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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-21-2010, 08:24 AM Thread Starter
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68 fairlane bucket seat advice needed

I have a 68 fairlane and it has a bench seat. I realy dont like it. I want to convert it to a nice set of cumfey race looking bucket seats. what is a good seat that will work in this car ? thanks
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Re: 68 fairlane bucket seat advice needed

On my '68 I started with a set of buckets from an early 80s mustang. The had a decent look to them, being medium back and didnt look out of place with the center console I put into the vehicle.

When I later took the car to a 429scj engine I put in a set of summit racing buckets with the 5pt harness.

I didn't have any installation issues, just had to drill a couple holes and that was it.

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Re: 68 fairlane bucket seat advice needed

Not sure what you refer to as racing seats but these are ProCar Rally's. I really like them, much better then the stock buckets.

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Re: 68 fairlane bucket seat advice needed

You might want to look in the Import section of your wrecker yard, Accura coupes, Integras certain models have killer buckets.
I got a set out of an Accura Type R, they are the correct scale for the size of our interiors, have side support, lumbar support, fully adjustable back & the set i got, i only had to drill one extra hole in the floor to mount em!
I was running a set out of a T-coupe which are really nice too, & might be just a tad larger for the bigger 66-67's (mines a 63) & they are all power.
If you get real lucky you might even get a matching color.
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Re: 68 fairlane bucket seat advice needed

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Not sure what you refer to as racing seats but these are ProCar Rally's. I really like them, much better then the stock buckets.
What material did u use to do the back seat and where did u get it? Can u also tell me where u got ur vertical chrome that goes over the weatherstrippin where the front and back window meet? And also, where did u get door panels!? i cant find door panels anywhere!!!
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What material did u use to do the back seat and where did u get it? Can u also tell me where u got ur vertical chrome that goes over the weatherstrippin where the front and back window meet? And also, where did u get door panels!? i cant find door panels anywhere!!!
All of it is original. Dearborn Classics lists door panels in their catalogs, think AutoKrafters as well. They should have all the seat material or any good upholstery shop can match original stuff.

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Re: 68 fairlane bucket seat advice needed

Small mid 80's GM cars (Sunbirds, etc) have nice buckets and are pretty common. I had a set in my Falcon previously and they fit and looked nice.

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