Well, I picked up a couple of ProCar Pro 90 seats a month or so ago for the bug. My 74 VW Superbeetle with brand new seats.  Nice black vinyl seats. After tearing my pants on the drivers seat I put a seat cover on it, that’s how bad the seats in the bug were. Here’s the seat with the seat cover off and taken apart. Yes, this is what I’ve been driving on for the last few months.

Old bug seat

Old bug seat

Here’s the new seat next to the old seat bracket. Old bugs use a strange tripod style mounting bracket.

New Seat

New Seat

I attached the new seat to the original seat bracket and put in the bug only to discover it makes the seat about 4 inches too high to be comfortable. My head was on the roof and my legs hit the bottom of the steering wheel. So, I needed to come up with a different solution.

Seat Brackets

Seat Brackets

Here’s what I came up with. Angle Iron cut to size with another piece used as a foot bottom. I then mounted these by drilling 4 holes in the floor board and mounting with 5/16 bolts and really big washers. This will work for now, I have them a tad lower than I want, but I want to drive around a bit and make sure this is how I want things. Once I’m sure in my mind that I have it right I’ll use a heavier angle iron, ground smooth, with maybe some flat iron between the legs for added strength. But for now, this works pretty good.

New Seats

New Seats

All mounted in and ready to drive. Now I just need to get the matching cover for the rear seat and I’ll be stylin.

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