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After market seats or modern take off seats... for 65 Mustang Coupe
Most say any newer mustang front seats will work if you drill them to fit your tracks.To made it have power seats will take a lot of work have to make the tracks from a newer car fit yours.The wiring for the power is easy just cut the harness part out and tap in to your cars fuse box.
I bet alot of us classic mustang drivers are in the same boat. I am leaning towards aftermarket seats for mine so I can have manual adjustment and taller seats. I see them offered for under $300/pair shipped on the internet. HOpe some folks who have them chime in here to tell you what works and what doesn't.
I was looking into going with some aftermarket seats for my 65 a while back. I ultimately decided to go with the original seats, but use TMI sport seat foam and TMI sport seat upholstery. I like their seat foams because they have bolsters in them like modern seats, but they also look like original seats. The car is at the interior shop getting everything installed right now. I plan on doing a review on them once I put some miles on them. Good luck either way you decide.
65' Coupe 289/C4
A few upgrades here and there! Semper Fi
I used the ProCar Sportsmans in mine, also a straight bolt in with the track kit. Not power though. They make you sit higher, and they're not really a luxury seat, but have good support and though they're firm, they're not uncomfortable. If you're looking for a less "race oriented" seat then the ProCar Elites would work nice. They don't break the bank either, other seats START at around $300 and go up from there(all the way to $2,700 EACH for a top of the line Recaro)
Who cares how much horsepower it has, all that matters is how fast it goes!
Untested 331, lots of suspension, chewing up corners.
It really depends on what you're planning for your coupe. If you are restomodiing you can do almost anything (with a bit of work) if you want them to look original the TMI setup is great. My mechanic is at SEMA right now with a car he did in the TMI booth. The material is great and they used 2005 V6 seats.
I am planning on restomodding my mustang since it's nowhere close to original or special. I'm looking at the Corbeau GTS II seats for the comfort and support.
The procar seats are really nice and look great in any classic mustang.
One thing to consider is if you are going to do the mod is altering the seat base (I do like the Pro Car seats and have three sets in use). Most modern takeoff seats are on the high side and this could very well be a must. Also be aware that the seat base is part of the structural ridigity of the unibody, so don't over do it. There are several Internet articles on how to do this and you can do a search. If you are 5'5" or less, this may not be helpful. I'm 6'2 and struggle to fit in these old rides. The last one I done I moved the seat back 6" (built custom tracks), now I can fit much better and my knees dont hit the steering wheel.
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