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Hi all, thanks for adding me. New owner. Just picked up a very MINT 1973 Mustang 351C-v4 4 Speed convertible. Was a -2V when born PO converted to a -4V. So perfectly done you cant tell. I got Marti report on it. FIRST AND FOREMOST I am 6'5". I know crazy right. I got that. So FIRST thing I have to do is get the drivers seat out and get my ass back about 3". So anything you can tell me to do will be very appreciated! I am quite mechanical but dont have welder. I have friends machine shop nearby for help. So dO I make rails? Extend rails? Mod the rails? I also would love to do the RAM AIR INTAKE upgrade and get the whole kit to make that functional.

 

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Hi all, thanks for adding me. New owner. Just picked up a very MINT 1973 Mustang 351C-v4 4 Speed convertible. Was a -2V when born PO converted to a -4V. So perfectly done you cant tell. I got Marti report on it. FIRST AND FOREMOST I am 6'5". I know crazy right. I got that. So FIRST thing I have to do is get the drivers seat out and get my ass back about 3". So anything you can tell me to do will be very appreciated! I am quite mechanical but dont have welder. I have friends machine shop nearby for help. So dO I make rails? Extend rails? Mod the rails? I also would love to do the RAM AIR INTAKE upgrade and get the whole kit to make that functional.
Congrats on the new Mustang and welcome!

 

BeerDontCount

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Welcome from the Seattle area. This is a great site. Lots of good info. Please post some pics of your vert when you get a chance.

Scott

 

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Welcome from Iowa. Post some pictures of that car.

 

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Welcome board, lots of good info floating around this site.

 

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Welcome from the Republic of Texas!

 
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Welcome!

To accommodate your height the easiest thing to do would be to remove the factory rails, have a piece of metal bent to give you a platform and bolt the seat down to the platform where you want it. You can make it lower than the factory rails. I'm using a race seat mounted in a similar fashion and I gained lots of headroom and leg room.

 
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Welcome from another tall convertible owner. The good news is we actually have more head room than our hard top counter parts. Not just with the top down either. ;) The reason is we don't have a headliner.

At 76" tall I don't find the stock seat location to be too bad. The worst part was entry/exit, especially in tight spaces. You should start looking around for a tilt steering column. This made a world of difference for me.

 

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Welcome from Massachusetts. I'm only 5'9" so it's never been an issue for me. I wish you luck with that.



Welcome!

To accommodate your height the easiest thing to do would be to remove the factory rails, have a piece of metal bent to give you a platform and bolt the seat down to the platform where you want it. You can make it lower than the factory rails. I'm using a race seat mounted in a similar fashion and I gained lots of headroom and leg room.
I like this idea.

 
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