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After market seats or modern take off seats... for 65 Mustang Coupe

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Old 10-31-2009, 11:27 PM   #1
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I am looking into putting more modern seats in my 65 mustang coupe... any recommendations? Most take offs/outs come with pwr seats for at least driver side.... is this a HUGE deal to run pwr to this?

Any recommendations as to vehicles and years to look at for seats is GREATLY appreciated.
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Old 11-01-2009, 03:05 AM   #2
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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.
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Old 11-01-2009, 07:32 AM   #3
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i have fiero seats and really like them. good looks and great support.
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Old 11-01-2009, 11:05 AM   #4
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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.
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Old 11-01-2009, 11:23 AM   #5
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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.
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Old 11-01-2009, 01:10 PM   #6
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ProCar Elite 2000s from Summitt Racing.
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Old 11-01-2009, 06:28 PM   #7
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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)
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Old 11-01-2009, 08:12 PM   #8
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Are those leather or vinyle?
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Old 11-02-2009, 01:11 AM   #9
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ive got 2005 gt seat i havent installed them yet they are really high though i need to mod the floor pan risers or get some seats like james is using and use the 2005 seats in my fox vert
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Old 11-02-2009, 02:41 AM   #10
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I like these seats. They have headrests and bolsters, but look like the original seat.

http://www.mustangupholstery.com/cla..._products.html

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Old 11-02-2009, 07:24 AM   #11
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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.
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I like these seats. They have headrests and bolsters, but look like the original seat.

http://www.mustangupholstery.com/cla..._products.html

these? they are the orginal seat with an added head rest different covers and foam...

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these? they are the orginal seat with an added head rest different covers and foam...

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Yup, that is what I went with. Except that I didn't get the headrest option.
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what is the website info for the elite seats? I can't find them on the internet.
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what is the website info for the elite seats? I can't find them on the internet.
http://www.summitracing.com/parts/SCA-80-1100-51L/
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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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these? they are the orginal seat with an added head rest different covers and foam...

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It is not really the same as the OE seat. It is much more comfortable. I like them. I plan on getting them for my car sometime in the future. I think it is a great upgrade.

I think it looks great. I'm not really a fan of late model seats in classic Mustangs. I know they are more supportive etc, but I just don't like the look.

I can't stand the look of those cheapo racing seats.

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Yup, that is what I went with. Except that I didn't get the headrest option.


how much do you have in them total?? id like those in red/blk for the 65
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how much do you have in the seats total?
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