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Joined: Fri Dec 22nd, 2017
Name: Grev B
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So, i guess do we have confirmation of the rails not changing, or the floor plan not changing between these years?
I know what you're saying with the leaning/heavy side, however it doesn't seem that way, padding is fresh and firm feeling and nothing appears bent, per sé.
One thing that i'm wondering about; the rear left mount for these seats seems to be further into the floor that the other seats, to the point where the trim cap (over the rear of the seat rail) seems to struggle to fit correctly as the bolted part is somewhat recessed.
Now the original seats aren't bent and it's all level, but that's what made me wonder if the rails are different, of only for that rear left mount on the drivers seat?
The Tracks on my '03 are bolted to the Seat Pan and I think the newer seats have the Tracks welded to the Pan, so it will be hard to determine if the tracks are the correct shape or not ! See what you come up with, even if the tracks are welded to the newer pans you can still compare them and maybe even get a few measurements from the older tracks to compare.
I don't believe Ford didn't changed there floor pans since around the '94 model change, maybe '98, so IF you can take the tracks off of your original seats and compare them to the newer seat tracks you might find a problem.
It is hard to believe that the Seat Track didn't take some of the stress when the truck rolled, could be that easy.
Sorry can't suggest much more !
2003 EDGE, Std Cab, Steppie, E4 Red, 5sp, 4x
5" SuperLift, 33" x 12.50 x 15"
Mod'd Backrack to fit Steppie
Front and Rear Bumpers by Custom 4x4 Fabrication, OK; now Mike's Welding and Fabrication.
Working on more Mods, just need more time, longer days would work !