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PostPosted: Sun Apr 11, 2021 7:29 am    Post subject: Swivel Seat Bolt Pattern Reply with quote

I've just acquired the three pieces (missing the actuator lever) I need to install a swivel seat on the passenger side of my '73 Riviera; however, the four "dinner plate" bolt holes don't line up with the studs that protrude from the weld on base.


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In this pic, you can see that they are off by 1-2mm on all four.
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Did VW use different bolt patterns for different year swivels? In my search, I found a single post mentioning that this might be a possibility, but wanted to hear from the experts. The three pieces came from a late bay according to the seller.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 11, 2021 1:20 pm    Post subject: Re: Swivel Seat Bolt Pattern Reply with quote

Have you tried rotating the dinner plate 90 degrees? The little notch for the release lever should point forward.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 11, 2021 4:25 pm    Post subject: Re: Swivel Seat Bolt Pattern Reply with quote

Yes. The bolt pattern isn’t square so there are only two positions where the holes could line up. No dice with either orientation.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 11, 2021 4:32 pm    Post subject: Re: Swivel Seat Bolt Pattern Reply with quote

ask the seller if instead of "The three pieces came from a late bay" if it is probable that "The three pieces came from late bays"
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