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1965 seats
« on: February 12, 2008, 09:22:54 PM »
i am new to this. does anyone know if they are reproducing the black vinyl and fabric seat covers?

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Re: 1965 seats
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2008, 10:02:15 PM »
As far as I know, the 65 seats were all vinyl....even the pony interior. 
I have about a zillion Mustang catalogs from various vendors, and I don't see any of them selling vinyl and cloth seats.  If you have one with vinyl and cloth, it was most likely special made. 

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Re: 1965 seats
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2008, 10:14:16 PM »
my door data plate is as follows:
63a m 76 05k 45 1 6
vin# 5f09a314350
can some body help with decoding this?

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Re: 1965 seats
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2008, 10:28:53 PM »
Nice  A code Mustang there.....I'll be damned.  It does have a cloth insert in yours.  I don't know where a replacement cover can be purchased from though.  Try calling NPD and other larger companies. 

Warranty Number: 5F09A314350
Year:  5  1965
 
Plant:  F  Dearborn, MI
 
Body Series: 09 2+2 Fastback
 
Engine:  A 289 4v V8
 
Unit:  314350  314350
Year:  5  1965
 
Plant:  F  Dearborn, MI
 
Body Series: 09 2+2 Fastback
 
Engine:  A 289 4v V8
 
Unit:  314350  314350
 


Miscellaneous Vehicle Data
Body:  63A  2+2 Fastback, Standard Interior
 
Color:  M  Wimbledon White
 
Trim:  76  Black Crinkle Vinyl and Black Cord Pattern Cloth, Standard Interior
 
Date:  05K  October 05, 1964
 
D.S.O:  45  Davenport
 
Axle:  1  3.00:1, Conventional
 
Trans:  6  C4 Automatic
 

 

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Re: 1965 seats
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2008, 10:39:39 PM »
I will be moving your topic down to the classic Mustang technical section tomorrow.  Look for it down there.  Maybe those guys can also offer you some support and information. 

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76 Black Crinkle Vinyl and Black Cord Pattern Cloth seat covers
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2008, 09:20:53 AM »
TMI Products Inc. may have covers like that. It's not in their online catalog but if it was offered by Ford it should be available somewhere. You can find one of their dealer near you in their site.
http://www.mustangupholstery.com/dealerlocator.html

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Re: 1965 seats
« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2008, 06:04:44 PM »
I went through the 9 or 10 Mustang vendor's catalogs that I have today, and there are no cloth seats in there for a 65.  Starting about mid 80's are the only ones I can find.  Thierry has a good idea about checking with TMI.  Here is a link for dealers.  Good luck finding that rare seat cover.
http://www.mustangupholstery.com/dealerlocator_usacentral.html

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Re: 1965 seats
« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2008, 10:03:23 PM »
thanks for all the help. i still have the orignal seats but they need new covers and i have'nt been able to find them anywhere.

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Re: 1965 seats
« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2008, 10:12:04 PM »
Here is some more info from some of my classic buddies.
Glen,

I found two references to code 76 interior trim and it appears to be a 64 1/2 hold over into the 65 model year until the end of January. There is also a code 79, Palomino Vinyl and cloth interior. Both code 76 and 79 were offered on hardtop and 2 + 2 models (65 for 2 + 2) from day one. I would assume that a 'good' upholstery shop could reproduce them - for a price.
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Re: 1965 seats
« Reply #9 on: February 13, 2008, 11:26:42 PM »
this is a pic of the drivers seat. i hope it works

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Re: 1965 seats
« Reply #10 on: February 14, 2008, 09:34:21 AM »
Sure enough...That's cloth.  Maybe you could just take it to an upholstery shop and have a new cloth section made for it.  Or, contact TMI and get them to make one up for you. 

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Re: 1965 seats
« Reply #11 on: February 14, 2008, 12:53:07 PM »
i read an article a while back a couple had found enough material do restore their seats and it was not reproduced i believe it was a 2004 issue, in the back called cloth interior mystery solved. it went on talking about how they had complaints from customers sticking to the seat during the summer etc and some wanted a cloth option. imagine how rare a bench seat with cloth would be.

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Re: 1965 seats
« Reply #12 on: February 14, 2008, 06:09:32 PM »
Whenever I make a long trip in the summer, I have to sit on a towel.  I can't stand literally sweating my butt off. 

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Re: 1965 seats
« Reply #13 on: February 14, 2008, 10:07:56 PM »
Thanks , I checked TMI but did'nt see anything the resembled them. I think I will check with some local upholstery shops here near cincinnati.

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Re: 1965 seats
« Reply #14 on: February 14, 2008, 11:30:43 PM »
Your answer leaves me , well - dissapointed. You need to CONTACT them direct, not just look at their web site, for your seat covers.
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Re: 1965 seats
« Reply #15 on: February 15, 2008, 11:24:34 AM »
Cloth seats were a rare option but there is certainly a market for this product. If you contact them you may get what you want :) A local upholstery shop can do a great job but they won't duplicate the original material.

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Re: 1965 seats
« Reply #16 on: February 15, 2008, 04:51:11 PM »
TMI does make custom seat covers, but will cost you a lot. 
But, if you are going to restore it to concours correct, then that is the way you will need to go.  If not,  if you show a decent upholstery shop that picture, or better still take the seat to them,  they will be able to come close enough as in hand grenades and atomic bombs.   ;D

 

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