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By Colin S 3058 Date 2013-07-29 23:36
  I have a dunerunner buggy that has the fiberglass buckets on the original VW tracks,I would like to change them to a low back  seat with an adjustable headrest. (similar to Scat Rally seats) the seats that I have found are too wide at 21 " Any suggestions ? I am trying to keep to the "retro" look. I believe a 19" wide seat may work. Thanks Colin
By Jeffrey P 655 Date 2013-07-30 00:48
Some Corbeaus, or even a set from a Cobra replica.
By Buffy73 Date 2013-07-30 09:56
Pacific Customs in California has them and they have a website.  I just put them in my buggy and love them.  I also prefer the adjustable head rests because I think they look more vintage than the built in type.  They sit nice and low with a four inch high seat so you don't sit too high and they are between 18" and 19" wide specifically for dune buggies.  They were expensive (about $270 each) but figure you only do it once and they're real comfortable.  Well worth the money.  Will try and get pictures today if you want to see what they look like.
By Buffy73 Date 2013-07-30 11:45
I forgot to mention that I also purchased the seat rails that were made for the seats for 2 reasons.  One, my original fiberglass seats were bolted to the floor and I couldn't reach the pedals and two, I wanted to make sure the rails were adjustable and were made specifically for those seats.  More money but my brother said that they went in easy, just time consuming.  Didn't want any problems with making them fit and they're beautiful.  Driving it now and what a blast!
By Colin S 3058 Date 2013-07-30 22:55
Thanks for the input it appears that the seats you recommended Pacific Custom are the ones that will work for me THX.
By Buffy73 Date 2013-07-30 23:46
Here are some pics of my seats.

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By Lloyd B 2301 Date 2013-07-31 00:18
Buffy73, if you can convert those pics over to Jpeg they may show up, at least my computer only gets this:PK�����!��ܚ�������[Content_Types].xml �(��
By Buffy73 Date 2013-07-31 01:40
How do I do that?
By Buffy73 Date 2013-07-31 01:52
Hope this worked.
By Buffy73 Date 2013-07-31 01:55
Size is wrong.  I'm trying to get you pictures.

By Lloyd B 2301 Date 2013-07-31 15:02
Pictures look good!  You can resize them in "paint" on your computer. 
By Colin S 3058 Date 2013-08-01 01:15
Great pictures, that confirms my decision to go with them, they are just what I was looking for Thanks Again
By Colin S 3058 Date 2015-03-01 23:36
I installed the recommended seats using the original VW seat tracks ,cut about1 1/2 " out of them to lower them a bit. Also splurged for the seat heaters, great seats thanks for the recommendation.

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By Colin S 3058 Date 2015-03-02 01:10
Here is the seat base that I used cut 1 1/2 and welded tabs on it . It works great

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By JACK 1467 Date 2015-03-05 00:37
what are the seats that you used.
By Colin S 3058 Date 2015-03-05 02:40
  They are P.A.P. SEATS sold by Pacific Customs in Southern California . If you go to the beginning of this thread "BUFFY 73 " recommended them initially. They are a great fit because they are only 19" wide and fit a standard 'glass buggy perfectly . I had them install seat heaters on mine. Also I went to the factory In Temecula California and purchased the same vinyl to have the rear seat covered. They would not sell the seats directly to me though ,I had to get them through Pacific Customs,and picked them up at their store. Hope this helps . They are a bit pricey but just what I wanted for the 'retro look" and the ability to keep the shoulder harnesses in place. They also sell an identical seat without the headrest.
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