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Front seats

Discussion in 'Interior' started by oceandreams66, Aug 8, 2009.

  1. oceandreams66

    oceandreams66 New Member

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    This is a pic of my front seats from behind. Other kombis i've seen seem to have a hard frame behind the seats, is mine normal? It's a 77 micro. Not even sure what these frames are called but would be good to have them if you wanted to put in a cooler or storage box behind them.
     

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  2. melissa

    melissa Administrator Staff Member

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    Being a 77, yours probably never had them in the first place. This was a progression in models as VW moved on to the T3. There are 2 good things (that I can think of) of not having the bulkhead panels behind your seats,
    1. You are able to recline your seat back for a more comfortable ride (especially passenger).
    2. You can fit swivel bases and be able to turn your seats around into the middle.
     
  3. Van Housing

    Van Housing Well-Known Member

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    As Melissa points out, there are no bulkheads on imported deluxe microbuses (ie from 77 onwards ....) - it seems that prior to 77, Australia only had standard buses (assembled here).
     
  4. oceandreams66

    oceandreams66 New Member

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    Thanks guys. Just wanted to be sure I wasn't missing something. I actually looked back at older posts and found a similar question asked so I don't feel so silly now :)
     
  5. josh-kombi-kid

    josh-kombi-kid New Member

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    what were the bulkheads used for anyway??? :/
     
  6. Deluxe

    Deluxe Active Member

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    Am guessing that they were to protect front seat passenger and driver from heavy goods flying around the back of commercial vehicles but that is just a guess....
     
  7. jon ward

    jon ward Active Member

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    I believe they are a structural item as well.
    Plus the passenger seat back rest hooks into the bulkhead.
     

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