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has anybody ever done this? how hard is it and what is involved?
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I have done it a couple times. It isnt hard at all.

-Take the seat out of the truck.
-Unbolt the tracks
-Unclip the cover from the seat frame
-Pull the cover off the cushion.
-Cut the 20% section off the frame and cushion.
-Put the cover back on and fold extra around the edge and use the seat track to clamp it down.

Or you can go to the JY and snag a cover and cushion from a passenger seat and put it onto your driver side frame.

I have done it both ways and using the pass side cover and cushion looks super clean (just like factory.)



I also grabbed the cover for the back of the seat so I would have a hole from the arm rest bolt.
 

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Looks very NICE!!! Stock and clean look!
 

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that is some awesome work man, but my bro jus told me tonight he would give me his old buckets theyre pretty awesome, used to have em in his ranger lol. when i take out my seat im gonna rip out the carpet to and paint it with rubberized gravel guard and throw in the buckets and hopefully a center console.
oh yea i need to get her running first lol
 

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Sounds like a good plan! Hope that ruberized floor turns out as good as it sounds! And yes, a running truck would be preferable! lol
 

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I did this back in the day to my 97's original seats. Wasnt too hard at all! Did exactly what Plum mentioned...

I wonder though... since the seatbelt tract is seperate from the seat on the pre-98 models, could you possibly get a passenger seat with a driver side seat track to bolt up? Just wondering... would make the swap easier (more costly though)...
 

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rngrdanny22 said:
I did this back in the day to my 97's original seats. Wasnt too hard at all! Did exactly what Plum mentioned...

I wonder though... since the seatbelt tract is seperate from the seat on the pre-98 models, could you possibly get a passenger seat with a driver side seat track to bolt up? Just wondering... would make the swap easier (more costly though)...
It would bolt up, but the lever is on the wrong side. which isnt and issue unless you plan on having a center console.
 

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Olfordtruck said:
Sounds like a good plan! Hope that ruberized floor turns out as good as it sounds! And yes, a running truck would be preferable! lol
well change of plans screw the bronco, im gonna jus do up the ranger, putting the 88 reg cab long bed 2wd on to my 86 4x4 ex cab short bed frame, cause the 4x4 one needs a new cab so i figure putting on my good reg cab an long bed and jus cuttin a bit off the frame shouldnt bee too hard to do, and if i have to move the leafs forward any that wont be a big deal either
 

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fordzilla said:
Olfordtruck said:
Sounds like a good plan! Hope that ruberized floor turns out as good as it sounds! And yes, a running truck would be preferable! lol
well change of plans screw the bronco, im gonna jus do up the ranger, putting the 88 reg cab long bed 2wd on to my 86 4x4 ex cab short bed frame, cause the 4x4 one needs a new cab so i figure putting on my good reg cab an long bed and jus cuttin a bit off the frame shouldnt bee too hard to do, and if i have to move the leafs forward any that wont be a big deal either
It wont work out that nice. The arch in the frame is different, and the cab mounts are moved around. You would be better off finding a new ex cab and short bed. or swapping front cross members and then swapping the 4x4 stuff onto the 4x2 frame. (or go SAS and not worry about the cross member)
 

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It could probably be done. Not saying it would look right, though. For the difference in the arc of the frame, he could put spacers between the bed and frame to fill in where the extended cab would normally be. I know someone who put a 70 chevy truck body on a 75 Blazer frame, and you can't tell unless someone tells you or you look real hard and know what you're looking at. As for the cab mounts, those could be cut off and relocated. Personally though. I would find the same cab configuration frame to swap everything over and do it right.
 
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