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flash041

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Hi

I will be buying a 2003-2005 Explorer soon to replace my 95.Just missed one by3.5 seconds on ebay last night!My question is,I would pefer to get one with the 3rd row seat.But if I come across a deal on one without the seat is it possible to get the seat from a boneyard and install it in one that does not ? What is in place of the 3rd seat in ones without ? storage?

thanks
Flash041
 






Hi
is it possible to get the seat from a boneyard and install it in one that does not?

Anything is possible.
Couple things to note, You will need....
1 - the 3rd row seat
2 - its mounting brackets
3 - if your 2nd row seats don't fold AND flip forward to allow access to the 3rd row you'll need the 2nd row brackets too
4 - the 3rd row seatbelts
5 - the rear plastic panels for each side that allow for the seat belts

Sometimes on ebay you will see 3rd row seats for sale.
Last week there was a whole set. 1st, 2nd and 3rd for a couple hundred bucks. no other parts though.



Hi
What is in place of the 3rd seat in ones without ? storage?

Just a flat floor I would assume like the 2nd gen explorers. Maybe a storage compartment.
 






I would try to find one that has it from the factory. You are going to likely spend more money and a lot more aggravation adding it.
 






1 - the 3rd row seat
2 - its mounting brackets
3 - if your 2nd row seats don't fold AND flip forward to allow access to the 3rd row you'll need the 2nd row brackets too
4 - the 3rd row seatbelts
5 - the rear plastic panels for each side that allow for the seat belts

Curtis is close.
3-need seatbelt braket for 2nd row - see pics.
5-Seatbelt bolts to floor - see fuzzy pic, its bolted to floor.
 

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