[T3] ype 3 Front Seats

Jim Adney jadney at vwtype3.org
Thu May 30 10:06:05 PDT 2019

These look great, but the price seemed extreme until I thought about making 
2 complete and different CNC parts and then shipping them from Austrailia. 
If people need them here, someone ought to coordinate a group purchase 
and get several sets shipped together.

I also thought about trying to arrange a license to make them here. Don't 
know if they'd be up for that. I have no idea how much it would cost to get a 
local shop to make these from a SolidWorks design. Drilling the hole for the 
pin has to be done precisely and would probably be a separate operation, 
which adds to the cost.

Gary F.: Do you still have the extra one? If so, I could show it to someone 
who might be able to estimate a cost, and maybe do a SolidWorks drawing.


On 29 May 2019 at 19:35, Phil Hof wrote:

> These were reproduced, in 6061 aluminum, which should be more durable.  See this Samba link:
> https://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=2008828 <https://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=2008828>
> Contact user nilza:
> at nilsbirkmann at hotmail.com <mailto:nilsbirkmann at hotmail.com>
> I bought a set, not installed yet, but damn, they look good!
> He waits until he has a certain number of buyers, then makes them, so best to submit to him ASAP.
> -Phil
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> > Message: 1
> > Date: Wed, 29 May 2019 12:02:23 +0000 (UTC)
> > From: S UNSWORTH <s.unsworth816 at btinternet.com>
> > Subject: [T3] Fw: Type 3 Front Seats
> > 
> > Is there a recognised method of fixing Type 3 Front Seats that have gone very, very laid back ? Asked?on our VW Type 3 & 4 Club Forum in the UK but no response as yet.?Had our 1972 1600A Variant since March 1988. The Original Drivers Seat ( RHD here of course ) got very laid back in the early 1990s. I?ve had another Drivers Seat I got from a Breakers in use since then. That has now gone the same way. Looks to me like the problem is due to wear of the rake adjustment Cams on the cross shaft.?Only solutions I can come up with, apart from a new seat, would be to stick some metal, nylon or hard rubber on the part the Cams sit against, put some sort of a band around the Cams, or some bushes between the cross shaft and the holes in the Seat Base.
> > Regards,
> > Steve
> > 
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Jim Adney, jadney at vwtype3.org
Madison, Wisconsin, USA

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