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.
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....
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.
"Sense is something you can't even make sense of until you've been to the future, and spent time there..."
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.
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.
Mk1Madness, The show that has potential but the organizer sucks!
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.
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.
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.
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.