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Upgrading my seats. Opinions wanted.
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.jpg   flowfit.jpg (Size: 36.24 KB / Downloads: 259) So, I've been looking to upgrade my seats to something more comfortable and safer than the original seats. I found an outfit that can do a pair of FLO-FIT buckets in blue "Comfortweave" and matching rear seat covers for about 2 grand. I have not had any experience with these seats, but see that they have good reviews.

Has anybody installed then in their 71-73 Mustang? How difficult was it? Are you happy with the end result??

- Travis



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#2
TMI (the company that does reproduction upholstery and other interior pieces) makes a kit to transform late-model Mustang seats into exactly what you have pictured... at significantly less than $2000.

Don't get me wrong, that seat you posted looks awesome! I just don't think I'd want to spend that kind of money on seats, is all.

Good luck with it!

Eric

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#3
I'm not really sure. I was planning some Sparco seats for the future. My seats are horrible. Driver seat is broken. The seat reclines all the time. I have to put a spare car battery on the floor behind the drivers seat with a 2x4 that holds the seat up. Ghetto I know. This is not a long term fix but it works for picking up groceries. If you are getting rid if your seats, I'm interested..
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#4
Look at my garage. Those are Procar Elite seats, not too hard to install with the mounts but they don't go back far enough so I had to drill new holes in the seat bottoms to bolt the adaper to. Otherwise OK and are very comfy.

http://www.7173mustangs.com/thread-1973-...ble--10047

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Greg
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#5
http://www.7173mustangs.com/thread-new-seats-are-in


I had ordered these a short time ago and I love how they look and how comfortable they are.    

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#6
You can remove the uplhostery and have the metal seat frmaes welded to fix the lean backs too far bit. I noticed that the seats all tend to crack and had the cracks welded up and a reenforcement put in the seats that I have in my car right now. It was also done to the original ones that I took out and replaced to change the colour (they are sitting around taking up space nwo if you are interested)

cazsper;108763 Wrote:I'm not really sure. I was planning some Sparco seats for the future. My seats are horrible. Driver seat is broken. The seat reclines all the time. I have to put a spare car battery on the floor behind the drivers seat with a 2x4 that holds the seat up. Ghetto I know. This is not a long term fix but it works for picking up groceries. If you are getting rid if your seats, I'm interested..
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#7
Tmi just released a new style of seat with some pretty sweet options. You can even use the stock frame.

http://www.cjponyparts.com/tmi-upholster...3/p/U88-V/

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#8
I used TMI upholstery and foam and I am unimpressed. You'll still spend a pretty sizeable amount with the foam and they are not going to turn your seats into modern seats.

I wish I had bought something like the Procar Elite's

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#9
I have wanted to find a decent set of modern mustang seats to install. Most of the time they are worn on the drivers side and want a lot money. Just looked up the Procar seats and they are nice. They even have the adapter for our cars.

http://procarbyscat.com/seat/80-1200-52r

mustang7173
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#10
I think I am going to go with TMI's Sport R upholstery and foam replacement. Black with black stripes and red stitching, should look nice and they are a great price compared to custom tailored.

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