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Brad wrote -

I would also consider a 356 Speedster wide body. If anyone knows of a project car that has been sitting in someone’s garage for years, and they would like it to go to a good home.
I have been told they are easier to get in and out of. I just need to remove the stock seats and make room for my 22” seat.

The wide body only refers to the wider flared front and rear fenders - to accommodate wider tires.  The interior (at least on VW pan-based cars) seat width is still limited to about 18" wide.  The center tunnel being so high and the side entry sills are limiting factors for a wider seat.  Some have successfully cut the center tunnel down to be more like the original 356 unibody low center tunnel.  I guess this would allow a slightly wider seat but the side sills are still an issue. Tall folks can also lower the pan section where the seat sits by using a paint tray-like structure.

The first time I saw a Beck Speedster - I was amazed at the flat wide interior floor!  You could fit a Barco lounger in there!  (Beck's are custom tube and not VW Pan based).

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