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i was just outside and noticed that the front seats almost look like mx3 seats. would it be possible to fit ranger seats in a 2nd gen escort? the driver side has the middle seat with an arm rest that folds down so i don't think it would work right but maybe usin both passenger seats could be possible.
 

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stop smokin. lol "looks like mx3, would ranger seats fit?" WTF?
lol mx3 seats bolt in...like mine. no idea bout the ranger seats.
 

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ther is a mazda truck that is vary similar to the ranger(don't remember what it's called) and yes the seats look very close to the mx3's
 

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juggalo said:
ther is a mazda truck that is vary similar to the ranger(don't remember what it's called) and yes the seats look very close to the mx3's
The Ranger body is made by Mazda for Ford, so the seats are identical. The Mazda model of he Ranger is the B2000. I have a 1999 Ranger.
 

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i also have a 99 ranger so u know what i'm tryin to say here. but do u think that they're too tall or would the mounting brackets be off a bit?
 

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and i just noticed i posted this in the wrong section. FML lol
 

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thanks dave
 

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or a b 2200 or a b3000
 

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Yeah they don't bolt in.

My brother put 2nd gen Escort GT seats in his Ranger (1994) and he had to fab up some custom brackets. The MX-3 seats would be the same.
 

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thanks yall
 

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Mazda makes the ford's body? I thought it was the other way around.
Ford does the engine and drive train.
 

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Ford had the Ranger beginning for 84 IIRC, and Mazda did not adopt it until several years later, having their own truck that they started for 82 IIRC. the Mazda truck prior to that was rebadged for Ford(Courier).
The original Ranger was the basis for the Bronco II and the original Explorer, even using the same body panels and nose, etc. This was still before mazda used it. To this day, the Ranger is the same one as they made in 84. Even after Mazda began using it, it still had the same body panels as before. I think even now the doors and roof and pillars are the same as the 84. Mazda sold a rebadged Explorer called Navajo, but you Americans would know that. It wasn't sold up here.
Anyway, I'm just saying that the reason I was thinking the B series is just a rebadged Ranger is because Ranger existed a few years before Mazda adopted it, and it's still the same truck now, and one would assume it is still made in the same plant as ever, which would have to be a Ford plant. The Escort and Protege/323 were made together on a Ford line in Wayne, MI., even though they shared no body panels. What plant is the Ranger made in? Is it a Mazda plant? I'm not saying you're wrong, I have no idea. I'm saying if I had no other info this is what I would guess.
 

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Well here's what happens when you get old and trust your memory. I asked on the FTE Ranger Forum and according to the experts, the Mazda was a rebadged Ranger and it is now gone. So Ford did and does make the Ranger.
 

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Well here's what happens when you get old and trust your memory. I asked on the FTE Ranger Forum and according to the experts, the Mazda was a rebadged Ranger and it is now gone. So Ford did and does make the Ranger.
That's not entirely correct either... the earlier B2200s were mazda design. 8v Mazda F2 motor mated to a Mazda transmission.

Hilariously enough, pretty much the same motor as what my MX6 has, just with 4 less valves.
 

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Bear45-70 said:
Well here's what happens when you get old and trust your memory. I asked on the FTE Ranger Forum and according to the experts, the Mazda was a rebadged Ranger and it is now gone. So Ford did and does make the Ranger.
That's not entirely correct either... the earlier B2200s were mazda design. 8v Mazda F2 motor mated to a Mazda transmission.

Hilariously enough, pretty much the same motor as what my MX6 has, just with 4 less valves.
He knows the previous gen B series was all Mazda, as we all do. We were talking about the next one, the current one.
 
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