I have a 1968 Ford Thunderbird Fordor with bucket seats. The seat-track motor gears that connect the motor to the track have worn out. Most of the catalog parts stores that specialize in Thunderbird parts don't even have any parts in their catalog for the seat tracks.
How does one go about locating these parts? Why are they so hard to find? What are some alternative methods for getting this repaired? Has anyone ever successfully converted a Ford electric drivers seat to a manual seat?
The drivers seat is electric. Currently, it won't go forward or backward and is stuck almost all the way to the front near the steering wheel.