Volkswagen Thing Seat Covers: Front and Rear

 
VW Thing seat covers are made by TMI, the leading supplier of
Volkswagen replacement seat covers.

The original seat cover fabric in the VW Thing
was smooth vinyl, usually black.
We offer these Thing seat covers in other colors as well.

Most VW Thing seat covers are custom made and
will require an average of six weeks to ship.
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Installation Supplies

Installation Supplies

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
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$26.95
Part #: 43-4410
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
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$34.95
Part #: TMI-43-4411


Instructions

Instructions

Illustrated Step by Step Instructions for Restoring Classic VW 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. This booklet shows you how to do a complete seat overhaul for front and rear seats.
VW Thing
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$4.95
Part #: INSTR-BEETLESEATS.


Molded Foam Seats (PC and Kits)

Molded Foam Seats (PC and Kits)

1965-67 Bug Sedan/Convertible,1965-67 Type 3, 1973-74 Thing , Molded Foam Kit, Front Bottom and Backrest
VW Thing
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$95.95
Part #: 43-1104


Seat Upholstery Accessories

Seat Upholstery Accessories

Sisel Spring Cover Padding, 28" x 72"
VW Thing
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$39.95
Part #: 43-4411
1" Thick Foam Padding (28" x 72")
VW Thing
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$52.95
Part #: 43-4412


Adhesive and Heat Shields

Adhesive and Heat Shields

Interior Spray Adhesive
VW Thing
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$21.95
Part #: 34-9102


1973-74 VW THING - Original Style Seat Upholstery

1973-74 VW THING - Original Style Seat Upholstery

Original Style Seat Upholstery, Front & Rear

1973-74 Thing
Color:


Part #: 43-1423
As low as:
$430.95


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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.


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Volkswagen Thing parts for the following years: 1973 & 1974