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      04-23-2012 11:20 AM #36
      Quote Originally Posted by clintg60-16v View Post
      Hmm... this picture made me realize something new. The hatch cover is attached to the seatback, likely with screws, by the carpet.

      I'm thinking this is a Swallowtail-only trait. Later cars aren't set up this way, at least my '78 wasn't.
      maybe 77 was the last year for this ?
      my car is a early 77 and my parcel shelf is attached to the seat back just like that

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      04-23-2012 11:28 AM #37
      My car is a 78 built late 77 and it is attached.

      I thought they all were attached

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      04-23-2012 11:29 AM #38
      Quote Originally Posted by gtiboy66 View Post
      I thought they all were attached

      thats what i thought too

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      04-23-2012 12:11 PM #39
      Quote Originally Posted by clintg60-16v View Post
      Hmm... this picture made me realize something new. The hatch cover is attached to the seatback, likely with screws, by the carpet.

      Mines like this too, but was ripped off long ago and I'm restoring to the way it's supposed to be.

      Poorhouse's Rabbit is likely the same way.

      I'm thinking this is a Swallowtail-only trait. Later cars aren't set up this way, at least my '78 wasn't.
      my 81 has it screwed to the back of the seat as well.
      LET'S SEE IF THESE BASTARDS CAN DO 90!

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      04-23-2012 01:32 PM #40
      My '78 is attached to the back seat and it is factory. Here are some photos showing the set-up.



      Hope this helps! Dave J

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      04-23-2012 03:06 PM #41
      You know what I think? I was dead wrong. I must've been thinking of my Corrado...or too many beers...
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      05-06-2012 10:15 PM #42
      New headliner. Few wrinkles, but it's passable.







      New seals.








      '75 Wheel.


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      05-06-2012 10:16 PM #43
      The whole interior looks good.

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      05-06-2012 11:29 PM #44
      agreed

      love the 75 wheel too....i actually found a NOS one but its like $550
      Last edited by BROsiah; 05-06-2012 at 11:36 PM.

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      05-07-2012 10:52 AM #45
      Quote Originally Posted by BROsiah View Post
      agreed

      love the 75 wheel too....i actually found a NOS one but its like $550

      The '75 wheels look great, but the thin rim isn't that nice for driving. I have a different wheel going
      in when I put in some new seats.

      Interior looks better in pics than in real life. The driver seat is torn, some scuffs on the door panels,
      dash has a few cracks. It's nice for being 37 years old, but far from perfect. Surprisingly the seat
      padding is still nice. Typically in the early cars is disintegrates.

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      05-09-2012 06:54 PM #46


      Looks great Jake!

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      05-09-2012 06:57 PM #47
      Quote Originally Posted by jsimp12 View Post


      Looks great Jake!



      We need some updates on yours.

    13. 05-09-2012 07:48 PM #48
      Damn you Jake! and all of your silly oem+ early rabbit hotness! Looks Super nice, glad to know these
      are in Montana! So this is what youve been up to!
      Last edited by kompressorgolf; 05-09-2012 at 07:50 PM. Reason: mo info

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      05-09-2012 11:01 PM #49
      I keep an umbrella with me at all times to shield me from the tears of my haters.

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      05-10-2012 10:19 AM #50
      Quote Originally Posted by kompressorgolf View Post
      Damn you Jake! and all of your silly oem+ early rabbit hotness! Looks Super nice, glad to know these
      are in Montana! So this is what youve been up to!

      Lets get the MT VW's together this summer.


      Quote Originally Posted by Chrom0sexual View Post


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      05-10-2012 04:06 PM #52
      the mostest perfectest color combination in my opinion.... i am jealous and greatly dislike you right now jake!!!!

      nice progress and as you can tell, i think i love your car....

      take care,
      nash

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      05-11-2012 05:31 PM #53
      Quote Originally Posted by airbornejet View Post


      Quote Originally Posted by Nashty Rabbit View Post
      the mostest perfectest color combination in my opinion.... i am jealous and greatly dislike you right now jake!!!!

      nice progress and as you can tell, i think i love your car....

      take care,
      nash



      If I were ordering a new one in '75 this is what I would have picked.

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      05-11-2012 05:48 PM #54
      headliner looks great, glad i could help

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      05-11-2012 05:56 PM #55
      Quote Originally Posted by 2mAn View Post
      headliner looks great, glad i could help

      Thanks again for coming through with those.

      It is absolutely an amature job, but a whole lot nicer than driving around without one.

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      05-11-2012 07:38 PM #56
      Curious if this is an eBay headliner, or if you had another source. Putting a headliner in is on my short list of tasks.

      Your headliner looks great! Nice work.
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      08-21-2012 01:56 PM #57
      Quote Originally Posted by clintg60-16v View Post
      Curious if this is an eBay headliner, or if you had another source. Putting a headliner in is on my short list of tasks.

      Your headliner looks great! Nice work.

      Sorry I missed this, it's a Newton headliner.


      Teaser pic as I get the interior sorted to my liking.

      Experimenting with blue. Found these early ASS/Scheel seats in fantastic condition and had to try
      them out. Almost a perfect match for the factory navy early door cards.

      Not going to stick with this as I like the white better. The driver seat is still up in the air
      as I'm not a fan of the Tombstone from a comfort or support position.


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      08-21-2012 02:53 PM #58
      That interior is so perfect with the color.

      Question, do you know where I can get new seat covers? I'm in the same boat, ripped drivers seat but perfect passenger and rear seats.

      Oh, mine is 04/75
      Scuba If I got in a cab and Esher was driving, I'd get right out. Then I'd ponder how drunk I was that I entered the rear of a 2dr rabbit and thought it was a cab.

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      08-21-2012 03:08 PM #59
      Quote Originally Posted by Mk1Madness View Post
      That interior is so perfect with the color.

      Question, do you know where I can get new seat covers? I'm in the same boat, ripped drivers seat but perfect passenger and rear seats.

      Oh, mine is 04/75

      Saw the pics of yours, very sweet.


      Yeah, if the car had a factory navy int I would run them all day long.


      TMI looks to have the correct early type basket weave vinyl. They have 2 types, I think the correct stuff is listeed under the Beetle section. They sell a supposedly correct cover for the tombstone seat. I would probably try that first.
      They also sell the material by the yard if you are covering a differnt seat to match or want to make your own cover.
      Note that I haven't seen the material in person, this is based off their website.

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      08-21-2012 06:12 PM #60
      I demand up close pics of the ASS logo. Please?


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      08-21-2012 06:47 PM #61
      Quote Originally Posted by Chrom0sexual View Post
      I demand up close pics of the ASS logo. Please?




      I love that.

      You can just see it in that pic.

      I'll see what I can do.

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      09-14-2012 02:14 PM #62
      Cosmetic updating is about done.

      Not going with the blue int and ASS seats, I missed the factory white to much.

      Going with a period '70's Scheel driver seat and the rest of the white interior.

      Few minor things to finish on the interior, horn button, coco mats, etc.

      Exterior is close, with new tires wheels, some clean up a couple '70's decals.


      Here's a teaser showing the new wheels and tires. I went with Cooper tires to get raised white
      letters. You'll notes no RWL's, turns out 185/60/14 is the only size that isn't RWL.
      I was going to try painting the letters, but these aren't solid letters but the outline type, I'm afraid
      I'll mess it up.

      More pics to come when I sort out the last bits.


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      09-14-2012 02:23 PM #63
      I used to buy tire paint pens with a really fine tip, it was like a ball point tip, from Napa to fill the 'Dunlop' letters on my motorcycle tires to give it the Factory-Pro tire look. A little time consuming but not difficult. The fact the it has the little raised out line makes it simple to keep the paint in the right areas.

    29. 09-14-2012 02:50 PM #64
      Quote Originally Posted by Mk1Madness View Post
      That interior is so perfect with the color.

      Question, do you know where I can get new seat covers? I'm in the same boat, ripped drivers seat but perfect passenger and rear seats.

      Oh, mine is 04/75
      Esher, I have the TMI covers in my rabbit. I ordered their brown square-weave vinyl from EVWparts. Remind me to show you down in OCMD.

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      09-14-2012 03:47 PM #65
      Looks better every time I see it.

      I'll get you those spring caps after h2o... and I should have a silver heater cover somewhere, as well.
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      09-14-2012 03:57 PM #66
      Quote Originally Posted by Motörhead View Post
      Looks better every time I see it.

      I'll get you those spring caps after h2o... and I should have a silver heater cover somewhere, as well.


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      09-14-2012 03:59 PM #67
      this is looking amazing.....

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      09-14-2012 04:23 PM #68
      Quote Originally Posted by goosler View Post
      this is looking amazing.....
      -


      IDK - it's still missing something...


      I had time set aside last weekend and it rained.

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      09-15-2012 09:29 PM #69
      Exterior Costmetic Refresh 2012 is complete.




      Thanks to Chromo and goosler for the stripes.


      Some debate if this enhanced the appearance or takes away from the clean early lines.

      IDK at this point I like it and easy to change if I get tired of it.


      Some work left on the interior and I developed a wicked vacuum leak. The vac lines aren't routed
      properly so I need to sort that out.

      Then it will be time to put it away for the winter.

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      09-15-2012 09:50 PM #70
      I like the stripes. Good work!
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