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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-06-2017, 07:28 PM Thread Starter
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Seat Tags

I had my seats out again and decided I needed to lube up the tracks. I flipped them over and found a tage under each seat, attached to the spring with a metal ring.
They are embossed with numbers / letters, any idea what these tags tell us?




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A more exacting answer will likely come from the ConcoursMustang web site. But, in the top line there is a date from May of 1966. In the bottom line the C7XX. This is a manufacturers tag. Often, the seats are made at a sub-assembly supplier plant and shipped to the final assembly plant..
So, the seats might be out of a late built 1966 Mustang, or a very early built 1967. My point is that May 0f 1966 is a wee bi early for a 1967 car part to be made. It could habben though as unlikely it could be. This is the first time I've seen the seat tag made out of pressed cardboard. They are usually on a steel strip.

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Ya the cardboard tag caught my eye!


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A more exacting answer will likely come from the ConcoursMustang web site. But, in the top line there is a date from May of 1966. In the bottom line the C7XX. This is a manufacturers tag. Often, the seats are made at a sub-assembly supplier plant and shipped to the final assembly plant..
So, the seats might be out of a late built 1966 Mustang, or a very early built 1967. My point is that May 0f 1966 is a wee bi early for a 1967 car part to be made. It could habben though as unlikely it could be. This is the first time I've seen the seat tag made out of pressed cardboard. They are usually on a steel strip.
The car was built 3-1-67, so it is an "early" build. I have a ton of documentation on the car and met the original owner that owned it for 43 years. I am fairly certain these are the original seats.

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My January '67 Metuchen car has a combination of the cardboard and the metal strips. So there's definitely some variation on these. This shot's from my rear seat back.

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