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Bench to bucket swap...

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Old 01-16-2019
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Bench to bucket swap...

Looking at swapping out the split bench out with bucket seats with detachable head rests, can anyone advise me of a direct fit. Or at least, seats that I can bolt on to the existing frame? Thanks for your time, patience, and humoring. Y'all have a great day.
 
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It has been a month but how is this going ?

What year Truck ?

Std Cab vs Ext Cab ?

I found when I did the 60/40 to 40/40 seating in my '03Std Cab EDGE, that the 40 % of the 60/40 is a std Bucket Seat, the Driver's Side Seat, the 60%, needs some work.
Trick I found was in the Seat Pans, in my '03 the Seat Track unbolted from the Seat Pan, made things a lot easier.

We need to know answers to the above questions and have you looked to see how the Driver's Side Seat is bolted in and how the track is bolted to the Seat Pan ?

Sorry that no one posted to your question, not like this Forum !

If you are still in the planning mode...answer the questions !

One more thing, add a signature to your Profile, it will appear on the lower part of your posting page and people will know wht vehicle you have and then they can respond to your questions.

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99 standard cab. I don't have more to add at present until I can get a good look under the seats. I will try to take pictures so it will be easier. Thanks for replying, people can get irritated when questions are asked.
 
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The biggest irritation is when the answer has ben posted on the site before and they have answered the same questions over and over; to me I don't care one way or the other, there are times when you can't find what you are looking for, ask me how I know, and you just need to ask.

Standard Cab, unless you are on the smaller side, it will be tight for the Explorer Seats, might not be the best approach.
Did the Cabs increase in size in '99, I'm thinking 2001 ?
Have you considered standard Ranger Bucket Seats ? The Passenger side is a standard bucket seat, all you need is to replace the drivers side and you have a set of bucket seats, and then you need to get matching seat covers.
If your seat tracks bolts to the seat pan, then you might be in for a lot easier ride with standard bucket seats, because I do not think the Explorer Seats have bolt on tracks.
Also, IF, you don't care about a Lumbar Support, then you COULD use a passenger side bucket seat in place of the driver's side 60% seat by just swapping tracks; just something to think about. I found the Seat Pans, have all of the holes needed for mounting the seat on either side.
The JY has seats, you will need to start searching, and just maybe !

Take your time and do it right the first time.

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Originally Posted by Scrambler82 View Post
The biggest irritation is when the answer has ben posted on the site before and they have answered the same questions over and over; to me I don't care one way or the other, there are times when you can't find what you are looking for, ask me how I know, and you just need to ask.

Standard Cab, unless you are on the smaller side, it will be tight for the Explorer Seats, might not be the best approach.
Did the Cabs increase in size in '99, I'm thinking 2001 ?
Have you considered standard Ranger Bucket Seats ? The Passenger side is a standard bucket seat, all you need is to replace the drivers side and you have a set of bucket seats, and then you need to get matching seat covers.
If your seat tracks bolts to the seat pan, then you might be in for a lot easier ride with standard bucket seats, because I do not think the Explorer Seats have bolt on tracks.
Also, IF, you don't care about a Lumbar Support, then you COULD use a passenger side bucket seat in place of the driver's side 60% seat by just swapping tracks; just something to think about. I found the Seat Pans, have all of the holes needed for mounting the seat on either side.
The JY has seats, you will need to start searching, and just maybe !

Take your time and do it right the first time.

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I am planning on using the bucket seats from a Ranger. JY, what is that?
 
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Originally Posted by Fog rider View Post
JY, what is that?
Junk Yard
 
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Originally Posted by Fog rider View Post
I am planning on using the bucket seats from a Ranger. JY, what is that?
You got your answer from 2011SC, although most people that use the JY as their supply store already know the JY abbreviation, I tend to abbreviate a little more than I need to.

Good to know you will be looking for Ranger Buckets, remember if the fabric matches your truck, you only really need the Driver's seat.

Good Luck on the search !
 
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With a little workmanship (and a sawzall...detachable headrests not withstanding) you can make your own:


https://www.ranger-forums.com/interi...ket-seat-8285/
 
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Just a thought... before you start modding your existing Driver's Seat, which are sellable, check out all of the options.

It might still be easier to use a Passenger Seat as a replacement then to mod a part that some people are looking for and maybe sell !
 
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