1973 VW Type 3 Notchback Basketweave Vinyl Interior Kit
**Contiguous U.S. only.
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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, a headliner, 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.
The included carpet kit is not compatible with Automatic models. If you happen to have a Type 3 Automatic model, give us a call and a sales person will be able to put together an interior kit for you.
Due to tightening restrictions from the EPA and shipping companies, we no longer offer headliner glue.
For installing vinyl headliners, we recommend a contact adhesive that is specifically designed for vinyl to metal contact. The best glue we've found is Weldwood® Landau Top & Trim Contact Cement from DAP®. There is no better glue for vinyl to metal contact, especially in hot climates where the interior of a car can be well over the exterior tempurature. For cloth headliners (like velour, tweed and mohair) a general automotive fabric spray adhesive will work well.
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 CarpetOur 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.
Full Interior Carpet KitsThe carpet kits include the full interior and rear trunk/engine compartment carpeting. Note the front carpet kits are for manual transmission models only. Our carpet kits cover the complete interior compartment as well as the rear trunk / engine compartment. 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.
Headliner Vinyl Materials
Vinyl Headliners were original to VW models starting in 1963 typically. We offer both Perforated Vinyl (small perforated holes) in Off White, Black, Grey, Tan or Chalk White, and Crush Grain Vinyl in Off White, Black, or Chalk White.
Our headliners are original style and offer complete factory coverage. The headliners use anti-microbial treated thread which resist rot and mildew. The upgraded stitching will help keep your headliner hanging up tight for years. Remember you will need to replace your window seals when installing a new headliner.
Now that you have picked out a kit, our video will show you how to install it "just like the pros". Sure it is done on a Beetle but a lot of the same practices and theories still apply when installing a Type 3 interior. 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.
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