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For those of you that know what I'm talking about, these are the seats, I think only came in GT's, that have the high backs and the large articulated headrest.

My question revolves around the recline mechanism. With the seats mounted in my car (it's a 90 GT) the seats don't seem to tilt 'upward' as much as they should. I had a pair in my former '83 GT and I seem to remember when the seat was upright the seat back was practically straight up. I seem to recall a rumor that 'vert seats had either different recline mechanisms or a pin or something that limited the travel in the mechanism, is there any truth to this? If someone has had any experience with this, let me know. I'm going to take the seats out and probably disassemble them to weld some reinforcement inside the frames and I'd like to be able to take care of this too. Thanks in advance.

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i do not know if they do or not, but my LX with the GT interior will go all the way up, and they have the jumbo headrest also.
 

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Same here my 88 GT seats go staright up. I remember when I had the big fat headrests and they would get caught up on the sun visors. I put some escort headrests in place of them. I think they look much better now.
 

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FunkRider82 said:
Your seat frame is either bent or worn out and leaning.
Nope, both seats do the same thing and these are unmolested seats, that's why I'm going to weld reinforcing inside the frames...to keep them from bending in the future.

Hmmmm, I guess I'll have to dig deeper. Maybe I'll try to get a picture so people can see what I'm talking about.

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I had 87 GT seats in my car for several years, and the only similar problem I had was sometimes the mechanism would stick in the reclined position. If I put them back, and then pulled the lever to raise them, they would only go so far. I had to pull them the rest of the way up. If you now the backs are fine, could a prior owner have modified the latches?!?
 
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