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Old 07-23-2006
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Seat Track Swap

Well I finally got my seats out...Anyways, before I start to do anything to these seats I want to make sure that it is at least possible. I got a 98 Regular Cab Ranger and have power leather seats from a late 90s Explorer Limited. Since I have a regular cab the holes don't line up, but I was already expecting that. My question is, can I just switch the tracks from my stock seats onto the leather seats(I don't care about power really)? If I can, how do I go about getting the tracks off? I'm just making sure so that I don't screw up both pairs of seats.

Here are pictures of the leather seats, stock seats, and mounting holes in the truck...






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Well, I just took out the 4 bolts on both tracks only to discover that the leather seat has the bolts 14inches apart and the stock has the bolts 13 inches apart. I also need to get the seatbolt bolt off as I don't have the correct size torx to get it off. Anybody ever do this before or can point me to someone who has done this in a regular cab? Any info is hard to come by for the regular cabs...
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Does anybody at least know the size of the torx head on to remove the seatbelt buckle?
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It has been a while since I had the seats out in a Ranger.
I BELIEVE the seatbelt is a T-60, I think I used a T-55, but it didn't fit right.

As far as the rails, I can't help you at all...sorry
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It's your lucky day.

I swapped my 60/40 split bench in my regular cab to a set of buckets from an explorer also. I experienced the seat-track problem, and dove into it with a wide-open tool box.

One busted knuckle later and a few lucky guesses of which bolt to remove and I had the whole track assembly removed from the seat.

It is possible, and it will work. Just be patient, and you'll get it.

The seat-belt is a T-60, but I didn't have to remove mine. I'm not sure why you should either. My was integrated into the seat, so I just used the once still attached to the explorer seats.

Also, getting the power-options hooked up is a breeze. Once again, just be patient with it.

I can take pics if you want. You'll need a 10mm wrench and socket with some extensions.
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The explorer seats I got do not have a seatbelt. After removing the four 10mm bolts on my stock seats, the tracks are still attached at the point where the seat belt attaches to the seats. Look at the first picture I posted in my first post and you'll see what I'm talking about.

I could just be going about this all wrong though. If you have pics of how you did yours that would be great. I don't think I can use the power seat as the holes in the floor don't even come close to lining up right though.
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