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post #1 of 47 (permalink) Old 02-20-2014, 07:29 PM Thread Starter
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'07 Mustang seats in my '66 (pics)

These seats fit great!

And they feel great -- in my winter-garaged '66. Gotta wait 'til Spring to get on-the-road seat time.

Straightforward install: 07 Mustang seats into a 65 Mustang!! - MustangForums.com

With the 3/4-inch spacers described in the above link, I gained an inch of steering-wheel clearance compared with the stock seats (6.5" vs 5.5").

Maybe the spacers aren't necessary if the lower plastic moulding is removed. I didn't try this... IMO it'd look unfinished & unprotected. But I'm only 5'10" -- taller guys might want the little extra headroom.

Tip: For added firmness, put a jute pad under the driver's seat bottom foam (see pic). I like this. But you don't sink into the seat as much, so there's less headroom compared to a softer seat.

Tip: I used grade 8 bolts & flange nuts and thick-wall spacers. 1-1/2 inch bolt with the 3/4 inch spacer. I wouldn't use less than 5/16" bolt diameter... 3/8" (or more?) for peace-of-mind, just make sure it doesn't interfere with the track sliders.

I got all the nuts & bolts & spacers at my local Ace Hardware.

Tip: To remove the '07 seat tracks, get a 15mm ratcheting wrench. Part # 79-215 at Autozone has nicely angled heads, works perfect. Or for a little more money get a set at Harbor Freight.

Unexpected problem: It took months to find a nice set of tan cloth seats from a late-model base Mustang.

Old seats:
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New seats:
seats installed 020.jpg seats installed 019.jpg

New vs Old:
seats 019.jpg seats installed 005.jpg seat clearance 003.jpg seats installed 001.jpg seats installed 002.jpg seats installed 003.jpg

Jute pad:
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Wow! Looks great! Good job!

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Looks great, perfect color match
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Nice work Junkie! Those fit really well.

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Id like to try this. How much closer to the wheel are you? My thighs are already pretty close in my 70 non-tilt

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I had similar clearance with the steering wheel when i put in my 02 seats. I almost rubbed the wheel with the 69 Tallbacks that came with mine

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Looks great! And here I was under the impression that later model seats would be too tall... shows me I've got Fox seats in mine and I love them. Mustang seats of all years seem to be really comfortable!


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Looks great! And here I was under the impression that later model seats would be too tall... shows me I've got Fox seats in mine and I love them. Mustang seats of all years seem to be really comfortable!
I don't know if mine are stock but they are certainly not comfortable!

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I wish i could find some 05 seats at the junkyard. I drove 8 straight hours in my 05 gt and was soo comfortable...BLAH why does pull a part never have 05 mustangs lol

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You guys think I could talk my wife into swapping my broken down original '66 seats for her new Recaros in the '13?

Me neither.
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To be perfectly honest my thoughts were yeah, OK. But wow, they look great! They don't look out of place at all. Visually they look like they were made for early Mustangs. Last summer I was in the by looking at ideas for seats. Now I know what I want!

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I'm quite shocked how well those modern seats look, great job



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They look AWESOME! Great job!

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Id like to try this. How much closer to the wheel are you? My thighs are already pretty close in my 70 non-tilt
Not closer at all. In my '66, I definitely gained an extra inch of thigh clearance with '07 seats.

I'd expect you'd get the same in your '70. But I don't have experience with '70 seats, so can't say for sure.

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