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low back seats in a "69 beetle and antiquing vinyl
ClockworkMonkey - November 18th, 2012 at 10:39 AM

Hey guys, i got a few questions i thought might be able to be answered in the same post about seats.

Q1. can you fit low back seats into a 69 beetle? a friend of mine said something about the runners? T or L runners? how do i tell which ones i have?

Q2. Is there a way to get new vinyl looking old (read "well warn") quickly?

Q3. is anyone selling old low back seats with ratty vinyl somewhere near brisbane?? i'd prefer the ones with rounded tops if that makes sense... i have no idea what shapes of seats came in what year models

and lastly because i just can't find a picture of it anywhere.... will red seats and door cards etc match black carpet? i'm assuming it doesn't really as i can't find a picture on the internet anywhere hahaha ... :)

1916baja - November 24th, 2012 at 02:15 PM

I did this one about a year or so ago... i think it looked alright.

ClockworkMonkey - November 27th, 2012 at 08:39 PM

nicely done mate! i suppose seats are hard to come by these days? did you buy them new or were they 2nd hand?

1916baja - November 28th, 2012 at 07:22 AM

I re-trimmed the whole car... I'm an upholsterer/motor trimmer. That was a customers car.

Joel - November 28th, 2012 at 02:46 PM

A 69 would have had lowbacks in them anyway, highbacks didn't start till 72.

70 and earlier bugs have the L runners and 71-74 have the T runners, so there were never any factory L rail high back seats here in Oz.
You can fit later T rail seats into early L runner cars but they are pretty loose and wobbly.

ClockworkMonkey - November 28th, 2012 at 03:50 PM

Thanks mate! You don't happen to know of anyone, preferably in bris that has a set lying around?