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will 69 seats take 68 seat buns and covers?

I have a 68 convert that I bought with 69 seats in it. I want the early 68 model low back seats so I assume I can just re-upholster the 69 frames with 68 gear. is this going to fit correctly and if so can I just remove the escutcheons for the headrests and not cut the seat cover to accept a headrest post? on another note is their a possibility that the car was actually ordered late in 68 with a set of 69's or is that a rather unlikely thing for a dealer to have done?
 

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Re: will 69 seats take 68 seat buns and covers?

I know that when you look up the seat frames in the Classic Industries catalog they list 67 & 68 as being the same part number but 69 is different. Also I don't believe the factory would ever put 69 seats in a 68 even if the 68 was built on the very last day of production. Hope this helps
 

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Re: will 69 seats take 68 seat buns and covers?

I think the front seat seat-backs are the same dimensionally and the only real difference is the headrest and the upholstery. I also thought all the seat back panels were physically interchangeable. If true, it would lend credence to the first supposition.
 

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Re: will 69 seats take 68 seat buns and covers?

Structurally - they are the same seat. The difference comes in with the spring sections. However - for instance, our 1969 Deluxe Foam will fit on a 1968 bucket frame.

Let me know if you have any questions.
 

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Re: will 69 seats take 68 seat buns and covers?

I always though the '69 seats had the foam integrated with the springs. Learn something new every day. Thanks.
 

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Re: will 69 seats take 68 seat buns and covers?

I have a 68 convert that I bought with 69 seats in it. I want the early 68 model low back seats so I assume I can just re-upholster the 69 frames with 68 gear. is this going to fit correctly and if so can I just remove the escutcheons for the headrests and not cut the seat cover to accept a headrest post? on another note is their a possibility that the car was actually ordered late in 68 with a set of 69's or is that a rather unlikely thing for a dealer to have done?
What makes you say they're 69 seats ? If you didn't know, head restraints were optional (RPO A52) for 68, although semi-rare (2,234 cars sold).
 

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Dont ask me why I have a set of 69 front seats in a 68 vert but I do. Can I re upholester the 69 frames with 68 seat buns and vinyl? (Obviously I would need to remove the headrest assembly if so.)
 

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Re: will 69 seats take 68 seat buns and covers?

What makes you say they're 69 seats ? If you didn't know, head restraints were optional (RPO A52) for 68, although semi-rare (2,234 cars sold).
Only responding a year later but I pulled the headrest and checked them out to be 69 seats for sure. not to mention the obvious things like the piping patterns in the seat covers.
 

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Re: will 69 seats take 68 seat buns and covers?

Only responding a year later but I pulled the headrest and checked them out to be 69 seats for sure. not to mention the obvious things like the piping patterns in the seat covers.
Hey better late then never. You can use either years foam and covers if you want a true 68 look. As Waylon said their sport, and regular deluxe and stand foams will fit on either years frame.
 

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answer in the older thread but yes you can. Leave the headrest as is.
 
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