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Old 06-12-2018, 06:53 PM
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As the blue picture's caption in post #6 says: all the possible locations have nuts, and the unused nuts get rubber plugs. The body is built before it gets assigned to a VIN & build sheet, so it has to accommodate all the options for that year.
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Hi Steve,
Great information and it's much appreciated on a frustrating day. Quick question for someone doing their first seat swap. Going from bench to buckets in my '93 F150 Extended Cab. It appears that the F150 Ext. Cab body doesn't have all 12 holes? It only has the 4 bench seat holes. Does this make sense to you? I noted your comment relating to a Bronco body and just assumed that they would all be the same.
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Every truck I've looked at has mounts for all the seat options. Post pics of your truck's floor. The link to the image-hosting site I use is in this caption:


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None of the holes from a bench seat line up with where the buckets have to bolt down. I haven't seen any of the extra holes on any truck either.
Best thing is to mount your console then line up the seats from that. seems to me that the outside front bucket bolt is like 1 1/2" or 2" away from where the bench would bolt down.
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Originally Posted by Chris_1 View Post
None of the holes from a bench seat line up with where the buckets have to bolt down. I haven't seen any of the extra holes on any truck either.
Best thing is to mount your console then line up the seats from that. seems to me that the outside front bucket bolt is like 1 1/2" or 2" away from where the bench would bolt down.
Thanks, I feel better. What your saying makes sense to me. I've looked underneath a couple of times to make sure I'm not missing something simple and there are simply no extra holes.

So positioning is simply "does it seem appropriate and properly positioned" relative to everything else I'm guessing. Key will be making sure I have access underneath to get to the new hole positions. Good call on console installation.

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Originally Posted by Kbear92 View Post
So positioning is simply...
No, it's far from that simple. If you randomly bolt things to the floor - ESPECIALLY things with the kinds of loading that a chair sees with an adult occupant during a collision or rollover - they'll rip through the sheet metal in short order. Ford learned that the hard way in the mid-80s. Don't make the same mistake. If the floor isn't built or properly-modified for a chair to go where you need it, DON'T put a chair there.

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