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Old 01-12-2018, 11:51 AM
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Guidelines, measurements for seat replacements

Someone posted guidelines for me on the years of Ford seats that would swap in but now I'm wondering about totally different seats like this leather 2d row from a Yukon

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Are there certain measurements I need to take into account like for the guide rails or does it matter if I have brackets fabricated

For my 79 f250
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You need seat that are thin, especially if you are tall. I like to start with the orginal seat bases and work up from there.
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With enough work any seat can be made to bolt down. Using the original sliders and lower frame sure makes it easier IMO since you have hard bolt points already in the cab floor.

Up to a 96 Ford should bolt right on your original frame. Ck out the rear seat from a SD or even a 2011 Ford truck (in the pic).

X2 on that yukon seat looks pretty thick in the back.
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With enough work any seat can be made to bolt down. Using the original sliders and lower frame sure makes it easier IMO since you have hard bolt points already in the cab floor.

Up to a 96 Ford should bolt right on your original frame. Ck out the rear seat from a SD or even a 2011 Ford truck (in the pic).

X2 on that yukon seat looks pretty thick in the back.
I like that 2011 seat in our trucks. I've been tempted to do the same swap with a pair of black or grey cloth power seats.

Looks like they fit nicely in our trucks too.

Where did you get the pic from? Link to thread?
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Off of FTE somewhere, sorry no link. The truck looks to be a SC.

https://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/8...at-swap-2.html

https://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/4...ket-seats.html

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Very nice is that your truck?

I'll wait till can find some fords


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With enough work any seat can be made to bolt down. Using the original sliders and lower frame sure makes it easier IMO since you have hard bolt points already in the cab floor.

Up to a 96 Ford should bolt right on your original frame. Ck out the rear seat from a SD or even a 2011 Ford truck (in the pic).

X2 on that yukon seat looks pretty thick in the back.
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With enough work any seat can be made to bolt down. Using the original sliders and lower frame sure makes it easier IMO since you have hard bolt points already in the cab floor.

Up to a 96 Ford should bolt right on your original frame. Ck out the rear seat from a SD or even a 2011 Ford truck (in the pic).

X2 on that yukon seat looks pretty thick in the back.
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norman2012..AKA "Ed"...this is Rich and you know I do not have anything that nice.
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norman2012..AKA "Ed"...this is Rich and you know I do not have anything that nice.
I noticed that was you after I posted
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Anything is possible with custom fab seat brackets... almost. One big consideration is seat height. Late model trucks have much lower floor pans than ours do, so they can get away with taller seats. This was an issue for me as I'm 6'3". I ended up going with seats from a 2006 F150. I had to make my own brackets, but they had to be nearly flat. Also make sure you measure overall width if you're going with a bench or a 40/20/40.
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