Hello! Log in or Register   |  Help  |  Donate  |  Buy Shirts  See all banner ads | Advertise on TheSamba.com  
TheSamba.com
 
Questions about seats
Forum Index -> Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up Share: Facebook Twitter
Reply to topic
Print View
Quick sort: Show newest posts on top | Show oldest posts on top View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
handytwo87
Samba Member


Joined: February 08, 2006
Posts: 10

handytwo87 is offline 

PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 2017 6:20 pm    Post subject: Questions about seats Reply with quote

I have a '70 Beetle that was just a rotten shell when I started. I bought front & rear seat frames that the seller told me came out of a '70. I bought a quality upholstery kit with padding and covers. The bottoms fit perfectly but the seat backs, front & rear, are not correct. The frame is wider than the covers. Does anyone know where I can find the dimensions for the different year seats so I can order the correct year covers for the frames I have? Thank you!!!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Classifieds Feedback
sb001
Samba Member


Joined: May 19, 2011
Posts: 6397
Location: NW Arkansas
sb001 is offline 

PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 2017 6:53 pm    Post subject: Re: Questions about seats Reply with quote

Is it possible that your seat frames are out of a 68-69 instead of a 70? The 68-69 front seatback headrests were wider than 70-72. However AFAIK the rear seatbacks were the same on all those years.
I am not sure where you can find actual dimensions for the seats but can you possibly post photos of the frames and the covers you have? We may be able to tell what you have just by looking.
_________________
1969 autostick sedan, owned since new
1600 SP engine
Solex 30 PICT 3 carburetor
Bosch 113905205AE autostick distributor
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
handytwo87
Samba Member


Joined: February 08, 2006
Posts: 10

handytwo87 is offline 

PostPosted: Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:20 pm    Post subject: Re: Questions about seats Reply with quote

sb001 wrote:
Is it possible that your seat frames are out of a 68-69 instead of a 70? The 68-69 front seatback headrests were wider than 70-72. However AFAIK the rear seatbacks were the same on all those years.
I am not sure where you can find actual dimensions for the seats but can you possibly post photos of the frames and the covers you have? We may be able to tell what you have just by looking.


It is very possible. All I had to go by was the guys word that they were what he said they were, which they obviously are not. I will take pictures of them when I get home next month, that's a good idea. Thank you for input!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Classifieds Feedback
Display posts from previous:   
Reply to topic    Forum Index -> Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up All times are Mountain Standard Time/Pacific Daylight Savings Time
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum

About | Help! | Advertise | Donate | Premium Membership | Privacy/Terms of Use | Contact Us | Site Map
Copyright © 1996-2016, Everett Barnes. All Rights Reserved.
Not affiliated with or sponsored by Volkswagen of America | Forum powered by phpBB