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Seat Platforms
#1
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During this past weekend, I was inspecting my, purchased from another mustang, replacement original seat platforms. I knew there were reproductions out there. So, too maybe save a little time, I started to research the new ones. I printed out the picture of the reproduction platform, compared the next to the originals and really did not like what I saw. Anybody out there have any experience with the reproduction seat platforms?

mustang7173Huh
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#2
They don't make them for the Mach 1 that I'm aware of.

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#3
REPRODUCTIONS ARE FOR COUPE. You will find they are about 1&1/4 inch higher. I got a good pair of used ones from Don at OMS. Maybe he could have more, or someone.
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#4
They do make them. You have to make minor modifications for FB. I have them in mine and seem to be ok. They do not look like the orginals, the metal needs to be sanded and primed once you get them since there is no coating, but under your carpet you cannot tell the difference. I will see if I can take some pictures on Friday when I drive out to the bodyshop. BTW I got mine from NPD, but I think CJ Pony has them also.

Now that I think of it, I think Don at OMS sent me the orginal info. Great way to take care of a customer even when it means sending you to another company!

Here they are from NPD.

http://www.npdlink.com/store/products/se...071-0.html

http://www.npdlink.com/store/products/se...072-0.html
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#5
Interesting! So, there are two different original seat platforms? One for the coupes and one one for the fastback. This would make sense since the fastback roof line would be lower than that coupes roof line. I will need to check to see how the original coupe seat platforms match up to the purchased seat platforms that I have.
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#6
When they were first advertized by NPD
They were advertized as fastback
I finally tracked down the manufacturer - who said they were for a fastback, when I got some in.
They are for a COUPE to tall for a fastback
Yes they will fit but are taller
I contacted the manufacturer even sent them a MINT
set of fastback ones - still nothing for a fastback
AND the big boys still say for all models.
Manufacturer says coupe
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#7
Thank you OMS for the information. It is really disappointing to see vendors not put the extra effort in the reproduction parts. One of my biggest grips is the reproduction window outside felt strips.

mustang7173
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mustang7173;107884 Wrote:Thank you OMS for the information. It is really disappointing to see vendors not put the extra effort in the reproduction parts. One of my biggest grips is the reproduction window outside felt strips.

mustang7173

Why the beltline w-strips are pretty decent
Don

Ohio Mustang Supply
440-949-2556

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#9
Hello OMS,

I had installed some of the repop windows felt, inner and outer, for my 1973 coupe and after approx. 2.5 years, I had to replace them because they were brittle and cracking. Also, I have had to replace the fuel tube to trunk seal 3 times due to drying out and cracking. I have some one seal that is original that is better shape than what I have used. Sorry for the grip! Maybe the newer stuff made today is better? What are your thoughts since you a major vendor for mustangs? Are the rubber parts better? Do they have the UV protection?

Thank You

mustang7173

OMS;107889 Wrote:
mustang7173;107884 Wrote:Thank you OMS for the information. It is really disappointing to see vendors not put the extra effort in the reproduction parts. One of my biggest grips is the reproduction window outside felt strips.

mustang7173

Why the beltline w-strips are pretty decent
Don
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mustang7173;107869 Wrote:Interesting! So, there are two different original seat platforms? One for the coupes and one one for the fastback. This would make sense since the fastback roof line would be lower than that coupes roof line. I will need to check to see how the original coupe seat platforms match up to the purchased seat platforms that I have.

Mine were shot, so I ordered a set of the repops from CJPP (coupe, not FB as advertised), and wound up just cutting mine down about an inch or so (since I was welding in new floors and platforms anyway). Had to do some minor deconstruction to make it happen, but they work just fine now.

Eric

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