Are beetle bumpers the same as Karmann Ghia bumpers?
Not at all
Ghia bumpers are unique to the Karmann Ghia. Beetle bumpers only fit the Beetle models.
The body width is 1620 milimeters (63.779 inches), and the length including bumpers is 4140 milimeters (162.992 inches). These are the factory specifications for the 1956 through 1959. The 1960 through 1971 models should have the same width and length, but the 1972 through 1974 will be a couple inches longer due to the larger bumpers.
Huh? In the USA ghia bumpers 1961 till until ~1971 had chrome "towel rack" style bumper and 72 till end had a single blade "canoe shaped" and much larger tail lights and turn signals. If you ignored the energy absorbing shock style mounts of the late car, the early bumper share the same airspace as the lenses. But since they use entirely different brackets, that is nearly impossible to do. And what I can tell…
The Type 1 engine is the same for a Ghia and Bug with two minor differences, both related; The air cleaner is different due to the differences in body shape. The Ghia air cleaner is designed to fit off to one side with a crossover tube to connect to the carburator. On some carbs there is a slight difference in air correction jet size, to account for the differences in the air cleaners. My family…
yes I would not recommend doing this, as the seat frames are different, a bug seat is higher than a Ghia seat, not sure if the bug seat and ghia seat have the same frame rails, however, might be a problem with headroom. The Ghia is substantially lower than a bug, the front seat area is both wider, and a bit longer than on a bug, and seats would generally not be considered interchangeable.