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Need Info., & Recommendations, for Front Chairs & Rear Chair Seat Replacement & "Seat-Belt System" or "Seat-Belt" Replacment in Bangkok for Ford Ranger XLT / Mazda Fighter 4 x Door Pickup [ 20 + years old ]

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Dear Fellow Thaivisa.com Posters,

 

My Ford Ranger XLT [ re-badged Mazda Fighter ] 4 x Door Pickup is over 20 years old.

 

Here is hoping for information & recommendations as to how I can get "good & cheap" solutions to "A_ Car [ Pickup ] Chairs" & "B_ Car [ Pickup ] Seat-Belts" below

 

A_

I wish to up-grade the Chairs thus :

 

A_1_

"New" Front Chairs of suitable Higher Specification

 

Priorities :

 

A_1_P_1_

Underlying Substance ;

Firm

Durable

 

A_1_P_2_

Surface :

Pale Color

Easily Wipeable

Smooth [ Non-Pile ]

Durable

Easily capable of being covered by Free-Size Car Covers that I see in stall of shopping mall selling for some THB 3,500 a pair

 

A_1_P_3_

Adjustment ;

Perhaps feasible are inclusion of functions other than current :

Slide back & forth

Tilt of Back

Removable Head Rests

Seat Height

 

Perhaps there is a nominal size on-the-shelf which very satisfactorily fits most pickups including mine.

I hope to avoid incurring probable much higher price for custom-made chairs.

 

Note ;

I hope that "powered" chairs are not necessary for to easily enable Seat Height adjustment.

 

OR

 

A_2_

"Used" Front Chairs in "excellent" condition that satisfactorily fulfill all of desired qualities & adjustments outlined in 1_ above.

 

A_3_

Custom-made Seat plus re-covered Back for Rear Chair [ continuous ] to match solution for Front Chairs

 

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

 

B_

I wish to upgrade the Seat-Belt System thus :

 

Note ;

Current system does house the non-contacting part of Front Seat-Belts into a vertical axis plastic panels.

 

B_1_

New Seat-Belt System of suitable higher Specification

 

OR [ if B_1_ above is not feasible for my situation ]

 

B_2_

New Seat-Belt Material plus appropriately adjusted retraction mechanism

 

Thanking yee all in advance for yer most kind helpful constructive replies.

 

Regards,

 

Our Man in the Tropics

 

 

 

 

 

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You need a breakers yard and a set of tools, you will also need to have a little engineering knowledge to create new mounts etc. Your biggest problem will be the back seat, doubt any donor seat will fit..

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UPDATE ;

Following inspired wording for search,- I finally found lists which include each of the above categories ;

Search String

car upholstery thailand

 

Example of Results ;


 
Hours or services may differ
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

However,- the Corona-19 Crisis has prevented me from visiting any of these businesses.

 

I may start phoning as many as I can starting from tomorrow.

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