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Old 12-12-2009, 08:06 PM
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Default Anyone put a forward facing bucket in the extracab?

2000 xlt 4-d00r and two kids, wondering if I could get a bucket seat from something, preferrably something with the shoulder belt and buckle built right on the seat and install in the rear middle of the ranger.
Something small, just cant think of what car or minivan I need to get a seat from, I can fab the mounts and all. Anyway, anyone ever done something similar?
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Old 12-12-2009, 08:08 PM
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The back of these cabs are just too small for anything back there. I don't think of any seat that would allow any foot room back there either...

Best bet is to fab up your own bench seat using plywood and a pad. Probably won't be as safe as the factory jump seats are though.
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Old 12-12-2009, 08:37 PM
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its a mini truck dude, you wanna haul 5 people get a fullsize
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Old 12-12-2009, 08:45 PM
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No, I wanna haul a small kid in the back safely complete with shoulder belt, in the middle of the rear, with front buckets and center console there would be plenty of leg room for a small child. I just want one decent forward facing seat back there. I'll just keep looking around, just thought maybe someone might have done it or seen it done.
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Old 12-12-2009, 08:57 PM
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Love to see 1. I have a baby and would like it if my wife didn't have to ride in the jump seat on long hauls. Haven't fabricated 1 yet but am thinking 1 in center out of tube aluminum would be more than enough...be creative but build light and strong.
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Old 12-13-2009, 07:20 AM
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We have put my sons car seat in the back using the jump seat fine.

He wasn't facing forward but facing side ways

They make shoulder straps you can buy that attach to the car seat kinda like a 5 point harness
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Old 12-13-2009, 12:45 PM
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i'm thinking a racing seat type with 5 point even. Mount there where the tire jack and tools are.
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Old 12-15-2009, 11:49 PM
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i dont think any kind of seat belt would do you much good back there. the way i see it is when you clime aboard just make sure you say your prayers and hope you dont crash.
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Old 12-16-2009, 07:22 AM
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When I first got my Ranger, I squeezed myself into the jump seat just to see what it would be like. I was so wedged in that even in a rollover I probably wouldn't move an inch even without a seat belt.

And on Fords website they have the nerve to boast that the Ranger has "best in class" rear legroom. Of course, they fail to mention that would apply only if you have one passenger back there (and it's only because they're sideways) and that the head room/shoulder room is a total joke unless you're a child, a midget, or a contortionist.

But to be fair, hauling big families around is not the reason we buy Rangers.
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Old 12-16-2009, 11:18 AM
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When I bought my first Ranger back in '85 (it was '86 model), my oldest was 2 months. He spent the first four years of his life strapped in sideways in his carseat. His brother came along at three years old. Try strapping in 2 screaming crawlers. I never was question or even worried about their safety. Hell the oldest came home in the back of a pinto and we never blew up!
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Old 12-16-2009, 12:42 PM
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Love to see 1. I have a baby and would like it if my wife didn't have to ride in the jump seat on long hauls. Haven't fabricated 1 yet but am thinking 1 in center out of tube aluminum would be more than enough...be creative but build light and strong.
Here's one idea:



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Old 12-16-2009, 02:02 PM
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Default single seat application for extracab

Try corbeau racing seats, they arent too expensive, and they make a smaller seat for smaller people(i.e. kids) if that doesnt lead to anywhere try mastercraft seats, or prp seats, any of the offroad seat manufacturers usually have something you can use, get maximum dimensions of the allowable space, im not sure the difference between your model extracab and mine, however with full tube cage INSIDE the cab i still managed to fit a mastercraft third seat in mine. the only downfall is tieing in the four point harnesses, or even a standard seatbelt in the center of the truck, since the entire cab is one big cage for mine it was easy to tab off the roll cage. however with yours you still have all the factory interior to work around......hope at least this gives you a direction to spur further options......Dan
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Old 12-16-2009, 11:04 PM
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But to be fair, hauling big families around is not the reason we buy Rangers.
i agree. figure its my car if you don't feel comfortable enough you can walk.

and i really dont think its a good idea to put a car seat in the back. it seems way to dangerous.
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Try corbeau racing seats, they arent too expensive, and they make a smaller seat for smaller people(i.e. kids) if that doesnt lead to anywhere try mastercraft seats, or prp seats, any of the offroad seat manufacturers usually have something you can use, get maximum dimensions of the allowable space, im not sure the difference between your model extracab and mine, however with full tube cage INSIDE the cab i still managed to fit a mastercraft third seat in mine. the only downfall is tieing in the four point harnesses, or even a standard seatbelt in the center of the truck, since the entire cab is one big cage for mine it was easy to tab off the roll cage. however with yours you still have all the factory interior to work around......hope at least this gives you a direction to spur further options......Dan

Thanks, I've been looking at exactly that.
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Old 12-17-2009, 12:07 PM
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i bet you can tie into the existing seat brackets with some steel tube, bridge the distance between the two jump seats, then mount your third seat in the middle of the cab, then you can tab off the bar to the rear for the seat belt/harness. so essentially you have two tubes going the width of the extra cab space tied into the existing jumpseat bolt locations, then the one closest to the cab wall will have two tabs on it for the anchor bolts for the seatbelts, you can find affordable 4 point harnesses at Jegs.com or summit racing.com. let me know how it works out?
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