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    Awesome!! Looking forward to your input on the TMI foam so far as comfort. Can’t wait to see them in the car. Very detailed thread. Thanks .
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    Cannot wait to hear if this solves the weird height issue with the Corbeaus.

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    Awesome!! Looking forward to your input on the TMI foam so far as comfort. Canít wait to see them in the car. Very detailed thread.
    Thanks. They turned out pretty nice and feel good, but the true test will be getting them in the car ... hopefully over the weekend with any luck.

    Cannot wait to hear if this solves the weird height issue with the Corbeaus
    I'll definitely keep you posted, I owe you some measurements as well.

    Getting the passenger seat ready to go in. Here are some shots of the back seat as well. I'm monkeying around with the center armrest a little, thus why it's missing in the one shot.
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    I might have missed it, but where did you find the seat belt buckle sleeves? Are the Mustang equivalent close enough to use on T-bird / Cougar?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drewstang View Post
    I might have missed it, but where did you find the seat belt buckle sleeves? Are the Mustang equivalent close enough to use on T-bird / Cougar?
    The seat belt buckle sleeves ... believe it or not ... are actually my OEM original ones. They're not perfect, but they are still in really good shape. You can use Mustang ones, while not identical, they will get you by. Eric has a write up on this here: http://www.coolcats.net/restoring/seatbelts.html

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    Those came out really nice! Great job. Can't wait to see them in the car.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 85CougarCobra View Post
    The seat belt buckle sleeves ... believe it or not ... are actually my OEM original ones. They're not perfect, but they are still in really good shape. You can use Mustang ones, while not identical, they will get you by. Eric has a write up on this here: http://www.coolcats.net/restoring/seatbelts.html
    You got pretty lucky with the originals, Matt. Glad to see you reused them. Seats came out awesome!

    I have Mustang sleeves on my car. They do work well but you have to crank down the Torx bolts really tight to keep them from flopping all over. They also hold paint very, very well. Only thing I don’t like, aside from not being technically correct, is that they’re all made in furrin’ countries. One of these days I hope someone in North America can reproduce the correct sleeves for us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EricCoolCats View Post
    You got pretty lucky with the originals, Matt. Glad to see you reused them. Seats came out awesome!

    I have Mustang sleeves on my car. They do work well but you have to crank down the Torx bolts really tight to keep them from flopping all over. They also hold paint very, very well. Only thing I don’t like, aside from not being technically correct, is that they’re all made in furrin’ countries. One of these days I hope someone in North America can reproduce the correct sleeves for us.
    Thanks! Yeah, my originals are still going strong, but they do have splits in them on parts of the seams ... only a matter of time I suppose. I'm afraid to look at them wrong! I bought Mustang ones for the Corbeaus but once I ditched that plan and the 87-88 vintage power seat tracks, I went back to the 83?-86 power seat tracks and my stock seat belts/sleeves.

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    Installed the seat back and passenger seat. I have a bit of a mess with some other interior work ongoing, but getting closer ...

    Unfortunately, it will be little time before I can actually "test" anything. Car wouldn't start a few weeks ago, diagnosed a fuel pressure/pump issue, dropped the tank to find a slit in the fuel hose inside the tank that is connected to the pump, so need to take care of all of that "fun" stuff as well ... easy enough, but a PITA at the same time.
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