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  1. mike75mav

    mike75mav Member

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    I finally got my seats back from being reupholstered after 3 years. Now I'm putting the tracks back on the front bench seat and there not going on right. It seems the tracks need to a spacer from the seat frame to the tracks or I have the wrong tracks.

    This is a 75 Maverick 4 dr. Are all the bench tracks the same? If someone has tracks for a 75 can you send a picture of them.
     
  2. mike75mav

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    Just a quite update. I think the problem is I'm missing spacers between the seat frame and the tracks. After, so many years I forgot on how to put it together. Anyone no on how much space there should be? I'll see if I can find them.
     
  3. Craig Selvey

    Craig Selvey Indiana State Rep - MCCI

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    I don't think there are spacers between the seat and the seat tracks.
     
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    Here is the pic after I installed the tracks. I used a lot of washer to raise the tracks up for clearance for the lever to work.



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    yellow75 MCCI Oregon State Rep Supporting Member

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    That does not look like a Maverick seat
     
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    mike75mav Member

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    It came out of a 1975 Maverick. I found it in a wreaking yard.
     
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    I am with yellow75. Doesn’t look like a maverick seat. You should not need spacers with a stock seat between the rails and the seat frame.
     
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    Those are not the correct springs for a Maverick seat. And you don't need spacers for the tracks.
     
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    This is the part number for the seat. There is a metal tag on the springs. I do know it came out of a Maverick may not be a 75.

    D7bb6263100aa
    7 mgr 427 77
    501000 7 lb
     
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    Someone with relatively short legs and long arms might stack washers in the front to put their shoulders a little further away from the steering wheel. If not Maverick, Fairmont? In 74, Mav seat belts came through the seat bottom to lineup with the bolt holes on the tunnel.
     
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    This is what the seat looks like. I had it for over 10 years in the garage. There was 2 Maverick 4 dr side by side in a wreaking yard. One had a standard bench seat and than this one which a bench seat with an arm rest. I'm not really sure if it came out of a 75 it could be a 76 or 77. I not think any thing earlier. The reason I had to raise the seat up 2 inches was for clearance of the seat and floor boards so the seat can be adjusted forward and backward. The tracks did come from a Maverick.

    And no I don't have short legs and long arms. really
     
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    Your seat is out of a 78 Granada. They had that type of a seat. Probably why the tracks don’t work. Now someone could get you a set of Maverick tracks and you would be golden. - Matt
     
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    I said that because I have short legs and long arms. I cant get comfortable until the seat it forward and the back is reclined a bit. the only way to do it in a non reclining bench seat is to jack up the front with spacers. I didnt mean anything else by it. But, I think you have a nice looking seat from the right side up view.
     
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    Seating position is a very personal thing. For me the key is to have adequate thigh support, or my right knee gets sore.
     
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    The Maverick also, had that type of seat. That did not come out of a Granada or I would not get them.
     

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