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Offline pittwagen

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Dune Buggy Seats
« on: June 14, 2014, 10:38:09 PM »
I have had my street legal rail for quite some time but unfortunately I always find myself working on other projects or driving something else.

The seating I have falls into the OK category.  I have added extra padding both in the base and backrest but I suspect if I start driving it any amount of time (say all day for a couple of days) I will want a seat upgrade with more support and comfort.  Here is what I have.



So my question to Airspeed Forum buggy owners is what are you running and what is the best out there.  Thanks for your help.

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Re: Dune Buggy Seats
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2014, 10:10:10 AM »
new to this site, however, have been a VW owner for over 30 years...

My son and I are starting the planning of a street legal "buggy"...

THEN, I saw your vehicle.....!!!!

He wants a rail, however, I was under the impression that is was not an easy thing to register, however. yours looks like it is as simple as a Manx style buggy (in that you have a body and roll bar bolted to your pan)

Did you build it yourself?

is it the original Pan VIN?

Can you share anything else relevant.

Thanks!

Steve Sheprd
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Past:
69 Fastback, 66 Beetle - turned to Manx, 72 Karmann Ghia Vert, 71 Squareback, 77 Scirocco, 96 VR6 Passat
Present:
03 TDI golf
Future:
TBA Dunebuggy

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Re: Dune Buggy Seats
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2014, 03:57:16 PM »
My buggy is constructed from a Bugpack Invader tube frame chassis.  There is no pan.  Bought the bare chassis and not much else from a local fellow.  I did the rest myself.  It has its own VIN issued by ICBC.  No BS with grafting on a VW VIN.  Everything was done properly with no corners cut. 

It was fully inspected by a designated inspection facility and passed the first time. 

- 1600sp with doghouse oil cooling,
- IRS rear suspension with 002 bus trans, chromoly axles, 100mm Thing cv's
- engine and trans skid plates
- stock 61 T1 king/link front suspension
- dual exhaust with spark arrestors
- vdo gauges, stock T1 wipers, super beetle gas tank
- 16ga. floor and 22ga. body, Detachable hood.

Here is another pic from the 2011 GCVWS.  That was a good day.



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Re: Dune Buggy Seats
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2014, 08:10:44 PM »
did you find better seats,and are you selling the old ones?

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Re: Dune Buggy Seats
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2014, 09:57:23 AM »
Found better seats but the fit was an issue.  Seats not for sale.




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Re: Dune Buggy Seats
« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2014, 02:18:28 PM »
Years ago a buddy of mine had the same sand rail frame. There is a carbo suspension seat that is narrow 2 of them will fit. Down side if you're a bit on the chunky size like me their to tight

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Re: Dune Buggy Seats
« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2014, 05:05:35 PM »
Do you recall the brand?  The problem I have is the outboard arm rest I added.  About 42" across the upper back area.  Not much room at the base either.  I have added some extra padding in the seats but I don't think they would be adequate for a long ride. The seats need to be very low in order to see out the windshield as well.  Seat sliders don't help either.

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Re: Dune Buggy Seats
« Reply #7 on: December 06, 2014, 05:24:36 PM »
I've done some long drives with those seats including last year's Spring thaw, 1200kms in three days and found them quite comfortable over the long haul. I'd try em out on a roadie for a while to see if they work. I did put some seat heaters in them though what a great idea for an open car. The Baja bug is very narrow inside as well with the roll cage and steering brakes.
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Re: Dune Buggy Seats
« Reply #8 on: December 06, 2014, 05:34:41 PM »
Good advice.  Think I will try them as is with the extra padding.  Seat heaters are great. Have them in my bus.  I left room for a gas heater and stock heaters as well.  Need some type of roof and some wind deflectors around the side mirrors to make it a little more all weather. Know what I have to do.  Other projects get in the way.

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Re: Dune Buggy Seats
« Reply #9 on: December 06, 2014, 09:25:54 PM »
where are working on a street rail as well, was going to use 914 seats but they are to tall. what are the ones in your buggy.oh and are you using only lap belts.  thanks

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Re: Dune Buggy Seats
« Reply #10 on: December 07, 2014, 04:44:41 PM »
Poly seats and Tiger deluxe seat belts (2" shoulder 3" lap) all from CIP.

 

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