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I have found a bench seat out of 65 I'm thinking of putting in my 66 coupe 289 2v. Is there a difference in the appearance from a 65 bench seat to a 66? Can I replace the chrome thingys (sorry for the technical term there) from the bench with a pair from one of my buckets? Is there a way by looking at the stamp codes on the door to tell if your car came with a bench or bucket seats?
 
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the seats are basically the same. you should be able to use the side trim from any mustang seat from 65/66

the body code on the door tag would be 65C... the 'C' denoting bench seat. incidentally, this was only for convertibles and coupes, so we have 65C and 76C

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I concur with Charles. The only difference between 65 and 66 is the upholstery kit. The chrome thingies and everything else is identical. The other item to note is that I believe you can use the adjuster from one bucket seat for the bench. All you would need is the wire between each side.



Steve Leslie, 65 coupe in restoration. 302, toploader, A/C, disc brakes, bench seat

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The adjuster wire rod that connects the sides is different. You can use the tracks from one bucket to replace the two needed for the bench

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http://www.geocities.com/MotorCity/6473
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I know Charles knows but for other watchers the "only in coupes and convetibles" is not true for all years bench seats were offered in Mustangs

Jeff Speegle
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http://www.geocities.com/MotorCity/6473
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http://albums.photopoint.com/j/View?u=1609818&a=12284202&p=44925357&Sequence=7&res=high.jpg
 
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