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FOX Seat Swap     by Darryl Lang

What you need:

3/8" Socket
1/2" deep socket
10mm socket
6" long 3/8" drive extension
3/8" ratchet
2X '79-'93 Mustang, Thunderbird, Cougar, Fairmont Seats (FOX Body)
2X '74-'78 Mustang II seats

To do the swap:

  1. I don't remember the socket sizes necessary to remove the FOX seats, but get yourself a pair of seats from a FOX body car.
  2. Remove the seat rails from the FOX seats using the 10mm socket on the 4 retaining bolts.

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  3. Remove the stock Mustang II seats using a 1/2" deep socket to remove the 4 retaining nuts under the car.
  4. Remove the seat rails from the Mustang II seats using the 3/8" socket for the 4 retaining bolts.
  5. Clean and lubricate the Mustang II seat rails while they're easy to work on.

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  6. Attach the Mustang II seat rails to the FOX seats using the original 10mm bolts.
    **It may be necessary to drill a starting hole for one or more bolts.  The soft plug will be there, but may not have a hole yet.

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  7. Put the new seats back in the Mustang II and bolt the seats back in.

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The only features of the FOX seat that will remain are:

adjustable side wings.
adjustable leg supports.
adjustable lumbar (electric in some).
tilt back as well as forward.

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