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Old May 2nd, 2005, 08:03 PM   #1
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Well as most of you can tell I am new to the forum and well, actually im new to volkswagen ownership as well. I do have a particular problem with my 71' though. I am a kind of a tall person, and when it comes to leg room, the bug is somewhat limited for me. So, I have a question. What would be the best solution for getting the seat further back in the car. ( and yess its all the back right now ) Should i extend the rails ? Or completely remove them from the pan and reweld them further back ? Im open to any sugestions.
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Old May 2nd, 2005, 08:12 PM   #2
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rip those fuckers out of there and reweld them or get some universal mounts out of hot vw's and bolt in some aftermarked buckets. or a bench. or drive from the back seat. how tall are you? [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/cool.gif[/img]









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Old May 2nd, 2005, 08:16 PM   #3
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Well as most of you can tell I am new to the forum and well, actually im new to volkswagen ownership as well. I do have a particular problem with my 71' though. I am a kind of a tall person, and when it comes to leg room, the bug is somewhat limited for me. So, I have a question. What would be the best solution for getting the seat further back in the car. ( and yess its all the back right now ) Should i extend the rails ? Or completely remove them from the pan and reweld them further back ? Im open to any sugestions.
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I am also interested in this topic. I am 6'6" and over 300lbs. leg and shoulder room are areas of planned improvement. I want to mod the shifter so it up and to the right and mount some old airplane seats I picked up back and a bit more inboard (shoulder room and better weight distribution). I am assuming full custom mounts but, am open to a better method.

Also as I have a '67 is it possible to relocate the seatbelt "ring" rearward?
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Old May 2nd, 2005, 08:19 PM   #4
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Most people don't sit correctly when driving their cars. Your legs shouldn't be all stretched out like a lazyboy position. I've seen alot of tall people drive comfortably in a bug, it would be cheaper just to sit correctly [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/wink.gif[/img] Just my 2 cents.

Other method, try using lower seats like from a Karmann Ghia if your knees hit the steering wheel, or use a smaller steering wheel.
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Old May 2nd, 2005, 08:46 PM   #5
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Custom SEATS!!!! Well... eventually. But towards the end of the seat rails there is a section that limits the seat from sliding further back. I ground that crap off and got another 3-4 inches on my stock rails..... But My new seats are gettting delivered this week, so screw stock rails.
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Old May 3rd, 2005, 08:19 AM   #6
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Just take the front bucket seat out and set on the back seat. [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/blink.gif[/img]
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Old May 3rd, 2005, 09:01 AM   #7
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a buddy of mine chopped his seats he took a section out of the tubing and welded back together..looked nice.
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