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What are some great fitting modern buckets for a 64 Convertible?

Need some ideas on what will fit well into a convertible as I'm 6'3" and need the legroom.

Any type of modifications needed? Open to all suggestions!
 

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i'm installing some procar seats in a '65 ranchero. i also have a leg room problem (6'2"). i'm using these seats: http://www.procarbyscat.com/Products_Elite.asp
but these look like they would have a more period look: http://www.procarbyscat.com/Products_Pro90.asp
the procar adapters use the stock mounting holes in the floor and so like the stock seats they don't go back far enough. i made some adapters out of aluminum 1" x 2" square tubing and angle stock to move everything back about 4". the seat tracks have about 2" adjustment built into each end to adjust rake and height.
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You might want to take a look in the import section of your local wrecking yard too.
Honda, Accura & the like make some killer bucket seats & the scale is much the same as your little Falcon
I grabbed a pair of Accura Type R buckets for my F;lane, i had to drill one extra hole in the floor, the other 3 matched my stock seat holes!
They have side, lumbar support, adj. head rests & the seat back can be set at any angle including flatback!
As i said, the scale or size of them is perfect for our semi-compact cars
had many compl;iments on them
I can send you a pic if you like,
 

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I agree....

My friend Terry Rakes used Nissan Sentra seat, took the head rests off, and had recovered, look great, not stock, but cheap, and size wise, looks like they belong in that 60 sedan.

John

You might want to take a look in the import section of your local wrecking yard too.
Honda, Accura & the like make some killer bucket seats & the scale is much the same as your little Falcon
I grabbed a pair of Accura Type R buckets for my F;lane, i had to drill one extra hole in the floor, the other 3 matched my stock seat holes!
They have side, lumbar support, adj. head rests & the seat back can be set at any angle including flatback!
As i said, the scale or size of them is perfect for our semi-compact cars
had many compl;iments on them
I can send you a pic if you like,
 

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Would be great if you could send pics of your fab'd brackets. We have a Pull R Parts salvage yard close by and bucket seats no matter what kind of car they come from are ONLY $16 a SEAT!

This is true, check them out: upullrparts.com in Rosemount,MN

I found some nice Infiniti, Honda and Explorer Seats - but want to see what im up against before I buy anything.

3154tm-

could you also send pix of your adapters?

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I put Escort seats in my 64. No big problems. 6' 2" 240. head rest are removable, seat reclines and tilts forward. Feel pretty good. I had them recovered.
 

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Roger-

Would be great if you could send pics of your fab'd brackets. We have a Pull R Parts salvage yard close by and bucket seats no matter what kind of car they come from are ONLY $16 a SEAT!

This is true, check them out: upullrparts.com in Rosemount,MN

I found some nice Infiniti, Honda and Explorer Seats - but want to see what im up against before I buy anything.

3154tm-

could you also send pix of your adapters?

[email protected]
I lived in Rosemount in the early seventies, don't remember much except for the bar and the Texaco station. I worked part time at the station, drank part time at the bar, and worked full time at the airport. Had my first '64 Falcon and '68 Cougar and '52 F1 at the time. Also a Morris Minor, VW and a '72 Grand Torino CJ. Lots of good memories.

Sorry for the intrusion.
 

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Those Escort seats look really good too!

will definitely look into some junkyard finds now.

Moved to MN from Phoenix about 14 yrs ago. Otherwise, Im from the MotorCity. Grew up in the Downriver area and moved away after college.

Rosemount is about 25-30k pop. When we moved here in 97, Rosemount was in the sticks. Not anymore!
 

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Thats the beauty of the Accura Type R seats, there was no adapting to do!
I set them in place, with the stock runners that were on the seats, 3 of the original bolt holes for the stock buckets, matched up with the Accura seat runners, i simply drilled one hole, dr.side front left & bolted em in, took all of 15 minutes! I did scrap the big Accura head rests, used small head rests out of some Honda that matched.
Now,. i can drive 100 miles without stopping to rest my back & they slide back another 5" further than the stock buckets, which were about as comfortable as a school desk!
 

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Roger-

what model of Acura do the Acura Type R seats come from?

are they power seats?

do you have any pix available?
 
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