You may want to sit down for this one. In fact, if you do it really should be the on factory correct seats for your ’67 Vintage VW Beetle. Harold Stansell has them.
Not jus the front, but the rear as well. We all know how tough it is to find a complete low back set. Info below; both email and cell. (Rear still available)
Location: Murphy, NC. Local pickup only.
Owner Contact: Harold Stansell – (813) 235-5016
I notice what looks like foam on the back sides of the front seat. Have these seats been reupholstered or repadded? I didn’t think VW used foam in their seats?
These appear OG, as they are low back. That’s not foam, I think just some type of covering that was on the horsehair.
Definitely non factory foam ooozing out of the front under sides, and snaps / strings too! These are NOT original factory covered 1967 seats! They’ve been sloppily recovered at some point. The foam, heat seams on the front seat backrests extending up over the tops, and all the string tie “action” under the rear seat are the giveaway. Possibly ’66 front seats as the slider adjuster handles are white plastic tipped. However, they look like possible good bones for a complete and proper early 67 seat restoration.
The seat covers appear OG in how they wrap over the top. I’ll take another look.
Eric, factory original ’67 seat “leatherette” upholstery had the heat seams stop at approximately 3″ below the top crown of the seat backs. From there, plain basket weave material extends up over the top and over the back for another 3″. Then, plain grained vinyl down the backside from there, and NO snaps! The oem rear seat back would have the same heat seams stopping at approximately 3″ BELOW the top of seatback for factory original. However, it does have the rear seatback original rubberized ‘carpet matting’ intact
Looking at these, a few questions for my own knowledge:
* The backs/rears of the bottoms of the front seats seem to be different. Which one should it be: flat vinyl or basket weave?
* My 67 convertible seats do not have the bottom front side panels – were they standard with all 67s?
* Were these panels different from early to mid seats?
* Were these panels metal or plastic?
Harry. I have no idea on any of your questions. I just know I took them out of a 67 bug before the rest of it was scrapped. Obviously they have been re-covered, probably a few times since 67. The frame and springs are what I thought someone might need. The front seats did get sold. If the back seats don’t sell they will most likely end up in the dumpster. Hopefully E can answer you questions.
Harry, to answer your questions:
1) “flat vinyl” for backs / rears (and sides!) of front seat bottoms
2) “flat panels” originally on all ’67 Beetle front seats as “standard”, also on ’66 as well.
3) No difference between “early to mid”.
4) Panels are metal.
Sorry for the delay in answering, as I haven’t logged in here since last week. Hope it might be of some assistance to you in your 1967 VW convertible seat quest…
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