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I purchased a project 1967 cougar and stripped it down to bare metal etc. Also stripped the interior down. What Im wondering is what seats do I have? I have attached pics of the front buckets and rear (both parts). They are a bluish color, but going to black interior now and want to purchase new covers. My cougar is a standard, but not sure if the seats are stock or not.
I see mustang seat covers are cheaper, what year mustang covers can I look at? Im not particular on keeping it real, just want a nice driver/car show ride.

Any help here would be great, have been a lurker for a while now, but starting to dive in and appreciate the help.

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TJ

I did find a metal tag under the drivers seat, it says vc9vb-6563100-c ls1-sk-300-8-a Not sure if this means anything or not.
 

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Also, I was planning on not using the previous post front seats and using these (see attached). But the bolt holes on my 67 are 11 inches from front to back, while these seats bolts are 15 inches from from to back. Its too bad because I really dont want the headrests, I prefer the look of no headrests. So, if I can find the correct covers for the seats that came with my 67 cougar, I might see if its possible to remove the headrests.

Does anybody know what these seats are from, I was told a 60's mustang, but since the bolts are different, I have my doubts.

Thanks again!
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Jeff,
Thanks for the quick response! They do bolt into my 67 cougar, so if I wanted to recover these, would I have to use 69 mustang or cougar covers, or could I use 65-68 mustangs, cougars as well. Not sure whats compatable I guess.
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The foam is different between the 69 XR7 seats and the Mustang seats but you could either replace the foam or sculpt it to make the Mustang seat covers work.
 

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69 Mustang covers would fit but I for one would rather see you use Cougar covers. As for headrests or not, you can leave them off if you redo the 69 seats, the hole is not cut into the new covers.
 

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okay, so if these are 69 cougar seats and I find a set of 67 or 68 covers cougar covers, will they fit? Did they change the size of the seats any of the cougar years?
Same question with mustang seat covers, can I recover with a set of 65, 66, 67, 68 mustang covers on 69 cougar seats?
Its wierd, there doesnt seem to be a lot of good info on whats transferable when it comes to seats. On ebay especially, seems some fit some seats, others say both mustang and cougar.. so confusing.
Thanks for any help here again, greatly appreciate it
 

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I did 69 headrest seats and covered them in 68 vinyl...was lucky enough to find some matching vinyl to have the headrests wrapped. I purchased 68 seat foam and the upholsterer had to adapt a bit.

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they look great! So, it seems the frames are the same, I can purchase 67/68 cougar or 67/68/69 mustang covers and make them work with the 69 cougar seats. That at least gives me options.

In the end, I would love to just purchase some 67 cougar seats and recover them in black 67 mustang/cougar covers and call it good. Not sure why I have 69 cougar seats in my 67-

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At least on 67/68 the seatframes are the same on Cougar and mustang, the foam and covers are different between those, Cougars had more padding and way nicer design on the covers than the mustangs did.
 

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Im thinking the frames are probaly the same on 67/68/69 cougars because if I have 69 cougar seats (see first pic above), they fit in my 67 cougar (well, same bolt pattern anyway).
Im looking for a set of 67/68/69 cougar covers, Im hoping the 67/68 will fit on my 69 cougar seats. Will find out soon I guess
 

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Not exactly. The 67 frame is more like an early mustang style but it has a piece of foam on the back of the upper hoop that gives the seat a wider profile and a deep dish effect for the back cover panel. It is tubular in design. At some point in 68 they went to a stamped and welded seat design. It accommodated the safety latch for the tilt seats and optional headrests. That is how 69 was too, but it accommodated the single post design. They are similar in size and dimension so a decent upholster can make it work. By 69 for sure the deep dish backs were gone. As you can see the 68 covers worked ok on the the 69 frames. The fit was not perfect on the lower rear of the seats. It fits tight, but some seam lines didn't line up exactly. I would think 68 covers will give you less trouble than 67 because the frame design is more similar to 69. Just an guess though. I just opted to make it work because I got the 68 covers for $75.

Don't Forget, you are going to have to get some material to match for the headrests. That won't come with a set of 68 covers. I had to buy a pair of rear interior panel covers. That was enough for the upholsterer to wrap the headrests.
 

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Dan, thanks for the info. My plan is to not use the headrests, like them but figured I can live without them.

Im glad you pointed out there is a difference in the 67/68/69's, when I almost purchased a set of covers, the salesman told me they were all the same and mustangs/cougars are identical when it comes the interior other than gauges etc. Its a local guy here, so obviously Im just going to find a set of 68 covers (mustang or cougar, whichever), then uphoslster them myself. I figure I can make them look nice- just helped with my dad's 69 Nova and its just some hog rings and plier work.

Greatly appreciate the info here, tough to do this stuff on my own, well, tough on the pocket book anyway, especially since I was just guessing before I posted here.

Any other helpful info regarding seats is always welcome
 
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