Vintage VW Interior Prep Work

Since the seats were out, I decided to take care of rust issues and begin prep for new German square weave carpet and proper mats. In case you’re wondering, full carpet isn’t correct for the ’67 VW. Rubber mats are.

Here is a visual walk-through of some of the process:

My 1967 VW Beetle

My 1967 VW Beetle

My 1967 VW Beetle

My 1967 VW Beetle

My 1967 VW Beetle

My 1967 VW Beetle

My 1967 VW Beetle

My 1967 VW Beetle

My 1967 VW Beetle

My 1967 VW Beetle

My 1967 VW Beetle

Posted by Eric Shoemaker

Hello, I'm Eric. I started 1967beetle.com. I also own Lane Russell, a leading supplier of VW parts for your classic Volkswagen restoration. I drive a '67 Beetle daily and love to share vintage Volkswagen stories with the world.

  1. I, as I’m sure others would, like to see an article on padding and carpeting the rear parcel shelf area to the correct configuration.

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    1. Don,
      There is one. I believe I emailed it to you. I’ll try to update it in time.

      Reply

  2. Eric, I have an all original 67 Zenith Blue bug with 47k miles on it. Everything is as it was from the factory. It sat unnoticed in my wife’s Grandfathers yard for nearly 20 years until he gave it to me in 2000. I put a new 1776 from Darryl’s VW in it and im currently bringing the interior back. Could you tell what kind of bucket seats from what cars would fit? Im also looking for interior kits as the original is deteriorated. I want good quality kit but don’t know who has the best. Im not concerned with originality as it will never be sold and im not concerned with its value. Several people have offered me big money for it but it holds more sentimental value than anything. Its my daily driver here in Hawaii now anand I would like it more comfortable. Any suggestions?
    Thanks Eric Child

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    1. Robert Banales June 2, 2021 at 3:28 pm

      I am in the middle of restoring a hand me down ‘67 as well and I went with Wolfsburg West for my interior kit (black seat covers, black door panels, rubber flooring, carpet kit synthetic, window/door rubber seals…). Was happy with the seat covers and rubbers yet to install though! West Coast Metric seems to be preferred for rubber though.

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