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Escape seat swap

At the junkyard today I picked up a set of leather Ford Escape seats. I am in the process of swapping tracks and wonder if any one has any pointers for me? Has any one done a escape seat swap before?
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I can imagine that is going to involve some degree of fabrication.
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Wonderful Im really starting to get mad. I dont understand what exactly I have to swap and cant figure out what to do.
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You will have to find some way to mount the Escape seat onto the Ranger bracket or find a way to mount the Escape seat to the Ranger floor.
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yeah, which either way is going to involve lots of trial and error.

Craigslist 'em and pick up some Expo seats instead.
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Well the junk yard said I can return em if they don't fit so I will probably do that. The only thing is all the expo seats they have are s*** so I have to find some elsewhere.
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Make a bracket, cut holes, bolt together.. or weld? idk Im way to lazy to take out my seats..
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I have decided to mod these seats up to make them fit. Once I set the passenger seat in I decided to keep them.
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wheres the pics?????
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I will get some pics tonight.
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So here are the seats I picked them up for 70 bucks they are in perfect condition. I am planning on fabricating them up tomorrow. Name:  IMG00120-1.jpg
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i heard those seats are really uncomfy
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good, thought this would turn into a rubber interior thread haha

GOOD JOB ON THE PICS! lol
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u might be able to bend those brackets a little to make the eyelets match up to the holes in the floor (u might be able to, not quite sure havent really looked that close to a mod like this)
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i heard those seats are really uncomfy
I have herd the same thing but what ever they look amazing in the truck.
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They look awsome, and I bet they are comfy enough.
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good, thought this would turn into a rubber interior thread haha

GOOD JOB ON THE PICS! lol
Ha ha no rubber interior thread lol. I will get some picks of them in the truck tomorrow and TRY to get them posted lol.
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After the seats get in I plan on getting a shorty center console.
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They look real nice and the price was a steal.
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they look great,
its so funny i just saw this thread because, yesterday in 7/11 parking lot an escape parked next to me with leather seats, but they were fixed back without expendable head rests like my oem mazdas just leather, so it got me thinking about doing the swap myself.
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for $70 you cant go wrong. you could easily flip those on craigslist for like $250.

If you do that, buy some Expo seats and have them reupholstered.

I personally don't really like those Escape seats. They also look pretty flat and unsupportive.
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I have herd the same thing but what ever they look amazing in the truck.
haha w,e makes you happy man the reason i still have my seats is because they are 10xs more comfortable than my focus seats and i dont see the reason of changing comfortable seats. If i could have the comfort of my ranger seats in the focus i would be so happy, or the gas mileage that the focus gets in the truck would be even better. lol
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Looks like it's going to take lots of fab'n to get those in but when you do it'll be sweet!

Can't go wrong with leater seats for $70!
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Those look sick!
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Well after about 5 hours of work I got the passenger side in.
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The red bar is just to keep the rear brackets width the same.
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Im gonna do the drivers side on Monday. Hopefully it wont take as long lol. Sorry for the crappy Blackberry pics.
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