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1996 Eddie Bauer Drivers Seat frame

I have a '96 Eddie Bauer and need some help finding replacement parts for the drivers side captain chair seat frame. The seat was "damaged" years ago and I ended up having the hinge for the backrest welded. It has finally broken and I would like to replace the complete hinge.

I have searched around and found at least two dozen sites that want to sell complete aftermarket seats but that is not what I want to do.

Any suggestions and/or links to a site would be appreciated.

Richard P. Chase.

1996 Eddie Bauer (321,185 miles on original motor)

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Visit your local JY and see if they have one. There are plenty of other options like seats out of an Explorer. They bolt to the Bronco frame.

Good luck.
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Yo Richard729,
As thequietman advised.
For example, from myn site;
Link:
"...All '80-96 Bronco & '80-97 F-series seats (bench, bucket, whatever) are interchangeable. The most you'd have to do is add wiring for the lumbar pump. The floorpans are identical where the front seats go...."
Source: by Steve a FSB
"...I have a set of leather buckets out of a Suburban and they seem a bit wider and fairly comfortable. Re-used the floor plate bracket and mounted the seats to a set of flat bars that then bolted to the floor bracket. That was for the powered driver seat, the other 3 new mounting holes in the seat rails and they bolted up to the floor mount bracket..."
Source: by 4drbronko at FSB

"...You can swap almost any OE seats (of any brand) in, depending you how determined you are. Chairs that mount to flat rails will be the easiest, but if you want 8-way power heated/cooled leather with memory, go for it..."
Source: by Steve at FSB

Arm Rest Bracket Repairs, from a 90 in a 93
Source: by Billingslee (Bronco Bill) at FSB


Barbari Leather Sample Swatch Review; "...well i got my swatch, its not even remotely close to the factory tan color..."
Source: by Strange at FSB

Installation & mount mod (86 Aerostar) in a 78
Source: by Justin S at shaw.ca via web.archive.org

Installation & mount mod (88 Saab 5000 Turbo) in an 89
Source: by Andrew K (Andy351, das panzer, sloppy seconds, the magic carpet) at SuperMotors.net

Installation & mount mod (88 Saab 5000 Turbo) in an 89
Source: by Andrew K (Andy351, das panzer, sloppy seconds, the magic carpet) at FSB

Installation & Mount Mod (J. C. Whitney racing seat) in a 96
Source: by DNBELOWBRONCO (Kevin, Labor of Love) at SuperMotors.net

Installation & Mount Mod (PRP Racing) in an 84
Source: by justshootme84 (Randy Z, Casual Mudder) at SuperMotors.net

Installation & Mount Mod (PRP Racing) in an 84
Source: by justshootme84 (Randy Z, Casual Mudder) at Ford Bronco Zone Forums

Installation (04 Dodge Pick Up) in an 88
Source: by BUSTERBRONCO at FSB

Installation (90 Honda) in 78-79
Source: by Chris C at ProjectBronco.com

Installation (90's Cherokee) in a 90
Source: by 90Beater (Topher, Chris) at FSB

Installation (90's Cherokee) in a 90
Source: by 90Beater (Topher, Chris) at bronco.tophersworld.com

Installation (92 Explorer) in an 81
Source: by Matt K (1BadBronco, 81Bronk36) at SuperMotors.net

Installation (92 Explorer) in an 81; see his SF site below for pics
Source: by Matt K (1BadBronco, 81Bronk36) at FSB

Installation (94 F250) w/Center Jump Seat in a 93
Source: by Joseph E (CableGuy, Joes93Bronco) at FSB

Installation (Corbeau) in a 90
Source: by rugerp89ipsc (mean green) at SuperMotors.net

Installation (Explorer) in a 92; "...all you have to do is remove four bolts to remove the Explorer seats from there frames and bolt onto 92'-95' Bronco seat frames. also, replaced the drivers side reclining latch with the one off my old seats. Purfect fit..."
Source: by GunDude at FSB

Installation (F250) in an 85
Source: by Chris B (Blue, bronco boy) at chrisb.users.SuperMotors.net
Installation (Infinity) in a 95; "...so I came across these I30 Ifinity seats, $125 for two,a place in KC has a butt load of them in their attic space...must be like 20 diff. sets, leather, had to do a little mod...basically had to buy two pieces of plate steal 2"x1/8"x48", ..but they work great, electric too..."
Source: by 351cleveland at FSB

Installation (Infinity) in a 95; "...so I came across these I30 Ifinity seats, $125 for two,a place in KC has a butt load of them in their attic space...must be like 20 diff. sets, leather, had to do a little mod...basically had to buy two pieces of plate steal 2"x1/8"x48", ..but they work great, electric too..."
Source: by 351cleveland at SuperMotors.net

Installation Info & pic (95 Mustang GT) in a 91; ".... I got some out of a 95 GT, and I just had to drill a couple holes..."
Source: by Derrick36 at FSB

Installation Info & pic (Explorer) in an 89; "Hardest part was drilling the holes and leveling the seats so there was no binding; Only one hole lined up for me, so I had to drill the other three. I did bend the front bracket a little to get it to contour a little better to the floor. Also, I would attach the front two bolts first, then drill the rear and shim level as needed. Other than that, it was pretty simple. I also put in a separate fuse block for the seats and my CB so I didn't have to run too much wire or tap into another source. Not sure what model mine were from, but tilting the seat forward and scooting it up all the way allows fairly easy access to the back from the passenger side. My driver's seat tilt lever is broke, so I haven't been able to test that side, but my old seats didn't tilt far enough either, so I never had anyone getting in on that side. Also, I removed my center console, so it's really easy to just climb over the front seat and crawl through the middle. 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..."
Source: by hmthesing (Hunter T) at FSB

Installation Info & pics (300Z) in a 95; "... 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..." must register to view pics
Source: by J. Mark M (DAMIAN) at FSB

Installation Info (04 Expedition): "...put in seats outta an 04 expedition. They are very comfortable and the drives is power, but I had to make brackets for them. Worst of all, they don't fold forward so access to the rear seat is much harder..."
Source: by Alan T (GearHead) at FSB

Installation Info (1999 F 150) buckets in an 88; "...I had to drill new holes in the stock bronco brackets to accomodate the studs from the f-150 seats. I also had to drill 2 new holes in the floor because the f-150 slider brackets are further apart about 1".. It worked out ok because there is a little reinforcement panel underneath the bronco body and you still hit it when re-drilling. For the passenger side, I added some angle iron to the bronco flip-seat bracket to get my extra width I needed, pretty simple actually..."
Source: by arvy88bronco (The Black Peach) at FSB

Installation Info (1999 F 150) buckets in an 88; "...I had to drill new holes in the stock bronco brackets to accomodate the studs from the f-150 seats. I also had to drill 2 new holes in the floor because the f-150 slider brackets are further apart about 1".. It worked out ok because there is a little reinforcement panel underneath the bronco body and you still hit it when re-drilling. For the passenger side, I added some angle iron to the bronco flip-seat bracket to get my extra width I needed, pretty simple actually..."
Source: by arvy88bronco (The Black Peach) at SuperMotors.net

Installation Info (93-95 Lightning); "...I used the 93-95 Lightning seats in the bronco. I had to reuse the tracks from the bronco becuase the Lightnings seats were never meant to slide forward like the broncos because they were mounted to a steel frame that went accross the entire truck.. I simply bolted the bronco seats on at the front of the tracks from the bronco then re-drilled the rear locations to match the lightning seats holes..."

Source: by ROBSLXTASY (90 Griggs LX) at nloc.net
Installation Info (96 Mustang GT) in an 84; "...I took the seats out of my 96 mustang GT last night and put them into my bronco. They look and feel awesome to sit in when in the truck. I just put the bronco frame rails on the mustang seats. Had to drill the back bolt hole on the mustang seats for them to work..."
Source: by stang96gts at FSB

Installation Info (Aerostar) in a 78; "...I got free seats from a 93 Aerostar, and they bolted right into the stock 78 tracks. For the rear seat, I'm taking the one out of my old 83 beater Bronco because it's in nice shape. I'm also planning to relocate the rear seat mounting point to the next crossmember back, which is exactly 10". This will allow my two teenagers to ride in there without kicking me in the back like they do in the other Broncos..."
Source: by American Thunder at fte

Installation Info (Aerostar) in an 88: "...the top of the tall Aerostar seat limits the upward movement of the bracket for rear occupant access, as shown. There are four bolts on each seat that remove the brackets from the seats. Obviously it is much easier to remove the seat and bracket from the floor as one unit. Then after turning the seat and bracket over on the tailgate, you can then seperate the bracket and seat with four bolts one at each corner. You will have to adjust the bracket while on the seat to remove the last two bolts. Then reinstall in reverse order.... " pics are gone from his SM site
Source: by NoTrailer at FSB

Installation Info (Celica) in an 85; "...the brackets were cake. the bottom of the Celica seats are flat and no weird curves or lumps (except for a spring on the pass seat which i relocated). i just welded 2 steel plate across from one rail to the other, then drilled holes so it could bolt onto the stock seat brackets. reason i used the stock brackets because they were flat on top and made it easier to install also i was cheap. Now since i'm using the stock seat brackets the pass side could tilt and slide and if i needed more room i can tilt the whole seat. i have like enough room to fit a tire through the door..." see Chris's SM site for the pics
Source: by Chris C (Chris85xlt, Erika) at FSB

Installation Info (Ford E-van Captain seats) in an 88; "..mine comfy as hell..."
Source: by Bronc40 at FSB

Installation pics (99 Chevy Silverado) in a 79
Source: by chero65 (Whitey) at SuperMotors.net

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https://www.hollanderparts.com
A yard that uses Hollander Interchange can search other yards and have it shipped.
Can select certain parts
Has Vehicle Pics for some vehicles
If a specific part, such as the tailgate torsion bar isn't listed, search again for the next higher assembly, such as in this instance, the tailgate.
...
or
Car-Part.com--Used Auto Parts Market
Can select certain parts
Can search by year range, such as 92 through 96 & has best item condition descriptions such as "COVER BAD LEATHER PWR BKT GRY"
Has Vehicle Pics for some vehicles incl. interior/dash, back seat, front & rear and engine bay
...
http://www.picknpull.com
This is a Company name w/yard locations in various states
Can NOT Select certain parts
Has Vehicle Pics for some vehicles

http://row52.com/Search
Can NOT Select certain parts
Has Vehicle Pics for some vehicles
AND Want a Part? It's Easy...
1. You create a Parts Wanted Listing.
2. Parts Pullers respond with offers.
3. You pick the best one.
A Parts Puller gets the parts you need.

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