks. I changed my seats with another ranger, its easy and i asked dumb questions only cause im lazy.
But basically, if you want less work with great quality, get some seats out of a regular cab ranger...otherwise use your imagination cause if you have the resources then you can make anything.