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Reclining Seats 73 Mach1
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I'm getting ready to reupholster my seats (TMI sport R's) and would love to have at least the drivers set recline some. Has anyone retro fit rails off of anything else and made it work? The pads and skins are for the high back type so I guess I'm sticking with that. Ideas? Thanks
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#2
Change the nylon spacers at the rear of the bottom section. Best method to determine how much angle you want is to start stacking washers on each side until you reach the desired recline angle. Save the factory spacers to someday put it back to original angle
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#3
Are you wanting to adjust to a different angle as explained by Bill73Ragtop above or are you wanting a fully adjustable type to move to different angles as you desire?

While I don't personally have a solution - surely someone has pondered this before. If I was to consider this type of mod, it would have to allow keeping it looking 100% stock. Good luck!

Ray

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1973 Mach 1 (parts car)
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#4
I believe the fox body and SN 197 seats are bolt in

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#5
I pulled the nylon pads completely out of my seats, which made them lean back about 10-12 degrees.  Much better, and my head's not scrapin' the headliner.

Eric

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#6
I'm going to dig a little into this. I was talking to TMI to see if I could get my hands on the frame they use on the Sport R Pro seats. It's the same skins I have on a frame that reclines. I'll report back with the end result. Thanks guys as always.
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#7
I would just get the whole seat and sliders. I would really love to drop these in my 71

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#8
The Procar 1000 series seats from Summit are supposed to work well in Mustangs without increasing the height. And, they cost about 1/5 of those.

I've been thinking about the SN95 seats myself. They come up on Craigslist pretty often, and there are a lot in the wrecking yards. Plus, I like the comfort of fabrics compared to vinyl.



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(01-23-2019, 02:38 PM)73\ mach 1 Wrote: I'm going to dig a little into this. I was talking to TMI to see if I could get my hands on the frame they use on the Sport R Pro seats. It's the same skins I have on a frame that reclines. I'll report back with the end result. Thanks guys as always.

I'm seriously considering having them load up a set of those with the Sport Seat upholstery.  I don't care much for their new designs (with the grommets, and whatnot) - I'm happy with the beefed-up factory look I currently have (Sport Seat upholstery and foam).

I would hope they wouldn't ask much more (if at all) for a custom order than their advertised prices, since I'm sure they'll have to make them up as the orders come.

Eric

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Problem for me is I already have the Sport R (black with red stitching) skins and foam. Hoping I have get my hands on the frames they use or just allow me to return what I have and credit toward a set of fronts already done. If I would have know better I would just got those seats.
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