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post #1 of 31 Old 10-22-2011, 09:09 PM Thread Starter
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Explorer seat swap, maybe?

Hey Guys, I need help with a dilemma

I needed to change the track on my passenger seat of my crew cab, and went to the wrecker to find a track, and ended up with a set of Eddie Bauer power leather leated seats. They are 90% good, but a few minor blemishes (minorly worn edges, few chips, minor crack in the vinyl on drivers seat).

If I were to put these in, I would need to remove the 40/20/40 seats , and seat pan, and mount directly to the floor.

If required, I think I could modify my Rainbow Brite factory seats to accept the seat heaters and power mechanism, but thats a lot of work.

I also found a set of Explorer seats from a 94 Explorer, which have the same mounting pan as my Rainbow Brite seats, so its just a matter of removing the seat pan and mounting to the floor. This would give me power seats, but no seat heaters

Either way, I need to take the seat pan out from the crew cab to make any power seat work easily, so I have already decided that I will be mounting straight to the floor.

Also, if I put the leather Eddie Bauer seats in, will it look silly if I keep my rear Rainbow Brite crewcab bench?

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I mounted 99 model power seat track to my seat pan, power works, and I'm waiting on my other seats to mount my gen 1 sploder power seat tracks for the rear.

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Did the seat end up being a lot higher than original height?

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I cut the mounting tabs off the explorer seat frame, and had to cut the seat pan out a bit to fit and its maybe 1/2" taller, but what would be easier is to take your current seats and mount them to some gen 1 explorer tracks cut the mounts off those and they will bolt rite to your seats, its an easier way without cutting the seat pan, good luck. Let me know if you need a picture of it.

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I tried 97beast's method of seat pan modification, but after I had it all welded up, I realized I had it in backwards

There seems to be less foam on the Explorer seats than on my rainbow seats. I have grown quite accustomed to the added foam, to help in the ride department.

If you have some pictures of the seat frame, I would definitely like to see them.

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I will have to take them tomorrow, I'm pulling it out in favor of 97beasts method, I didn't weld at all tho, cut the set of floor mounts off and the "extra swing ARM" using my grinding wheel and air compressor, knocked the metal frame up front in there and its only half inch maybe less taller than the center

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harley seats!!!! to go with the harley rims

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harley seats!!!! to go with the harley rims
But harley seats wont match my Eddie Bauer ensemble

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I want your Harley-Davidson rims, kause I want to do Harley-Davidson seats

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Well at least you caught the loose bolts before they cause any damage. Nothing worse than a sloppy hole
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