Author Topic: 69-70 Mach 1 bucket seat question  (Read 327 times)

Offline Rusty

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69-70 Mach 1 bucket seat question
« on: March 20, 2017, 03:52:54 PM »
The driver side seat in my 69 Mach 1 is for a 70. The seat back release lever is down low next the the hinge. Is it possible to convert the 70 seat to a 69 by relocating the release lever up to the middle area of the seat back? I won't be home for another couple of months otherwise I'd take it apart and see for myself. I know I haven't seen parts for that release mechanism available....only the frames and tracks for the most part.
« Last Edit: March 20, 2017, 05:05:35 PM by J_Speegle »
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1969 Mach 1, 390
Actual Build Date:  11/1/68
Assembly Plant:  Metuchen, NJ
VIN:  9T02S129xxx

 63C    T5      3A    05L       24       6       5
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Offline krelboyne

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Re: 69-70 Mach 1 bucket seat question
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2017, 05:04:51 PM »
It is possible, but you need the linkage from either a 1968 or 1969 driver side seat.
« Last Edit: March 20, 2017, 05:05:42 PM by J_Speegle »
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Offline 7Lscjracer

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Re: 69-70 Mach 1 bucket seat question
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2017, 12:25:41 PM »
Hey Rusty, Ryan the 69 warranty pamphlet guy here
I bet your 69 seat broke so it was replaced with the improved 70 version
There was a recall on them and I have a pair of nos repair kits for them
They show up on eBay now and then but I'm not a number memorizer so I'd have to look at my parts
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Offline Rusty

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Re: 69-70 Mach 1 bucket seat question
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2017, 12:43:03 PM »
Hey Ryan......so you're thinking the repair kit might be able to convert a 70 seat to a 69?
Rusty Maddox

1969 Mach 1, 390
Actual Build Date:  11/1/68
Assembly Plant:  Metuchen, NJ
VIN:  9T02S129xxx

 63C    T5      3A    05L       24       6       5
Body  Color  Trim  Date   D.S.O.  Axle  Trans.

Offline 7Lscjracer

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Re: 69-70 Mach 1 bucket seat question
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2017, 04:03:03 PM »
Hey Ryan......so you're thinking the repair kit might be able to convert a 70 seat to a 69?

No, no, it's for reinforcing or repairing the bracket that breaks too easily
Should be retrofitted to 69 high back buckets for safety

http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2055119.m570.l1313.TR0.TRC0.H0.X69+mustang+seat+repair+kit.TRS0&_nkw=69+mustang+seat+repair+kit&_sacat=0
« Last Edit: March 21, 2017, 04:05:06 PM by 7Lscjracer »
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