Seats for Diego

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  1. saburai

    saburai Full Access Member

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    Hi Gang! I know that there are probably many seat upgrade/replacement threads. I'm just to slammed with life to search them out and read through them to find the information I need. We've got about another month here in Florida before pulling the house back up to the Catskill mountains. The worn out seat is literally kicking my ass! I need to replace it or preferable, both before we pull out. I'm asking for suggestions on what seats to use. I don't necessarily need or want power, I'm fine with manual adjustments. What years and models of trucks would be the easiest swap? My truck is a '90 F 250 XLT with buckets and a center console. I'd like to keep the same layout. Of course, direct replacement would be great, but drill a few holes would be ok too. I just don't have much free time right now...
    Thanks all:cheers:
     
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    If all you care about is getting seats ASAP, just go to your nearest pick-u-part junkyard and find late-80's early-90's Ford trucks, find decent seats, and then buy them.

    If used seats don't work for you, then you will need to use the Search feature.
     
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    I don't know about seat replacement threads, but I do plan on changing my seats soon. I'm leaning towards using nice comfy RV captain chairs up front; I should be able to knock out whatever fab is necessary for this. The back seat will be tossed. I want to build out a raised platform about 15" high in it's place, and then continue it forward between the front captain chairs. My dogs can ride in this area, I can sleep in this area. Under this platform, will be storage for tools, and fluids; For easier access underneath, I plan on doing 'boat style' pull out plates on top of the platform.
     
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    Thanks! So any late 80's,early 90's (bricknose OBS?) Ford truck or van seats are pretty much a bolt in?
     
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    Dieselcrawler i pooped today! Staff Member

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    For yours being a supercab, only supercab seats will bolt right in. 80-97 years
     
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    Thanks Cory! For the other types of seats, what is involved, what modifications are necessary to install them? Obviously I'm talkin similar model year Ford trucks. Also, if it's not a lot of work I'm not opposed to power seats. Lastly, any suggestions?
     
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    Im putting a set of 2015 ram 2500 seats in my dually. Pretty easy to modify I thought
     
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    Heres a picture 20171015_213815.jpg
     
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    I’ve got a super cab and I pulled the front buckets and center console from a 97 crew cab dually. Bolted right in with no modification, for a $150 can’t complain, just need to get around to pulling the passenger seat and lubing the rails.
     
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    Those look good! What was necessary to make them work?
     
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    Thanks Wes!
    Unless I can find a low mileage wreck, I'm still dealing with 20+ year old seats. Lots of farts:eek:
     
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    Basically cutting the front feet and rewelding them. Im sure if you cant weld you can find a buddy who can.
    Pretty simple fab honestly
     
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    Since you have a SuperCab you should also be able to use Bronco seats as I think they share the same floor pan. I had Bronco seats/brackets in mine for a while but I got tired of not being able to move the seat forward or backward.

    @Thewespaul
    Did the brackets from the crewcab bolt in to a SuperCab or did you just pull the seats and then bolt them to your SCab brackets? Seems like I see more crewcabs parted out locally than SCabs.


    And I do still have the Bronco seats/brackets if someone nearby wants/needs them. I don't want to deal with shipping. I'm near Santa Cruz, CA
     
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    I used the bracket from the crew cab, bolted right in
     

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