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Old 11-15-2005, 08:41 PM
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Help! (1965 Mustang)

I need someone who has some experience (alot of experience, hopefully, but any helps!) on restoring a classic mustang's interior. I've been working for awhile on getting everything redone, but I'm having some problems. Mostly on the instrument gauge bezel (I can't figure out how to get the old one out!) and on restoring my bench seat. It's almost impossible to come by bench foam, but I think I know where to get it. Anyone up for a little one-on-one help session? Let me know! We can go by here or by e-mail, whatever's best!

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The mustang bench seat is actully pretty rare, the seat covers are available, probably the foam too try NPD, or go to an interior shop and buy the bulk stuff, and heat fit it like they do at the shop, or they could do it for you
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Old 11-16-2005, 07:53 PM
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Help on the 65 Mustang

Check with Classic Mustangs in Texas, 1-800-527-1588, they may well have NOS interior parts for your car as they specialize in restoration parts for 64-83 Mustangs.
They do list upholstery for the 65 bench seat, however, my catalogue is a few years old. I would imagine they still have them, though.
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Old 11-16-2005, 09:14 PM
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I found the upholstery no problem. It's the foam that I've been having trouble with. I found a standard bench seat that fits all cars, and so I might just have to customize that. In any case... thanks for the help!
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Old 11-16-2005, 09:16 PM
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Hey Max, think you could help me with re-upholstering my seat? Just give me a little how-to sometime soon.
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Old 11-30-2005, 09:29 PM
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Why are you having trouble getting the gauges out? Did you disconnect the speedo cable?
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Old 11-30-2005, 10:57 PM
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haha no I didn't. I figured it all out, and I got it all taken care of. My 'stang's lookin' great!
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? have never seen new bench seat foam listed by any of the parts houses

small warning: it takes ALOT of time and PATIENCE...on a first try at upholstery, the magazine articles way over simplify how much time it takes.

my best tip: lots (100's) of 6-8" zip ties instead of hog rings, alot more control to connect/align/adjust/ and most important...redo to eliminate wrinkles, make it perfect

I've learned a whole new respect for the upholstery business!

The "bench seat" is the 65 Falcon seat, try searching for that (65 Mustang is a Falcon unibody, that's why the steering column is to long with buckets, column was designed for the bench seat)
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Old 12-13-2005, 11:04 AM
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65stanger

In browsing cj pony parts for my car I noticed. They have bench seat covers I didn't notice if they had the seat foam.

www.emustang.com

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Old 12-13-2005, 03:00 PM
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That's where I got my cover from. =) I made a makeshift pad out of old foam stuff, and did some cutting, and it looks really nice.
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