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Old 03-24-2015, 05:30 PM   #1
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Ford van seats redo or replace?

Hello all, I'm refurbishing my 06 Quigley van. My seats are not very comfy, driver side lumbar seams not to work etc. What options are out there for good comfortable Replacement seat that matches my ford interior? Have people had success rebuilding there stock seats? How about a good cover that actually fits nicely? I'm also interested in the possibility of loosing my second row bench and adding captains? Are the brackets the same for the stock ford Chateau setup? Thanks.
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Old 03-25-2015, 09:24 AM   #2
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How about a good cover that actually fits nicely?
Coverking makes a large selection of seat covers for our vans; some fit better than others. IIRC, they list the relative "snugness" of the fit of the various materials. For example the leatherette covers fit better than the Cordura/ballistic cloth versions.

I don't have Coverking seat covers, but others here have them and are quite pleased with the quality. The other obvious choice is Wet Okole seat covers.
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Re: Ford van seats redo or replace?

Have I read somewhere of people swapping over to Toyota Sienna seats?, I think you'll need to swap in the seat basses too.
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Old 03-26-2015, 05:28 PM   #4
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Sienna seats, that sounds interesting. what years? anyone here gone this route?
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Sienna seats, that sounds interesting. what years? anyone here gone this route?

Yes, a few.....try the search button. Specifically find posts by MGmetalworks.
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Coverking makes a large selection of seat covers for our vans; some fit better than others. IIRC, they list the relative "snugness" of the fit of the various materials. For example the leatherette covers fit better than the Cordura/ballistic cloth versions.
I have Coverking in the black Cordura and IMHO they fit very well. Top quality and durable the current set have now been installed onto three different E-Series seats, all fitting very well.

Cordura is preferred due its utility rather than appearance---I'm not too sure how long wearing or durable the "glamour" fabrics would be. I'm in and out of my van quite a bit each day, tend to eat and drink on the fly so have to keep that in mind too.

I think the Cordura might breath a bit better than a solid fabric but never having owned or set in them so that's just speculation on my part.
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Sienna seats, that sounds interesting. what years? anyone here gone this route?
This should be everything you need to know

http://www.expeditionportal.com/forum/t ... enna-seats

Another idea I've always had is to put Windstar (Ford minivan) seats in the van. Bolting just about any seat to the factory bases/boxes is pretty straightforward, and a lot of the late model Ford interiors match pretty well, no matter whether it's a car, truck, minivan or whatever. Salvage yards in my area are absolutely stuffed with Ford Windstars because they are royal pieces of crap, but they have nice seats. The rear ones have dual armrests, maybe the front too, I'm not sure.

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Re: Ford van seats redo or replace?

We replaced our seats several years ago (and need to again probably). Fortunately, there is a custom van dealer nearby and, as part of upgrading the interior of new vans, they replace the factory seats. We checked out the seats in several of the custom vans they had for sale and picked the one we wanted for our SMB. It was not cheap however...
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I was looking at the Cover King and Wet Okole's and neither offer a cover for Captains seats with two arms rests. Can someone confirm this? Wanted to pick up a set.
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I was looking at the Cover King and Wet Okole's and neither offer a cover for Captains seats with two arms rests. Can someone confirm this? Wanted to pick up a set.
I doubt very seriously that you'll find a set for factory Ford seats with both armrests. Those seats are rare, and I'm finding basically no one makes anything for the 92-96 interiors, and they're harder and harder to find in salvage yards too. Is your van a Chateau?

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