65 convertible front seat - Ford Muscle Forums : Ford Muscle Cars Tech Forum
  • 1 Post By 66SevenLitre
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-14-2017, 06:16 AM Thread Starter
Registered User
Join Date: Feb 2017
Posts: 3
65 convertible front seat

Needing to find a front seat for a 65 convertible. also wondering what other seats may fit.
Evan Tate is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-14-2017, 12:21 PM
Registered User
Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: oak harbor wa.
Posts: 4
Re: 65 convertible front seat

I have a complete bench out of a 1965 color is RED. mike
XLSquire is offline  
post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-19-2017, 06:53 PM
Registered User
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: San Jose CA
Posts: 59
Re: 65 convertible front seat

Posted this in another thread, but when it comes to bucket seats, the 1964-66 seats are interchangeable between Galaxies and T-birds. However, the seat bases - i.e. the rails that attach the seat to the floor - are not. Galaxies seat bases have a longer footprint than T-birds. But the seats themselves unbolt from the seat bases and can interchange. From there, only difference is the fabric pattern.

The 1965-66 split/non bench seats will work between all full-size models. Split bench seats were made for 2-doors. 1967 seats will also fit. Given the wheelbase is the same between 1965-68 Galaxies, I'm willing to bet that 1968 seats can bolt in as well. Surely someone on this board can confirm.

Main considerations about interchanging seats are twofold - one is the seat width. Obviously it can't be wider than your current floorpan and door panels. Second is as mentioned - the seat base. Different bases are meant to attach to different floorpans. However, they can be modified with flat metal or U-shape bars and high-grade bolts. Never weld here, they can fail with too much G-force under hard braking.
puttster likes this.
66SevenLitre is offline  
post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-06-2017, 08:05 AM Thread Starter
Registered User
Join Date: Feb 2017
Posts: 3
Re: 65 convertible front seat

Please message me what you would take for your seat
Evan Tate is offline  
post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-06-2017, 08:03 PM
Registered User
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Central CT
Posts: 67
Re: 65 convertible front seat

This has been listed on my local craigslist for a long time. I have no affiliation. He has a bench seat from a convertible. If you are near CT this might be worth a call:


- John
gearheadct is offline  
post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-12-2017, 06:04 AM
Registered User
Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: Greenfield, IN
Posts: 52
I have a 65 hardtop, but I had no front seats for mine when I got it which was supposed to have a bench seat. My son has a 1990 Mustang GT and we are putting aftermarket racing seats in his so the old seats were just sitting there. I put them in the car and they fit almost perfectly. I used the front hole for the bench and drilled 3 other holes. They look awesome in the car and are at a more comfortable sitting position than in his Mustang. I am just going to buy some good seat covers to match the rear seat, but I am very happy with the seats for as little modifications as I had to do. The boxy headrest goes great with the lines of the car.
65Galaxie_390 is online now  
Sponsored Links

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Muscle Forums : Ford Muscle Cars Tech Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Front seat for a 65 convertible Evan Tate Galaxie Swap and Trade 2 02-20-2017 07:23 AM
65 Galaxie convertible front bench seat Galaxievert Galaxie Swap and Trade 1 04-10-2013 04:21 PM
Seat interchangability for 65 Convertible Bedardito Galaxie Pages 1 01-01-2011 09:44 AM
Convertible seat swap 68-69 Punchyguy Galaxie Pages 1 12-08-2010 02:15 PM
Seat from a coupe into a convertible? 66droptop Mustang Pages (1965-1973) 2 11-15-2007 05:03 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome