Once a vehicle gets to a certain age finding original replacement seats for it can be a bit tricky. On rare occasion newer seats will be a direct bolt-in, as seen in the case of many Ram generations. What if there are no direct bolt in swaps? Grassroots movements solve this. Often times a specialty company will fulfill the requests of the market by creating an "adaptor bracket", "swap bracket", or other similarly named product. These products all answer the same question:
"How can we bolt new seats in an old vehicle without drilling through the floorboard?"
Below is a list of known adaptor brackets and their uses.
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1967 - 1979 F100
Fat Fender Garage offers brackets to bolt in the 2015-2021+ Mustang Seats.
1980 - 1997 F-Series
1994 - 2004 Mustang
We used to offer brackets for the 2005-2014 seats to swap in however these have been discontinued by the manufacturer. No other options are available.
Chevrolet / GMC
1988 - 1999 GM Trucks/SUVs
Classic K5 Blazer
Front Seats - Universal Swap Brackets from Merrick's Garage. These give you a raised platform with a nice flat mounting plate ready to accept many newer seats with very light modification.
1988 - 1999 MR2
JK Unlimited 4 dr
Add a third row seat to your JKU with Teraflex brackets. This allows you to install second row JK 2-door seats as a third row seat in your vehicle.
Planted Seat Brackets offers brackets for a wide array of vehicles. These aren't intended to swap a specific set of seats in, they are made to turn your typically uneven floorboard into a flat and easily accessible platform for mounting aftermarket seats. Using those brackets and an OEM Seat with nice flat sliders (similar to how aftermarket seats work) you can bolt-in a large selection of seats into just about anything.