So I went to the closest junk yard to the house and decided to get some seats. My drivers seat had the gangsta lean to it and was driving me crazy. I grabbed my 1 foot level and stuck it under my seat to get a gauge for how wide my rails are and it was pretty close so I took it with me out into the yard and just started putting it under every seat to try and find something remotely close and the best was this Explorer Sport Trac, 2002 model. When I got home and started toying with it I found that the holes where only 1/2 inch different from side to side and were a little under an inch different from front to back. So that meant I only needed 1/4 inch of movement from side to side on each bolt, which was pretty exciting, and the front to back length was going to be the tricky part. Well once I got the seats broke down and the rails off the ford seats I saw that there was 3 holes on the rails for it on the back but only one of them had threads. The second hole from the back was within about a quarter inch of the existing holes on the jeep seat support rails, so heres what I did.
First thing I did was just directly bolt up the front of the jeep rails to the front of the seat in the pre existing holes with the stock bolts out of the ford seats.
Next I turned the seats around and found that the holes in the YJ rails were so so close to the second holes in the Ford seats.
In the picture I have already done some drilling but when you turn it around and put your rail over the holes of the Ford seats, you will be able to see half of the second hole right through the rail. Now the second hole is just a hair tighter than 5/16th so break out your 5/16th metal bit and make that second hole just a little bit bigger. Then what I did was pull my rail over and I stuck my drill bit through the rail and down into the hole I had just made bigger and then I just started running the drill and just kinda widened out the hole in the rail in the right direction. The idea here was I was using the lower hole in the seat frame to hold my drill bit in place and to give me some leverage so I could just put a little pressure on the metal of the rail and give myself a spot to drop a bolt down into the seat frame.
Next you just need to put in some hardware to hold it all together. I used 5/16" x 1" bolts and 5/16" nylon insert locking nuts(if you don't know, these just have a little bit of nylon in the last bit of threads to keep them from backing off) and I used six 5/16" x 1" washers. The washers are just to try and level out the seat a little bit. I may end up adding more later on...still leans back pretty far.
Last thing to do is a little cutting on the plastic on the side of the passenger seat so you can get to the lift handle for access into the back seat. Just line it up and cut it out enough to get your fingers in there to hit the lever.
And that's it, you're ready to put them back in your jeep. I really can't believe how easy these were to put in. I did the passenger seat first and I did it all wrong....I definitely did that one like an idiot. I tried a whole different approach with the drivers seat and it just went great. Do both seats this way and it should take you more than an hour.
Here's the finished product.