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Electric Seats for '71-'73 Mustangs.
#1
Hi to all,

Recently picked up on this electric seat system from NPD.

Seems OK, with price etc, but unfortunately, the mechanism only slides backwards and forwards, and not up and down as well.Switch kit is extra too.
Also, a mild disclaimer about successfull fitup to '71-'73's.
Not going up and down is an important thing to me, so that would put me off from buying it i guess. Just thought i'd pass it on.

(Click on Interior parts & upholstery on the left hand side of opening page, and then go to page 15)

http://npd.dirxion.com/WebProject.asp?Bo...l=1&from=2#

Thanks,

Greg.Smile

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#2
Long ago I gleaned a power seat bracket form a '74-79ish Cougar with bucket seats. I haven't tried to fit it yet, but outwardly appears to be a pretty close.

IIRC it does the upsey downsey tilty thing too.

Looks something similar to this one:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-OEM-POWER-SE...0504402929

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#3
Thanks Pete,

I've been aware for quite some time now that West Coast Classic Cougars do a used factoty Cougar seat that claims to fit '71-'73 Mustangs with no issues, but the asking price and shipping the thing to Australia made me feel rather ill.

On that basis, i've put the whole idea to bed for now, and am playing a wait and see game.(In other words - do i really need electric windows and electric seats??) Check it out anyway........................

http://static.cougarpartscatalog.com/71pseat.html

Thanks,

Greg.Smile

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#4
I agree Greg...not sure that luxury for a weekend toy is worth the cash, since i'm the only one who will be driving it there would be no need to adjust unless I ate a really big steak...Tongue
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#5
Have you thought about late model Falcon seats? I've been toying with XR8 seats in my XB coupe. Mechanisms would be a little wierd though if your car is still LHD.

Greg
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#6
One former member ordered his 71 Mach 1 new and checked electric seats on the order form. Ford installed seats from the Cougar line. It is not unheard of to order items that are available for other models but not the Mustang line and have those options factory installed on a Mustang.

Didn't happen very often but it did happen.

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#7
caspianwendell;153294 Wrote:I agree Greg...not sure that luxury for a weekend toy is worth the cash, since i'm the only one who will be driving it there would be no need to adjust unless I ate a really big steak...Tongue

Well said W. I like your sense of humour.Smile


Hi Greg,

Thanks for the suggestion, but mixing late model with classic is probably not the way i would want to go sir.

Hi Don,

That's interesting feedback. I must say, that from an Australians point of view, American cars on the whole have mostly come equipped with loads of power goodies over the decades. When you look at the '71-'73' Mustangs,Ford didn't go to town on the extras. Maybe they were not trying to target the luxury market, and /or maybe they wanted to cut back on spending due to company problems of the day.

Bottom line is they are basically equipped with the goodies.(EG. Tachs were extra not standard, no electric seats, power windows optional extra, no electric ariels, air was extra,tilt steering was an extra, and the list goes on. Base models were bare bones.)

Greg.Smile

whistling LORD, MR FORD - JERRY REED
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#8
Agreed about a luxury item for a weekend toy.

Besides one of the great things I love about our stangs is that it's basic....No computers or other electronic items that can go bad when comparing them to cars of today.

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#9
Yup, although I must say that I like the power windows on the convertible. What good is it having a hydraulic top when you need to move around the car to operate the quarter windows?

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luxstang;153411 Wrote:Yup, although I must say that I like the power windows on the convertible. What good is it having a hydraulic top when you need to move around the car to operate the quarter windows?

That is something I don't like about my 65 vert - no power windows and have to reach over and back (x2) to get the windows down. Nor does it have a pwr top but that's fine.
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