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Converting 1967 rear seat to 2+2

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How big of a job is converting a non folding rear seat to a fold down on a 1967 fastback ? What would be the best after market company for this ?

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Ya know I dont think I have ever actually seen a non-folding rear seat in a fastback in person. I would keep it, but thats just my opinion.

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Ryan, not really a big job at all. The hardest & expensive part is just finding the assembly and miscellaneous parts that go with it. If you find those, it is a day job.

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Ya know I dont think I have ever actually seen a non-folding rear seat in a fastback in person. I would keep it, but thats just my opinion.
The seat became optional in 67, as a way of reducing the sticker price. About 50% of 67's were ordered without the folding seat, and even less every year after that.

A well-done non-fold seat actually looks pretty good. The package tray is available new, unpainted, but the support is not. Lotta people have thrown it away, thinking "Bubba" stuck a piece of plywood in there.

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The 67-68 fastbacks non-fold down and fold down seats use the same side panels. The pieces you will need are the L shaped front portion of the seat and the rear flat panel. The seat cushion and back you can use from your non-fold down seat. If you want to access the trunk from the inside of the car you will need a trap door. I used my non-fold down panel and removed the lower trim. You will need the latches and latch covers too. You should be able to find the parts on e-bay or a your local Mustang store. (i.e. Mustang Barn, CJ Pony Parts)

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The 67-68 fastbacks non-fold down and fold down seats use the same side panels. The pieces you will need are the L shaped front portion of the seat and the rear flat panel. The seat cushion and back you can use from your non-fold down seat. If you want to access the trunk from the inside of the car you will need a trap door. I used my non-fold down panel and removed the lower trim. You will need the latches and latch covers too. You should be able to find the parts on e-bay or a your local Mustang store. (i.e. Mustang Barn, CJ Pony Parts)
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Thanks for the help , I see the aftermarket catalogs selling a seat assembly for over $900. Do you have any idea how much the conversion parts would cost me ? The information and knowledge on this forum is unbelievable !

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Jeff

Thanks for the help , I see the aftermarket catalogs selling a seat assembly for over $900. Do you have any idea how much the conversion parts would cost me ? The information and knowledge on this forum is unbelievable !

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These guys should be able to do that, perhaps even with some used parts.

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Have you seen this? It documents the fold down seats. Amazing web page for the topic, actually:

www.folddownseat.com

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Have you seen this? It documents the fold down seats. Amazing web page for the topic, actually:

www.folddownseat.com

Wow ! That website makes it idiot proof - Thanks for the help
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I have sold a couple sets for about half of the new one, and they are oem. Look on e-bay, swap meets, craigslist etc.

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Wow ! That website makes it idiot proof - Thanks for the help
Huh? I gave you that link two posts ago. Did you not look at it then?

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Looks like the folddownseat.com location is shut down? Anyone know of where else to find conversion info?
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Looks like the folddownseat.com location is shut down? Anyone know of where else to find conversion info?
The owner of folddownseat.com passed away in Afghanistan. The site has been re-hosted in his honor here:


http://www.thecoralsnake.com/griffith2

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My sincere condolences to the family and gratitude for his service and ultimate sacrifice for our country.

Many thanks for the re-direct Sir.
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