Originally Posted by ridintall
Leg room is tight for sure. Seat position in relation to the seatbelts and air bags is my concern. The further you move the seat back beyond stock the more you are outside of the safety margin designed by Ford for the belts and air bags. Something to consider IMO.
Don't forget airbags are designed primarily for people not wear seatbelts! As long as the seatbelt is used, the airbag is much less important, and if you are far enough away from the dash, it isn't at all even needed. I wouldn't worry too much about the seatbelt since the lap portion is attached to the seat, and it has a pre-tensioner to take up the slack in a crash.
On the seat note.... at least some of the cushions have 2 mounting options, close and far. Its only about 1.5" difference, but maybe that would help?
I'm also wondering if maybe the passenger and cargo vans got different bases? The pass seat in my van goes so far back it almost touches the next row. I can just about stretch my legs straight.