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Old 11-15-2010, 12:48 AM
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Question 79 ford bench seat

1. What years and or models can I get a bench seat for my 79 F-150 4x4 and be able to just unbolt mine and bolt in a different seat.

2. Also still look'n for more info on removeing and replacing wiper motor.

3. Info on replacing the dash gauges, etc.

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Old 11-15-2010, 01:00 AM
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a bench seat from any model of truck from '73 to '79 will just bolt right in
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Old 11-15-2010, 08:14 AM
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I used the extra rear seat from my 89 crew cab as it was still new from not being used. I did have to use the 79 track as the front bolt holes were at a different location. I then shimmed the front up about an inch,but that is how i do all of them, may not need to for others. I was lucky that the seat was the right color and new. I used the crew cab rear area to hual tools in for my work, If I ever sell it I will need another seat for my 79. EDIT.........There are some split seats that fit, I'm interested in hearing about them too.
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Old 11-15-2010, 09:42 AM
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There are some split seats that fit, I'm interested in hearing about them too.
I've read on this forum that any bench seat (including splits) from an F-series or E-series up to 1996 will fit in 1973-1979 trucks. Just bolt the new(er) seat to the frame rails out of the '73-'79 truck and drive off.

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Old 11-15-2010, 09:55 AM
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Yep any seats from an F-series up to 96. It's just that easy, I did it last weekend. I got a seat with fold down arm rest and power lumbar support from a 93 F150 XLT. I just took my seat out and put my tracks on the new seat and put it in.

Pic are at the bottom of page 81 of this thread
http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/93...-today-81.html

You will need a torx head socket to unscrew the seat belt hold down screws to get them through the seat though.
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Old 11-15-2010, 10:06 AM
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I've read on this forum that any bench seat (including splits) from an F-series or E-series up to 1996 will fit in 1973-1979 trucks. Just bolt the new(er) seat to the frame rails out of the '73-'79 truck and drive off.

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I thought they might since the 89 rear seat fit so well, i was not sure on the years that would fit. I guess i better look for one, i may want to sell my 89 since i don't use it anymore and the buyer might want the seat put back in.
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What about the 3 piece set up from a 96 f150 with the middle jump seat? It looks different underneath from what I can see online.

I am also looking for a replacement for my 79

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I put in a 96 seat with the fold down arm rest, and love it.
I just swapped the seat brackets and bolted it right in.
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I think it may be even simpler than described above. I understand that any bench from '65 to '96 (and '97 HD)will bolt in, including split-back (Supercab seats). However, be aware that the dimensions of the actual seat - not mounts - will differ from year to year because the cab got larger through the years. Don't know about the three-piece seat. I want one too.
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I think it may be even simpler than described above. I understand that any bench from '65 to '96 (and '97 HD)will bolt in, including split-back (Supercab seats). However, be aware that the dimensions of the actual seat - not mounts - will differ from year to year because the cab got larger through the years. Don't know about the three-piece seat. I want one too.
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I have been lookin for the answer to this for a while now. I do know 73-96 and 97 hd seats will fit, but I've been told the gen 6 and gen 5 seats won't fit?
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I am not 100% certain but I do believe there were a few 98HD's (F250/F350) as well. The 1999 super duty model was introduced early in 98 essentially replacing this model year. In any case its not significant and don't feel like getting into a pissing contest about it whether I am right or wrong but assuming I am right, there may be a few extra trucks out there of this year to get seats out of.
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