kombi seat

Discussion in 'Bay Tech Clinic' started by Derek Engel, Aug 23, 2017.

  1. Derek Engel

    Derek Engel New Member

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    Hi,
    theres a 1974 Kombi at a wreckers (listed as model - VW Kombi L). Newbie question I known but would the back seat of that be compatible with a 1975 Kombi ? I hesitate as the picture shows the 1974 as a low light not sure if they changed the interior when going to high light. Help and thanks in advance appreciate
    thanks
    Deryk
     
  2. MAP77

    MAP77 Well-Known Member

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    The seats from low lights to high lights will all fit (1968 - 1979).
     
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  3. Derek Engel

    Derek Engel New Member

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    Thanks mate great news
     
  4. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    As the last lowlight was 72, it's either not a 74, or it's not the right pic for the vehicle. o_O

    But as stated already, the seats are all interchangeable. ;)
     
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  5. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Picky, picky,picky!:p. Still going to fit.;)
    :p:D;)
    Cheers
     
  6. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    Facty, facty, facty........ 72 lowlight ain't a 74 Bay! :p
     
  7. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    All the same size!:p
    Cheers;)
     
  8. Wayne murray

    Wayne murray Well-Known Member

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    Wrong wrong wrong.Not all bay window seats fit all years 68-79 .As the last two to three years the tracks changed so the seats wouldn't fit with out the tracks being changed.
    It's a fact and not being picky enough.:p.:eek:o_O;)
     
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  9. galp

    galp Member

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    Agree with Wayne, I have early 74 that have to have tracks changed to take some late 74 seats
     
  10. Mellow Yellow 74

    Mellow Yellow 74 Active Member

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    The OP was talking about the rear seat not the front seats so tracks not an issue.

    I am amused that the bloke calling out someone in another thread for using "their" instead of "there" is calling someone else picky in this thread.
     
  11. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Hey Mellow,
    That's called turn about!
    & that's how Grantus approached me after my picky bit about there/their.
    So the back seat will fit all buses from 69 on.
    Cheers
     
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  12. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Sure are. As is cheek.:cool:
    Cheers
     
  13. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Believe I was called "picky"! for that.
    Cheers
     
  14. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    C'mon children, keep it on topic please......about the seat.
    You are not helping the original poster with this banter regarding semantics.
    Cheers,
    Mark
     
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  15. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    Facts not semantics ;)

    The lowlight and later bay rearmost seat fit dimensionally but the lowlight has single central " catch" for seat back (on vertical panel between wheel arches) whereas late bay has 2
    ( spaced apart)
    Easily adapted if necessary on the panel.
    74 and 75 are identical.
    So...
    Both will fit.
    Ensure its actually a kombi seat.
    ( seen plenty of Toyota seats advertised as being out of , or suit a kombi) ;)


    I would consider correct year identification of year an important factor as many sellers or owners are often incorrect.
    Further factor is the amount of
    " owner modifications" that can mean that the vehicle parts do not match the year anyway.
     
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  16. Derek Engel

    Derek Engel New Member

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    Thanks all, not only helpful but also interesting (excluding the English lesson ;)). So, after driving for 75 minutes to the wreckers, turns out the 1974 Kombi was actually not there, an old post they had not taken down from their website (buyer beware!!). I did email and ring them before heading there but they didn't reply to either. Live and learn, a story for the camp fire....... so.........have managed to tracked down an seat from an 1981 vehicle (think it was 81, could also be 85 :oops:), will that fit a 1975 kombi ?...I doubt it but thought I'd ask...Thanks again all, loving the education and help:)
     
  17. melissa

    melissa Administrator Staff Member

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    No it will not fit. That would be from a T3 and they are wider.
     
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  18. rstucke

    rstucke Active Member

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    Derek
    How urgent is the rear seat.
    Can you wait till after Christmas.
    I've got a lowlight seat in my 79 camper that will be for sale around then.
    It's a dark red basket weave vinyl.
    If you find one in the mean time all well and good.
    If not you can have first dibs.
    Rick
     
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  19. rstucke

    rstucke Active Member

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    forgot to mention that it was adapted to fit by bolting an angle between the 2 mounts in the bay, and sliding the single tang of the back rest behind the angle iron.
    works a treat and can't be detected.
     
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  20. Derek Engel

    Derek Engel New Member

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    Will keep looking but if I have no luck definitely keen ta
     

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