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Swapping seats from a 2006 into a 2001 and vise versa

Just wondering how straight forward this is going to be?

Anything that might make these year uncompatible with eachother?

Will they fit eachothers tracks?

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Shouldn't be any problems.
Unbolt seats from the floor, I think around 2000 and up the mounts are welded to the underside of the seats, so changing just the seats and not the tracks can be an issue.

Seat sensor(airbag/seat belt reminder) plugs should be the same,
Not sure if all were pre-wired for power seats?
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Rails are not welded to the underside of the seats, but they do have 6 big thick rivets that you will have to grind off. I just did a swap on my 2000 Ranger. New seats are buckets from a 2004 Explorer Sport Trac. Also, you may have to fabricate a bracket to mount your seat belt if you are just swapping seats. The belt was mounted to the seat assembly on old and new seats, but both were totally different. I didn't take pics of the seat belt mounts, but you can see the rails below before and after I separated them from the seat frame. You can see all the pics in my facebook album:
https://www.facebook.com/brian.neal....6146904&type=3



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Looks like a lot of work

Good job
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Final product turned out nice, but it was a bit of work.

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