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jslew
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 17, 2014 9:50 am    Post subject: How thick is the bottom of your rear seat? Reply with quote

I think 73-79 buses will be around 8-9" thick, while 68-72 buses will be around 5-6" thick. Will you measure yours and help prove or disprove my theory?

Here's how I'm measuring mine. Bottom of tube to top of seat. To the bead would be cool too.
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Here's busdaddy's results:
"The back seat bottom in my 71 measures 7.5" from the bottom edge to the top of the cushion, and 6.5" to the bead between the sides and the top.
A 76 measures 8" to the top and 6.5" to the beading. "

The reason I'm interested can be read here: http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=591436
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 17, 2014 11:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I certainly would not ask a woman aboutr her rear seat.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 17, 2014 4:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm guessing it's probably impossible to use the words "big" or "thick" and "seat" in the same sentence w/o someone getting offended!
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 17, 2014 4:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The bigger the cushion the better the pushin.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 19, 2014 3:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Went to a show today & checked out 3 different bays w similar seats. Two were 5-6" thick, one was more like 8-9" thick. None of the people were ever at their buses, and 2 left before i could find out what yr they were. But, there are 2 different rear seat thickness for bay window buses. I'm still guessing it changes 71/72ish.
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