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

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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

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amen jamnblues --

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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.

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