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In the process of expo seat instal, seatbelt ?

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I'm in the process of installing my explorer seats. I have a question regarding the seatbelt anchor. What are you guys doing to anchor the seatbelts safely? Driling a hole in the cab and running a nut on the underside? I don't want to just leave it be and have the female end of the seatbelt anchored unsafely. At this point, it is just on the track and that is it.

Also, is anyone running harnesses, or are you guys just wire nutting the seats in?
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where is it mounted on the ranger seat?
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It's mounted directly to the side of the seat. The expo one is off of the track, then the track has an anchor bolt off the back of it.
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put it where the expo one was...ford wouldnt put the buckle in a spot thats not strong
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I bolted the actual seatbelt to where the expo seatbelt was. The expo seatbelt bolts onto its own track on the seat. That track has an anchor bolt at the back of it that secures the whole seatbelt track.
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I ended up just mounting the seatbelts to the inner seat pivot bolt. Works out fine and is much stronger and not in the way. I'm done for the night and will finish up tomorrow. Just need to secure the center console and wire up the seats. Looking good though.

Where are you guys remounting the passenger airbag switch?
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not sure where the airbag switch goes, but for the seat belt, just in front of the pivot bolt, under the cover, are two holes. most people drill one out a little larger and put another smaller hole for the anti swivel tab. then just bolt/nut it to the side of the seat. you can cut the explorer "arm" off.
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I bored out one of the existing holes on the explorer seat and put a nut on the inside with locktite



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I got everything mounted in and ready to roll. Seats aren't wired yet as I want to get the harnesses instead of hard wiring them. Really liking the new setup.
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