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Old 05-15-2010
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Seat Revelation !

Well i did the change over to Buckets from 60/40, not a mod to the 60% part but replacement.
This was on an 03 Ranger EDGE STD CAB, not sure what is what with other years but here is mine run on it and I used Seats from an Ext Cab.
I thought i was going to have to cut rivets, mod the existing frames or who knows what to make the 60/40 Slider Frame work on the Buckets Seats.
To my surprise and elation the Slider Frame unbolted from the 60% part of the old seat and bolted up to the Bucket Seat pan, nice; complete bolt up.
I did it backward on the first disassembly and had a little more movement of parts than while unbolting things but reassembly and the second seat went faster.
You need to remove the back of the seat first, four bolts two each side, Pivot Points on both sides and the Recliner mechanism on both sides.
Then the slider Mechanism will unbolt from the Seat Pan and you hare home free.
Reverse this process Slider Frame on first then the Seat Back for reassembly.

Now not only did I get a warm feeling from the way the Std Cab Sliders worked on the Buckets Seats out of an Ext Cab but when I started to work on the passenger’s Seat I found out that low and behold, other than there was no Lumbar Support in the Seat it was the same Seat as the Driver’s side not the slider though, the Seat Pan was the same, had the same holes on both sides and would fit a slider Frame from the driver’s side and work in that position.

So, for all of you guys that have the 60/40 and want a cheap way to get Bucket Seat… go to the JY, find a truck with the same 60/40 you have and buy the Passenger Seat and have at it.
Change the Slider from the 60% part to the 40% Passenger Seat and you have a Bucket in the Driver’s Side.

I am sorry but I do not have any pictures, I was in full throttle forward to get the seat change over completed and did not stop to take pics.

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good find, only question is are the expo seats more contoured scince they are factory... or are they relativly flat as well?
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Interesting thought since most people use the Explorer Seat.

That’s why I said to look for a Ranger with a 60/40 setup to match what you have but if someone wanted to come by (Gloucester, MA) with Explorer Seats we can take a look see.

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we could just ask someone who has done the swap to see if those seats are any differnt in the fitment dept.
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True but I have found that most people doing the Ex Seat Swap are thinking about getting the Sliders from the EX to fit the Rangers not about the passenger’s seat fitting on the driver’s side.
The other thing that needs to be considered is that on an Ex you mostly have powered seats, it would be a lot harder for the powered sliders to be swapped.

IMO… the powered slider bases will bring in another dimension to the swap over but if the slider Base unbolts or can be separated it might just do it but id you have powered Lumbar Support then you need to determine if it can be swapped.
A lot to think about but it keeps the mind working.

If you find someone that has done the Explorer Passenger’s Seat to Driver’s Seat swap have them post.
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bing bing... https://www.ranger-forums.com/f40/ab...t-swap-104794/



I still say you shoulda just cut yours up since you got the same stinkin' seats w/o any iffy seat track swap issues! BTW...I'll fix those pics in that thread later. The show the bolts the tracks bolt to on the seat frame.
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I was sssooo happy that all it took was TIME and lately it is always on my side.
The biggest problem is the method I used on the first seat but after that all went easy.
I was so worries that the 60/40 Slider Frames were going to be a problem and cutting up the 60% Seat was NOT an option, not my way.
i had thought from reading all of the posts on the subject of the 60/40 swap was this is going to be a PITA but as I said no problem at all.

Again if someone wanted a cheap set of Buckets grab a passenger Seat from the local JY that matches your interior and wham Bam swap the Slider and you have a set and usually they are in better shape than the driver’s seats. (sorry for repeating…)
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