GT bucket seats - MustangForums.com


Go Back   MustangForums.com > Ford Mustang Tech > 5.0L (1979-1995) Mustang
Search

5.0L (1979-1995) Mustang Technical discussions on 5.0 Liter Mustangs within. This does not include the 5.0 from the 2011 Mustang GT. That information is in the 2005-1011 section.

GT bucket seats

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-25-2014, 10:55 AM   #1
mahilly
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Vehicle: 67 Mustang
Location: CA
Posts: 3
Default GT bucket seats

I have sourced a pair of low-back bucket seats from an 87 mustang, as a modern seat option for my 67 mustang. I want to replace the foam and covers with the high-back GT "sport" style seats. Can anyone tell me if the 87 seat frames are the same for the low back and high back seats? or were they different sized frames? I have been told they are different frames, but I cannot find anything on the net that supports this. Thanks.
mahilly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2014, 12:50 PM   #2
88 orangepeel notch
5th Gear Member
 
88 orangepeel notch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Vehicle: 1988 notchback
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 4,596
Default

Sorry, don't know for sure, but you might try "Latemodel Restoration" for any info if their kits fit both.
88 orangepeel notch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2014, 09:11 PM   #3
wydopnthrtl
2nd Gear Member
 
wydopnthrtl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Vehicle: 1989
Location: Ohio
Posts: 166
Default

I know that the backrest part of the frame is different. I'd assume the cushion is different too because of the adjustable side bolsters.


Here is a pic of a drivers frame from my 89GT

Click the image to open in full size.

Old foam & new foam

Click the image to open in full size.
__________________
He who is enslaved to the compass is free to sail the seas.
wydopnthrtl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2014, 09:51 PM   #4
mahilly
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Vehicle: 67 Mustang
Location: CA
Posts: 3
Default

Thanks for the replies. I was able to find my answer by sourcing a different set of seats from my local pick n pull. The GT / "sport" / high back seats came with the thigh and knee bolsters on the seat. As far as I can tell the seat back frame is the same, and just the foam makes the difference between the low and high back option. The seat bottom frames appear different, depending on if you have the thigh and knee bolsters. The headrests are also different sizes.
mahilly is offline   Reply With Quote

 
 
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Original Owner 1970 Mustang b8checker Classic Mustangs (Tech) 8 10-08-2015 01:55 PM
Rear Package Shelf jrrhd73must Classic Mustang General Discussion 2 10-02-2015 10:17 PM
2014 convertible folivier New Member Area 4 10-02-2015 06:34 AM
Original Owner 1970 Mustang b8checker New Member Area 3 09-30-2015 08:11 AM
CNET Test Drives 2015 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 MustangForums Editor 2016 GT350 Tech 1 09-29-2015 04:29 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump

 

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:56 AM.



This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. FordŽ is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company