Brought to you in part by:

Great deals on auto restoration supplies!

.


JC Whitney clearance center!

  Mustangsandmore Forums
  Small Fords and Mercurys
  Charlie-seat questions.

Post New Topic  Post A Reply
profile | register | preferences | faq | search

next newest topic | next oldest topic
Author Topic:   Charlie-seat questions.
69maverick
Moderator

Posts: 1459
From: Thomaston,CT.
Registered: Jan 2001

posted 11-11-2002 10:26 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 69maverick   Click Here to Email 69maverick     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I just bought a 71 grabber for parts the seats are good but need new seat covers! I haven't been able to find anyone who lists grabbers seats but from what I can see 71-73 mustang seat look to be the same frame? just the bottom rails are different. Do you or anyone have any info on this? and what about the back seat? The 66 stang looks just like a mav. seat.

IP: Logged

todmeg
Gearhead

Posts: 422
From: sayreville,nj
Registered: Apr 2001

posted 11-12-2002 12:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for todmeg   Click Here to Email todmeg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
while we are on the subject, i just picked up a decnt 1970 2 door (for 100 bucks. the guy HAD to sell and all i could go was a hundred. how cool is that?) i have seat rails for a 77. anybody know how much i have to space for them to fit? i read 1970 floor pans are different from the later mavericks. thanks. as far as the car goes... i just jumped in and drove it home. gonna part out the 75 i bought a couple months ago for all it is worth. all the v/8 parts the disc brake parts... even the glass, assume it fits with my 70. my 70 has regular glass..the 75 has tinted. i was gettin tired of the lucky dogs who were all but handed a decent mav for almost nuthin. feels great!

------------------
scott
todds' dad(19fordmav72)
another Warsteiner lover. and warsteiner isn't all that expensive!
also.. you can run but you can't hide!

IP: Logged

69maverick
Moderator

Posts: 1459
From: Thomaston,CT.
Registered: Jan 2001

posted 11-12-2002 04:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 69maverick   Click Here to Email 69maverick     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Cool! Scott! The best part is you have a 70
no emission car!

IP: Logged

cpmaverick
Gearhead

Posts: 1666
From: Santa Clarita, CA
Registered: Jan 2000

posted 11-13-2002 04:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cpmaverick   Click Here to Email cpmaverick     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have a set of 1971 buckets but haven't been able to directly compare them to the Maverick seats. I'd say they are very close but for a little more money than the pre-made upholstry you can just bring them to an upholstry shop to get redone in almost any style you want.

I'm pretty sure the backseat is going to be too different to make a premade kit work on, no matter how similar it looks. You can always get some measurements though!

My 1970 has some funky floorpans. You know how the Mustang pans have a flat rectangle angled back a bit to mount the seats on? You need it for buckets. But my Mav has just a small area near the rocker that is raised, obviously because buckets were never an option. I haven't been able to compare with a later floorpan but I bet it's raised in a uniform fashion for buckets.

I'm going to use the bench rails on the outside and fabricate something for the inside rails.

------------------
-Charlie Ping
1970 Maverick Grabber
[email protected] with AC and overdrive.
http://www.maverickgrabber.com

IP: Logged

todmeg
Gearhead

Posts: 422
From: sayreville,nj
Registered: Apr 2001

posted 11-13-2002 09:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for todmeg   Click Here to Email todmeg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
by "fabricate" do you mean use the inners from buckets and tinker with the spacing until the seat sits right? again... thanks!

IP: Logged

cpmaverick
Gearhead

Posts: 1666
From: Santa Clarita, CA
Registered: Jan 2000

posted 11-13-2002 11:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cpmaverick   Click Here to Email cpmaverick     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well, I don't have the inners for the buckets. I'll just weld up some square tubing. If you've got the rails from the Maverick, probably just make some spacers

------------------
-Charlie Ping
1970 Maverick Grabber
[email protected] with AC and overdrive.
http://www.maverickgrabber.com

IP: Logged

todmeg
Gearhead

Posts: 422
From: sayreville,nj
Registered: Apr 2001

posted 11-13-2002 11:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for todmeg   Click Here to Email todmeg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
you in a hurry charlie? my fav yard has a set of rails in a rusted out ol grabber. i know they are pretty smooth. next time i go there if you need them, i can pick them up. not sure when i may go though. it is a 2 hour ride but we are starting to get the itch.

IP: Logged

cpmaverick
Gearhead

Posts: 1666
From: Santa Clarita, CA
Registered: Jan 2000

posted 11-14-2002 01:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cpmaverick   Click Here to Email cpmaverick     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I would jump on it Scott, but since they aren't a direct bolt-in anyway, I'll just fab something. I'm in kind of a hurry anyway, I hope to do it over Thankgiving vacation.

Thanks for the offer!

IP: Logged

All times are ET (US)

next newest topic | next oldest topic

Administrative Options: Close Topic | Archive/Move | Delete Topic
Post New Topic  Post A Reply
Hop to:

Contact Us | Mustangsandmore Front Page

Copyright 2005, Steve LaRiviere. All Rights Reserved.


Ultimate Bulletin Board 5.47d

Amazon Honor System Click Here to Pay Learn More

[Build a free Mustangsandmore.ws Home Page!]

[Posting Pictures]

[About M&M][Acronyms][Calendar][Chat][Classifieds] [Members' Pics]

[M&M Conventions] [M&M Mug Shots]

[ Mustangsandmore.com Bookstore] [ Smokin' Fords] [Tech Articles]