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Old 06-07-2010, 09:30 PM
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dated at almost 20 years old when they came out of a 96.. right....

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Old 06-07-2010, 09:32 PM
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Those ARENT '95-01 era seats...they aren't gen2 expo styling... Gen2 Expo's dont have a seperate headrest and are totally shaped different than what you've got.
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Old 06-07-2010, 09:35 PM
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well tell ya what buddy, they came out of 96, and i know for a fuckin fact they did, because i read the god damn door sticker. quit acting like you KNOW every fucking thing on the planet. standard explorer seats, and the eddie bauer/limited seats are NOT the same.

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Old 06-07-2010, 09:36 PM
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Well...you know what bucket seats are right? 60/40's are not buckets....60% of the seating surface is the driver's seat, 40% is the passenger seat.

I agree about Alan's seats....those are 1st gen uglyness Expo seats and are dated at almost 20 years old. 2 years shy of the first year of the expo. lol.
oh okay so i think i have bucket seats? i'm pretty sure my seats are the same size on both sides but i could be wrong lol. that would be crazy if i never noticed that..

your a pro at ebay btw. i searched for a minute or two and didnt find anything at all

i want black leather tho.. i know i'm too picky but if i'm gonna spend the money for leather seats i might as well get the color i want right?

thanks for all the help.
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Old 06-07-2010, 09:40 PM
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you gonna tell me that this isnt a 95+ dash aswell?

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Old 06-07-2010, 09:47 PM
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well tell ya what buddy, they came out of 96, and i know for a fuckin fact they did, because i read the god damn door sticker. quit acting like you KNOW every fucking thing on the planet. standard explorer seats, and the eddie bauer/limited seats are NOT the same.
Sorry that in my 5 years or so of sifting through hundreds of gen2's at yards that I've never seen those in one. But...you win...

http://www.copart.com/c2/homeSearch....SEARCH_RESULTS

Looks 1980's cadillac....out of place in a factory gen2 expo to my eyes.
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Old 06-07-2010, 10:05 PM
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i have a question. is it possible to get my seats re-upholstered with leather? if so what does that mean exactly? do they take the cloth off and put leather on the seat frame and what not or do they just put leather over the cloth? i might go this route if possible because its probably cheaper than a full leather seat replacement and nicer than just seat covers.

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Old 06-07-2010, 10:07 PM
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Yep those are the one's I was talking about. They don't look too bad with a little cleaning. I personally want to put seat covers on mine. The one's STL has on his ranger look tight! They look just as good!
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Old 06-07-2010, 10:19 PM
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i have a question. is it possible to get my seats re-upholstered with leather? if so what does that mean exactly? do they take the cloth off and put leather on the seat frame and what not or do they just put leather over the cloth? i might go this route if possible because its probably cheaper than a full leather seat replacement and nicer than just seat covers.

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If you had your's reupholstered, they'd have your truck for maybe a day or two. They'd pull the seats, pull the seat covers, use your stock covers(upholstery) as a template and cut out new leather, sew it all together, install on your seat padding just like the stock stuff, and it's done.

Price ranges are huge... depends on shop to shop, the material, but you have choices in upholstery to make it 'you' and 'your own'. I wanna have just my centers redone in dark grey houndstooth(old GM print in camaros and pickups).


Back to the bucket or 60/40 deal.... all pics in this thread are of buckets. If you don't have that short or full length center console, you have a 60/40. Most obvious thing is the long armrest that's like 20" long...compared to a 60/40's armrest that's only like 14". Also, if your driver seat butt padding goes right up against the passenger seat butt padding, you have 60/40's. Buckets are standalone with a 10" gap between the two(for the center console)
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Old 06-07-2010, 10:29 PM
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does those 96 explorer limited seats direct bolt on a ford ranger 1997 xl 2wd?
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Old 06-07-2010, 10:32 PM
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if its an extended cab yes.
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Old 06-07-2010, 10:41 PM
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dude just get some out of an explorer, i put them in mine and they match great and are super comfortable, and did i mention they look stock with FULL power???

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Old 06-08-2010, 03:44 AM
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i have a question. is it possible to get my seats re-upholstered with leather? if so what does that mean exactly? do they take the cloth off and put leather on the seat frame and what not or do they just put leather over the cloth? i might go this route if possible because its probably cheaper than a full leather seat replacement and nicer than just seat covers.

John


Katzkin, roadwire, and several others are manufacturers of oem style leather seat covers. called leather kits. we install 5-6 kits a week at the shop. for a pair of buckets in a ranger, it would take about 3 hours to install. comes in just about any color you want. can get suede, perferated leather, different color stitching, etc. they aren't slip covers. they are actual upholstery. requires removing the original cloth, and putting the new cover on just as the original was. most dealerships use this option as it's cheaper to get a car with cloth, and let the customer decide if they want leather.

i know we charge the dealership around $900 for a 4 door car. that's the kit and installation. so a truck should be quite a bit cheaper.
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Old 06-08-2010, 10:29 AM
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Yep those are the one's I was talking about. They don't look too bad with a little cleaning. I personally want to put seat covers on mine. The one's STL has on his ranger look tight! They look just as good!
those looks really good. thanks for posting up the picture.

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If you had your's reupholstered, they'd have your truck for maybe a day or two. They'd pull the seats, pull the seat covers, use your stock covers(upholstery) as a template and cut out new leather, sew it all together, install on your seat padding just like the stock stuff, and it's done.

Price ranges are huge... depends on shop to shop, the material, but you have choices in upholstery to make it 'you' and 'your own'. I wanna have just my centers redone in dark grey houndstooth(old GM print in camaros and pickups).


Back to the bucket or 60/40 deal.... all pics in this thread are of buckets. If you don't have that short or full length center console, you have a 60/40. Most obvious thing is the long armrest that's like 20" long...compared to a 60/40's armrest that's only like 14". Also, if your driver seat butt padding goes right up against the passenger seat butt padding, you have 60/40's. Buckets are standalone with a 10" gap between the two(for the center console)
Okay thanks for all the information. I'm pretty sure i have bucket seats.

The re-upholstery sounds pretty nice. I'm gonna see if i can find a re-upholstery place around here and get some prices.

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Katzkin, roadwire, and several others are manufacturers of oem style leather seat covers. called leather kits. we install 5-6 kits a week at the shop. for a pair of buckets in a ranger, it would take about 3 hours to install. comes in just about any color you want. can get suede, perferated leather, different color stitching, etc. they aren't slip covers. they are actual upholstery. requires removing the original cloth, and putting the new cover on just as the original was. most dealerships use this option as it's cheaper to get a car with cloth, and let the customer decide if they want leather.

i know we charge the dealership around $900 for a 4 door car. that's the kit and installation. so a truck should be quite a bit cheaper.
Okay thanks alot man that information helps me out alot. I like the idea of removing the cloth and not just covering it up. I'm gonna head to a local re-upholstery shop and see what they can do.


Thanks everyone for the help
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Old 06-08-2010, 10:52 AM
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http://www.greatcovers.com/Ford/Ford...tegory_id=6801

Check this out! they have 4/60 and bucket options

Edit: Cant tell if that's the total price on them or per seat? If they are per seat they are way to expensive! O well i tried
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