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Replacement Seats
#1
Has anyone replaced the seats in your 71-73 with something a little more comfortable or something to add a little leg/belly room?  I would love to be able to at least slide my seat back another 2-4 inches.  I am a pretty big dude at 6'0" and 300 lbs. and the car just isn't easy to get in and out of.  I feel like a grasshopper, LOL!

I'd like to see some pics and descriptions of some replacement seats in your Stang!

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1971 Mach 1 - 306cid/C4 Bright Yellow
"Just relax, I've got a friend named Felix who can fix anything!" ~James Bond
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#2
I relocated my floor pans back 2".....all the room I need and I am 6 foot 255
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#3
I had some late 80's Honda Accord seats in my red 71 sportsroof. Very comfy and tons of room. I'm 6'3" and probably weighted 200 at that time.


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#4
I am running at set of 2011 Volvo seats in black leather from a convertible. Had to do some custom welding for brackets so I could accomplish two goals. Use my existing stick seat tracks and be able to move the seat about 1.5” further back. I’m 6’2” 200+ lbs. very comfy. Will see if I can find a pic. They also have a seatbelt clip built into the headrest.

'73 Grandé H Code. Headman long tube headers, T-5 Transmission, 3.70 Traclok, Lowered 1" all around, Aussie 2v heads w/ 2.19 intake, 1.71 exhaust, screw in studs, full roller cam 608/612 lift 280/281 duration LSA 112, Quick Fuel 750 CFM double pumper, AirGap intake.

'73 F code convertible. Bright red. Needs total restore. (IE HOT MESS)

- Jason
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#5
If you scroll down on this page are some pics of the seats as well as of the passenger side installed.

https://www.7173mustangs.com/thread-what...ight=Volvo

'73 Grandé H Code. Headman long tube headers, T-5 Transmission, 3.70 Traclok, Lowered 1" all around, Aussie 2v heads w/ 2.19 intake, 1.71 exhaust, screw in studs, full roller cam 608/612 lift 280/281 duration LSA 112, Quick Fuel 750 CFM double pumper, AirGap intake.

'73 F code convertible. Bright red. Needs total restore. (IE HOT MESS)

- Jason
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#6
I hear ya on this request. At age 54 I'm 5'11" and 235, should be below 200, but I discovered at this point I enjoy eating more than looking fit. lol Keep saying this will be the year I drop at least 25... Anyway, with a non-tilt steering wheel and original seats / seat foam (still in nice shape), I am just fitting under that wheel when I get into the '71 Mach 1! Once I'm in place with shoulder and lap belts latched, I almost feel like I'm in a custom-fitted race car. Love those old school ergonomics though- sitting practically on the floor, doors come up high, can't see out of the back window. The Hurst aluminum T-handle is right where I need it though.
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#7
runninpony 
OR...everybody loses some weight and stop wearing plateau shoes!  rofl
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#8
Or do like Hightower in the movie "Police academy" throw out the front seats and sit on the back seat.   
Haha
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#9
I moved my seat pans back also. Made a world of difference for me. Pretty easy to do too. If you can weld its a free upgrade. If you cant weld Barry, bring the car over some afternoon this summer and I can get ya fixed up. Im about an hour and 45 min from Latrobe.

Kevin

1971 Mach 1
408C Stroker
C4 w/3,000 stall
8.8" Rear w/3.73's
Disc brakes all way around.

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#10
I just fitted a set of "Fastback" seat pedestals in my pony this winter, I installed the wrong "coupe" ones 2 years ago and paid for it!!! Anyway, as to moving the seat pedestals back, the water channels or whatever they are called in the floor are very specific about where the pedestal goes. Not to mention, pre-formed carpet will not fit properly if you move them back. How did you gents get around these issues? I thought about doing it, but I wanted my seat belts to work and for my carpet to lay flat. It is better with the right seat pedestals in, "my head does not hit the roof!!" But with the new seat foam being so firm, it still feels a little stuffy!!
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