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VW Beetle 1303 Bucket Seat Guide

The VW Beetle 1303 (73>75)...

This was a revision of the 1302 Beetle and was available as the 1303A, 1303 and the 1303S. The only major change was that the flat windscreen was replaced with a more modern curved windscreen, which improved aerodynamics and interior space.

Once you start using your VW Beetle 1303 for fast road and track use, you’ll soon realize just how much you need new bucket seats to provide more support. 

On cornering, you may find your self holding onto the steering wheel tighter than usual, tensing your thighs and legs against the central console and/or door card. You’ll probably find your weight shifting in the seat and having to re-position your self after the corner. 

None of this is correct. Your seat should provide the right level of support so that you can grip the steering wheel only for steering, your legs should be supported and your weight shouldn’t shift around. The recommendations we provide are to ensure that you feel comfortable and supported allowing you to focus on the job at hand. 

We’ve worked closely with our customers to create our VW Beetle 1303 guide.
The resulting recommendations are based on previous customer car installations.

Recommended brackets: (Reclining seats)
We recommend these pieces of installation equipment so successfully install the base mounted reclining sport seats we suggest in our guide. 
This Corbeau frame shares the same 291mm bolt pattern as Corbeau and Cobra classic reclining seats.
Option 1: Recaro Reclining seat – Recaro Frame – Vehicle 

Option 2: Reclining seat – Corbeau Frame - Vehicle

*Note* Corbeau frame is suitable for (Corbeau, Cobra) 
*Note* Recaro/Corbeau frames have built in sliding runners.
*Note* Recaro frame only suitable for Recaro seats.
Recommended brackets: (Bucket seats)
We recommend these pieces of installation equipment so successfully install the base mounted reclining sport seats we suggest in our guide. 
This Corbeau frame shares the same 291mm bolt pattern as Corbeau and Cobra classic bucket seats.
Option 1: Recaro Bucket seat – Recaro Side Mounts - Recaro Frame – Vehicle 

Option 2: Reclining seat – Corbeau Frame - Vehicle

*Note* Corbeau frame is suitable for (Corbeau, Cobra) 
*Note* Recaro/Corbeau frames have built in sliding runners.
*Note* Recaro frame only suitable for Recaro seats.
  • Recaro Fitting Equipment

    £146.00 Excl. VAT Add to basket
  • Corbeau Car Specific Fitting Frames

    £179.50 Excl. VAT Select options
Recommended bucket seats:
We recommend these bucket seats based on previous VW Beetle 1303 customer cars.
Tried and tested with great success we know they fit perfectly and provide fantastic support.
We’ve picked different styles of seats depending on the level of protection you need. Corbeau and Cobra bucket seats will base mount to the Corbeau frame with inbuilt sliding runners. 
  • Corbeau Classic Bucket Seats

    From £230.00 Excl. VAT Select options
  • Corbeau Classic Bucket Seats

    From £305.00 Excl. VAT Select options
  • Recaro Sportline Bucket Seats

    From £825.00 Excl. VAT Select options
  • Recaro Sportline Bucket Seats

    From £2,235.00 Excl. VAT Select options
  • Cobra Historic Classic Bucket Seats

    From £299.17 Excl. VAT Select options
  • Recaro Sportline Bucket Seats

    £1,148.00 Excl. VAT Add to basket
  • Recaro Sportline Bucket Seats

    From £1,730.00 Excl. VAT Select options
Recommended reclining seats:
We recommend these reclining sports seats based on previous VW Beetle 1303 customer cars.
Tried and tested we know they fit the Recaro frames and sliders perfectly.
We’ve picked different styles of seats based on different price brackets and styles. Corbeau and Cobra reclining seats will base mount to the Corbeau frame with inbuilt sliding runners. 
  • Corbeau Retro Reclining Sport Seats

    From £288.00 Excl. VAT Select options
  • Recaro Comfortline Reclining Sport Seats

    From £910.00 Excl. VAT Select options
  • Recaro Comfortline Reclining Sport Seats

    From £950.00 Excl. VAT Select options
  • Recaro Comfortline Reclining Sport Seats

    From £2,190.00 Excl. VAT Select options
  • Cobra Reclining Sport Seats

    From £782.50 Excl. VAT Select options
  • Cobra Le Mans Sport Seats

    From £595.00 Excl. VAT Select options
Recommended harness belts:
Once you’ve picked the right bucket seats or reclining sport seats. You’ve got your roll cage set up and ready to go. It’s time to get the right harness belts. We’ve listed the 8 most popular harnesses on the market today. We’ve listed a few road and race harnesses along with some FIA harnesses depending on your requirements.
  • TRS 3 point road and track harnesses

    From £80.00 Excl. VAT Select options
  • TRS 4 point road and track harnesses

    From £85.00 Excl. VAT Select options
  • TRS 4 Point FIA Approved Harnesses

    From £205.00 Excl. VAT Select options
  • TRS 6 Point FIA Approved Harnesses

    From £245.00 Excl. VAT Select options
  • Takata Drift Series Harnesses

    From £171.00 Excl. VAT Select options
  • Takata Drift Series Harnesses

    From £260.00 Excl. VAT Select options
  • Schroth FIA Saloon Harnesses

    From £370.01 Excl. VAT Select options
  • Schroth FIA Saloon Harnesses

    £325.00 Excl. VAT Add to basket
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