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Old 02-15-2017, 08:28 PM   #1
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I have a 94 and 95, both with manual seats. Both trucks the backs are OK but the bottoms are toast. As such I have some questions.
1) will late model (96-99) D1 seat bottoms bolt onto the 94-95 mounting brackets?
2) can I use 96-99 D1 bottom foam and leather to rebuild the 94-95 bottoms?
3) will D2 bottom foam and leather work on 94-95 bottoms?
4) are any late D1 or D2 back foam/leather able to be used on 94-95 manual backs?

I'm not too worried about color matching as I'll be using seat covers anyway.
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Old 02-15-2017, 09:21 PM   #2
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1) not without modifications
2) not without some sewing
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Old 02-15-2017, 09:23 PM   #3
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1) not without modifications
2) not without some sewing
I think I'd rather modify with a welder than by sewing.
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Old 02-15-2017, 09:59 PM   #4
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I think I'd rather modify with a welder than by sewing.
That's what I thought
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That's what I thought
If I transplant late model D1 bottoms can I still keep the 94-95 backs?
Same question on D2 bottoms.
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Old 02-16-2017, 12:40 AM   #6
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Exmoor makes replacement foam for those seats and I've seen the oem pleather available. Maybe bp Utah or rimmer bros

96 electric seat stuff doesn't work. Tried it. Maybe 96 and up manual seat stuff works.
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Old 02-16-2017, 01:05 AM   #7
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fwiw....I bought a set of seats from Summit Racing for my '95...they look like Recarro copys,they were $159 each....came with the tracks, all I needed to do was bolt in an alluminum plate on top of the old mount to bolt the new seats to.....which allowed me to mount them back a little farther...
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Maybe 96 and up manual seat stuff works.
Negative. Mounts and seat bottoms are different.
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Old 02-16-2017, 01:17 AM   #9
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If I transplant late model D1 bottoms can I still keep the 94-95 backs?
Same question on D2 bottoms.
I think so.
96+ bottoms have a different way to attach to the seat frame from 94-95. It can be done, you just need to spend some time cutting off the '95 plastic hooks and sewing them to 96 bottom leather.
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Old 02-16-2017, 12:57 PM   #10
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Look up Exmoore on youtube. There is a really good tutorial on rebuilding front seats, about 20 minutes total. The front seats are early, 95 and back, and late 96 and up. Manual seats are all different than power in my experience. I need to do all the fronts in both my 95's, either going the Exmoore route or just buy some after market seats.
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Old 02-16-2017, 01:09 PM   #11
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I did exmoor on both my 95 and 97. It's all good except their seat diaphragms. They seem to only last a few years. I think I got a decade out of the originals
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Old 02-16-2017, 01:18 PM   #12
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I bought new Exmoor foam and diaphragm for my 95 D1--pretty easy to install both (although their diaphragms have more hooks than the one shown in their video--requires one or two holes drilled in the rear rail), and a huge improvement. And pretty cheap, with the exchange rate what it is. Got 'em from Rimmer Bros, and they were here within a couple days. It's a crazy world.
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Old 02-16-2017, 04:23 PM   #13
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mdcoa, how did the new foam fit under the existing covers? Or did you get new covers as well?
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Old 02-17-2017, 07:10 PM   #14
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So I pulled the Cabelas covers off my or seats. The fabric is actual in great shape!!

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I did exmoor on both my 95 and 97. It's all good except their seat diaphragms. They seem to only last a few years. I think I got a decade out of the originals
Will the Exmoor foam fit under the existing fabric? Or do I need to buy their replacement vinyl as well?
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Old 02-18-2017, 08:59 AM   #15
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So I pulled the Cabelas covers off my or seats. The fabric is actual in great shape!!



Will the Exmoor foam fit under the existing fabric? Or do I need to buy their replacement vinyl as well?
I installed one of the new seat foams on my '95. The stock leather cover worked just fine. It's a tight fit so just don't rip anything. There is also a rubber replacement cradle you can get to replace the factory one that always rips.
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This is the only picture I could find
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What does early type and late type mean on the Exmoor seats?
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Old 02-18-2017, 04:53 PM   #18
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94-95 are early. 96-99 are late. The seat back pockets are cut different. Among other things.
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Hey guys! I have two Exmoore D1 seat bases sitting right here. I had my seats for my LSE redone and ended up not needing them.

I paid $90 each for them from Rovers North, they've never been used, (just dusty from sitting in the upholstery shop for a while) Price is negotiable. hit me up if you're interested
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Hey guys! I have two Exmoore D1 seat bases sitting right here. I had my seats for my LSE redone and ended up not needing them.

I paid $90 each for them from Rovers North, they've never been used, (just dusty from sitting in the upholstery shop for a while) Price is negotiable. hit me up if you're interested
When you say seat bases, do you mean the foam? If so I would be interested.
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When you say seat bases, do you mean the foam? If so I would be interested.
Yes, the seat foam base.
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Hey guys! I have two Exmoore D1 seat bases sitting right here. I had my seats for my LSE redone and ended up not needing them.

I paid $90 each for them from Rovers North, they've never been used, (just dusty from sitting in the upholstery shop for a while) Price is negotiable. hit me up if you're interested
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mdcoa, how did the new foam fit under the existing covers? Or did you get new covers as well?
Sorry for posting and then running away . . . apparently I need to tweak my alerts.

Looks like this has already been answered, but I'll pile on--I used existing seat upholstery. Fit pretty well. Only hard part (with fitting the diaphragm I got at the same time) was figuring out how to drill new holes in the rear seat rail without removing the seat base from the back (because I couldn't be bothered)--my drill chuck wore some marks on the vinyl on the bottom of the seat back. Wish it had occurred to me to use my 90-degree drill chuck, which has to be one of the handiest things I own, right up there with the angle grinder.
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Foam appears interchangeable from my experience too, except I reused stock foam with the new cover on the passenger side
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