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Old 08-09-2013, 09:16 PM
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Tutorial Ė Installing Jump Seats

I have a 2003 Mazda B3000 Dual Sport 2 door Extended Cab V6. I bought it about a month ago and have been adding the things I wanted that it didnít come with. This tutorial is for those looking to add jump seats that didnít have them before. Here are the steps I took and the things I learned. I am no expert so please forgive any of my mistakes or shortcomings.


1. Check to make sure your truck has the right holes to install them. You can do this by pulling up the carpet in the extended cab on each side. You will need to undo a few screws to get it up. There should be 2 screw holes up in the back corner on the floor and another 4 under a thick sticky pad (you can feel the holes through the pad with your finger). Note that you may be able to just look under your truck for these wholes as well as I could see through them right to the ground once I pulled the sticky pad up. If you have these 6 holes on each side you should be able to put Jump seats in.

Here is what mine looked like before the install:


Carpet pulled up:


Holes to install Jump Seats:


2. Go to a junk yard or buy some online that will fit these 6 holes. I found a 98 Ford Ranger at a near buy Junk yard that had some decent ones in it. When you remove them make sure you keep all 6 bolts, 2 cap plugs (for the plastic cover that covers the hinges), the plastic Cover that covers the hinges, and the actual seats. Optional: you could take off the whole wall behind the seats if you want to replace that as well (I decided that I would just modified the wall with a rotatory tool on my truck). Here are the tools you will need:
a. Ĺ inch ratchet
b. T-50 star head to put on your ratchet
c. Some muscle (they are not easy to unscrew and you donít have much room)

What you need:


3. Starting to stall them in the truck I first removed the storage compartments door by removing the 3 screws and the bracket under it giving it support. Also remove the top latch that the compartment door latches too.

Remove Compartment Door:


Remove metal bracket:


Remove latch:



4. The Next thing I did was pull back the carpet by removing the 4 screws holding it down.

Remove 3 Screws along back to pull back carpet:


Remove 1 screw by door to pull back carpet:


5. Next take the sticky pads off where the 4 lower bolts go. This is a bit difficult as these are extremely sticky. If the pad starts to tear or some of the sticky stuff isnít coming up, try to start in a different area. I used pliers to help pull it up as my fingers were getting tired and soar.

Pull up sticky pad:


With it off:


6. Next I just tried to fit the bottom bracket of the seat over the wholes. At this point it was apparent that I would need to remove the plastic wall where the bracket of the jump seat bumped up against it.

7. If you didnít get the plastic wall panel from the junk yard use a rotatory tool with a drill bit end to cut out the plastic at the bottom so the bracket can be positions to be bolted down. See my pictures for how much I cut back. Also before you start make sure you remove the padding inside the compartment or your rotary tool will get all caught up in it (learned by experience ).

Before:


Pull out padding behind wall you are going to cut out:


Rotary Tool:


After:


8. Vacuum up your mess from using your rotatory tool.

9. Bolt the Seat Belt star screw in first with a t-50 ratchet.

Seat belt bolt close-up:


Seat belt bolt back a bit:


10. Bolt the rest of the screws in starting them all before tightening them all. Note, on each side One of the bolt heads sheared off as I was tightening them so be careful. I still need to go back and find a way to get out the sheared off bolt and find a new one (I think they are self-tapping as the wholes they are going into are not threaded).

Bolts in:


11. Clean up your tools and start putting the carpet back as best you can. Once it is lined up cut slits in the carpet to fit around the bracket legs.

Carpet going back in:


Carpet back in and cut around the jump seat bracket:


12. Screw the carpet back down.

13. Put the bracket cover back on and push in the cap plugs.

Cover and cap plugs in:


Seat in:


Seat in view 2:


I hope this was useful for you. If it was, let me know. Thanks.
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Old 08-09-2013, 09:24 PM
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Very nice write up! Very detailed!

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Old 08-11-2013, 05:36 PM
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Awesome!
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Old 08-14-2013, 09:41 AM
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Nicely done!!
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Old 08-14-2013, 12:38 PM
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Excellent write-up & photos. Well done!
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Old 08-14-2013, 05:47 PM
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Great write up! And I thought I was the only one who liked jump seats haha
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Old 02-15-2014, 07:13 PM
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Two thumbs up for the write up. Can't wait to do mine!
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Old 02-15-2014, 07:33 PM
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Did the seat bracket cover line up perfect with the cab?
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Old 07-29-2016, 08:08 PM
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Default Re: Tutorial - Installing Jump Seats

I just got a 2009 ranger and would like to add two seats in the back just like the post. what was the total cost of the install
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Old 07-30-2016, 11:00 AM
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Great write up as mentioned. It's been 3 years--be interested in how many times the OP has used them. Mine came with them, and after 4 1/2 years, I've used 1 seat 1 time.
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Old 07-15-2018, 03:16 PM
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Default Re: Tutorial - Installing Jump Seats

Outstanding write-up! The Ranger I had for 20 years was recently totaled, and my replacement Ranger just had the storage compartments. So I was hoping to drop in a couple jump seats with minimal modifications. After scouting out jump seats on eBay, most running at least $200 per pair, I got lucky and hit a local salvage yard that was having a sale. I walked out with a pair of jump seats and plastic covers for $27. It took me about 3 hours to walk thru your tutorial and my new Ranger is now outfitted just like my old one was. Thank you!
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Old 07-20-2018, 03:31 PM
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Great write up on how to install dangerous, unusable jump seats in a Ranger.
Who is going to use the seats.....circus midgets?
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Old 07-20-2018, 07:56 PM
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I am not gonna lie.. I scrolled past nearly everything as I scanned through just to get to Dvrich's post - WAS NOT DISAPPOINTED.. LMFAO
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