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new seat for my tuck?

so i have a mazda b2300 and the guy that owned it before me was well big lol the resulting effect is that now the driver side of the bench is broke down to the rail. i was wondering if anyone knows where to get a new bench offline or maybe a parts store i should try, thanks for your time.
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find a local upholstery shop. they can fix it.
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ok thanks do you have any idea on how much that might cost?
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Also if you have a local junkyard, Explorer buckets are a nice upgrade.
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will explorer buckets fit in a standard cab pick up? im worried about them being to thick and putting me too close to the steering wheel
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ok thanks do you have any idea on how much that might cost?
it's going to be different for all areas. if it's just the foam and not the cover, probably $100 or so. if your cover needs remade, looking $150-250ish.

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will explorer buckets fit in a standard cab pick up? im worried about them being to thick and putting me too close to the steering wheel
they will bolt into a 97 and older reg cab, but will require some work to go in a 98+.
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ok sweet thank you so much. ill be headin to the local junkyard and see if i can find some explorers with seats. my truck is a 95 so it should work out good. would you recommend gettin seats from the same year explorer as my truck?
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up to 01 explorers will work, or even a little newer if it's a sport track. if you have a reg cab, just look for manual seats. if you have an ext cab, go for the power seats.
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i've got 97 expo buckets in mine. the only thing was i had to do a little, uh, modification to the rails to keep the power seat intact. the passenger seat i just swapped the rail out.
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ok sweet you guys are awesome lol i cant wait to go on my scavenger hunt :) i was thinkin about taking the bucket seats out of a Bonneville but the wise direction of my neighbor told me that it would end up puttin me like three inches away from the wheel but this should work alot better. ill keep you posted when i put the seats in.
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up to 01 explorers will work, or even a little newer if it's a sport track. if you have a reg cab, just look for manual seats. if you have an ext cab, go for the power seats.
Yeh up to 04 sport trac seats will work
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half price day today at the junk yard!!! was able to get the front two seats in gray and black for forty bucks hell yeah. now got them cleaned up and then get them put in the truck tomorrow. thanks guys :)
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Hell yeh man, got any pictures of the seats?
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yeah ill put them up tomorrow once i get them in. im so excited i wont be sitting on the metal rail anymore instead its going to be a nice comfy seat lol
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so i went out today after school to swap my seats out. got the bench pulled and went to throw the buckets in and they didn't bolt in!!! so now i gotta go and modify the brackets and try to make them work. going to be tricky but i think itll work.
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do you have ext cab or reg cab?
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regular cab. but its a mazda B2300 so that might be makin a difference for them to just bolt in like they were supposed to.
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regular cab. but its a mazda B2300 so that might be makin a difference for them to just bolt in like they were supposed to.

no difference the trucks are virtually identical to their ford conterpart other than body panels, i had a 99 b2500 before my current toyota, my hitch was off a 95 ranger, and my first set of replacement leafs came off a 93 ranger 4.0 4wd, after those went flat i got another set off KLC on here that were the "K rated" from his 2008 4.0 4wd xcab ranger.
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regular cab. but its a mazda B2300 so that might be makin a difference for them to just bolt in like they were supposed to.
you will need a set of reg cab 60/40 tracks. explorer seats won't bolt into a 97 older reg cab without swapping the tracks. hence why i said earlier don't even bother getting power seats if you have a reg cab because you can't use the power function. get the seat tracks (97 and older reg cab only!) and then they will bolt right in.

they bolt right in for ext cabs without swapping tracks.
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yeah i found this out the hard way. me and my dad just spent 11 hours cutting grinding scratching our head and welding to make them work. butttttttt i got them in and its sweet.
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