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Old November 30th, 2014, 08:10 PM   #1
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Got a little progress on the 66's interior.Lined the firewall and package area with insulation and black carpet.Painted the wheel wells with bed liner.Made a storage box in place of the back seat,hinged at the tunnel to access battery and volt reg and to provide some storage.Painted with bed liner now it will eventually be carpeted.Sewed up some door panels.Have the pass side glued up and mounted in car.Drivers side is sewn and glued.still have to mount to car.Still have to make ones for rear.Going to make seat covers to match doors unless I find a really comfortable set of replacement seats.I heard seats from a Dodge Neon 2 dr work well but I haven't been able to find 2 good ones.Any suggestions?

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Old December 1st, 2014, 08:50 AM   #2
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I set up a 62 with big hatches like that back in the 80's... My wife hated that car! LOL
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Old December 1st, 2014, 08:09 PM   #3
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Nice work! I've got no idea what would fit in the way of seats. In my last bug I ran a set of Recarro knock-offs mounted to the VW rails. I'm buying upholstery kits for the Single Cab which runs a 1/3 - 2/3 seat from a '63 or so. I'd like have heated seats. Do you know of a kit for that?
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Old December 2nd, 2014, 02:00 AM   #4
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I like it , you do nice work

I don't know what I'd do without heated seats, I just need to get my sewing machine working so I can recover them
I have my rear seat set up like you did yours, minus the hinges, just 2 pieces of plywood covered in carpet laying over both sides, it was one piece, then I cut it in two to make it easier to get to the battery, guess I'll be putting hinges on it soon


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Old December 2nd, 2014, 06:30 AM   #5
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Nice work! I've got no idea what would fit in the way of seats. In my last bug I ran a set of Recarro knock-offs mounted to the VW rails. I'm buying upholstery kits for the Single Cab which runs a 1/3 - 2/3 seat from a '63 or so. I'd like have heated seats. Do you know of a kit for that?
Look for mini coopers in junkyard. They should have heated seats. Hell would mini Cooper seats fit in a bug?
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Old December 2nd, 2014, 09:35 AM   #6
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With the limited space in the SC, I'm thinking about the heating elements and wiring.
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Old December 2nd, 2014, 11:21 AM   #7
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With the limited space in the SC, I'm thinking about the heating elements and wiring.
I know that Mamotorworks sold a heating kit.. actually I'd check eBay.
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Old December 2nd, 2014, 08:15 PM   #8
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Thanks for the kind words.I know they make heated seats but don't know which ones would fit a bug.I think you would need a high output alternator though.Dodge Neon seats fit a bug but they have to be from a 2 door.The seats in a 4 door recline but don't fold forward leaving no way to get to the rear compartment.Good luck finding a Mini in a junkyard.
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Hey I believe mid american motor works have a heated seat set up. I was thinking of putting them in my contraption when I get to that stage.
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Hey thanks, I'll check it out.
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Old December 5th, 2014, 08:04 PM   #11
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I'm thinking low buck stuff,as in junk yard.Make it work,not bolt it in.
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I'm checking out our local wrecker to see if I can find cheap seats I can salvage for the elements, and get the switches too.
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Ive slid these in a few different seats and have been very happy with the results. If you get some seats that you like that fit you can always add these later?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-TWO-SEAT...ea02e4&vxp=mtr
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Old December 18th, 2014, 08:28 PM   #14
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I finished rear interior panels.Used carpet for the lower part since I'm actually gonna use the car as a DD,weather permitting.It's been wet and cold here for awhile and I have no heat.I have enough carpet to do the compartment I built but have to get more to do floors.Still looking for some nice comfortable seats.
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-TWO-SEAT...ea02e4&vxp=mtr

Oooooo - those are going in the buggy for sure!
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Old December 19th, 2014, 07:46 PM   #16
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Why don't we just turn this into a heated seat thread?
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Old December 21st, 2014, 07:11 AM   #17
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Looking awesome!
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Old December 21st, 2014, 07:57 AM   #18
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If you're still looking for front seats, a few years back I swapped a set of front seats from an Audi into my bug. I welded the lower part of the VW seat mounts to what was needed from the Audi bases. It was a snug fit but beaucoup comfortable.
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Old December 21st, 2014, 07:27 PM   #19
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I found seats from a Chevy Cavalier.Dont know what year but they fit.The tracks are part of the seat.Simple 4 bolt mounting.Remove stock rails,drill 4 holes,done.

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Wow! What year Cavalier? They look like the old Audi seats, but nicer.
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Old December 21st, 2014, 08:53 PM   #21
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Oops. I just caught the part about not knowing the year. Anyway, they look good with the rest of the interior.
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