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Seat interchange

Posted: Sun Apr 03, 2011 5:09 pm
by ornjkr8
What other seats slide into the 3 point seat rails on the 73+ models? Early Golf/Rabbit/Jettas are close but the legs are too wide. Is there any that require no modding?

Re: Seat interchange

Posted: Sun Apr 03, 2011 6:35 pm
by Piledriver
ornjkr8 wrote:What other seats slide into the 3 point seat rails on the 73+ models? Early Golf/Rabbit/Jettas are close but the legs are too wide. Is there any that require no modding?

Not that I know of.

The Mk1(and supposedly >Mk3) VW Vw/Audi 2 door seats rear legs needed to be widened ~3/4" total for my T3.
Not certain but highly suspect late T1s are same as T3.

The 4 door seats don't hinge for rear access.

As to modifying the legs, 3/8" per side is pretty easy to accomplish.

The seats fro a >91 Cabby work pretty nice, as to the Corrado seats, I have personally used those.
(The Corrado seats are a LOT lower)

Re: Seat interchange

Posted: Sun Apr 03, 2011 6:54 pm
by ornjkr8
I have some Mk1 GTi seats that I was pondering for my soon to be acquired 74. Nice and comfortable but they are blue with the red fading laser/hash marks stripe in them. May look odd in an orange car and these are too nice to re upholster. 944/911 seats also come to mind.

Re: Seat interchange

Posted: Thu Apr 07, 2011 1:37 pm
by Loser_Cruiser
73+ model what's? Im curious as well, if your talking about super beetles. I recently picked these 912 seats up.
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Still looking for the right car though. :) does anyone have pictures of a 1302/1303 with 911 seats mounted?

Re: Seat interchange

Posted: Thu Apr 07, 2011 2:00 pm
by Steve Arndt
I put passat 89 passat seats in my baja. I had to narrow the rear legs as I remember. They didn't come out perfectly inline so installing them without dislodging the white rubber slider bushings is hard.
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Re: Seat interchange

Posted: Sun Feb 12, 2012 11:44 pm
by super71beetle
Loser_Cruiser wrote:73+ model what's? Im curious as well, if your talking about super beetles. I recently picked these 912 seats up.
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Still looking for the right car though. :) does anyone have pictures of a 1302/1303 with 911 seats mounted?
Best upgrade ever! Especially for a 6'6" guy!! I can sit as low as a lamborghini, or at stock height. Arguably one of the sexiest upgrades I've made... I just bolted em to the chassis.
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Re: Seat interchange

Posted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 12:16 am
by Loser_Cruiser
They look great. I still haven't found the right car yet :(