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Old 02-19-2010, 01:55 PM
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Default 2007 4x4 60/40 seat replacement options

I have a 2007 4x4 ranger extended cab and I'm looking for seat options that I can replace my 60/40 seats with. I'd like to go with bucket seats and a center console to install all of my electronics in. I use my vehicle for escorting oversize loads and would like to put my switches and cb in the center console. I was thinking of ordering some buckets from say summit or somewhere else, but I'm thinking I could probably get a better deal from a junk yard or from a private party if I knew what I could put in there. Any and all ideas are greatly appreciated.

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Old 02-19-2010, 02:10 PM
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ford explorer seats are the easiest to use direct fit . and the explorer center console is a simple install . type explorer center console in the search box and you'll find several threads on it.
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Old 02-19-2010, 02:33 PM
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Thanks for the quick reply. I'll check out what I can find through the search. Off hand, is there a specific explorer yr I should look for?
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Old 02-19-2010, 02:42 PM
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all explorers will fit. you can go back to '94 and newer. the extended cab rangers have buckets in them on some trim packages so just go routing through the pic and pull.
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Old 02-20-2010, 01:47 PM
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yeah the explorer seats and console are definatly the easiest route, but you can get seats out of many other cars if you can fab up some mounts, its not too hard if you cut the mounting tabs off the seat rails of your current seats and use that to start with so you can use stock mounting spots which are reinforced. i pulled my seats out of a 96 mazda mx6 and built my console out of mdf board and fiberglass. the seats sit up about 1 1/2" higher than the stock seats which doesnt sound like much but it puts my legs close to the steering wheel, even with buildin my own mounts this is as low as the seats could get without modifying the floor. thats just something to consider when tryin to find seats in a junkyard. but the explorer seats will bolt right in without any modification.
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Old 02-20-2010, 01:58 PM
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mounted the cb in the console with an external speaker on the front of the console, even put a 10" sub inside the console so its hidden in the truck, i also put a 12 volt outlet on it

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Old 02-20-2010, 09:40 PM
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I'm pretty good at fabricating, I built my headache rack that holds my lights and also my expanded metal grille to hold some strobes. So I might go that route. I'll probably get some explorer seats for the time being and then see what I can find and do some fabricating later. If I can find a center console I'll probably just go that route. My brother in-law is pretty good with fiberglass so I might see what we can confure up. It's aways nice to see what other have done to get ideas. Thanks for the pictures.
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Old 02-20-2010, 09:55 PM
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I'm pretty good at fabricating, I built my headache rack that holds my lights and also my expanded metal grille to hold some strobes. So I might go that route. I'll probably get some explorer seats for the time being
go sit in some expo seats, youll love them. i put some in my truck in december.

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Old 02-20-2010, 11:03 PM
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I'm pretty good at fabricating, I built my headache rack that holds my lights and also my expanded metal grille to hold some strobes. So I might go that route. I'll probably get some explorer seats for the time being and then see what I can find and do some fabricating later. If I can find a center console I'll probably just go that route. My brother in-law is pretty good with fiberglass so I might see what we can confure up. It's aways nice to see what other have done to get ideas. Thanks for the pictures.

well building the seat mounts shouldnt be a problem at all for you then, but the explorer seats look really good as they are and they are comfortable but i wanted something different
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Old 02-20-2010, 11:30 PM
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I've been looking for leather expo seats.
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Old 02-21-2010, 11:28 AM
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Will the expo seats be a direct swap like the explorer? Are there certain yrs to look for? I'd love to have some power seats along with some comfort instead feeling like you're riding on the floor. Some heated seats wouldn't be bad either. I know there are aftermarket heated seat kits but having them already built into the seat would be nice. Not sure if any expos had that option or not. My F350 did. I realize the seats are cheap( as in cost wise for ford) but I always thought ford would have upgraded them over the yrs.
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Old 02-21-2010, 12:10 PM
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94+ expo seats work, the "limited" and "eddie bauer" editions had the option for heated seats, but you have to pull more than just the seats otherwise the timer wont work right, and your seats will burn your truck down.
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Old 02-21-2010, 02:18 PM
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but you have to pull more than just the seats otherwise the timer wont work right, and your seats will burn your truck down.

Burning down the truck wouldn't be a good thing. It looks like I need to start looking to see what I can find.

Regarding the power seats, would I need to pull a whole wire harness or just run a +12v to the seats?

Thanks again for the info.
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Old 02-21-2010, 03:39 PM
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just run a hot to the seats, took me 3 ring terminals, 15 feet of 10ga wire,4 butt connectors, a 30 amp inline fuse and one 10ga wire tap. when you pull the seats, you dont need the harness plug, you only end up using 2 wires out of 14 or so that the seats have, the ground and power.
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Old 02-27-2010, 03:31 PM
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just run a hot to the seats, took me 3 ring terminals, 15 feet of 10ga wire,4 butt connectors, a 30 amp inline fuse and one 10ga wire tap. when you pull the seats, you dont need the harness plug, you only end up using 2 wires out of 14 or so that the seats have, the ground and power.
Anyway you could take a picture of the wiring setup so Ican see how your terminations look?
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