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Refoaming 60/40 seats

I have some money that is burning a hole in my pocket I got for my birthday. The driver's seat is crushed a bit on the bottom and lower back, I'm not a heavy guy and neither was the previous driver who had it since the truck was 2. Also the console is shot and I've completely taken the lid off...I'd really like a armrest/console.

My options are to find another set of seats to put in or to buy just the console and refoam the seats. 2nd option will cost much less, but not sure how re-foaming goes. I've found a few sites that sell it.
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The refoaming is probably not bad to do, but not sure how thick of a bad to get to leave enough to trim the sides and make it look nice, but still provide enough padding. The passenger side still has a lot of padding. The backs of both seats should be pretty similar right?
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I would just pick up a new set of seats. Get ya a set of buckets out of an Explorer, or a new pair of 60/40 seats.
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yeah, i've been looking in the area. Not too many good picking on 60/40 seats. I have a manual and I'm not too wild on the idea of those shorty consoles for an explorer swap.

I went to the junkyard that got the Cash for Clunkers vehicles...all ripped, greasy, or standard cab.
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Don't quote me, but I think that if you just swap the standard cab seat tracks with the extended seat tracks you will be good to go.
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yeah, I've read that you can do that, but you have to grind off the rivets, redrill the tracks/seat, and get bolts to mate it backup. I'm not wild about that idea...but I guess it can be done.
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I've heard that you can disassemble the sliders and swap reg cab slider bottoms (part w/ floor brackets on it) onto ext cab seats.
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I went past an auto upholster place, they wanted 150 just to add stuffing to the bottom and back of the seat...
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I sold some mint condition 60/40's for $120 and I bought my mint condition buckets and console out of an FX4 for a 100 for everything. Its much cheaper to just find new seats than fix old ones.
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yeah, that's what I'm doing. I found out that my cushions are fine, the cable rods for the frame snapped. I called around to upholstry shops...they want 175 to fix the rods...yeah right.

talking to a guy who has a standard cab. I think all I'll need to do is grind off the seat tracks and they should bolt up to my extended tracks
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Are standard Ranger Bucket seats the same as the passenger side (the 40%) on the 60/40 setup ?

If so, you should be able to just pickup a driver's side bucket and be done with it, YES / NO ?
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the back pieces are the same, but the seat pieces are different. the 60% is all one piece.

I haven't been all that gung-ho about it...I may hold out until I find one out of an extended cab. all I really need is the driver's side.
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the back pieces are the same, but the seat pieces are different. the 60% is all one piece.

I haven't been all that gung-ho about it...I may hold out until I find one out of an extended cab. all I really need is the driver's side.
But what about finding a driver's side bucket, maybe even one that had the back damaged and do some replacing, look around, find a short console and you got it...

Just thinking out loud, maybe a new thread.
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not really into the buckets. dog likes to sit in the middle
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ya upholstry aint cheap.. i wanted to get my full bench seat in my s15 done, vinyl black strip on the outside edge and fuzzy ( like the ford taurus seats) red inserts and i got quoted 300 bucks and that was deal with a guy that my dad's work deals with.. its crazy..
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So I guess a set of buckets w/console in black is worth the $300 ?
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