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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-14-2017, 06:16 AM Thread Starter
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65 convertible front seat

Needing to find a front seat for a 65 convertible. also wondering what other seats may fit.
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Re: 65 convertible front seat

I have a complete bench out of a 1965 color is RED. mike
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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.
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Re: 65 convertible front seat

Please message me what you would take for your seat
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-06-2017, 08:03 PM
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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:

https://newhaven.craigslist.org/pts/6030375720.html

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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.
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