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Old 07-30-2013
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Seat options for my 2000 Ranger

My Ranger needs new seats. Every time I think I have come up with an affordable option it crashes and burns. I have a nice set of bucket seats out of a 96 Eddie Bauer F150 that I completely disassembled, cleaned, repaired and reassembled. I really want to use them because the match the interior perfectly, and I already have them. But the damn seat sliders are the issue. I have tried several different sliders from other Fords and nothing works with my floor board and those seats. I am just looking for some ideas here.
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Have you tried making your seat tracks fit?
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I have and it will require way too many mods. However, I will go ahead and get the torched and welder out if I have to.
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expo??
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That is what I thinking.
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Instead of cutting and pasting try a piece of steel bar the length needed.
Drill the hole for the Ranger Mounting to the floor and then drill some holes for the F-150 Tracks.
You may need to straighten the F-150 Track to make mounting easier but not sure.
the width of the bar or flat stock can be as wide as need to meet up with the F-150 mounting.

Just thinking aloud here, I do not know the F150 mounting so take what I say as talking over a problem.
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I think I can visualize what you are saying. I did nto think about adding steel. I was too focussed on removing it.
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I think I can visualize what you are saying. I did nto think about adding steel. I was too focussed on removing it.
By varying the width of the bar stock you can accommodate almost any seat.

Don’t forget the pictures when done or along the way…
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Yesterday I went ahaead and tore the slider of the Ranger seats down. I did not realize all the brackets I thought I had to cut off were riveted on. I drilled out the rivets and was left with flat sliders. I just had to drill one hole on each slider and tap an existing hole on the seat frame. Now the fit and work great.
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Pics?
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I di dtohave acamera with . I will photograph the proccess when I do the passenger seat.
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Custom re upholstery looks and feels better. The possibilities are endless.
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I agree with you on that. But the cost...
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What is your budget? You dont have to break the bank to get your seats wrapped. Just show the seamstress the look you want. Your butt cheeks will be happy.
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I just want plain but nice looking covers to replace the stock ones.
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