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Old 11-08-2010
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01 seats get upgraded to 06's

The drivers seat broke and now there's no back support. It falls all the way back into the supercab space....LOL Making driving a PITA!!

So after scowering the net for seats and coming up short, I found a pair of black/grey 60/40's from an 06 supercab from a local JY. Clean and in awesome shape...they get transplanted this week.

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*As for the lack of seats, WTF??!!! A few years ago 04+ seats were EVERYWHERE....all colours and lots of leather. So the classifieds were flooded when I was just looking for them, but now dry when I need them. Guess that's how it goes. LOL
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lol nice man can't wait to see em in
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*As for the lack of seats, WTF??!!! A few years ago 04+ seats were EVERYWHERE....all colours and lots of leather. So the classifieds were flooded when I was just looking for them, but now dry when I need them. Guess that's how it goes. LOL
Yeah no joke. I have been looking for some seats like that for over a month and still nothing.
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How did the new seats work out?
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on the 98-03 seats, there are two pins that hold the backrest to the recline mechanism. i'll be willing to bet that they just broke. a bolt probably would take care of it. but by now, i'm sure you have probably gotten your new seats.
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on the 98-03 seats, there are two pins that hold the backrest to the recline mechanism. i'll be willing to bet that they just broke. a bolt probably would take care of it. but by now, i'm sure you have probably gotten your new seats.
LOL, I seen exactly where the screw pin sheared off. A new bolt would have fixed that issue for sure. And after the fiasco of trying to remove the rear drivers side bolt (the last one of course) I wish I would have seen that sheared bolt sooner.

After finally cutting the bolt head off and getting the old seat out, I was able to wash the interior under the seats. The new seats went in easy and ended the day nicely. That was until I went to buckle up. Turns out the seat belts are different from an 01 to an 06. I never even thought to check to see if the existing belts worked with the new receivers. So after removing the existing belt units off the old seats, I'll be swapping them tomorrow.

Pretty productive day though. Rad flush/fill, tire rotation, oil change, and seat swap.
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The new seats went in easy and ended the day nicely. That was until I went to buckle up. Turns out the seat belts are different from an 01 to an 06. I never even thought to check to see if the existing belts worked with the new receivers. So after removing the existing belt units off the old seats, I'll be swapping them tomorrow.
lol i did the same thing when i did my fx4 seat swap!!!
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lol i did the same thing when i did my fx4 seat swap!!!
haha same here. the 04+ seats have a bunch of safety stuff the pre-04 seats don't have. just get the right size torx socket and pull the buckles out of the 06 seats and transplant your old ones in. You will have to disconnect a wire pigtail on the back of each 06 buckle and you have to use a screws driver and cut some zipties. be careful, they are explosive. no joke.
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Swapping the 01 buckles to the 06 seats was no easy bolt on either. The 01's had a torx bolt and the 06's have a nut. Not to mention the way they sit with the metal tab is very different too. I just needed to pick up some M10 nuts and put a little thread lock on them. Needless to say they are safe, secure and it looks factory.

Someone should mention in a how to about seat belt differences in the years. Sure any cab specific seats from 1993 to 2011 will swap, but watch out for the buckles. LOL

I'll have the truck back in my garage this weekend for a little undercarriage paint and oil coat. I'll snap a few pics then.
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