Seat track plates - What for?

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Hi guys,

I am just installing the seats in my Mach 1. When I bought the car, there were no seat track plates to separate the tracks from the carpeting. I was told the cars had them from about 67 to 73, so i bought some.

What is the exact purpose of these plates?

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a.) adjustment of seat tilt (I think they are stackable)

b.) pressure distribution to avoid warps in carpet

c.) protect carpet from sharp edges on seat track foot.

d.) other reason I can't even imagine...:idea:

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E.) all the above?

I got mine with an un restored interior (didn't age gracefully either lol) and I never saw any of these

 
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I have not seen them used for option A before. My estimate is to protect the carpet and avoid wrinkles in the carpet by the smaller footprint of the attaching bolt. I always forget to put them back in my 67 when taking the seats out for the never ending transmission adjustments and work.

 
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Spechti,

I could only find one place in the Illustration Ford Master Parts Catalog.

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Source: Ford Motor Master Catalog

I could not locate the part number in the parts list though.

Ford No. C5ZZ-13190-A

I might have to get some myself.

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Darn...another part I have to buy

 

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Seat track plates ...

1965-1970

 

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Oh, I see, then they are not for a 71-73, they were only used up to 1970.

Thanks for the exploded view drawing, by the way!

I think, now that I have them, I will use them. They will relief the stress on the new carpets.

Michael

 
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Think they were for 71-73 also. Here's the writeup on them....

Mustang Scott Drake Seat Track Plate Set 1965-1973

Part Number: HW1513

Scott Drake Part Number: C5ZZ-13190-K

Set of Scott Drake Seat Track Plates for 1965-1973 Mustangs.

This set of 8 heavy steel plates, stamped in the original gauge steel and painted black is what you need to keep a space between the carpet and the seat tracks. Mustangs with bench seats only require 4 plates.

BDK

Oh, I see, then they are not for a 71-73, they were only used up to 1970.

Thanks for the exploded view drawing, by the way!

I think, now that I have them, I will use them. They will relief the stress on the new carpets.

Michael
 

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I think I might step out into traffic and use them for option "A," since I'm thinking once I get the headliner in I'll be losing the 1.5" of head room I currently enjoy. rofl

 

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You are right that headroom is really an issue on these cars, so it is better to have the seats as close as possible to the floor. I installed the headliner in my car a few weeks ago and realized the cabin gets really low when it's in. Even with the rods to the high positions. And with 1.82m I am not Chewbacca...

But since the Mustang even in the Deluxe interior version has no seatback reclining option, tilting the whole seat 1/4 of an inch may give you a little comfortable adjustment to achieve your favorite seating position.

 

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You are right that headroom is really an issue on these cars, so it is better to have the seats as close as possible to the floor. I installed the headliner in my car a few weeks ago and realized the cabin gets really low when it's in. Even with the rods to the high positions. And with 1.82m I am not Chewbacca...

But since the Mustang even in the Deluxe interior version has no seatback reclining option, tilting the whole seat 1/4 of an inch may give you a little comfortable adjustment to achieve your favorite seating position.
No headroom problem in my convertible and I'm 6'4! :D (Even with the top up)

 

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X2 on the droptop hearoom @6'3" no problem, top up or down.

 

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Leave it to the 'vert guys to flaunt their superior headroom. :rolleyes: rofl

Mine has some cut-down coupe platforms (since my FB platforms were shot). And unlike you other 'shorter guys,' I'm 6'5". :p rofl

 

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I am always leery of parts listed from 65-73.
Yeah, me too. I had to replace a cigarette lighter element in my 93 Explorer, and found the part number to start with A8xx, or 1948. Yup...some things never change at Ford.

 
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