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    Posted: 24-July-2018 at 1:00PM
Ok took rails off seats to clean and paint. First I noticed I have lost one of the rods between the rails ( any ideas on replacement. Second I noticed they are the same doesn't matter left or right. Is this correct or did ford make a mistake on this car.
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The rail with the release lever is positioned as so you would release it with your left hand which is the outboard seat rail for the drivers bucket and inboard seat rail for the pass seat. You should be able to fabricate the missing piece with heavy gauge mechanics wire.
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Tighten it down until it snaps and then back it off a half turn!
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Ya I realize that just though they would be opposite
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Big Bird Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25-July-2018 at 9:21AM
Nope, no mistakes. The seat tracks are the same for both sides, and same as a bench seat. Bench just uses a longer connecting wire for the latches.
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Took the drivers side apart foam not bad but was a job getting it apart,lots of hooks hidden in the foam.
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Going to try steaming foam to day Evonne camera is dead.
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Up date I was going to say this steaming does not work,but after about a half hr slow process came back and the bad seat foam looks better than the other,so it seems to work.How long another question. Also any body ever straighten a seat frame. the drivers side is really twisted to the right.
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Straightened mine, then said "Forget this, these suck" and put in 73 buckets.
Used 2x4s to make a big clamp-on handle I could twist it back into shape with.
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That's what I started to do but it is folding in the center top.
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If you have the later buckets with separate headrest, the upper off a split bench with the two little individual armrests, or the back off a flightbench with the big center armrest will work. just use your cover/upholstry.
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Thanks anybody have one of those. My welder said you would have to cut it as the bend is at the bottom. to much work
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