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Old 07-08-2012, 11:02 AM
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Rear Seat Conversion Help!

Ok so I started my rear seat conversion today on my 2002 solid bench rear seat converted to a 80/20 rear fold up fold down with fold out metal pan.

I removed the rear seat and found that the new seat has six attachment points (3frontThreaded bolts & 3rear threaded studs) and the 2002 seat only had 4. To my amazement under the body of the truck it looks like the ford has placed the female threaded fittings (see pictures) the red straw is sticking the passenger front fitting.

So here is my problem Ford didn’t drill out the body for the fitting and I am afraid I will bugger the threads when I drill from the underside up through the floor.


Any Advice????
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maybe a piece of copper tubing to act as a sheath for the drill bit to prevent it from chewing up the threads?
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Tube sounds like a great idea, I was thinking I could use one of those cone looking bits from the inside after I pre drill from the under side.
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SO, a question about the rear folding seat swap...

Which year(s) of trucks had the ability to fold the rear seats so that there's a completely flat area, for dogs to hang out? I've seen pictures of folded-up seats with the tool tray or whatever it is, does that have the ability to fold out of the way as well, or is that tray apparatus always on the floor?
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Tube sounds like a great idea, I was thinking I could use one of those cone looking bits from the inside after I pre drill from the under side.
Exactly I would use a small bit (1/8) from the underside (no sheath pipe needed) to locate the hole on the topside then use a Unibit
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SO, a question about the rear folding seat swap...

Which year(s) of trucks had the ability to fold the rear seats so that there's a completely flat area, for dogs to hang out? I've seen pictures of folded-up seats with the tool tray or whatever it is, does that have the ability to fold out of the way as well, or is that tray apparatus always on the floor?
Not sure on all years, my seat came out of a 2004 it is a 80-20 seat and folds up and down. When it is folded up a metal pan folds out to give a flat surface.
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I just did a similar swap and just left them alone. My old seats were held in with 4 bolts I saw no reason the new one couldnt be as well. No issue as of yet, seat is very very solid.
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I just did a similar swap and just left them alone. My old seats were held in with 4 bolts I saw no reason the new one couldnt be as well. No issue as of yet, seat is very very solid.
Did the seat come in two pieces? One jump seat and one large seat? Does the pan that bolts down make it one sturdy piece?

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the pan must make it one sturdy piece because it was just like a bench seat. no play in the seat. very sturdy.
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