Harvesting Seat Track Feet for Alternate Seats

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Harvesting Seat Track Feet for Alternate Seats

Post by DPDISXR4Ti » Mon Jul 06, 2020 11:03 pm

Installing after-market or junkyard donor seats from another vehicle can be a challenge in the XR or Scorpio since the tracks don't mount in a simple, flat manner. And so the easiest way to address this is using the feet from factory original seats, harvesting the seat tracks from seats otherwise on their way to the dumpster. I've done this before using just the 4 feet, drilling out the rivets from each foot. It occurred to me today that harvesting each of the two rails with the two feet attached might be a better way.

Step 1 is cutting the plate on each side where it attaches to the worm gear...
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Close-up of one side for clarity...
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Here's where it gets a little difficult to describe, but basically you need to get physical and using a long punch of some sort, ideally about a 1/2" in diameter and 24" long, you need to smash the plastic roller stoppers out the other end. I didn't have anything that long at hand, so I improvised.
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Here's a close-up of the things you're looking to kill...
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Here's what was left. I harvested the motors before pitching. Just two 7mm hex-head screws hold them in place.
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Here's the final harvest...
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These were Scorpio motorized seats which are probably a little more difficult to dismantle. You can use Scorpio feet on a XR but not vice-versa. The weird thing is that 7 of the 8 feet pictured here are riveted to the rails. One of the rear feet, on only one side, is bolted to the rail. If you look close you can see it. The bolt heads restricted the access to knock out the roller stoppers. In hindsight, maybe I should have tried to knock them out front to back rather than the back to front approach I took with all of them. :dunno

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Re: Harvesting Seat Track Feet for Alternate Seats

Post by milehighXR » Sun Jul 12, 2020 12:22 pm

It's easier if you can Scorpio seat tracks that are already puking rollers :lol:

It's already happening with the early Scorpio seat bottoms in my XR...

1 86 XR aka Naomi- my first love, now project car
1 14 black Fiesta SE aka Fiona- my new DD


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