1956-1957 VW Beetle Convertible Squareweave Vinyl Interior Kit

1956-1957 VW Beetle Convertible Squareweave Vinyl Interior Kit
Part Number: 111-CVT-1956-1957-Square

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Product Description

Our 1956 or 1957 Beetle Convertible Deluxe Squareweave VW Interior Kit combines the best interior components to restore your air-cooled Volkswagen. The kit includes the following: Squareweave vinyl seat upholstery, matching door panels (with or without pockets), front and rear carpet kits, our Interior Restoration Video, and a Hogring Kit. Just make your selections in the drop down menus to customize your interior kit.

Our Interior Kits include components for the stock US import model year listed. If your car has different year seats than what is shown, please give us a call so we can determine which seats, or other parts may have been changed. If you want a color or material other than what is available above (but is listed in our color samples), please give us a call!

For decades, the interior restoration kits first introduced by California Pacific JBugs have been the best value for restoring the interior of your car. We include matching seat upholstery and door panels, front and rear carpet kits, a hogring kit, and our Interior Restoration DVD. We make it easy for you to restore your daily driver or show car with interiors that are guaranteed to fit right. Even novices have installed beautiful looking interiors with our kits.

Choose your Seat Upholstery & Door Panels.
Kit Includes Squareweave Vinyl Seat Upholstery & matching Door Panels.

Squareweave Seat Upholstery & Oxen Vinyl Door Panels: VW Seat Upholstery & Door Panel Materials

Colors Available: Squareweave & Oxen Vinyl
NOTE: Color samples are close approximations. Actual colors may display differently depending on your monitor's settings. We remind you we will be happy to send out color swatches of any materials we sell to help you color-match your interior before you place an order for special-order interior items.

Squareweave Vinyl

Squareweave vinyl material was originally used by VW typically in 1977 through 1979 models. It is a vinyl material that is made with an impressioned "Squareweave" pattern. We offer Black, Cream White, Tan, Brown or Chalk White Squareweave seat upholstery that has matching "Oxen" grained vinyl sides and backs. That same Oxen vinyl is used on the door panels, and both the seats and panels have factory styled heat impressions for an original look.

Front & Rear Seat Upholstery

All of our seat upholstery is made with the finest quality materials, completely finished (no sewing required), and has extruded vinyl piping and padded heat-seams. Our Interior Kit includes front & rear upholstery with Squareweave vinyl seating/backrest surfaces and matching vinyl sides and back. You can buy with confidence knowing the seat upholstery is covered by a limited lifetime warranty against manufacturer defects.

Need Seat padding?
Seat padding is NOT included with kit, it must be purchased separately. Do not forget our replacement padding kit and burlap (click here to purchase separately) to achieve professional results. We will not sell that messy “horsehair” (actually coconut husk) fiber pads (that still require a layer of foam be installed on top of them) for padding. We know the horsehair was original for early VW's, but feel that high density foam is a superior product and there is a reason why "horse hair" is NOT used in cars today.

TMI Piping

Seat Pad Foam.

Front & Rear Door Panels

Our Door Panel sets includes both front door panels and matching rear quarter panels. Our panels are made with a thick masonite wood backing and are pre-drilled for window crank, door release mechanism and door panel clips. Extremely rigid and durable, Masonite lasts much longer than cardboard, which can easily bend when dampened by rain or snow. The material is lightly padded and feature stock style heat impressions. Our Door Panels look great and will easily outlast the cheap boards others sell with cardboard backing. A Limited Lifetime Warranty ensures your door panels will fit better, look newer longer and hold their quality for years.

Note: Choose Door Panels with or w/out pockets.

Need Clips and Seals?

You may need to replace your existing door panel clips and seals when installing new door panels. Clips and Seals are NOT included with kit, you may reuse both as long as they are in good condition.

Clips and Seals are NOT included with kit but can be purchased separately.

Select your Carpet Kit.
Choose from Standard or Premium.
VW Loop Carpets

Colors Available:Carpet Samples
NOTE: Color samples are close approximations. Actual colors may display differently depending on your monitor's settings. We remind you we will be happy to send out color swatches of any materials we sell to help you coordinate your interior before you place an order for special-order interior items.

Nylon Loop Automotive Carpet

Our carpet kits are made 1/4" tall, 250KPSI (knots per square inch) nylon threads for a full looking carpet that has great wear and stain resistance and the loop carpet features a FLW (fiber lock weave) Backing to hold the threads in place. "Loop" carpet is named as such as the yarns are looped up and down through the backing. Our interior kits are offered with Black, Brown, Blue, Charcoal, Red, Saddle, Maroon or Oatmeal carpet.

Front & Rear Interior Carpet Kits

Our carpet kits cover the complete interior compartment (up to back seat) and behind the rear seat. They are made of high quality automotive grade carpet and feature a rubber backing. All carpet kits are yarn bound (which is much more durable than cloth or vinyl binding) and are designed to withstand years of use and continue looking great.

Note: Choose from Quality Standard or Super Premium. The 3 piece rear carpet (the carpet behind the rear seat) is included with either selection.

 Standard & Premium Carpet Kits

The Quality Standard carpet kit includes heater grommets and a driver side footpad.

The Super Premium Carpet kit includes heater grommets, a driver side footpad and scuff pad on the tunnel, as well as vinyl edged inserts for the gear shift, hand brake boot and heater control knob. The fitment is the same for either carpet kit, the pre-cut Premium carpet kit is much easier to install with the key openings cut and trimmed.

The Interior Kit also Includes:


interior restoration dvdNow that you have picked out a kit, our video will show you how to install it "just like the pros". Our 2 hour and 15 minute interior video gives you detailed instruction on how to remove all of your interior components and install your headliner, restore and install seat upholstery, door panels, carpet, and interior accessories, all with professional results. Plus you can always check our YouTube channel for more tips and tricks. We’re adding videos there regularly!


hogring kit Hogrings can be used for various upholstery tasks during installation. The included kit includes enough rings for one typical interior installation. Hogrings are used to attach Burlap to the seat frame. This process keeps the springs from tearing into your seat foam and is how VW attached the spring liner to the seat frames and occasionally how they hold the upholstery to the seat frame.

California Prop 65 Warning:
California Prop 65 Warning. Warning: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov


Please Note:The information listed below is for stock, unmodified VW's manufactured for sale in the US. VW's are commonly modified and very often parts from another year VW may have been installed on your car. California Pacific JBugs is not responsible for any errors if your car has been modified in any way.
VW Beetle
1956 - 1957

Helpful Hints

vw beetle-bug seat frame difference.
VW Beetle seat frame difference.

vw beetle-bug seat upholstery difference.
VW Beetle seat upholstery difference.
1954-67 VW Beetle Low-Back Seat Frames look very similar, share the same seat rails, and are often switched between cars when replacement seat frames are needed. The Seat Upholstery, however, installs differently depending on seat frame year. We recommend checking if your seat frames are original for your car before ordering VW Seat Upholstery.

1954-64 VW Seat Backrest Frames have a bottom bar with a slit. Seat upholstery reinforcement strip tucks in to this slit. 1954-64 VW Seat Upholstery piping runs from left side to right side.

1965-67 VW Seat Backrest Frames
have a bar with spikes that puncture through upholstery. Spikes are then bent over upholstery edge. 1965-67 VW Seat Upholstery piping runs from front to back of seat backrest.


Our shipping policy is as follows:
We ONLY ship within the United States and its territories.

Orders over $100 will receive free shipping within the continental United States. Freight on under $100 will be $9.95. Large packages ship FedEx. Smaller packages ship US Priority Mail. Delivery time averages 1-5 business days after it ships.

Most orders to Hawaii, Alaska, APO/FPO, Puerto Rico and other US territories are shipped by the US Postal Service. The shipping costs for these orders are billed at the time of shipping.

For expedited shipping, you must call us. All express orders are personally handled by the representative you speak with in order to streamline the process. Please do not request express shipping via email. Emails are reviewed in the order they are received which could possibly delay your shipping.

Shipping on any returns is the customer's responsibility. If your order qualified for free shipping and a returned item reduces your order below the $100, you will be charged the according shipping cost for the order.


90 Day Return Policy

You can return most unused, never installed, like-new items for 90 days from the date of receipt. Items must be in like-new condition. The following items are final sale:
  • Special order items
  • Special order upholstery
  • Electrical items
  • Installed carburetors
Like-new Condition: JBugs may refuse a return when the returned item is not in like-new condition. These situations will lead to refused returns:
  • Installed items
  • Items missing parts or the original packaging material
  • Items damaged in return shipping due to improper packaging
  • Carburetors that smell like fuel
  • Damage due to customer negligence
  • Items with scour marks that show installation or attempted installation from nuts, bolts, screw-driver’s, washers, etc.

Returns must be sent in a proper shipping box.
With the exception of parts that are shipped to you in the original manufacturer packaging (example - TMI door panels, floor pans, complete front beams, etc), please be sure to return the parts with an external box or protective packaging around the parts you are returning. Most manufacturer packaging boxes are not rated for shipping and can become damaged or destroyed as they are too thin to withstand forces applied during the shipping process. Failure to do so will result in a higher restocking/reboxing fee or outright refusal of the return if the part cannot be restocked in the same condition it arrived at you.

How to Start a Return:
  • Call JBugs at 800-231-1784
  • Request an Return Authorization. Do not ship your return back to us until you have an RMA.
  • Place a copy of your invoice or order confirmation inside the package.
  • Carefully package your items
  • Ship the items back to the JBugs return address listed on the RMA. Keep your tracking information for proof of delivery.
  • Once you receive a Return Authorization, all returns must be shipped back to our AZ address.
  • Returns shipped to our administration office may be subject to a higher restocking fee.
  • Returns, refunds, and store credits are usually processed within 5 days upon receiving the items back.
  • We are not responsible for tracking returns shipped without an RMA.
Refunds, Exchanges, and Store Credit:
  • Refunds, exchanges, or store credits will be given for items returned within 90 days of receipt.
  • Refunds are issued to your original payment method.
Return Shipping:
  • The customer is responsible for the return shipping charges except in cases where JBugs shipped the incorrect item.
Freight Charges:
  • Shipping charges are not refundable.
3rd Party Charges:
  • JBugs is not responsible for any 3rd party installation charges.
Re-Stocking Fee:
  • Returns will be subject to a 20% restocking fee except in a situation where JBugs shipped the incorrect item.
Received a Defective Item?
  • If you feel that you have received a defective item, please contact our technical support team at 800-231-1784 ext. 3. If the item is deemed defective by our staff, we will replace or refund the product and any shipping charges.
If a product does not fit because your vehicle has been modified or customized in the last 40+ years, it does not definitively mean the item is defective. If you have an issue due to fitment, we will help you find the right parts. We are here to help.
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