Need to replace my seats.

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  1. MustangGonz64.5

    MustangGonz64.5 New Member

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    My OG driver seat just broke and I am thinking about replacing rather than fixing the rail and seat. If I do that then I am going to replace the passenger seat also. I am thinking of going with a Recaro style seat with the adapter for the Stang but not sure what companies are out there. Can someone point me in the right direction?
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  2. Calponycarsmike

    Calponycarsmike New Member

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    You can go with flo fit seats but they are very costly. What I would do is get a set of fox body GT seats from the junk yard or ebay and then use TMI's retro upholstery that matches the classic Mustang factory upholstery.
  3. bnickel

    bnickel Founding Member

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    same here. i have buckets from an 86 mustang GT that are the most comfortable seats i've ever driven in. i had them in my stang for many years and removed them when i decided to put the car up for sale so i could re-use them in my 69 cougar project. i'll probably get the Mach 1 style leather upholstery from TMI for them and recover them before i put them back in the cougar. also thinking about buying some blue/black houndstooth upholstery and having TMI use that for the inserts in the seats with the leather outer surfaces, they use vinyl on the seat backs and other non-seating are surfaces on their upholstery which is fine with me since it might be cheaper for me that way. i do know that they add quite a bit of foam to the upholstery to get those deep pleats on their mach 1 kits so that should make these seats even more comfortable.

    firero seats are another popular option too, they are similar to a recaro style seat with deep side bolsters but they aren't as direct a bolt in as the fox body seats. the fox body seats only need 2 new holes drilled in the seat frame to re-use your stock seat tracks whereas the fiero seats require lot's of custom bracketry or redrilling your seat platforms and floor boards to the fiero pettern.

    also quite a few early 80's fox body stangs had actual recaro seats, all of the early cobra and indy pace cars had recaro seats basically from 79-83 in 84 the GT seats changed and i honestly believe they are flo-fits but could still be made by recaro, i'm not real sure which. they could even be some other brand altogether as well. also a lot of early 80's firebirds had recaro seats too, mainly pace car and anniversary models but there were a few others as well. 80's BMW's are also a good place to look for recaros too. i'm guessing that the fox body recaros and 84-up GT seats will be easier to find though.
  4. mdriggers9662

    mdriggers9662 New Member

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    Looking to do the same to my 68. theres a guy on vintage forums (JonK) who used seats out of a 90GT. look great and he says they are very comfortable. very easy to modify to fit. He is also planning on the TMI upholstry.
  5. Calponycarsmike

    Calponycarsmike New Member

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    I like the TMI Mach 1 style seats myself, but the "Pony" Seats are also cool.

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