CENA

Hello, I have a 1973 Super Beetle.  I took out the old carpet in the rear cargo area, but I can't remember how the back seat carpet goes on.  I have two pieces and I thought they were attached some how?  I have the piece on the board on.  Now, does anything attach to the bottom of the board or back seat?  Any help will be appreciated!  A picture would really help!  I just can't remember!

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desiree71SB

here are some carpet sets that can be purchased, perhaps the pieces you have look similar. (see attachments) That last one is specifically for that rear area behind the back seat.

Hope you find what you are looking for.

Desiree

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Trisanddad
I've got a quick question for you regarding the rear carpet.  I want to take mine out and put some Quick Roof on there to deadend the sound (http://www.classicvwbugs.com).  But the carpets stuck in there pretty good.  How did you get yours out?  Brute force and a screwdriver?  And did you get it out in a decent enough condition to put it back in again?

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desiree71SB

My carpet was toast. After I got it out of there then I had to go in with screwdriver/chisel then after that I went in with a wire wheel and buffed the metal before installing new carpet.  Prior to the carpet installation, purchased some sound deadening material (similar to stuff on the space shuttle) and put that in. It was really nice in there too! Personally, I wouldn't use the quick roof. I did, however, use some brush-in bedliner material and coated some rust prone areas (the battery tray, the rear cargo area, etc) before I laid down my carpet. Be careful with "shortcuts", they generally come back to bite you.

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Trisanddad
desiree71SB wrote:

My carpet was toast. After I got it out of there then I had to go in with screwdriver/chisel then after that I went in with a wire wheel and buffed the metal before installing new carpet.  Prior to the carpet installation, purchased some sound deadening material (similar to stuff on the space shuttle) and put that in. It was really nice in there too! Personally, I wouldn't use the quick roof. I did, however, use some brush-in bedliner material and coated some rust prone areas (the battery tray, the rear cargo area, etc) before I laid down my carpet. Be careful with "shortcuts", they generally come back to bite you.

Thanks.  Looks like I'll have to buy a new rear carpet section then.  Shame since the carpet I have in there now is just fine.

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CENA

Is the piece for the back of the seat supposed to be stapled to the outer edge of it?

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olspeed
On my 76 the part of the carpeting that covered the "back" of the rear seat was two piece. As the car is still in the body work stage the seat is no longer in the car. The way it worked before I pulled it out was that if I wanted a cover for the package shelf behind the rear seat I could lift up on a section of the rear seat cover...about half of it. When it was in this position this piece would sit on the lip just below the rear window rubber. The bottom half of the rear seat back is attached to the seat. When you fold down the rear seat(almost enough room to sleep back there)or have to put something behind the rear seat that is taller than the seat, the top part would fold down to cover the rest of the seat back. from looking at "my" seat the back top is held on with the rest of the seat cover by the standard VW metal tabs that you fold over. Most VW seat frames are metal so I would bet that yours would be held on just like mine is.(no staples)But because mine is also now in two pieces I will pull it out of the shed and take a closer look. I will post what I find back here tomorrow night.
Olspeed
As a post script to this I looked at my seat today and found that the upper seat back is held on by screws around the top edge. On the lower seat back it turns out that that is part of the package shelf carpet and slides up and down as the seat back is folded up or down. Hope this helps if this is what your question is about. This also tells me that I need to start putting the ol beast back together before I forget how it came apart. 
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CENA

I' am really sorry, but I need a picture.  I' am starting to think I put the wrong piece on the seat back.  But, that was the first piece I did and I' am pretty sure it is right.  This is frustrating because it seems the seat back should attach to something like you stated it does, but I need a picture.  Thanks!

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