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T Bird seats in a Pinto
« on: March 09, 2015, 10:10:07 AM »
Has anybody on here used T Bird turbo coupe seats in their Pinto? If so, what problems did you run into? Pictures please. Thanks!
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Re: T Bird seats in a Pinto
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2015, 11:10:43 AM »
Been there, done that - with pictures!  One thing I didn't mention in the link is that the seat width is pretty tight. I have the side bolsters cranked in all the way. To quote a woman on an exercise equipment commercial of long ago, "I have the butt of a 19 year old." So, I can get away with it.  The tightness (ahhh, the seat, not my butt) also makes getting the seatbelt pulled around a bit difficult. The retractor is marginal and I just throw the belt on the seat.  Otherwise the installation is as easy as I state in the post below.

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Re: T Bird seats in a Pinto
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2015, 12:47:11 PM »
Thanks Wittsend! Looks easy enough that a poor Vega owner could do it.
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Re: T Bird seats in a Pinto
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2015, 05:28:10 PM »
 Did you have to say that word :)

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Re: T Bird seats in a Pinto
« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2015, 07:33:38 PM »
Oh, and for the record my seats were from an '88 Turbo Coupe. I'm not sure if other years might have had different seats. Lastly, I have a tilt column from the Turbo coupe also. I have it in the full up tilt (midget racer/city bus) position. So, thigh and stomach clearance are not issues. But, what would you expect what with having, "a butt like a 19 year old."  LOL