1958-1961 VW Beetle Convertible Basketweave Vinyl Interior Kit
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Our 1958, 1959, 1960 or 1961 Beetle Convertible Deluxe Basketweave VW Interior Kit combines the best interior components to restore your air-cooled Volkswagen. The kit includes the following: Basketweave vinyl seat upholstery, matching Smooth vinyl door panel...
Basketweave vinyl material was originally used by VW typically in 1966 through 1976 models. It is a vinyl material that is made with an impressioned "Basketweave" pattern. We offer Black, Brown, Tan, Beige, Off White, Grey, Red, Blue, Saddle or Bright Red Basketweave seat upholstery that has matching "smooth" grained vinyl sides and backs. That same smooth 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 Basketweave Vinyl seating/backrest surfaces and matching Smooth 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.
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.
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.
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 is included with either selection.
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, and hand brake boot. 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.
Note: Choose with or without footrest.
It is important to note if your car has a footrest underneath the front passenger carpet. The footrest is a removable metal slope that originally mounted at the very front of the passenger side firewall. After 4 or more decades, cars that originally came with a footrest may have had it removed for some reason or another.
Now 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!
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.
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.
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