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Fs71
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 10:47 am    Post subject: Best option for front seat replacement Reply with quote

I need to replace my front seats; high back seats would be best. The thing shop has a direct replacement high back seats that look original. Does anyone have experience with replacing their front seats with aftermarket seats? How easy was it to adapt? Pictures?

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 4:31 pm    Post subject: Re: Best option for front seat replacement Reply with quote

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=610036

http://www.mooreparts.com/seat-mounts-seat-sliders/
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 11:22 pm    Post subject: Re: Best option for front seat replacement Reply with quote

There is a sticky at the top on the subject. 71-72 bug/super high back seats are a direct slide in-aftermarket you have a ton of options as well.

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=446005
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:36 am    Post subject: Re: Best option for front seat replacement Reply with quote

I purchased my Thing with aftermarket PROCAR seats from SCAT that were installed by a previous owner. At first I was not very happy about not having the original seats but these have grown on me and I now have no plans to replace them.

I model that I have installed are the P90 in black vinyl which matches the back seat quite well. They sell a very wide variety seat adapters that are specifically designed to the car that will mate their seats to the OEM mounting points/tracks. They do sell adapters specific for the Thing (81384/81385). Just make sure that you order a left and right seat and a left and right mounting adapter.
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