Replacing bench seat with buckets in 66-69 Falcon

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Replacing bench seat with buckets in 66-69 Falcon

Post #1 by MT63AFX » Sun Jul 28, 2013 5:17 pm

Has anyone any advice on how and what bucket seats they used to replace their OE front benchseat? I have a 66 SW that should have the benchseat replaced, eventually, and wonder what others have done and what seats they used. Future plans call for a T-5 to replace the 2.77, Thanks, RodC.

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Re: Replacing bench seat with buckets in 66-69 Falcon

Post #2 by bubba22349 » Sat Aug 10, 2013 4:28 pm

The 66 up Fairlane or Comet buckets should work good or if you want a smaller lighter seat the 64 to 68 Mustang and Falcon buckets would work.
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Re: Replacing bench seat with buckets in 66-69 Falcon

Post #3 by MT63AFX » Sun Aug 11, 2013 12:06 am

bubba22349 wrote:The 66 up Fairlane or Comet buckets should work good or if you want a smaller lighter seat the 64 to 68 Mustang and Falcon buckets would work.



Thanks Bubba for the reply. I was trying to avoid using seats that would better be used for someone doing a restoration. Really looking to use something with less market value and comes from a more modern, plentiful source. For years a good buddy had some 66 Fairlane buckets but we never had or found a car to use them in, so they got tossed, :( , RodC

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Re: Replacing bench seat with buckets in 66-69 Falcon

Post #4 by bubba22349 » Sun Aug 11, 2013 12:30 am

On newer seats I have a set out of a Ario stye T bird don't remember year late 1980's to mid 90's is my best guess. They are a size that should fit, are nice and comfortable too.
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Re: Replacing bench seat with buckets in 66-69 Falcon

Post #5 by Williboy » Wed Aug 17, 2016 11:57 pm

I used some Ford Taurus buckets in my '61 Ranchero. Had them reupholstered in vinyl and stitching to look old style . Had to use some 3/4" blocks under the front mounts to get a good level. I remember reading somewhere yrs ago that a Ford Ranger bench will also fit a Falcon/Ranchero.
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Re: Replacing bench seat with buckets in 66-69 Falcon

Post #6 by thisoldfalcon » Sun Aug 28, 2016 2:25 pm

Thanks for the information. I have considered putting a bench seat back in so maybe the Ranger idea may be the way to go if the buckets wont work. The Ranger seat would likely be more comfortable than an original '64 vintage seat. In a perfect world, I would find a factory set of buckets and console from a 65 falcon or Comet like the ones that were in my original Falcon. I wont pay the prices that people want for seat cores and any console.. by the time the upholstery kit is added, it goes from being a fun hobby to an investment type thing and I want to just enjoy the car and I am not out to impress anyone.

Still be interested in knowing if those sedan seats can be made to tilt forward..

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