1995 Ford F150 Top Tether Needed!

skittles99

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Hello!

We're wanting to install a forward facing car seat in our 1995 Ford F-150, but there is nothing to attach the top tether to.

What do we need to buy? It needs to be secured into the metal frame of the cab, correct?

Google is not helping any. Thanks!
 
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SafeDad

CPSDarren - Admin
Staff member
Hello!

We're wanting to install a forward facing car seat in our 1995 Ford F-150, but there is nothing to attach the top tether to.

What do we need to buy? It needs to be secured into the metal frame of the cab, correct?

Google is not helping any. Thanks!

Most Ford vehicles from the 1990s, including many trucks, did have retrofit tethers available through Ford program R7C. I do not have any idea if you could even find the parts today, but possibly on eBay or a stray dealer inventory. This likely means there is a factory installation point and possibly you could locate it with some help from a dealer or possibly a technical service bulletin.
 

ketchupqueen

CPST and ketchup snob
Staff member
If you have an F150 SuperCab (any type), the part number you want is F85B 15613D74-AB.
You can see if they can still get it. If not, Ford recommends using a generic tether anchor supplied by a car seat manufacturer.

If you have side facing back seats, you may only use the front seat. The tether anchor for the front center seat will be attached to a weld nut in the back wall. For the front passenger seat, you actually tether to the seatbelt for the side-facing seat directly behind. (If this is what you have let me know and I'll provide instructions on how to do this.)

If you have a forward facing back seat, there are 3 weld nuts on the back wall to install anchors to.
The front passenger seat may also be used with the seat tethered to the CENTER belt (not outboard) in the row behind. Again, ask if you need help.
 

skittles99

New member
If you have an F150 SuperCab (any type), the part number you want is F85B 15613D74-AB.
You can see if they can still get it. If not, Ford recommends using a generic tether anchor supplied by a car seat manufacturer.

If you have side facing back seats, you may only use the front seat. The tether anchor for the front center seat will be attached to a weld nut in the back wall. For the front passenger seat, you actually tether to the seatbelt for the side-facing seat directly behind. (If this is what you have let me know and I'll provide instructions on how to do this.)

If you have a forward facing back seat, there are 3 weld nuts on the back wall to install anchors to.
The front passenger seat may also be used with the seat tethered to the CENTER belt (not outboard) in the row behind. Again, ask if you need help.
Thank you!

It’s a single cab, unfortunately.
 

ketchupqueen

CPST and ketchup snob
Staff member
I only see Super Cab listed in the LATCH Manual. You can check your vehicle manual if you have it for installation points. The part number should be the same if you have bolts.
 
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Susan0522

Guest
If you have an F150 SuperCab (any type), the part number you want is F85B 15613D74-AB.
You can see if they can still get it. If not, Ford recommends using a generic tether anchor supplied by a car seat manufacturer.

If you have side facing back seats, you may only use the front seat. The tether anchor for the front center seat will be attached to a weld nut in the back wall. For the front passenger seat, you actually tether to the seatbelt for the side-facing seat directly behind. (If this is what you have let me know and I'll provide instructions on how to do this.)

If you have a forward facing back seat, there are 3 weld nuts on the back wall to install anchors to.
The front passenger seat may also be used with the seat tethered to the CENTER belt (not outboard) in the row behind. Again, ask if you need help.
Thank you so much for this information! I have been calling and googling trying to figure out how we can carry kids in my husbands 95 F150. The dealership wouldn’t help, but finally found a place that would install if I found the part and now I have the part number! Seriously, thank you!
 

Dustin1986

New member
Thank you so much for this information! I have been calling and googling trying to figure out how we can carry kids in my husbands 95 F150. The dealership wouldn’t help, but finally found a place that would install if I found the part and now I have the part number! Seriously, thank you!
My name is Dustin. I am in the process of trying to add tether anchor brackets in my 1995 ford f 350 crew cab. If ford rejects doing it and honoring the r7c program related to this , could you please tell me who else you had this done with or where you took it to get it done.
Thank you very much.
 

ketchupqueen

CPST and ketchup snob
Staff member
Hi, it's unlikely you will get a reply from the previous poster, but any mechanic or body shop should be able to do the install if you can get the part.
 
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Fair&squareTCounty

Guest
Hello!

We're wanting to install a forward facing car seat in our 1995 Ford F-150, but there is nothing to attach the top tether to.

What do we need to buy? It needs to be secured into the metal frame of the cab, correct?

Google is not helping any. Thanks!
 

SafeDad

CPSDarren - Admin
Staff member
I don't think there is much information other than what is posted above. It apparently varies by F-series model and cab. Some vehicles had the information for parts and anchor locations in the owner's manual. A Ford dealer could probably get you the relevant answer if they were willing to do the research. Failing that, you'd have to get lucky with someone at Ford corporate customer service who is willing to look into this for your specific model and trim level. Even if there is an appropriate part and location to attach it, finding the part may also be difficult.
 

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