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Unread 01-22-2008   #1 (permalink)
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Question 1971 Mustang Mach 1 Mustang Bench Seat?

Hello,
Was thinking about replacing my seats the other day in my 71 stang convertible with some 71 mach 1 seats. I have a couple of questions regarding this though.

#1 Are the mach 1 bucket seats too "tall" for a convertible? I don't want them to look funny.

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#2 Would the mach 1 bench seat fit in my convertible? I want the "racy" look those seats have, instead of the smooth grande seats.
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The high back mach1 seats should look ok.
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yes, I have also decided that the Mach 1 buckets would look fine. Anyone have any past experience or knowledge about the compatability of a 71 Mach 1 rear bench seat with other mustang models? (mines a 71 convertible). They look to be the same dimensions, but I am unsure because of the Mach 1's seat folding capability.

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Could have a shop recover your back seat to match the fronts.
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My 72 Convertible came stock with high back seats.
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If you're thinking of upgrading, I replaced my 71 Mach 1 front seats with 2006 Mustang seats. VERY comfortable and they look like they were designed for the car.
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Could you post pictures of the 06 seats in your car?

I have a set of Porsche electric seats that I was going to recover to put in mine.

I thought that the 05-08 seats had too tall of a base on them to fit.
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Sorry Blue 72 I haven't check the string for a while. Let me get it to you in the next couple of days.

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Default 2006 Seats in a 71 Mach 1

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Here are the photos. Very comfortable!

Each of the original seats is mounted on one permanent threaded post. These posts are used to secure the new seats. Holes will have to be drilled in the floor and back plates used under the car. I used galvanized steel plates from the electrical section of the local hardware store. I then used nuts with nylon inserts to prevent them backing out.

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Default 2006 Seats Take #2

Darned if I know why the photos didn't upload... let's try again.
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Those look great!
They are from a 2006 Mustang?
What cars came without electric drivers seat?
Do I see in your pictures that you have a tilt steering wheel too?
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I came across them in a brand new 2006 mustang at the bone yard with the plastic still on the seats. The car had been on a train that was in a collision. No damage to the car but the insurance company must have sold the lot to the bone yards.

Apparently these seats are both electric and manual. There is a manual pump handle on the driver's left side that raises and lowers the seat. With the hard top I need to keep it at the lowest level. I cut the electrical umbilical because I didn't need it.

The seatbelt receiver mounts to the seats on tranny tunnel side. It appears that you can bolt on the old receivers though I chose to keep the 3 point seat belts that came with the 2006 seats.

Nope...no tilt steering wheel.

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If you want a tilt try Mustang Steering Columns
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