1977 Volkswagen Rabbit - 2.0L 16V - Interior
What to do, What to do?
Well, this is an interesting part of the
project. Initially, I was just going to live with the interior,
replace the panels, get a rear seat that looked good, paint it black and
grey to get by, and that would be that. Just like my other
projects, it didn't end up that way.
I ran into a local guy here in Portland,
that does upholstery work on the side, and we swapped a couple of things
(85 Cabby, tranny, etc.) for upholstery work. In the end, he is
reupholstering my Recaro's, covering my panels, and redoing my
headliner. I'll soon have pics of the front seats in progress, but
for now I just have pics of how they used to look. In the pics
they don't look too bad, but that was one of the areas of disappointment
when I got the car. Doesn't matter now, they will be black with
tan inserts by the end of January. My buddies name is
Andrew Crum, he does an excellent
job, click his name for his email address, and let him know that you
were referred by me if you got his name here.
More pictures will be coming by the end
of January 2002.
Recaro's Getting Recovered (Updated
You can tell by the condition of the foam that the lower bolsters
were in bad shape. The upper bolster foams are actually in good
shape, and Andrew didn't have to do a ton to get them ready for
recovering. The head rests have been covered, and the back of one
of the seats. The drivers seat and the RECARO embroidery should be
finished within a week. I should have
some more pics very soon.
Click here to see how it looks inside the car!