Is there any way to use bucket seats in the backseat of a 73 beetle?

45

Asked by Apr 12, 2014 at 11:03 PM about the 1973 Volkswagen Beetle

Question type: Car Customization

just wondering if it's possible to use/install bucket seats in the backseat of a 1973 beetle.
when my son sits in his booster seat his head is taller than the back of the bench seat
(no good for safety) thanks!

6 Answers

105,355

It would take a lot of mods to make it work, try looking around for a low profile child's seat, bugs were made before we have been forced into all this so called safety junk.

4,855

Believe it or not, Recaro makes an excellent child seat with very good head and neck protection that should extend high enough. How old/tall is the boy? Perhaps a lower safety seat is available. You could also look at installing a padded crossbar over the rear seat back.

21,815

do the small flip down rear seats in a ranger extended cab fit a car seat? I think they would , you could fit two of them, in a bug, Yay!

24,025

OMG- you put your son in a Beetle and worry about safety?! REALITY CHECK- a beetle will flip if you just look at it cross-eyed- if you have kids, it's time to get a modern vehicle that handles better and is more crash-worthy- and stop customizing for safety- yikes

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
1,425

amen jamnblues --

4,205

well at least you are trying to be safe. however, you need to have the right seat for your child. I am a certified child safety seat installer. if the seat in the car is not tall enough, then you need to get a different child safety seat. you also don't have shoulder belts in that car, so it is not safe for your child to ride with just the lap belt in a booster seat. you need to get a high-back booster seat with a harness to properly restrain your child. it is not safe to put other seats in the car trying to make it safer, and I realize that you may not have the ability to buy a newer vehicle that would offer more safety features.

Your Answer

Beetle

Looking for a Used Beetle in your area?

CarGurus has 8,972 nationwide Beetle listings starting at $1,290.

ZIP:

Volkswagen Beetle Experts

  • #1
    tenspeed
    Reputation
    1,840
  • #2
    Chris Billings
    Reputation
    1,560
  • #3
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    1,410
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Honda Civic
793 Great Deals out of 60,714 listings starting at $950
Used Ford Mustang
599 Great Deals out of 39,148 listings starting at $1,895
Used Volkswagen Golf
101 Great Deals out of 3,763 listings starting at $1,500
Used Volkswagen Passat
540 Great Deals out of 26,693 listings starting at $1,500
Used Toyota Corolla
951 Great Deals out of 64,748 listings starting at $1,850
Used FIAT 500
92 Great Deals out of 5,062 listings starting at $3,995
Used Chevrolet Camaro
451 Great Deals out of 31,410 listings starting at $1,450

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Volkswagen Beetle For Sale
8 Great Deals out of 1,480 listings starting at $11,624
2016 Volkswagen Beetle For Sale
29 Great Deals out of 484 listings starting at $10,583
2015 Volkswagen Beetle For Sale
17 Great Deals out of 506 listings starting at $9,900
2014 Volkswagen Beetle For Sale
43 Great Deals out of 671 listings starting at $7,401
2013 Volkswagen Beetle For Sale
45 Great Deals out of 707 listings starting at $6,350

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.