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Aftermarket Seats


Seats: Renegade (similar to Beard Ultra's)
Submitted by: Admin
Install Notes: Sliding brackets (passenger side flips forward) can be purchased separately and are high quality, although not all holes line up with factory seat holes. Also, for tall drivers the brackets may raise the seats up too high. Flipping the track angle over will help lower about 1". Brackets can also be fairly easily fabricated to transfer your existing seat tracks, or mount the seats fixed to the floor.
Pros: Very comfortable, supportive and good looking. Custom ordered so you can pick out materials, colors, height and width. Optional slots for 5 point racing harness and you can select high or low side bolsters depending on your tastes.
Cons: Expensive. Do not recline. Size may also be an issue so measure everything first. The wide versions will leave you almost no room for a center console and may not be able to slide back far enough if you have a roll cage. High side bolsters make it more challenging to get in if you have a tall lift, but you can order the low sides too.


Seats: Corrbeau Baja SS
Submitted by: red76sport
Install Notes: Corrbeau sells brackets for installing in Early Broncos. The brackets are tricky. There is one hole on the passenger side that didn't line up so it doesn't have a bolt in the rear, but I still recommend them to anyone.
Pros: The seats or very comfortable and hold up very well.
Cons: The driver does sit just a little higher than stock seats which caused some problems with me becuase I'm tall (6'4).


Seats: Beard Sport - High back w/ optional head rest
Submitted by: limebronco
Install Notes: They were fairly easy to install. On the passanger side I used the stock mounting plates and mounting holes in the floor board. The drivers side was a bit harder to work out, but I made my own seat bracket from square tubing stock.
You can buy seat brackets from Beard that fit in the stock location of the Bronco, for around $200 for the front two seats and there is also a rear bench seat bracket too.

Pros: They are very comfortable and rate very highly in the off road industry.
Cons: Cost $ can get up there. I belive they start around $ 200.00 a seat and go up from there.

Seats: Beard Rear Bench Seat
Submitted by: 72Bronco
Install Notes: These have optional rear mounting brackets that mount in the same holes used by the stock rear seat. Installation is easy and straightforward.
Pros: Very good looking seat. Comfortable with good lateral support. Seatbelts cannot fall behind the seat like happens with the stock seat. Has slots for threading seatbelts. Optional adjustable headrests. Can easily remove the rear seat by unbolting it from the brackets. It would also be easy to fab some pins for the rear bolt holes if you wanted a setup that would allow you to tilt the seat forward for storage. Available in many fabric and color combinations.
Cons: Expensive. Does not recline, but then again neither does the stock seat. Optional headrests obstruct rear vision, but they are removable. More comfortable than the stock seat but seating position is very upright. Due to narrow width, limited legroom, and seat height this is more suited for child passengers than adults, but again, so is the stock seat.

Seats from Other Vehicles


Seats: 88' STX Ranger??? (has electric Lumbar) (STX on the head rest)
Submitted by: BoltBuster
Install Notes: I'm not really sure how they install since they came with the Bronco, although there is no welding done. Maybe a simple heavy made bracket (or old seat lower brackets) on both sides and new holes in the floor board?
Pros:
Cons: They sit lower than I like and I'm 6'2" but that can be easily fixed or matter of opinion. It's really too nice of a seat for 4 wheeling. They can get dirty easy or hard to clean due to the type of material. I plan on having them reupholstered with something UV rated and water replant like a Herculite type of material.

Seats: 1978 Datsun 280Z
Submitted by: americanhorses
Install Notes:
Pros: They are comfortable seats, easy install and for the guys with fulltops or no bulkhead, they recline all the way back. New covers are avaliable.
Cons: I think they are getting harder to find, and will probably be in sad shape.

Seats: 1980's Subaru Brat
Submitted by: TexasBronco
Install Notes: I bought my seats off of Ebay for about $50 plus shipping. Depending on how many are on Ebay at a certain time the price can go as high as $65. You will need a 4 ft piece of 1 1/4 inch angle iron, a 4 ft piece of 1 inch angle iron, and a 4 ft 1 inch pipe. The first thing I did was to cut the 1 1/4 inch angle iron, and the 1 inch pipe down to 40 inches, that way they can fit between the wheel well. I took the 1 inch angle iron and cut into 2 5inch pieces, and an 8 inch piece. Those have to be welded to the 1 inch pipe. To figure out where they need to be weld I put the sit frame onto the pole, then set the sit on the ground. When you do this the pole will be above the ground, you set your brackets next to it and tack weld them, remove the seat and weld completely. TI had it so the eight inch one is in the center, and the 2 fives on either end. Also the eight inch bar faces the front and the two 5 inches face the back. With that done figure out where you want them in your truck and drill your holes. Then slide your seats in place and drill the holes to hold the front in place. I plan to use pins similar to hood pins because there is no space to get a wrench under there. One thing you may want to do is cut off one of the handles, because otherwise it is tight for room...thats what I did and I think it looks good.
Pros: Weatherproof, different, removable, fun.
Cons: They sit really low to the floor, the head of driver/passenger may hit with the head of a rear passenger.

Seats: 1996ish Chevy Cavalier
Submitted by: joes75
Install Notes: Not too hard. Just took old ones out, drilled new holes and bolted in Cavalier seats.
Pros:
Cons: A little tall. An adjustable steering coulmn would go better than my regular armstrong steering. With a smaller wheel on power steering and tilt wheel it would be fine I think.

Seats: These came from a van conversion business.
Submitted by: Jaded75
Install Notes: Installation wasn't a big deal and we just had the back seat recovered to match.
Pros: Vinyl, I can hose the truck out. They recline, slide back and forth and allow access to the back like a new truck.
Cons: They work great with the arm rest on the side.

Seats: 2000 Ford Ranger Extended Cab
Submitted by: 68halfcab
Install Notes: I think regualr cab would work to, but the extended cab ones tilt foward and then slide foward, allowing better access to the back. Mine are in vinyl, but cloth is probably easier to find.
The install is not that hard, as long as you are somewhat handy(I think you need to be to own a Classic Bronco though). There are 4 brackets riveted to the tracks on the seat, Drill them out and throw those brackets away. I then used a 1-2 " high peice of c-Chanel and put bolts thru where the rivets went in the seat track and bolted them to the c- channel. You can then drill holes to mount them to the floor, or what I did was use 2 factory mounts and made brackets to use the other factory mounts.
This could probably be done just as easy with Ranger or even Explorer buckets.

Pros: Vinyl, I can hose the truck out. They recline, slide back and forth and allow access to the back like a new truck.
Cons: You sit up a little high, some times you have to duck a little to see the traffic lights.

Seats: 1997 Jeep Wrangler
Submitted by:
Install Notes: The driver seat was easy to install. All I had to do was drop the side tank, drill the necessary holes and mount. The mounting bolts from the seat are short so there wasn't much else to do. At least they won't interfere with the gas tank.
The passenger side was a little harder. I used the mounting mechanism from the jeep because it would collapse then fold forward allowing access to the rear like the original Bronco seat. I had to attain two blocks (6"Lx2.5"Hx2"D) to place under the forward mount to keep the seat level (Jeeps don't have flat floors like Broncos, but different). The rear seat fit perfectly between the Bronco's wheel wells. I had to place two blocks (same size) at the rear of the seat attached to the wheel wells for the rear anchors. I used flat aluminum on the floor to provide a flat surface for the front swivel mounts.
I mounted the rear seat so that the front seats could slide their full distance while still leaving enough room for storage of snacks, soft sided tool box, cloths, etc. between the front seats and the rear.

Pros: The seats are comfortable, well padded, and high backed for support. The front seats adjust forward and aft along with reclining backs. The drivers seat slants a little forward without shimming the front, but I haven't found it to be a problem, so it's staying that way.
The rear seat is the greatest. It sits low, angled back, and is very comfortable. The best thing about it is that it folds flat and swivels up to expose the rear end for more packing space when not occupied.

Cons: With the extra thickness the occupants do sit a little higher so I'm glad I'm only 5' 8" tall. My friend is 6' and says it's fine, but I would like to sit a little lower because I notice the windshield wiper cover when I first start driving.
The passengers seat, with the high back doesn't operate the same as the original Bronco seat because it's too tall to fold forward all the way. I found this out when showing my son it's operation (he also owns a 74) and put the top of the seat through the windshield. It's a good thing I already needed one or it would have been more traumatic.

Seats: 1996 Chrysler Labaron
Submitted by: mrcat88
Install Notes: I pulled the seats, and then followed most of the wiring I could get through the floor...and took the switch block for the seats out of the door - ripped apart the door panel to get as much wiring as possible. it was a chore, since I couldn't move the seats to get at the bolts (they are power).
They have a weird angled mounting bracket where they fit into a Chrysler....so I just got forceful with a large drill bit and made a hole in my floor that was at an angle, and slid a bolt through and clamped it down...it works well, and the seat still slides, and moves like it should. I could have bent them, or cut them off....but this makes them sit right and wasn't alot of work.

Pros: They are very nice....leather is easy to clean....and some seat covers help to keep everything nice. They're power seats and move in all directions, side to side, tilt, up and down, and they still have a lever to recline the seat all the way, as well as a lever on the back to flip the seat forward for rear access (the Chrysler was a 2 door)
Cons: They sit very close to where the old seats were, maybe a little higher...but I'm short, so it doesn't bother me much.

Seats: 1997 Honda (more photos here)
Submitted by: greasergrrl
Install Notes: The previous owner welded them onto thick metal plates and they are very sturdy.
Pros: The seats are comfortable but I don't know how they'd compare to custom seats - they do the trick for me and are more comfortable than a lot of other car seats I've sat in. They were only $25 for the pair (I have the receipts)
Cons: They're a little ugly but seat covers fix that problem.

Seats: 83 Toyota Supra Sport (83-93 are all very similar)
Submitted by: 70HalfCab
Install Notes: Very easy. Only requires the flattening of mounting tabs on seat tracks at the rear (hammer worked easily), and fabrication of support for outboard front of passenger seat.
Pros: Very comfortable with extreme adjustability and support. Drivers side has 3 way manual air lumbar support, adjustable side bolsters, adjustable thigh support, height adjustment and ratchet head rests. Passenger side has ratchet head rests and adjustable thigh support. Easy to install.
Cons: Getting a little hard to find in good shape at the wrecking yards. Can be a little expensive. Beware if they need to be reupholstered they are very expensive because of the multiple separate pieces.

Seats: 1995 - 1999 Toyota Tercel
Submitted by: 72Bronco
Install Notes: You will need to flatten the front mounting tabs so they are straight. This can be easily done with a hammer. In the back one of the mounting holes is at a 90 degree angle from the floor. A simple "L" bracket can be used for the rear outside mounts. You will need to custom fab a support for the outside front passenger seat mount.
Pros: Very comfortable, easy to climb in and out. Seats tilt forward to help let passengers in the rear. Seats also recline and are tall giving you good back and headrest support. Has nice, firm side support. Attached track lets you adjust the seat forward and back. Seats are relatively low with the seat bottoms touching the floorboards. Easily found in bone yards. Attractive.
Cons: No fancy electric controls or lumbar support. I'm 6'0" and I still have to hunch down a bit to see traffic lights.

Seats: 1988 Mercury Tracer
Submitted by: cjjhalfcab
Install Notes: Didn't need sliders as I'm 6'-5" tall and have a half-cab, so I bolted them straight to the floor using aluminum round (1¾ I think)that I had a guy at work run a hole through them on a lathe. Had to use a piece of metric all-thread for that one long passenger side, but in doing the spacers I retained the correct seat pitch and also still have use of the tilt on the driver's side and can use the pull-out drawer under the passenger seat.
Pros: Pretty comfortable and fairly cheap, and the new 4-point belts seem to work well with them.
Cons:

Seats: 1992 Dodge Daytona
Submitted by: cro_bronco
Install Notes: I used the Daytona slides and fabbed new mounts. Also had to drill new holes in the floor.
Pros: Very Comfortable. Cheap, $10 a piece at the local "you pull yard".
Cons: Extensive fab work to make the mounts.

Seats: 1987 Jeep Wrangler (Rear Seat)
Submitted by: cro_bronco
Install Notes: Used its factory mounts.
Pros: The fold and tumble feature is very nice. Cheap I paid about $65 on eBay and it came w/ seat belts. Easy to mount.
Cons: It says "Jeep" all over it. And yes I'm going to put a cover on it so it doesn't say "Jeep" all over it.

Seats: 1997 S-10
Submitted by: msweb
Install Notes:
Pros: The seats, a 60/40 bench fits inside the roll bar perfectly and allow you to fully recline. The height of the seat is perfect for me, maybe a bit high for someone over 5' 10". They are very comfortable and support you well. The seat belts are easily mounted to the factory holes with the retractable mechanism mounting to the outboard wall just behind the front doors. the mounting brackets are VERY EASY to use with only a couple of spacers needed (I made mine out of 1/2" aluminum pipe but 5/8 spark plug sockets also work well).
Cons: They came out of a chevy. Seat covers aren't really easy to find for less than $100.
              

Seats: 1995 Honda Prelude
Submitted by: Danger
Install Notes:
Pros: I’m 6’3’’ and having a low seat in the Bronco is a must. These are about the lowest I could find. The curved sides “hug” nicely. They mount to the existing mounting holes very nicely with some simple bent steel brackets. Drivers side has built-in lumbar support. Very easy to find on Craigslist or Ebay.
Cons: None so far


 



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