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Seat track plates - What for?
Hi guys,

I am just installing the seats in my Mach 1. When I bought the car, there were no seat track plates to separate the tracks from the carpeting. I was told the cars had them from about 67 to 73, so i bought some.

What is the exact purpose of these plates?

a.) adjustment of seat tilt (I think they are stackable)
b.) pressure distribution to avoid warps in carpet
c.) protect carpet from sharp edges on seat track foot.
d.) other reason I can't even imagine...Idea

E.) all the above?

I got mine with an un restored interior (didn't age gracefully either lol) and I never saw any of these

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97 F150: wrecked, 96 Dodge 4x4: blown motor / donated to the base
88 Suburban 4x4 355 cid 8 inch lift: sold, 95 Celica 5 speed : sold
68 F750 391 cid : sold,  96 F350 7.3 diesel dually : sold
86 Chevy 1500 305 cid c1500: sold, 73 Mustang mach 1 466 cid 5 speed : under construction
89 F350 4x4 cummins swap : sold, 64 Dodge d600: gone
00 Excursion: traded, 72 Mustang mach 1 302: scrapped
73 Mustang coupe: scrapped, 73 ranchero gt
06 Honda crf 450x : sold, 04 Honda vtx 1800
88 Bronco xlt lariat: sold, 76 Charger: traded
95 F350 4x4: sold , 91 Crown Victoria 302: sold
02 Dakota: traded, 96 f250 powerstroke: parts truck
87 f700, 98 e350 powerstroke: sold
03 land rover: traded, 95 f350 dually: part out
95 f350 dually: traded, 94 f150 4x4: traded
97 f250: sold, 76 Maverick 302: sold
91 240sx rb25: sold, 86 firebird: sold
86 Trans Am: sold, 88 westernstar: sold
89 dodge d350: sold, 2000 Dakota 4x4: sold  
84 f350 3+3: sold, 90 bronco: partout
67 catalina, 64 chevy c60
64 jeep j200, 74 corvette stingray
79 Lincoln mark V, 2013 f350: goldilocks
I have not seen them used for option A before. My estimate is to protect the carpet and avoid wrinkles in the carpet by the smaller footprint of the attaching bolt. I always forget to put them back in my 67 when taking the seats out for the never ending transmission adjustments and work.

72 Mach 1 H-Code (Concourse driven restoration)
67 S-Code Factory GT with 4-Spd

68 Mercury Cyclone (Pro-Street project)

I could only find one place in the Illustration Ford Master Parts Catalog.

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Source: Ford Motor Master Catalog

I could not locate the part number in the parts list though.

Ford No. C5ZZ-13190-A

I might have to get some myself.


Darn...another part I have to buy
Seat track plates ...

Ohio Mustang Supply

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Oh, I see, then they are not for a 71-73, they were only used up to 1970.
Thanks for the exploded view drawing, by the way!

I think, now that I have them, I will use them. They will relief the stress on the new carpets.

Think they were for 71-73 also. Here's the writeup on them....

Mustang Scott Drake Seat Track Plate Set 1965-1973
Part Number: HW1513
Scott Drake Part Number: C5ZZ-13190-K
Set of Scott Drake Seat Track Plates for 1965-1973 Mustangs.

This set of 8 heavy steel plates, stamped in the original gauge steel and painted black is what you need to keep a space between the carpet and the seat tracks. Mustangs with bench seats only require 4 plates.


Spechti;128673 Wrote:Oh, I see, then they are not for a 71-73, they were only used up to 1970.
Thanks for the exploded view drawing, by the way!

I think, now that I have them, I will use them. They will relief the stress on the new carpets.

I think I might step out into traffic and use them for option "A," since I'm thinking once I get the headliner in I'll be losing the 1.5" of head room I currently enjoy. rofl


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You are right that headroom is really an issue on these cars, so it is better to have the seats as close as possible to the floor. I installed the headliner in my car a few weeks ago and realized the cabin gets really low when it's in. Even with the rods to the high positions. And with 1.82m I am not Chewbacca...

But since the Mustang even in the Deluxe interior version has no seatback reclining option, tilting the whole seat 1/4 of an inch may give you a little comfortable adjustment to achieve your favorite seating position.
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