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Old 01-15-2013, 01:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I've searched the forum but haven't found anyone that has used these seats. Anyone put these in and if so how did they work? Hear they may be a little too high. I know the Fox body seats fit but I don't have any around here but do have some 05s available.
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Old 01-15-2013, 01:52 PM   #2 (permalink)
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sorry should have said they would be going in a 67
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I put 07 cobra seats in my 66. I used the factory sliders/tracks with 3/4" spacers so the seats don't hit the risers. Had I left out the risers I could have used the cobra tracks but the risers add structure to the car.
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Just want to clarify, so you used the 66 tracks? No height issues between the steering wheel? Or head and headliner?
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Yeah, the factory 66 tracks. Placed them towards the front of the seats then drilled new holes for the rear. 3/4" steel tubing spacers on all 4 corners keeps the seats from rubbing the carpet and risers. I would guess they're maybe 1/2" to 3/4" taller that stock setup this way. I have a smaller Grant wheel (@15" dia.) So I have about 1 1/2" between my thighs and the wheel.
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I'm surprised no one else is doing this conversion. Seats look really good in there. I put Fox body seats in mine but those are becoming harder to find.
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I installed late model 2002 Mustang seats in my '65 coupe. I did a write up of the procedure, which uses the stock 1965 seat tracks. If you can use the stock seats tracks on the 2005 and later seats, then this should give you an idea of what will be involved in the conversion. I'm surprised how easy it was.

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Old 01-17-2013, 01:07 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Basically the same install as the Fox Body seats, an awesome upgrade that is simple to do. I just wasn't sure if the 05+ would be too tall. I'm putting them in my father's car for him and he has the original steering wheel and wants to keep that wheel. I like the idea of moving the tracks up on the seats to gain some height and abilit to slide them back farther.
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I put 07 cobra seats in my 66. I used the factory sliders/tracks with 3/4" spacers so the seats don't hit the risers. Had I left out the risers I could have used the cobra tracks but the risers add structure to the car.
Sweet! Modern Shelby seats are fantastic!
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Since im in the middle of a full resto and I want newer seats I bought 07 power mustang seats. I want to keep power tracks so when my floors get replaced instead of putting new risers in I made a new seat mount. I know that the old seat risers are structural so I made the new seat frams out of 3/16 and formed them to fit real close to the floor. All of the holes in the floor pan for the old seats will be filled to eliminate one more place for water to get in. In the second picture I set the seats and the hump hugger in to get alignment masurements. In the picture those are the 07 seats with power sitting on the old seat risers. Once new seats mount brackets are modified and the new mount is in the seats will sit about 5 inchs lower then the height in the picture.
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