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post #16 of 18 (permalink) Old 06-20-2009, 10:20 AM
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Re: Late Model Seats into your Classic Ride

Thanks, it may be the seat itself vice the tracks or bases. I replaced my bases. But the seats I had in it were our of an 80's or early 90's 5.0. The tracks were very flush on those, and had no clearance, but would work. Just drug the seat frame a bit. Still, the early Mustang seats are thicker and bigger, thus sit higher than the stock seats. Mock em up with your spacers (duck tape will hold it all i place) and set them in the car, try them. I found the seat height with the old seats too high, couldnt squeeze between the roll bar and steering wheel, and once in the car, my head hit the headliner, I am only 5-91/2.

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Long time to get back to this, but finally done with some floor pan repair, painting, wiring...etc, etc, etc....and ready to install these seats.

Thanks for the tip on the Mazda seats Gydyup. I had already leaped before I looked and acquired some white leather seats from an '01 convertible.

Just wanted to update my findings on installing these seats in a '66. I'm guessing the OEM tracks on a '66 vs a '67 must be slightly different because I had to use a little different spacers between the tracks and the seat frames.

This mainly had to do with the secondary track or the track that is not controlled by the release lever (this is the RH track if you were sitting in the seat on both seats in a ''s activated by a turnbuckle type link connected to the primary track which is activated by the release lever).

On this secondary track the release mechanism needs some additional clearance between it and the seat frame or upholstery on these 99-04 seats. Long story shorter, I had to add a 1/4 inch spacer between the seat frame and the secondary track on the passenger side seat, and use full 1" spacers all the way around on the driver's seat to allow clearance for full actuation of the release mechanisms on the secondary tracks. I used the 1" spacers all the way around on the driver's seat to keep it uniform. I only used two 1/4" spacers on the passenger side seat secondary track, because I only had two on hand and was pressed for time. Looking forward to bolting them in this afternoon.

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post #17 of 18 (permalink) Old 01-10-2013, 10:10 AM
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Re: Late Model Seats into your Classic Ride

Just picked up a pair for $225 Cadillac 10-way leather power & heated seats for both the Driver & Passenger including lumbar support. The nice thing about it is that the latch for the shoulder belt is part of the seat too. They are 22" wide and just the right size for my 64 Falcon.

These are much much better than the Chrysler seabring which seems to be wider and feels flat.

I have figure out how to remove the indentations. The salvage yard had parts sitting on them and which caused indentations. There are no holes in them.

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