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    Posted: 06-March-2017 at 12:50AM
Hi all,
Got a question and I hope someone here can answer it, got a 74 gran torino sport. Came with bucket seats , door panels and rear seats with the black with red stripping. The previous owner didnt know where the previous own got them from but he says "sport interior" Well the front two bucket seats need new upholstery but the rest of the interior is good.  My recollection is only gran torinos came with bench seat in the front (my old 74 back in 87 did) and I have been searching the net for this type of seat upholstery but cant find anything. Does anyone have a clue wich year/car had this interior option?


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Please if you are successful in finding it or a good reproduction clue me in I am in the same boat
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....don't know if this will help or not...scroll about half way down...
The Torinos and mid size Merc's w/ a floor shifter would have been equipped with bucket seats.....mine came out of '77 LTD II ...the same seats as what would have been used in the Torinos    
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Big Bird Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19-March-2017 at 10:06AM
post a picture of what you have. Sounds like you may have an earlier year seats.
If the seats are high-back buckets, they are 72-73. 72 has a hard plastic back, 73 does not. Buckets with separate headrests should be 74 and up.
The Black/red seats should be Gran Torino Sport seats, (assuming the seats are out of a torino).
 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote californiajohnny Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19-March-2017 at 10:31AM
74 and 75 sports had them black with an inch wide red stripe, there were also tan w/ orange stripe and two tone blue like that the black seems to be more common, but i don't think anyone repops that upholstery, but a upholstery shop should be able to do it!!!
 some were a split bench and some were buckets


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote 75GranMan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19-March-2017 at 11:08AM
Custom covers only for the 74- up torino/cougar/Ltd. FYI they won't be cheap.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote 72FordGTS Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19-March-2017 at 12:22PM
Try SMS upholstery if you want the exact material.  You'd still have to find someone to make the seat covers though.  These guys have lots of NOS seat material.
 
 
 
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SMS is fantastic.  I bought my fabric from them for my 1973 GTO project and it was perfect.
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i had to have a interior shop in North Kansas City, Mo do mine because the sports interior is not repopped anywhere any they matched my bucket seats perfectly to my rear seat
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote unlovedford Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20-June-2017 at 1:47AM
The upholstery in 1974 and 1975 with the Sport seats (bucket and bench) differed a bit. The accent stripe is wider on the '75. These seats were also available in late '73. I had a black '73 GTS with a set and a '75 with the Tan/Orange combo.
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