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Aftermarket seats in 65 Mustang???

 
Trinks54
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Posted: 10/27/11 08:04 AM

I purchased some Procar Scat seats for my 65 Mustang coupe along with the adapter brackets from Summit to bolt them in.  After installing them they sit so high I couldn't fit under the steering wheel.  I'm a small guy and my head also hits the  headliner.  I called Summit and they said they can't do anything for me and no one else has ever had a complaint.  I put an aftermarket steering wheel in so I can at least drive the car but not what I was planning.  The seats look awesome but are not practical.  I am looking at some Corbeau seats now.  Anyone have any suggestions for seats.  I do not want to cut out the floor pans.  

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MustangMan
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Posted: 10/27/11 11:41 AM

Some seat adapters or the sliders have optional/multiple holes to raise or lower the seat, or even change the angle of the seat bottom cushion. If you already have your seats in the upper most hole (lowest mounting point) and you're still not comfortable the seat foam/base is too thick for your driving position/mounting setup. One option is to have the foam cut thinner on the seat bottom cushion and the seat material trimmed/stitched to sit right with the lower foam. Some seat companies offer this is an option and you can sometimes gain as much as three inchees, depending upon the thickness of the foam seat base.

Corbeau, Cobra Seating, etc. all have a wide range of seats by type of seat and price point, but before ponying up for a different set of seats I'd try to find a '65-'70 with the seats you like in it and test fit yourself. Also be sure to ask the owner of the car whether or not the seat risers have been modified.

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Trinks54
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Posted: 11/21/11 08:31 PM

I actually made the original seat tracks work because they would lower the seats about 3/4" from the sliders that came with the aftermarket seats.  They still sit too high and cutting foam from the bottom wouldn't work (Not enough there).  I can't find anyone around here espicially due to the winter weather with some seats I would like.  I've tried looking in the most recent articles but can't seem to find anything either.  I saw in this last issue about aftermarket seats (Corbeau specifically) but no examples of them actually installed.  Anyone out there have these seats installed with the original seat risers installed?  

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MustangMan
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Posted: 11/22/11 06:34 AM

Another trick is to use the '69-'70 seat risers, as they are shorter due to the high-back nature of that years seat assemblies.

We're installing Corbeau seats right now in a '66 fastback, and we trimmed the seat risers down. It's coming in the Feb '12 issue.

Mark
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Mark Houlahan
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Mustang Monthly Magazine

1965 FFR Roadster 427W/TKO-600 5-speed
1966 Mustang 289-4V/C4 Auto
1968 Mustang 4.6L Three-Valve/5R55S Auto
1990 Mustang 306/AOD
2002 Explorer Sport Trac 4.0L V-6/5R55 Auto
2005 F-150 4x2 4.2L V-6/4R70W Auto

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mustangmccance
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Posted: 04/19/12 01:23 PM

personally I really like the 94 to 2004 seats.  I think they look great and are very comfortable.  I installed them in the car I am building for my daughters 67.  I dyed them black and they match the stock black upholstery very nicely.  

I used the stock seat tracks out of the 67 and I fit under the steering wheel pretty well.  I am not a little guy, I am 5'10 and about 230 pounds, so that is an option and I bought these seats off ebay for under 500 dollars for the pair.  I have the corbeau sport seats in my 65 and these seats are way more comfortable.


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Trinks54
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Posted: 05/24/12 09:28 PM

I ended up going with some seats out of a 93 Fox body.  Used the original 65 tracks and they are awesome.  Much more comfortable than the Procar.  The ones you have look really nice too.  

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