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Volkswagen Thing Seat Covers: Front and Rear

Seat covers take a minimum of five to eight weeks to ship. 

About Our Thing Seat Covers
  • Made by TMI: Expect correct pleating, solid piping, and a reliable fit. These seat covers are made of Enduratex vinyl, the thickest and most durable vinyl available.
  • Our Colors: TMI offers exact and authentic colors, which makes matching OEM or TMI colors easy and accurate.
  • On this page: Order original-style Thing replacement seat covers and headrest covers, fronts bucketseats only, 1962-1979 Thing.
Thing Original Front Seat Covers
  • Has original style pleats
  • Comes in Smooth Leatherette Vinyl, Oxen Vinyl, Squareweave Vinyl, Basketweave, Tweed Cloth, or Velour or Regal Velour: Click here for a swatch

Seat Covers
Description Color Price Buy!

VW Thing 73-74

VW Thing
Part #: 43-1423

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VW Thing 73-74

VW Thing
Part #: 43-1403-NS

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VW Thing 73-74

VW Thing
Part #: 43-1417

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Installation Supplies
Description Color Price Buy!

VW Thing 73-74

VW Thing
Part #: CS 444-THING
-- -- -- $10.95
Seat Cover Tool Kit: Hog Rings and Pliers

These hog rings and pliers make installing seat covers a cinch. Recommended for all Volkswagen vehicles.

VW Thing
Part #: 43-4410
-- -- -- $16.95
Sisel Padding, 28" X 6 ft Per Sheet


This seat padding is used as a buffer between the springs and seat padding. It protects your seat padding from damage caused by the springs in your seat. Three sheets are typically needed for all cars, except VW Bus.
VW Thing
Part #: 43-4411
-- -- -- $19.95

Description Color Price Buy!
Illustrated Step by Step Instructions for Restoring Beetle Seats, This covers removal, rebuilding, re-covering and reinstallation of seats and head rests. The process is virtually identical for all of the air coooled VWs.
VW Thing
-- -- -- $6.95

Seat Cushion Bottom and Backrest Combo
Description Color Price Buy!
Cushion Set (Padding)
for One Front Seat
One Bottom and One Back Rest.
For Either Front Seat.

VW Beetle 65-67
VW Thing 73-74

VW Thing
Part #: 43-1104
-- -- -- $57.95

Important Information
TMI Products makes accurate seat covers for all Thing interiors. All pleating, fabric grain, and fit is as original.

On this page we are listing only the bucket seats. These may have flat tops, as in #1 or in the later years there will be removable headrests as in #2.

Basket Weave: This classic VW fabric has cross hatched rectangles. Because the fabric is the most widely used, seat covers made in basket weave are the least expensive. You may use basket weave seats for any year, whether original or not.

Square Weave: Similar to basket weave, the pattern is a little different. Also color choices differ. This was a later fabric but may be used on any year seat.

Smooth Vinyl: The smooth leather grained vinyls are popular both with and without piping. The picture of the bucket seat
shows a piping edge. You may select smooth vinyl on any year seat. Decide whether to include piping or not.

You should select your fabric from the samples shown. You will specify your choice in the checkout message box.
(Also specify piping or no piping if you select smooth vinyl.)

Our piping is solid cord not a rolled vinyl. This means that it cannot "rub out" as a coated or rolled vinyl piping will.

In the earliest VWs the original fabric was smooth leather grained vinyl. In 1968 Volkswagen introduced the basket weave fabric which was used until 1974. We show a closeup of this in one of the pictures above, to illustrate the precisely manufactured patterns, pleating and fit. In 1974 the weave was slightly changed from little rectangles to little squares. The later fabric is called square weave.

Volkswagen Thing parts for the following years: 1973 & 1974
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