Distinctive Industries Front Bucket Seat Touring II Pair Standard 1965
Pair of Distinctive Industries Touring II Front Bucket Seats for 1965 Mustangs with Standard Interior.
Enhance the style of your 1965 Mustang’s standard interior with a refreshed look when you install this new Pair of Distinctive Industries Touring II Front Bucket Seats from CJ Pony Parts today! These high-quality seats have high-grade Sierra grain vinyl just like the original seats with a pattern that mimics the original seat design.
Distinctive Industries (060000) Touring II Front Bucket Seats Features and Benefits:
- Sold as a pair
- Color matched to Distinctive Industries’ interior products
- Mimics the original interior design
- Direct Bolt-In Replacements
- 20 reclining positions
- 18 seating track positions
- Seat frame designed to support high bolstered foam
- TIG welded and electrostatically coated frame and seat tracks
- Pre-Installed Slider Tracks
This Pair of Standard Touring II Front Bucket Seats from Distinctive Industries is manufactured using Procar by Scat seat frames with foam that is covered in Distinctive Industries high-quality restoration upholstery. The seat frame is made from TIG welded steel that has an electrostatic coating that gives the seat frame strength and durability. It has also been designed for high bolstered foam to provide you and your passenger with great support. A 20 position reclining seat back and an 18 position sliding seat track provide plenty of adjustment to get the most comfortable sitting position. Great for both restoration projects and resto-mods, these Standard Touring II Front Bucket Seats will look great in your classic 1965 Mustang and will match other interior products from Distinctive Industries products.
Please Note: Seat mount brackets are necessary for installation and are sold separately. These seats can be installed without a headrest for a factory-correct low seat back look.
- Seat Bottom Front to Back 22-1/2”
- Seat Overall Height 30-1/2”
- Width 22”
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Keith:Well, this is our touring two seat for the 1965 Mustang with standard interior. This seat comes completely assembled, and with some mounting brackets, it's ready to drop in the car. It's bolstered, has 20 reclining positions, and has 18 front to back positions. We're really excited about this product line and think it's a great upgrade for the Mustang.
Freddy:I see we have a headrest on the table. Now, does this have to be installed on the seat? What can you tell me about the headrest?
Keith:It does not have to be installed. We include it to give you the option of a low-back or high-back look. Everything's in the seat ready for it to be installed. You just have to push these sleeves through the vinyl and your headrest will install.
Freddy:Awesome, let's get to the installation.
Removing the factory seats is pretty simple. There's four access holes underneath the car, where you can access the four half-inch nuts that secure the seat. All right, so here are the four access holes on the bottom of this car. Now, normally there are access hole plugs on the car, but this particular card does not have them. If you do want them for your car, we do offer them. But now you just need a half-inch socket to remove the nut. Once all four nuts are removed, you can simply remove the seat.
We're ready to start assembling our Distinctive Industries seat. Now, like we said earlier, the seat does come with an optional headrest. We are going to choose to install the headrest with this car. The first thing we're going to do with this is cut holes in the vinyl, up here, for the headrest. To find out where you need to make your cut, you're going to feel along the top of this seat and you'll feel two low spots. One low spot is here and one low spot is right here. This is where you're going to make your cuts. You can also line it up with the headrest. If you see here, these rods are going to go right where those low spots are.
You're just going to take a razor blade and in the very center of these low spots you're going to make a cut. Locate the center of the low spot. It's going to be a little bit more towards the front of the seat and make your incision. It's better to start with a smaller hole and work your way larger, than starting with a big hole and making it too big.
Grab your headrest insert and see if it will fit into the hole that you made. If it doesn't, you might have to go a little bit bigger. Then install the insert. Pound it into the seat. Now, we can work on the other one. Installing the adjuster insert is very crucial. You need to make sure you have it orientated perfectly. If you install it wrong you, unfortunately, can't really go back. Install it onto the headrest and make sure that you have it orientated perfectly. You can adjust it, so this button needs to be on the outside. Make sure you can get it onto the headrest. That's going to be the way you need to install it into the seat. Make sure you have this orientated perfectly before you finally install it.
The inserts are looking pretty good. We can now install the headrest. We're ready to install our tracks onto our seat. Now, make sure you install the right ones with the right seat. They are side specific. We're going to grab our release mechanism here and roughly place it onto the seat. Now, you want to make sure that you can grab this when you're sitting on the seat. To install it over here, that's obviously not right. You want to make sure it's on this side. You're going to secure it with the provided bolts onto the seat. Get this bolt started, but don't tighten it all the way, just yet.
Press the release to unlock it and then slide the track down. Now, you have access to the other bolt hole. You can tighten this bolt all the way down. Then go back and fully tighten the first bolt that you installed. Install the other bracket on the other side, just like you installed the first one. Pull the release and slide it up to access the other hole.
We're ready to install our release wire. This is going to attach to right here on the release arm and then right here. It's going to go on just like that. We have the wire in place. It's looking pretty good, functioning properly. Now, we're just going to crimp this end here to make it properly fit. I'm just going to use some needle-nose pliers and bend it down. It's important to note, when you go to install this wire, you want both tracks at the same, exact, position. That way you can install it properly. If you don't have them in the same position, you won't get the right length out of this.
You notice these cross members are not installed evenly on these bars right here. They're flush on the bottom here. This is where the floor is going to be and with the seat up here. We can now install the bracket. We're going to have ours offset the seat towards the rear. Now, if you notice on the brackets, there are three adjustments points here to raise or lower the seat. Now, if you install it to lower the seat, in some cases you might have interference with the floor, with these brackets, so you might need to trim them.
We're going to install ours though fully raised, so all the way at the bottom. You're going to attach the bracket with the provided hardware. The bolts can then be tightened with a three-sixteenths hex key. We're ready to install the bolts that secure it to the floor. Take the nut and washer off, place this through the bracket. We're going to install all four of these bolts and then set it in the car.
All right, the seat's now ready to be installed in the car. Now we'll put the seat into the car and line up the bolts with the holes. A trick to getting the nuts onto the bolts underneath the car is take a short socket, put your nut in there, apply some grease to the nut in the socket and then place your washer on top. Now the washer sticks to it and you can get it onto the bolt. Then all four nuts and bolts can get tightened on with a nine-sixteenths socket and wrench.
We got this driver's side seat installed. We actually ended up taking it back out and switching the bottom bracket to change the offset, but now we're going to repeat the same process for the other seat for assembly. Then repeat the process on the other side and we're done.
We got our Distinctive Industries installed in our 1965 Mustang. As you can see, they kept the classic look, but they're going to make this thing a lot more safer and comfortable to cruise in. Installing them is pretty straightforward, but it can be tricky lining up the nuts with the bolts underneath the car. I'd give yourself three to four hours to do this. Before you know it, you'll be heading down the road.