Beetle seat identification

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arrowToFlyWheel
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Beetle seat identification

Post by arrowToFlyWheel » Wed Mar 22, 2017 9:37 pm

Hi I am new here and have a question regarding beetle seats on south african beetles , I have recently aquired a 1600s beetle but the front seats where not what I expected for the model, the seat shape looks like the image below . I can see that this is a beetle seat and not aftermarket , my question is what is the correct south african manufactured beetle to use this seat?
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Re: Beetle seat identification

Post by herbie123 » Thu Mar 23, 2017 5:01 pm

hi Arrow

from my experience , this was / is a Euro and American speck seat

I have seen this on 1303 beetles and on fully imported beetles mostly with balljoint front suspension , with factory disc brakes , with 4 stud wheel pattern ,
the seat rail / slider is also different to the common SA Beetle

if you have this type of seat you have a great car , post some pictures of you car

andreas

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Re: Beetle seat identification

Post by arrowToFlyWheel » Thu Mar 23, 2017 9:04 pm

Thanks for the reply andreas , I really appreciate it , will post pics soon car is currently at the panelbeaters , rest of the car is standard 1600s , kingpins tortionbar suspension , 'circumsized' tail lights 1600s badge on engine hatch , drum brakes, 5 lug wheels and a curved windshield, so I guess one of the previous owners must have scored the seats from one of the cars you mentioned, now the question is should I keep the seats in the car or put in original 1600s seats?

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