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1971 VW Super Beetle - Rear Seat Upholstery Installation:

Video Overview:

The interior of our 1971 Super Beetle restoration is coming together and we’re ready to get the rear seat in. The rear seat takes more than just upholstery as it is also can serve as a platform if the backrest is folded down. Our tech shows how the whole assembly, upholstery, rear seat board, and backrest carpet pieces in place. We also cover in detail the rear seat release cross bar for those that took theirs apart and can’t quite figure out how it goes back together, so watch and enjoy!

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Tools used in this video:
Hogring Pliers & Rings
Philips Screwdriver
Pocket Knife
Side Cutters
Linesman Pliers
Impact Driver with Philips Screwdriver Bit
3/8” Drive Ratchet with Extension and 17mm Socket
Trim Tool

Other Parts Used:
1/4” Plywood
111885661 – Rear Seat Cross Bar Stops
131885665 – Seat Release Strap
Self Tapping Screws

Video Transcript:

Intro: 0:00
Rear seat release bar installation (example): 0:14
Making a rear seat back board: 1:33
Rear seat backrest upholstery installation: 2:13
Rear seat release bar installation: 5:40
Rear seat backboard installation: 6:26
Rear seat backrest carpet installation: 6:46
Rear seat bottom upholstery installation: 7:38
Rear seat backrest installation: 8:50
Rear bottom seat installation: 9:45