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post #81 of 305 (permalink) Old 04-06-2007, 08:48 AM
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I'm surprised no one mentioned that a lot of the time, especially with other FoMoCo seats, you don't have to drill your floor and level them. If you look at where the seat bolts to the brackets, you can just swap the brackets. I have run across this before. I would like to find the stock material somewhere for my 86 EB seats, but I kinda figure that is a pipe dream. I would also like to find another set of seats for my 85. They are the lowback bottom of the line buckets. On the other had, my wife swears they are more comfy than the EB's w/ armrests in the 86. I think she's smokin crack.


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I'm surprised no one mentioned that a lot of the time, especially with other FoMoCo seats, you don't have to drill your floor and level them. If you look at where the seat bolts to the brackets, you can just swap the brackets. I have run across this before. I would like to find the stock material somewhere for my 86 EB seats, but I kinda figure that is a pipe dream. I would also like to find another set of seats for my 85. They are the lowback bottom of the line buckets. On the other had, my wife swears they are more comfy than the EB's w/ armrests in the 86. I think she's smokin crack.
...IF they are manual seats. At least with my electric Explorer seats, there was no easy way to unbolt just the floor brackets and keep the motors and such intact.

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I agree-just wanted everyone to check that. Might save someone some work.


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Alright I could use some help on this one and in the interest of avoiding yet another thread I figure I'll just shove it up here.

I'm looking at a few seats on ebay for my 88 XLT and, always being a fan of a lowback style, found some old ones for pretty cheap. I'm not concerned about looks as much as I am stability and comfort so my question is this:

are there any of you that would have these seats in yours and if so...what's the comfort factor (I'm not looking at super-performance as all I eventually plan for it other than DD is some noob/beginner off-roading).

Either way...here's the link. I live by the guy and he's already talking driving half way since he has family in Bismarck so I can't imagine shipping is a major concern.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...m=140104504563
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I would also like to find another set of seats for my 85. They are the lowback bottom of the line buckets. On the other had, my wife swears they are more comfy than the EB's w/ armrests in the 86. I think she's smokin crack.


Those are the exact seats I have in my 85. Same color even.


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Can't get either of the seats to stay upright. Mine has a very slight recline but the passenger seat goes almost all the way back when someone is sitting there. Can't figure out the spring on either side of it. Chilton's doesn't have anything to say. Anything I can do without getting new seats?

the quick dirty fix for this is a self taping screw and a shap drill bit to give the screw a pilot hole. remove the plastic trim and you will see where there use to be gears to hold it place. set the seat back to where you want it, drill a hole between the gears and run the screw in. it's now a fixed seat back, it will not go forward or backward, but it's better than flop'n anound.

You own a jeep? I'm so sorry you should see someone about that "jeep thing" there may be a 12 step program the thing about jeeps is you have to steal rusty chevy parts to make it better.....
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i dont have custom seats but soon im covering my seats in camoflauge gore-tex....nice and durable
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so one ass for and one ass against than?
I don't think it's so much the ass part for her, she likes the low back. I like the high back, and I think the EB seats are just more comfy all around. She says she would like to have the EB's with a low back and the armrests. She said if the low backs had the arm rests she'd trade me in a heartbeat. Too bad the upholstery is a completely different color.


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Yeah I guess I just want to make sure that these seats won't be the equivalent of concrete padded with cardboard. Otherwise I'm not too terribly picky. I prefer the lowback anyway and have always gotten bugged by an armrest.

Thanks for the input.
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My wife has back problems, so if they are ok for her, you should be happy as a clam.

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I swapped my torn up leather seats today for some 300Z seats. ($200.00 on Craigslist)

I swapped out the tracks and the seat bases allowed 3 out of 4 holes to be drilled and bolted, but on the back corner I had to make a bracket.

Driver side was power and I had to remove 2 of the three motors to make it work (Back and forth and up and down.) It took a good hour to figure out the driver seat rewire, but ultimately I was able to plug it into the lumbar air power source from my old seat after splicing the connector and some of the remaining wiring. Had to cut away some of the metal underneath to allow the tracks to fit properly, but it worked out very well I think and is a very neat installation. Seats sit about an inch lower than the originals, but feel awesome.
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It only took a second once I got her under there.
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I want to recover just the seat cusion on my drivers seat? where to buy?


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J-Mark what conditon was your passenger seat in? Im looking for the grey leather skin for the seat bottom. I think they are the same driver and passenger
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I use these smitty built covers for Jeep seats, work great for me so far, but I have some tan leather seats from a BMW 5 series I might use I havent really inspected them yet




got this on the rear seat off of ebay, made for a mini van, still needs some tweaking



surprisingly enough I dont have a picture of the front seat, from the front, go figure

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My old seats make yours look pristine. They were so cracked split and torn I just trashed them. The seat bottom on the driver side had the whole center panel gone and the passenger side was far worse than yours.

I found my replacement seats on craigslist so had no shipping, the conversion was about a 4 hour job, but they came out great. I thought I would miss the armrest, but so far it has been a non issue.

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Here's mine

The seat is a 40-20-40 with center fold up console came out of a 04 dodge regular cab and I found it at a local junk yard for $150 bucks. The front mounts have to be modified. In order to gain access to the back seat it needs to come out of a regular cab non electric seat. This type of seat will lean foward and slide up all the way to the steering wheel. The seat really sets up nice and you can see over the hood very well. The seat covers are made out of cordura (the stuff bimini tops and awnings are made of) and are waterprof, they fit like a glove.

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Does anyone know of any covers that will fit a 82 stock seats? i cant find any with a short enough back. They are all for higher backed seats and just flop around. I am thinking of getting some anyway and just trimming them down. Whadda you guys think?

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I am curious about this too. I have an 85 same way. I sure am not gonna spend a bunch of $ on covers if I can get them recovered for about the same.


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