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Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: casar n.c.
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1999 to 2006 seat conversion!
O.k... so i bought this red 99 ec sd the other day with a few minor issues. I feel like i got a really good deal..i think some one just got tired of working on it. Alot of new updated parts on there!! Anyway, one of the "few minor issues" the truck had was that it had a tan dash and door panels with grey seats and carpet..lol! I can only imagine how that may have occurred. So, i call around and checked the forums from the correct parts to make it all tan. (not sure but a red truck with tan interior may have been rare) With no luck on the interior..i started calling local junk yards. 2nd one i called..the guy said oh yeah i have a tan interior for one of those and made me a price. So on a 30 mile road trip i go! Turns out when i get there that the interior he mentioned was in an 06...i said no..mines a 99! To which he replied...it will still work! Wait a minute guy..i told you on the phone that i needed a tan interior for a 1999 ford super duty!!! I drive all the way here and its a 2006. He said well, just go take a look and see what you think. So, down in the yard me and his help go...i walk up to the truck and man these seat are filthy!! Don't see how they got that bad in 6 years. My 95 has cleaner seats and its a work truck. Plus..these are manual when i had asked for electric! Anyway, instead of wasting a trip i decided to walk the yard for some other items i knew i would eventually need. Found the correct cup holder, a set of banks pillar gauges, a good overhead console (mine didn't work) and a key fob. Came back to the office with those parts in hand and asked for a price. He went right back to the seats..."what did ya think of them"! I said, their the wrong year, manual, and filthy!! He said...so you don't want them?? I said no..not for the price you told me now how bout this other stuff?? Long story short..i got the seats plus everything else for less than the original price of the seats!!! Came home and did the swap with minimal mods to make them work and then cleaned them up...they came out great. One major benefit is the belt being made into the seat and the firmer but much better feel over the 99 seats! Anyway, in case someone else may wanna give this a try...have at it, its not a bad swap at all.
Psalm 34:6 "This poor man cried, and the Lord heard him, and saved him out of all his trouble."
94.5 psd, 310,000,
ts chip, homemade cai,
3in dp 5in exhaust, 265/75/16 tires,
zf5, fpr shim, bench seat so my honey can get close! SOLD!
98.5 psd, 245,000, new a/t, banks gauges, 06 interior, 4 inch exhaust 5 inch tip, the truck is red
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2004 F-250 6.0 4wd, auto...and get this, 356,000miles on og engine/trans! Stock for now...