Mustang SVE ‘S’ Series Seat Track Installation 79-98

Posted 1/26/2015 by Jay Walling

Ready to have the perfect racing inspired seats in your 79-98 Mustang? SVE has you covered with the awesome ‘S’ series seats!

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Both the SVE S1 & S2 Seats feature race inspired styling and functionality. The SVE S1 seat will offer synthetic leather trim with red accented stitching and micro suede inserts. The S2 will be feature synthetic leather contact points with cloth seating inserts. Both are fully recline-able and have fully functional harness slots.

Installation is straight forward on these SVE ‘S’ Series seats, and this how-to will walk you through on the installation of them.

Tool List:

  • Allen Key Set
  • Awl or Automotive Pick
  • ½” Socket

Installation Procedure:

  1. First off determine the driver side and passenger side brackets. The seat belt stud will be located towards the center console.
  2. To mount the slider mechanisms, start by locating the oval shaped cutouts, the front hole will mount to these slots. Moving to the rear, the oval shaped cutouts will mount to the outermost holes on the frame assembly.
  3. Install one of the provided washers on the frame between the slider mechanisms. Slide one of the bolts through the cutouts, then take another washer on the underside and loosely tighten down the nut.
  4. Lift up on the slider mechanism and slide it forward to access the rear. Just like the front, place a washer between the slider mechanisms, slide the bolt in and add the second washer and loosely tighten.
  5. Repeat these procedures for the opposite side.
  6. To install the slider handle, align the gold colored tabs on the sliders with the cutouts on the handle.

Once you have both track assemblies fully completed we will move onto the installation of the track assemblies to the seats. First we start with the SVE S1 seat.

  1. Start by flipping the seat upside down on a clean surface. Using an awl or pick tool, locate the 4 pre-drilled holes on the seat and carefully poke a hole through the material so you can access the inserts.
  2. Next, using the supplied lock washers and Allen bolts, slide one of the washers over the bolt. Starting at the rear of your S1 seat, install the bolt on the second cutout from the top and align it with the predrilled hole in the seat. Place one of the spacers in between the seat and the frame. Once everything is properly aligned, loosely tighten the bolt. Repeat this on the opposite side.
  3. To access the front of the seat rack, lift on the slider handle and slide the track towards the rear of the seat.
  4. Next locate the oval shaped cutout on the front of the track. Using the supplied hardware, install the bolts, washers and spacers accordingly just like you did on the pervious steps. Once everything is aligned properly, tighten the front bolts firmly, slide the track back to the front and do the same for the rear.
  5. Last step is to take a ½” socket or wrench and tighten down the four seat track to slider mechanism nuts.

The SVE S2 seat is slightly easier than the S1. The installation process is almost identical and here is the main difference. Like the S1, flip the S2 seat upside down on a clean surface and locate the predrilled holes on the seat and poke a hole through the material so you can access the inserts. The spacers are already installed on the S2 seats. All you have to do is align the cutouts and tighten them down exactly like the S1 seat.

Now that you have both seats fully assembled double check all functions for proper operation and install them into your Mustang! For more great how to articles check out our Latest Mustang Tech and News at LMR.com.

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Published on 2014-11-11
LatemodelRestoration.com is proud to bring you affordable Mustang Race Seat options for your 79-04 Pony Car! The SVE 'S' series seats include two race seats and two seat tracks.

The SVE 'S' Series seats will help keep you planted in your seat during your next road race or autocross meet. They'll even turn some heads at the next car show! They will do all of this without breaking the bank on your New Edge, SN95 or Fox Body Mustang project!

Installing the slider mechanism and seat tracks should only take you about 30-45 minutes and can be done with common hand tools.

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[MUSIC PLAYING] Hey, what's going on, guys? Landon with latemodelrestoration.com, and today I'm excited to announce a brand new product from SVE. Introducing the next seat in the SVE 'S' Series lineup, the SVE S2 racing seat.

Much like the S1, the S2 offers exceptional performance at an affordable price. Featuring black cloth, black synthetic leather contact points, and black stitching, the S2 racing seat will make your Mustang's interior stand out from the rest.

Being a race-inspired seat, the S2 does have harness slots and strategically placed bolsters to keep you planted while at the track. This seat is designed to fit all '79 to '04 Mustangs and drivers with up to a 36-inch waist.

The seats are sold as a pair and will include double locking seat tracks to ensure a direct fit into your Mustang. These seat tracks will require some assembly but can be done in about 30 to 45 minutes. With that being said, let's go ahead and show you how to assemble the seat tracks.

To start off, the difference between your passenger and driver seat bracket is where the seat belt stud is located. With the seat bracket facing the front of the car, the seat belt stud should be located closest to the center console.

To mount the slider mechanism to the seat track, start by locating the front oval-shaped cutouts. Moving to the rear of the slider mechanism, the oval-shaped cutouts will bolt to the outermost circle cutout on the seat track.

Start by placing one of the washers in between the slider mechanism and the seat track. Next place one of the bolts through the cutout. Then place another washer at the bottom of the bolt and loosely tighten down one of the nuts.

Lift up on the slider mechanism and move it forward to access the rear cutout. Like the front, place a washer in between the slider mechanism and the seat track. Place the bolt through the cutouts, install another washer, and loosely tighten down the nut. Follow the same procedure for the other side.

To install the slider mechanism handle, align the gold-colored tabs with the cutouts on the handle and slide it into place. But first we're going to show you how to install the seat track and slider mechanism under the SVE S1 racing seat.

With the seat upside down, start by locating the four pre-drilled holes underneath the upholstery and poking a hole through the material. Next place one of the lock washers over the Allen head bolt. Starting at the rear of the seat, align the second cutout from the top of the slider mechanism with the pre-drilled hole in the seat. Place one of the spacers in between the seat and the slider mechanism and then slide the Allen bolt through the cutout and loosely tighten the bolt. Do the same for the other side.

To access the front cutouts, slide the seat track up toward the rear of the seat. Align the oval-shaped cutout on the slider mechanism with the pre-drilled hole in the seat. Place a spacer in between the slider mechanism and the seat. Slide the Allen head bolt through the cutouts and firmly tighten the bolt. Do the same for the other side.

Slide the seat track down toward the front of the seat to expose the rear Allen bolts. Firmly tighten these as well. With a half-inch deep socket, firmly tighten down the four seat track to slider mechanism nuts, and you're done.

The installation for the SVE S2 racing seat is a little bit easier than the S1. Like the S1, make sure the seatbelt stud is located closest to the center console. With the seat upside down, start by locating the four predrilled holes underneath the upholstery and poking a hole through the material. The spacers are already pre-installed on the S2, so all you got to do is align the cutouts with the holes and tighten down the Allen head bolts.

From here the installation is the exact same thing as the S1. To see more great products from SVE, be sure and subscribe to our YouTube channel and pick up your SVE S2 racing seats from latemodelrestoration.com.

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