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Fox Body Mustang Seat Guide

Last Updated 12/17/2020 by Taylor Ward

The Fox Body Mustang came with a wide variety of factory seating options. Check out LMR's Fox Body Mustang Seat Guide to help!

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The Fox Body Mustang had its fair share of seating options over the years. The 1979-86 era saw the most options of the bunch as well. Below, we will cover the different factory options Fox Body seats available over the years.


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1979 To Early 1983 Fox Body Mustang Seats

1979-1982 offered four options to appeal to a broad scope of enthusiasts. Standard equipment was what was referred to as a “low back” seat with a small headrest. The next rung on the options list was a “high back” solid seat with no headrest similar to what was found in the Mustang II. For the enthusiast looking for more of a luxury feel, Ford offered a “low back” seat option with European style headrests. All of these seat offerings could be had with your choice of vinyl or cloth upholstery with several different color and pattern options. Considered the flashiest of the bunch, folks who checked off the Cobra or Pace Car option on their order form got a white/black checkered cloth upholstery on a custom-tailored bucket seat made by Recaro.

Year

Seat

1979-82 High Back No Headrest

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1979-82 Low Back Ghia (Euro Style Headrest)

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1979-82 Pace Car/Cobra Recaro

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Early 83 Low Back Small Headrest

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1983 To 1993 Fox Body Mustang Base & Sports Seats

In 1983 after Ford recognized the success of the Fox platform, they revised and simplified their seating options and dropped the Recaro option in favor of a more comfortable softer “sport” style seat in the GT and highly optioned GLX cars. This new option retained the halo style headrest with a mesh webbing and was utilized for 1983-84 model years. For non “sport” seating options, Ford introduced the new “standard” low back seat with revised contoured foam and upholstery patterns. This style seat remained unchanged all the way through 1993 on non “sport” seat equipped cars.

Year

Seat

1983-84 Sport Seat With Mesh Headrest (Replaced Recaro)

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1984-93 Mustang Base Standard Seat

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1984-86 Mustang SVO

1984 saw the introduction of the SVO Mustang. Tailored to be nimble and handle the curves with the European cars of the day, the SVO needed a more supportive seat. Offered in gray cloth or perforated leather, these seats featured enhanced side bolsters and an air bladder to inflate and deflate lumbar support. This seat option remained exclusive to the SVO Mustang

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1985-86 GT Halo Headrest

In 1985, If you selected the “sport” seat option on your LX or purchased a GT, you got the newly designed seat from Ford. 1985-86 featured a halo headrest without webbing, adjustable lumbar support, and a pullout knee bolster. This was a two-year option that has become one of the signature features of the 1985-86 Mustang GT.

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1987-89 Mustang Sport Seat

In 1987, the “sport” seat option was revised and updated with the new body style. The seat foams themselves remained identical, but revised tweed material or leather was used, and a large solid padded headrest replaced the halo headrest option. This style seat was used for the 1987-89 models and had a 26" seat back.


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1990-91 Mustang Sport Seat

In 1990, Ford revised the “sport” seat with a slightly shorter seat back (24"), and a small headrest. Lumbar adjustment and a pull out knee bolster remained unchanged.


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1992-93 Mustang “Sport” Seat

Entering into the last years of the Fox Body era, Ford made one minor change to the “sport” seat. The small headrest and lumbar remained unchanged, but 92-93 saw the omission of the pull-out knee bolster. The lower seat foam was made solid.

With all of the different seat options offered during its 14-year span, LMR.com has you covered if you are in need of seating components. For more information, check our Fox Body seat options


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