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FloJoe
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From: Port Orange, FL, USA
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posted 11-06-2001 09:34 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for FloJoe   Click Here to Email FloJoe     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What are some good seats to use in my 68. I need something fairly cheap and that protects the head and neck. (unlike the origanl seats I have in there now)

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Joe Fields
68 Fastback 289ci bored .030 over
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mellowyellow
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posted 11-06-2001 09:45 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Joe: A cheap alternative would be to use 69 standard interior fronts. They have headrests. I have them in my 68. I think there is a pic on my photo page of interior with seats. Even the upholstery is the same. In fact, you would only need to change the back rests. ALso, there is a how to feature on putting in later Mustang seats in a 67/8 cpe. I think it's on this site.

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pthornton
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posted 11-06-2001 01:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for pthornton   Click Here to Email pthornton     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Define fairly cheap. I am running these Corbeau Carreras and love them.

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Randy Thornton
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FloJoe
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posted 11-06-2001 02:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for FloJoe   Click Here to Email FloJoe     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well how about affordable for a 18 r old in college with a girlfriend, and with a part time job

around $200-300

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Joe Fields
68 Fastback 289ci bored .030 over
C-4
"Never play leapfrog with a unicorn."

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JAAZZY
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posted 11-06-2001 04:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JAAZZY     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have the SCAT Procar seats. I think they are about $300 a piece. You might be able to find some used.

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mustangs68
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From: Hampton,Virginia,USA MCA#39406 M&M #12
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posted 11-06-2001 05:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangs68   Click Here to Email mustangs68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Joe,
swing by my site www.1968mustang.org and look at the Sn95 seat install project into a 68 Coupe plus the 3 point seatbelt addition.
sam

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The Iceman
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From: Shelton, CT
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posted 11-06-2001 07:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for The Iceman   Click Here to Email The Iceman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Look in your local salvage yards -- 1990-up VW Jettas, Golfs, Honda Civics, Preludes, Ealge Talons, Mitsubishi Eclipses, Mazda Mx-3's, Mx-5's (Miatas), Mx-6's, many Toyotas, 1993-up Ford Probes, Ford T-Bird Super and Turbo Coupes (91-up SuperCoupes are ++++!!!), 85-up Stangs, and many others all have great seats that can obviously come in a wide variety of colors etc.

I got my '85 T-Bird TC buckets for $20, I just had to pull them out -- the passenger side is in great condition, the drivers side (as expected) is worn in the seat area but they are TRULY a 200% improvement over the stock seats --- soft, firm where need be, headrests, ability to recline etc etc

All you need to do is take the old seat tracks from your old seats and merely bolt them up to the new seats (some modification is needed)
have a good one

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Dan~
1965 Coupe "BeeBop" 200ci Straight "6"~2.77 3-spd w/Hurst Shifter~Pertronix Elec. Ign.~Flamethrower Coil~Flex-Fan~Clifford 6-2 Header~26" Smithys~3" chrome tips~'85 T-Bird TC buckets~'66 guages
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The Iceman
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posted 11-06-2001 07:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for The Iceman   Click Here to Email The Iceman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
also, check on EBay -- there were some VERY good seats for sale all the time (I recommend Honda Civic, Prelude, and Acura Integra Seats)

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Dan~
1965 Coupe "BeeBop" 200ci Straight "6"~2.77 3-spd w/Hurst Shifter~Pertronix Elec. Ign.~Flamethrower Coil~Flex-Fan~Clifford 6-2 Header~26" Smithys~3" chrome tips~'85 T-Bird TC buckets~'66 guages
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Fastback68
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posted 11-06-2001 08:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastback68   Click Here to Email Fastback68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
I recommend Honda Civic, Prelude, and Acura Integra Seats

Just a bit of fun ... My first ever thread in M&M was about my local infamous "Toyotang" or "Musyota" ... a thread which Alex threatened to shut down! At what point does Japanese stuff becomes OK? I noticed someone recommended a Mazda oil cooler in another thread.
Oh yeah, for my '68 I finally scored a pair of '72 high-back buckets for $200 - a major improvement.

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 11-06-2001 08:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A friend of mine has a Honda Civic EX, and those are terrible seats, if you ask me. Weird headrests!

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The Iceman
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posted 11-06-2001 10:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for The Iceman   Click Here to Email The Iceman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
haha Steve, yeah the, i THINK 92-95 seats have those weird headrests -- the really GREAT part about the seats is the fact that they have huge thigh and rib bolsters -- only problem is you better not weigh TOO much in the tushy area!

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Dan~
1965 Coupe "BeeBop" 200ci Straight "6"~2.77 3-spd w/Hurst Shifter~Pertronix Elec. Ign.~Flamethrower Coil~Flex-Fan~Clifford 6-2 Header~26" Smithys~3" chrome tips~'85 T-Bird TC buckets~'66 guages
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67 Fastback
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posted 11-07-2001 12:22 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 67 Fastback   Click Here to Email 67 Fastback     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
FloJoe, For me was the $30 in a U-Pull for the seats I got (see website). Was not an immediate install, but took an extra 30 mins to cut new metal, drill and then bolt in (not a mechanic here). Only issue is that it sites a bit too close to wheel , at 210 lbs and 6 foot (new wheel shall remedy).

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Jerry
www.67Fastback.com
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FloJoe
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posted 11-07-2001 09:41 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for FloJoe   Click Here to Email FloJoe     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What aerthe best seats to put in that takes the least amount of mods to fit it in?

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Joe Fields
68 Fastback 289ci bored .030 over
C-4
"Never play leapfrog with a unicorn."

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The Iceman
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posted 11-07-2001 05:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for The Iceman   Click Here to Email The Iceman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Mustang seats from your year to '73
everything else will need SOME sort of little modification to fit, but ill reiterate the fact that youll be 200% happier with newer seats
have a good one

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Dan~
1965 Coupe "BeeBop" 200ci Straight "6"~2.77 3-spd w/Hurst Shifter~Pertronix Elec. Ign.~Flamethrower Coil~Flex-Fan~Clifford 6-2 Header~26" Smithys~3" chrome tips~'85 T-Bird TC buckets~'66 guages
https://mustangsandmore.com//ubb/TheIceman.html
http://www.motorcities.com/contents/01GF9250033520.html
Nothing Beats Six In A Classic Mustang! ;)

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Fastymz
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posted 11-07-2001 06:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I tried a pair of fiber glass racing seats, but could not get them to fit right.They were to tall no matter how far back I moved them you still hit the wheel with your knees.
Ron

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SnakeEyes
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From: On a rock in the middle of the pacific *Hawaii*
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posted 11-08-2001 01:55 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SnakeEyes   Click Here to Email SnakeEyes     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What color is that on your car? Looks sweet..n/m found it on your web site
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Originally posted by pthornton:
Define fairly cheap. I am running these Corbeau Carreras and love them.


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Success comes to those who hustle wisely.

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