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Seat mod?

Would it be hard to mod my driver side seat so it'll sit back farther?
I'm 6'9" tall, and don't have as much leg room as I'd like, knees are bent farther then is much comfortable.
Anyways, how would I go about doing this?

p.s. Can we keep the tall jokes to a minimum?
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well ur first mistake was gettin a MINI Truck. lol idk anyhting bout the seat
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MIMI Truck,........at least it's extended cab.
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well ur first mistake was gettin a MINI Truck. lol idk anyhting bout the seat
BUT THANKS FOR THE HELP!
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You might be able to add to the track to longer seat travel. I have never seen it done. Also the Ranger is a mini truck extended cab or not.
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lol im jus kiddin wit ya man. but it is mini truck.
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lol im jus kiddin wit ya man. but it is mini truck.
I'm very aware of this, that's why I said "at least it's extended cab"

And would it be a booger to add to the track? I'll be lookin into this.
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And would it be a booger to add to the track? I'll be lookin into this.
You have to have fabbing skills. I know I wouldn't be able to do something like that. I suggested the idea because I remember someone saying it.
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i could see more track working great though. jus weld on sum more track. then grind it smooth
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i dont see why you wouldnt be able to, since it is extended cab you got more room to work with. just look and see how it works and what you think would need to be done to extend the track. you possibly will need the track off another seat to add on to the one you have. but thats what i would do if i was in your situation.
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imo i wud unbolt the seats move back to desired length then run new bolt might need a lil bit of drilling and sum bolts but alot better then welding the hel out of the railings which might not work when done in the first place im 6'2 in my std cab and im not comfy but i deal with it lol
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Well you've got an FX4, so that woudl be an extended cab...

You may look into unbolting your seats and flipping them upside down.. take a look at the slider bar on the seat itself.. perhaps drill out the rivets, replace them with some grade 8 bolts.. and move everything back 1 bolt; drill 1 more hoel to make up for the lost one and bolt it back up. Thats just a rough though, I havent actually checked to see if you'll run into clearance problems.. its pretty open under the seat; just watch out for the airbag sensor thingy plug under there.
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You may look into unbolting your seats and flipping them upside down.. take a look at the slider bar on the seat itself.. perhaps drill out the rivets, replace them with some grade 8 bolts.. and move everything back 1 bolt; drill 1 more hoel to make up for the lost one and bolt it back up. Thats just a rough though, I havent actually checked to see if you'll run into clearance problems.. its pretty open under the seat; just watch out for the airbag sensor thingy plug under there.

x2, the other ideas will take more time and fabrication knowledge
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Looks like I'll be searching for help..... I have a good friend in Ohio who's an awesome mechanic. I think he's sick of helping me though. He always worked on my 93 xlt.
But maybe modding is more his thing, beats working on a clunker aye?
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One thing you might should look into. They make extenders for the mustang slides they might work. Its worth a shot.....
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I'd like to know where to find those also!!! wonder if they work on Explorer seat??
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have y'all NEVER seen police academy? ditch the front seats and sit in the back like HIGH TOWER.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=phHZ2HOkn8s
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have y'all NEVER seen police academy? ditch the front seats and sit in the back like HIGH TOWER.
Or like on Short Circuit. Rip the whole seat out like Johnny 5.
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