The Smittybilt seats just bolt right on to the 78/79 factory bracket? I might need to take a look at them.What 78BroncoSteve said.
If you go the resto-mod route ...
I ended up going with some Smittybilt vynil "Jeep" seats, as the bolt mounting pattern is the same. $200 per seat or thereabouts. There are more expensive ones, and cheaper ones but at lower quality.
Trying to remember the years offhand. Something like 1974-1989 Jeep buckets had the same mounting bolt spacing as the Ford buckets. It was a decent range of years. Some are different, though. Best to measure a few times before you buy. X pattern on the holes, then side to side/front to back. I think it was more that a common seat manufacturer was supplying to various production plants than some kind of strange coincidence.The Smittybilt seats just bolt right on to the 78/79 factory bracket? I might need to take a look at them.