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 Posted: Sun Mar 24th, 2019 03:54 pm
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Hi all!  I am new to the forum and am restoring my 1991 Ford Ranger that belonged to my dad. He always wanted it restored and since he has passed I am doing it for the both of us. I have scoured the internet looking for bucket seats- new preferably, headers, visors and interior items. New carpet was easy to find but wow bucket seats are hard to find. Any suggestion as to a parts warehouse that I can access would be appreciated.  Tom Butler

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 Posted: Sun Mar 24th, 2019 04:51 pm
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Welcome aboard !

Sorry for your loss !

Seats for a Ranger, there are brand new seats out there but they are not cheap and they are not look alike !

My suggestion is to find a set of frames that are in good condition, take them to an Auto Seat Cover Maker, have them redo the cushions and covers to match what you are doing with the interior.
There was someone we used for just the Seat Covers on the other RF Site, Terry something, they made the best seat covers with OEM Material !
I have a set of his Covers, designed around the FX4 Level II Buckets, and they are done well, the material is good too, only problem is that these things cost money.
I had a 60/40 Seat in my '03 EDGE, standard cab, sold them, tried the Explorer Seats, too big for the Standard Cab Ranger and my 6'2 build.
I got luck and swapped a set of what I was told were FX 4 Buckets Seats for the Explorer Seats... they look good but I want new seat cover, so Terry got in the picture.
he made a lot of Seat Cover on the other RF Site, not even sure he is still around.

I am not sure which years are bolt-in but some of the earlier 2000s had bolt on Trackers which could make it easier to swap tracks from your truck to the new seats.

Not knowing what Cab you have but that is where I would start, look in a Junk Yard for a set of Bucket Seats from a Ranger with the same type of Cab  you have, '03 or older, that should put you in the Ball Park.

XLTs, and FXs Models usually had Buckets, some of the other models too but you will need to start checking what is local to you so you can check them out.

Remember, if the frames are in good condition and they fit your truck you can have an Auto Seat Guy fix them up good as new.

Good Luck on the hot !

Ltr

Last edited on Sun Mar 24th, 2019 04:51 pm by Scrambler82



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2003 EDGE, Std Cab, Steppie, E4 Red, 5sp, 4x
Large Tube Rear Axle, 31 Spline - FX4, 4.56 Gears, OX Locked
5" SuperLift, 33" x 12.50 x 15" BFG ATs,
Hurst Shifter w/Longer Replacement Shift Handle with (Homemade) Mounting Adapter; 1.5" up x 1" back.
Backrack mod'd to fit Steppie, Front and Rear Bumpers by Custom 4x4 Fabrication, OK.
Working on more Mods, just need more time, longer days would work !
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 Posted: Sun Mar 24th, 2019 10:40 pm
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Theres always the salvage yard option. Explore mustang and escape have nice seats some with power heat and leather and with a little work can be put in a ranger



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 Posted: Sun Mar 24th, 2019 11:23 pm
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black06xlt wrote:
Theres always the salvage yard option. Explore mustang and escape have nice seats some with power heat and leather and with a little work can be put in a ranger
I agree the JY is a good place... but if this truck is a std cab then most of the options are out !
Most of the Explorer Seats and maybe even the Escape Seats are too big for comfort... unless you have an Extended Cab and /or you are 5' tall !


Carpeting... try https://www.stockinteriors.com



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2003 EDGE, Std Cab, Steppie, E4 Red, 5sp, 4x
Large Tube Rear Axle, 31 Spline - FX4, 4.56 Gears, OX Locked
5" SuperLift, 33" x 12.50 x 15" BFG ATs,
Hurst Shifter w/Longer Replacement Shift Handle with (Homemade) Mounting Adapter; 1.5" up x 1" back.
Backrack mod'd to fit Steppie, Front and Rear Bumpers by Custom 4x4 Fabrication, OK.
Working on more Mods, just need more time, longer days would work !
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 Posted: Tue Mar 26th, 2019 02:58 pm
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:hi Welcome Tom, Glad you joined us. Have fun and enjoy F-R. Sorry for your loss. Good luck.
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 Posted: Tue Mar 26th, 2019 03:31 pm
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The screen name of the person who used to do the Ranger upholstery was terrato3 on eBay and R-F.   Don't know whether he is still doing it or not.



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Aussie Locker, Torsen L/S, 4.10's, Bilstein 7100 rezzies, Cadillac/Mustang rear discs, Duff traction bars
Keypad Entry, Lock LEDs, sway bar discos, Heated seats, Explorer EATC, Trip Computer and consoles

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 Posted: Wed Mar 27th, 2019 02:31 pm
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V8 Level II wrote:
The screen name of the person who used to do the Ranger upholstery was terrato3 on eBay and R-F.   Don't know whether he is still doing it or not.
Hey Bob,  

I looked on e-bay, can't find "terrato3"... and I can't find his e-mail, thought I had it !
Can you link the RF Site where the info is please !

OR you can just PM me, either way thanks and take care !



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2003 EDGE, Std Cab, Steppie, E4 Red, 5sp, 4x
Large Tube Rear Axle, 31 Spline - FX4, 4.56 Gears, OX Locked
5" SuperLift, 33" x 12.50 x 15" BFG ATs,
Hurst Shifter w/Longer Replacement Shift Handle with (Homemade) Mounting Adapter; 1.5" up x 1" back.
Backrack mod'd to fit Steppie, Front and Rear Bumpers by Custom 4x4 Fabrication, OK.
Working on more Mods, just need more time, longer days would work !
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 Posted: Wed Mar 27th, 2019 05:35 pm
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https://www.ebay.com/usr/terrato3?_trksid=p2047675.l2559



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2003 FX4 Level II, Supercharged 5.0L V8, Headers, Duals, BW4406 manual T/C
Aussie Locker, Torsen L/S, 4.10's, Bilstein 7100 rezzies, Cadillac/Mustang rear discs, Duff traction bars
Keypad Entry, Lock LEDs, sway bar discos, Heated seats, Explorer EATC, Trip Computer and consoles

Other rides:
2016 C-MAX Energi (plug-in Hybrid)
2011 Taurus SEL (highway cruiser)
2003 Ranger 2.3L M5ODR1 Regular Cab (drudge)

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 Posted: Thu Mar 28th, 2019 07:36 pm
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Thanks Bob... !



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Ltr,
2003 EDGE, Std Cab, Steppie, E4 Red, 5sp, 4x
Large Tube Rear Axle, 31 Spline - FX4, 4.56 Gears, OX Locked
5" SuperLift, 33" x 12.50 x 15" BFG ATs,
Hurst Shifter w/Longer Replacement Shift Handle with (Homemade) Mounting Adapter; 1.5" up x 1" back.
Backrack mod'd to fit Steppie, Front and Rear Bumpers by Custom 4x4 Fabrication, OK.
Working on more Mods, just need more time, longer days would work !
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 Posted: Sun Mar 31st, 2019 04:39 pm
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wafire,

How's this going ?

Did you locate seats ?



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2003 EDGE, Std Cab, Steppie, E4 Red, 5sp, 4x
Large Tube Rear Axle, 31 Spline - FX4, 4.56 Gears, OX Locked
5" SuperLift, 33" x 12.50 x 15" BFG ATs,
Hurst Shifter w/Longer Replacement Shift Handle with (Homemade) Mounting Adapter; 1.5" up x 1" back.
Backrack mod'd to fit Steppie, Front and Rear Bumpers by Custom 4x4 Fabrication, OK.
Working on more Mods, just need more time, longer days would work !
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 Posted: Sun Mar 31st, 2019 07:43 pm
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wafire, welcome to F-R.



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