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1968 2002 Seat Cover Fitment


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What years to replacement seat covers span? I am looking for replacements for the front seats in my 68, though since it comes with headrests I am thinking the seats might be a year or two newer...

Thoughts?

Thanks,

Jan

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Yes, they are. I'd like to keep the car as close to original as possible. Does anyone here know if the 68 front seat set are identical to later years?

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I don't think there were ever any US-spec 2002s with low back seats. People might have bought Euro seats and put them in, or brought in a grey-market car with lo seats. But 1968 brought mandatory ignition/steering locks, dash padding, high back seats, etc., to all cars in the US.

Mike

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My 2002 came with the original seats in almost perfect condition...The car was titled a year late as a 69 also....VIN is 1661913 and is a US Spec car....I have also seen other 68 2002's with the "low back" seats..

Ryan

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It's hard to tell, because most we see are worn out or have been replaced. But they went through several upholstery styles, some tougher than others; some seats are flatter than others, although even the latest ones had very low side bolsters. The headrests came in two styles; one was sort of concave up top, those were the later ones I think. The earlier ones are flat up top. Early seats had chrome support hardware, later ones had black plastic covers on the side hardware. Early seats had horsehair stuffing, I've seen late ones that had foam. Generally, covers from any year fit seats from other years, though there might be slight variations.

Mike

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It was a Ralph Nader law passed in '68, I think it was the Highway Transportation Safety Act, or something like that. They made _lots_ of changes to VW Beetles, British sports cars, etc.

Mike

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front seats, they shouldn't have headrests; also the seat backs are about an inch wider than the later cars ('69s use these same wide seats too). Easy way to tell: the chrome seat back recliner mechanisms are under the upholstery on the inboard sides of the seat backs, unlike later seats, where they are exposed. Also, you can't reach your arm between the seats like you can with later cars. These seat backs will interchange with later backs on the same cushions.

Hope this helps.

Mike

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