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    Posted: 27-November-2021 at 2:05PM
Ok, here’s a question…….if i’m reading things right, and I think the ‘69 Torino is based on a ‘69 mustang platform———————will the 69/70 mustang bucket seats bolt into the ‘69 Torino?

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hmm, i think you're onto something dave?!!Wink
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote 72 RS 351 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27-November-2021 at 3:34PM
That's a great possibility Dave. The seat track is the special part, get that and see if the bolt pattern will accept most OEM seats. You could put tons of various models on those seat tracks if they do match.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote hogfiddles Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27-November-2021 at 4:47PM
alright…….does anyone have a ‘69 Torino bucket seat already out of the car so they could take some careful measurements for all 4 holes?  I have a set of ‘69/‘70 bucket seats, so I can measure here…… 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Big Bird Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28-November-2021 at 7:17AM
Actually the Mustang is based on the Fairlane, but the Fairlane bench seat cars don't always have the bucket seat supports in the floor pan. Also applies to 66-69 Falcon.
Platform was modified for Mustang, so some things are different. 
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I believe that the '69 torino is 2 and a half inches wider from the drivers side door to the passenger side door, than the '69 and '70 mustang. The 69 torino is also 3 and a half inches longer from the front bumper to the rear bumper than the 69 and 70 mustang. 

So the mustang seat bases might be too short in width to mount onto the torino seat frames. And the torino seat bases are probably longer in length from front to back compared to the mustang seats. But you can make or find brackets to mount the mustang seats onto the torino seat frames. I doubt they will be a direct fit.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote hogfiddles Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28-November-2021 at 10:52AM
turns out my mustang seats don’t have the tracks/base assemblies on them so I STILL can’t compare.  I guess I’ll take the assemblies off of my torino sweats and see how much would be involved in swapping them on a workbench 
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