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Old 01-17-2018, 08:13 AM
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Default Re: How to allow passenger seat to move further forward..??

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Old 01-25-2018, 07:02 AM
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So, a friend had his 2001 Ranger over yesterday and I compared the driver seat movement...his moved forward, at the bottom, about 1 " more than my 2011. The top of the seat, when tipped forward, gave at least 4 inches more space to reach into the back. I had no problem moving in and out of the back area with my arms and shoulders free and not binding.
I took a close look at my Ranger passenger seat..crawled all under it...I determined that there is no cable to remove. It looks like the top rail has a about a " round steel peg sticking down from the top and press fit? and or welded into the rail. On the bottom there is about a 3/8" metal peg sticking up and about 12" from the front of the rail and pressed or welded into place...When the seat is slid forward, the top rail peg slides against the bottom peg and the seat motion forward stops. On the inside rail the bottom peg is also one of the fasteners into the front floor mounting bracket. On the outside set, the peg is separate from the two floor mounting bracket rivets or whatever they are.. I am thinking, that I will go to the local salvage yard and try to buy another set of rails/seat mount base and experiment with removing either the top or bottom pegs and moving them about 3 to 4 in forward. I probably will have to make new pegs out of bolts and drill new holes for the new pegs..but I will no more if I can buy a salvage seat mount/rails at a decent price...
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Old 01-25-2018, 07:06 AM
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would be a perfect time to pull the carpet and lay some sound deadener! (if you're into that kind of thing)
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Old 02-24-2018, 07:24 AM
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So, after weeks of study and consultation, i have decided that there is just no way to allow the seat to move or bend further forward on this extended cab 2011 fr..i guess i am stuck with either trading off the truck for a 4 door, (two big, two small door)..ranger or buying a cargo box, one of the big heavy duty tote, hinged containers to put in the back and use it when i need storage...and just forget the pretty useless back area....the cargo box goes fore about $60.00...maybe that's what i sould do..
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