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post #32 of 54 (permalink) Old 04-20-2017, 08:37 AM
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IMO, the best Fox seats come from a '86 TurboCoupe. In addition to the usual adjustability, they have an adjustable leg support that makes long trips much more tolerable. Both the leather or the cloth are good looking, the only problem is that they are old, and probably pretty beat up by now.

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I put E21 seats in mine, they are a Recarro from a 320i era car. I went to look at some E30 seats for $100 and once I saw the E21 seats I had to have them, took me almost an hour and $300 to talk the guy into selling them. They are styled much like the original seats in my 66 with the bolster up each side and across the top which I have a fantasy of recovering in original materials. During my search, I tried a set of Vadar seats from an M3 but they dominated the interior too much. The E21 seats are very modest and somewhat slender as they rise so they do not dominate the interior like the Fox seats IMHO. They are not what I would call plush though but I do find them comfortable on long rides...

I was also able to use my original sliders with custom fabricated mounts to get them low enough to add headroom. I have plenty of room for a helmet now. Watch out for thick bottoms on seats as they put your head in the headliner. THere are lots of seats posts if you get in the archives, you will find pics of most everything people use...

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I'll put in another vote for the Fox seats. Readily available, incredibly comfortable, and already a direct fit into a vintage Mustang.

These seats are to this day the most comfortable car seats I've ever sat in. My god, they're good.

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IMO, the best Fox seats come from a '86 TurboCoupe. In addition to the usual adjustability, they have an adjustable leg support that makes long trips much more tolerable. Both the leather or the cloth are good looking, the only problem is that they are old, and probably pretty beat up by now.
Thanks for the input. Fox seats seem to be a good option.
And they are a direct fit? Meaning just bolt them in?
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I put E21 seats in mine, they are a Recarro from a 320i era car. I went to look at some E30 seats for $100 and once I saw the E21 seats I had to have them, took me almost an hour and $300 to talk the guy into selling them. They are styled much like the original seats in my 66 with the bolster up each side and across the top which I have a fantasy of recovering in original materials. During my search, I tried a set of Vadar seats from an M3 but they dominated the interior too much. The E21 seats are very modest and somewhat slender as they rise so they do not dominate the interior like the Fox seats IMHO. They are not what I would call plush though but I do find them comfortable on long rides...

I was also able to use my original sliders with custom fabricated mounts to get them low enough to add headroom. I have plenty of room for a helmet now. Watch out for thick bottoms on seats as they put your head in the headliner. THere are lots of seats posts if you get in the archives, you will find pics of most everything people use...

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Thank you for your opinion and review of these seats. Many seem to love these seats.
I will have to keep an eye for a pair of cheap ones tho they seem hard to come by these days.
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Caro means expensive in Spanish.
Sometimes the "Re" is added jokingly to these words to over exaggerate it.
So Recaro seats=Really expansive seats.

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How would the 07 seats fit in a 65? Any mods needed?
'07 Mustang seats in my '66 (pics)

I plan on removing my stock seat tracks from the fox body seats, line up the back hole with the seat tracks and drill a new hole in the front. Using a 3/4" spacer to 1 1/2" inch spacer, bolt up the stock seat brackets. The spacer is because of the plastic trim around the 2007 seats.

I would love to stick with the fox body halo's but the cost of padding and upholstery is crazy.

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Thanks for the input. Fox seats seem to be a good option.
And they are a direct fit? Meaning just bolt them in?
They bolt up using your original seat brackets.
You will need to drill a couple of new holes in the front to fit your stock seat brackets, but other than that, easy pesy.

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They bolt up using your original seat brackets.
You will need to drill a couple of new holes in the front to fit your stock seat brackets, but other than that, easy pesy.
Just for clarification, I could use the original track but would need to drill holes in the track to mount the seat to the track? No drilling of the floor pan?
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IMO, the best Fox seats come from a '86 TurboCoupe. In addition to the usual adjustability, they have an adjustable leg support that makes long trips much more tolerable. Both the leather or the cloth are good looking, the only problem is that they are old, and probably pretty beat up by now.
I had two turbo coupes and an '89 SuperCoupe. All three had great seats, but I can certainly vouch for the comfort of the fox-based 'bird seats.


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I had two turbo coupes and an '89 SuperCoupe. All three had great seats, but I can certainly vouch for the comfort of the fox-based 'bird seats.
What are the differences in these seats? Design and mounting? Do you have any pictures?
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What are the differences in these seats? Design and mounting? Do you have any pictures?
Here's a google page with TurboCoupe seats. They were sort of like the Recaro but usually with slightly more room.
https://www.google.com/search?q=86+f...Ey_W7h33CRiRM:

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Just for clarification, I could use the original track but would need to drill holes in the track to mount the seat to the track? No drilling of the floor pan?
That is correct.
Fox Body Seats in a 65 Cert?

and it will be mostly the same for the 2007 seats

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What are the differences in these seats? Design and mounting? Do you have any pictures?
Here's a google page with TurboCoupe seats. They were sort of like the Recaro but usually with slightly more room.
https://www.google.com/search?q=86+f...Ey_W7h33CRiRM:
Are the seats the same for different years as long as it's a turbo coupe? I found a 84 and an 89 that might work.
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I have 89 Fox body Mustang GT seats in mine and love them. The lower lumbar is great when i put some miles in. I recovered them with new foam, TMI upholstery and made them heated seats although I have yet to use that function because I am in south Florida.


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