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Comfort and Codgers
#1
Hi.

I've been reading some seat threads and I'm wondering, of the people who have changed to aftermarket or late model seats, how they changed your comfort level experience with your car.

I remember my old mach1 to be much easier to get in and out of. The steering wheel was not in the way. I remember sitting higher and the seat was pretty comfortable.

In the one I have now all that is not as I remember it. And I'm super sure it's not the three plus decades of aging poorly and bad posture that's at fault. shrug2

Even though it probably is.

My first thought was to swap in late model seats as I like the seats in my 2012 GT, but while the seat may fit - the head rest looks like it would just maybe allow the seat to tilt forward without having to take the headrest off - but another issue is that the actual seat, at least at the front where your thighs rest, is about three inches taller.

I'm not particularly tall but another three inches of seat under my butt is going to put the top of my head really near or right on the head liner. I guess a bonus there being that sitting that high might let me see out the rear window enough to see if there's a truck or maybe an elephant parked behind me with the rear-view. Tongue

While I'm not exactly looking for pro touring and I'm not exactly looking for resto mod, I do want to get the comfort and capability of the mach1 up to at least the same level as what I enjoy in my GT.

Being able to swing the wheel up so I can get my fornicating knees in the car without growing another joint would be awesome, and a seat with more adjustability would probably solve my comfort/seating position issue.

What's worked for you guys?
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#2
I prefer sitting on a young woman's lap, myself...

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(08-30-2019, 07:36 PM)midlife Wrote: I prefer sitting on a young woman's lap, myself...

Considering that I'm not the most svelte human who's ever walked the earth, I imagine in my case that would probably be considered a hate crime if I tried it. Smile

Thanks though!
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#4
LOL Midlife has another hurricane headed his way and not fixed from the last one and he has a since of humor hurray.
I am all in for the young woman most of my dates are in their 20's, lol.
I have regular seats but have a tilt and I am 6'5" I really do not move the tilt to get in or out. All of my cars have tilt. 
I sit in the seat then put my feet in. Have to watch out for convertible top switch or rear window defogger switch. So I never put feet in first. Broke the handle off before.
BTW I am a dirty old man, lol.


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#5
I love my TMI foam and covers. It keeps the classic appearance while giving you tons of support. You keep your old seat frames.

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(09-02-2019, 09:40 AM)tony-muscle Wrote: I love my TMI foam and covers. It keeps the classic appearance while giving you tons of support. You keep your old seat frames.

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Are there any photos available of how it looks in the car?

And regards to support, I see that the two sportier options give you some bolster to hold you in (which may exacerbate my issue with getting in and out), but how is the seating on the bottom?

When I sit in mine now I think my butt actually bounces off the floor pan.
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(09-02-2019, 12:37 PM)DeathWobble Wrote:
(09-02-2019, 09:40 AM)tony-muscle Wrote: I love my TMI foam and covers. It keeps the classic appearance while giving you tons of support. You keep your old seat frames.

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G930A using Tapatalk

Are there any photos available of how it looks in the car?

And regards to support, I see that the two sportier options give you some bolster to hold you in (which may exacerbate my issue with getting in and out), but how is the seating on the bottom?

When I sit in mine now I think my butt actually bounces off the floor pan.
I can get better pictures later today. This one doesn't really show the side support well. I don't think I sit much taller than before. Maybe a half an inch taller. The side bolster is not an issue for me, but it is tight for my legs to go under the steering wheel and I am not a tall guy. I don't know how you guys in the 6' club can get in. The other day my ankles were hurting from sports and it was hard to get in due to how much I need to flex my legs. However, I can't say that it is worst with these covers than before.

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1971 M-Code Mach 1 w/Ram Air, 408 stroker, 285/291 0.558" roller cam, Blue Thunder intake, TKO600, Hooker headers with electric cut-offs, FiTech EFI w/ RobBMC PowerSurge pump
Strange center section with Truetrac, 3.5 gear and 31 spline axles, 4-wheel disc brakes
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#8
I plan on Recaro Expert seats in houndstooth.

They have adjustable width bolsters.
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(09-03-2019, 10:35 AM)tony-muscle Wrote:
(09-02-2019, 12:37 PM)DeathWobble Wrote:
(09-02-2019, 09:40 AM)tony-muscle Wrote: I love my TMI foam and covers. It keeps the classic appearance while giving you tons of support. You keep your old seat frames.

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G930A using Tapatalk

Are there any photos available of how it looks in the car?

And regards to support, I see that the two sportier options give you some bolster to hold you in (which may exacerbate my issue with getting in and out), but how is the seating on the bottom?

When I sit in mine now I think my butt actually bounces off the floor pan.
I can get better pictures later today. This one doesn't really show the side support well. I don't think I sit much taller than before. Maybe a half an inch taller. The side bolster is not an issue for me, but it is tight for my legs to go under the steering wheel and I am not a tall guy. I don't know how you guys in the 6' club can get in. The other day my ankles were hurting from sports and it was hard to get in due to how much I need to flex my legs. However, I can't say that it is worst with these covers than before.

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Thanks for the photo! I'd have to try the one with the lesser bolster I think unless I can cobble up some seat track extenders that are going to work for me.

I ordered a new seat track to experiment with to see what I can do with it. I was a machinist in a former life but I've about forgotten everything I knew about it.

If that half an inch higher is also comfortable and firm then using the old seats with the new foam and covers may work. As it is now I bottom out on the floor pan whenever I sit down on the seats as they are now. Maybe the foam was worn out and they didn't replace it when they put the new covers on.

Thanks again!
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(09-03-2019, 11:31 AM)Bentworker Wrote: I plan on Recaro Expert seats in houndstooth.

They have adjustable width bolsters.

Those are nice seats, they remind me of upscale Fox body seats.
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