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PostPosted: Fri Apr 30, 2010 10:35 am    Post subject: SO-42 seat's colour question Reply with quote

Hi,

I have bought a non-walktrough drivers and co-pilot seat (1963) with green leather.
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I would like to have it look like original seats for a 1967 Westfalia. Like this:
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There is a store in my town that does renew leather seats.
I would like to know if there are unique names for the seat materials / colours to be able to specify my request.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 30, 2010 10:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Grey Salt and Pepper is what it's called.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 30, 2010 10:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

aka "mesh grey"

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 30, 2010 10:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Grey Salt and Pepper is what it's called.


I do forget though about the 64-67 seams and no seams cut-off dates.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 30, 2010 10:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the fast replies! Amazing!
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 30, 2010 11:42 am    Post subject: seats Reply with quote

Wolfsburg West sells the TMI covers for these in the correct pattern and also the seat pads. I think they will also sell you the material if you want to have your upholsterer make them for you.

Here is a set of walk throughs that I did with WW TMI covers a few weeks ago.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 30, 2010 11:57 am    Post subject: Re: seats Reply with quote

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Wolfsburg West sells the TMI covers for these in the correct pattern and also the seat pads. I think they will also sell you the material if you want to have your upholsterer make them for you.

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SEAT COVERS, 1/3 2/3 style front seat models, 1965-1967 standard Micro Bus models, mesh grey and dark grey, these use the original style steel ring fasteners, piping and pleating as original.


Since my seat's (see pic in first post) come from a 1963 bus so I fear thar these do not fit. (I'm not sure about this, advise is welcome)
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 30, 2010 12:24 pm    Post subject: seats Reply with quote

I am a bit confused. You said you wanted them with the pattern of the 67. As to the pattern, that salt & pepper is only correct for 65-67. That's why the specs from WW say 65-67. As far as I know the front seat frames for a 63 through 67 are all the same. So, yes, they would fit but not have the correct material pattern. I think the correct material for your bus is solid grey with white piping.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 30, 2010 5:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

To chime in - As far as I know, 63-67 are the same exact seat shape.
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PostPosted: Sat May 01, 2010 6:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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To chime in - As far as I know, 63-67 are the same exact seat shape.
Does that also apply to the mounting part?

My current seats (from 1969) are welded in my 1967 splitbus so it's not easy for me to quickly test / check...
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PostPosted: Sat May 01, 2010 7:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

vwspijlbus wrote:
EverettB wrote:
To chime in - As far as I know, 63-67 are the same exact seat shape.
Does that also apply to the mounting part?



Yep.
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PostPosted: Sat May 01, 2010 7:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

vwspijlbus wrote:
EverettB wrote:
To chime in - As far as I know, 63-67 are the same exact seat shape.
Does that also apply to the mounting part?

My current seats (from 1969) are welded in my 1967 splitbus so it's not easy for me to quickly test / check...


Yes 1963-67 drivers seat hardware is all the same. Passanger seat only changes for bench or walkthrough.
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PostPosted: Sat May 01, 2010 9:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

blackdog1999 wrote:
vwspijlbus wrote:
EverettB wrote:
To chime in - As far as I know, 63-67 are the same exact seat shape.
Does that also apply to the mounting part?

My current seats (from 1969) are welded in my 1967 splitbus so it's not easy for me to quickly test / check...


Yes 1963-67 drivers seat hardware is all the same. Passanger seat only changes for bench or walkthrough.

Yes.
The salt & pepper aka mesh grey upholstery was original used only 65-67, so it is listed as 65-67. But it will fit 63-67 front seat frames.
Likewise, the green seat covers for a turkis 1/2 2/3 seat bus would be used 63-64, but fit 63-67 front seat frames.

It's just a change in upholstery.

The off the shelf seat covers have heat seams in them, which is correct for a microbus or deluxe microbus.
For a 65-67 SO-42 Westfalia, combi, panel, or truck it should NOT have heat seams.
Here are before and after pictures of my kombi. It currectly has a heat seamed drivers seat and a non-heat seamed passenger seat, in the mesh grey/s&p TMI seat covers. I special ordered the non-heat seamed cover.

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