About a year or so ago, I saw few pictures of a 69 Camaro done out on the west coast that had a pair of seats that I thought might just do the trick. Since the fellow who built the car was a friend of a friend, I asked second-hand, who made the seats he used. I was shocked to learn they were seats taken from a 2011 Honda CRZ Hybrid! Oh the humanity!
With this information in hand, I set about looking for a pair of seats to see how they might fare as candidates for my Boss 302. After a year of searching, I found a pristine pair of seats locally (almost) for a fantastic price from a salvaged car with only 13 miles on it! Score!
Once I got the seats home and started comparing the styling, dimensions and features to the old high-back buckets, I felt I had found the perfect seat option for my car. If you can imagine the center panels in perforated black suede leather with the sides and headrest done in matte finish smooth black leather, you will quickly see how these seats will take on the appearance of a modernized Mustang high-back bucket. After a bit of simple fabrication for seat mounts, these seats will bolt into the stock seat locations and should work fantastic!
|Side by side, the Honda CRZ seat looks surprisingly similar to the original Mustang high-back bucket seat. Proportions are very similar. Hmmmm.....maybe a Boss 302 logo embroidered in the upper shoulder panel or headrest?|
|Without the often HUGE bolsters of many aftermarket seats, the Honda CRZ seat has very approachable styling that should work well with the 69-70 deluxe interior styling.........modernized of course.|
|Interestingly enough, the old high-back seat bottom is almost a full inch wider than the new seat.|
|Comparing the lower seat backs, you can see that there will be no concern for fit in this area.|
|Another look at the similarity in design of the old vs. new seat. I'm lovin' this look!|