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Old 11-26-1999, 08:13 PM
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1988 F150 Bench Seat Replacement

I'm interest in removing the bench seat (it's in pretty bad shape) and replacing it with dual bucket seats or captains chairs from a bronco or possibly a mustang.

Anyone have any ideas, experiences or comments?

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Old 11-26-1999, 10:55 PM
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1988 F150 Bench Seat Replacement

I just did this in an 83-f150. I used 2 buckets and intend on building a center console/lock box. I used the mounting brackets from the bottom of the bench seat and ran 2-1" steel square tubing across-welded in place-you can cut off the seat slide handle which may be in the way.The buckets sit on the square tubing cross pieces.I'm not sure where the seats originally came from but I got them from a jeep YJ,but not Jeep seats-they're just pretty standard full size buckets w/reclining feature. Now my wife can drive it w/o my knees being in the glove box. DS
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Old 11-27-1999, 11:27 AM
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1988 F150 Bench Seat Replacement

Most of the later trucks have bolt nuts under the cab for the captins chairs. Locate the nuts and install a bolt from the botton up, this will mark the floor board and remove the bolt, center punch a hole and then use the bolt to finish cutting the hole. You can install captins chairs from a Bronco or XLT Lariat. You can also use the plastic console in the center. My truck originally came with captins chairs and console, and I installed an aftermarket bench seat. Still have the seats if interested in blue.


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wondering what years will interchange without too much hassle in my 88 xl single cab my bench seat has seen better days
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Not sure if it goes all the way back to '80 but the '87-97 cabs supposedly all had all the mounting nuts already installed for every seat option. So the only hangup would be if buckets were not an option in a reg cab in '88. If the holes are already there then any seats from '80-96/7 should bolt right in
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Not sure if it goes all the way back to '80 but the '87-97 cabs supposedly all had all the mounting nuts already installed for every seat option.
I'm not sure where you heard that but it is not correct. My '91 single cab with a bench seat only has the captive nuts & studs for that seat only.

I will be installing bucket seats soon (using Bronco tracks) and I will need to drill three new holes for each seat. I'm pretty sure that the seat belt receivers will be fine where they are, but yet to verify that.
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"Holy resurrected thread, Batman!..."

From 1999 to 2012? I don't know that I have seen so much time between 2 consecutive posts in any thread anywhere else!

But, back to the matter at hand. I believe 1980 to 91 floor pans were the same stamping while 92-96 were a bit different. At some point, when Ford switched from the tilt-forward passenger seat in the Broncos & Super Cabs to the slide-forward style, the mount points were changed. Bench seat mounting points remained the same from perhaps even before 1980 to 1996. Therefore, a 1994-96 40-20-40 seat from a regular or crew cab [four point vs eight point mounting] would fit into any type cab or Bronco. In a Bronco or S-Cab you would have to tap the threads in the captive nut discs, but they are there to be tapped. (We did this to a 96 Bronco to install the 40-20-40 seat from a 96 F250 regular cab.)

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Here's the '94 Extended Cab seats and center console installed in a '91....

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Oh, and here's how you get said seats home when you don't want to drive your truck (with an uncomfortable bench seat), to the junkyard...
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Here's the '94 Extended Cab seats and center console installed in a '91....

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You had to drill 3 holes per seat to mount, correct?
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You had to drill 3 holes per seat to mount, correct?
Yes, correct. And on the passenger side, I needed to beat on the floor to shape the inner-forward mounting location contoured correctly.
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I believe 1980 to 91 floor pans were the same stamping while 92-96 were a bit different. At some point, when Ford switched from the tilt-forward passenger seat in the Broncos & Super Cabs to the slide-forward style, the mount points were changed.
I'm thinking that change-over date may have been a little earlier; 1990 perhaps? Reason I say that, there's a guy selling '91 Bronco seat tracks on eBay right now, and they are identical to the ones I pulled out of a '93 Bronco which are also identical to the ones that came with my '94 Extended Cab seats. BTW, anyone need some '93 Bronco seat tracks?
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