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PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:30 am    Post subject: Antelope Brown interior Reply with quote

Anyone have photos of an antelope brown interior? I'm curious about the color of the steering column Handbrake etc....
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 11:37 am    Post subject: Re: Antelope Brown interior Reply with quote

What year is the car? There's no mention of an "antelope brown" interior for Karmann Ghias in the tech section. My old '69 Ghia was Oriel Yellow with a khaki brown interior. The steering wheel, steering column, gearshift and handbrake lever were all black. Carpets and rubber floor mats were brown.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2019 11:43 am    Post subject: Re: Antelope Brown interior Reply with quote

1956 color I believe.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2019 8:50 am    Post subject: Re: Antelope Brown interior Reply with quote

Have a look here: http://www.kglowlightregistry.com/index.php?action=page_display&PageID=6

http://www.kglowlightregistry.com/index.php?action=page_display&PageID=6

Jerry Heldt has a '56 Antelope Brown Ghia: https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/profile.php?mode=viewprofile&u=58106
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2019 12:28 am    Post subject: Re: Antelope Brown interior Reply with quote

John - I am in the same predicament.The few interior pictures of 56-57 that I have found, show these items as white ? unless I have a monitor problem. I would have thought Silver Beige would be better ( inner wheel rim colour)

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2019 1:38 am    Post subject: Re: Antelope Brown interior Reply with quote

56cpe wrote:
John - I am in the same predicament.The few interior pictures of 56-57 that I have found, show these items as white ? unless I have a monitor problem. I would have thought Silver Beige would be better ( inner wheel rim colour)

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Have you seen this picture from Ian Broad's Lowlight Information Disc:
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It's listed as belonging to Ken Swayne. Anyone know Mr. Swayne...I see he's on Luis' list of bulkhead mat subscribers.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2019 2:51 am    Post subject: Re: Antelope Brown interior Reply with quote

I have the same disc - and anybody with a 56 - 57 should not be ordering a bulk head rubber mat
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2019 4:11 am    Post subject: Re: Antelope Brown interior Reply with quote

56cpe wrote:
I have the same disc - and anybody with a 56 - 57 should not be ordering a bulk head rubber mat


Is that a typo Jerry? I think you should be saying "and anybody with a 56 - 57 should be ordering a bulk head rubber mat. Lots of examples on that disc of '56 Ghias with rubber bulkhead mats. Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2019 10:12 am    Post subject: Re: Antelope Brown interior Reply with quote

Bulkhead mat came in from body 3761, April/May 56.

Steering column,handbrake/gearstick are stone beige I believe (or maybe silver beige), definitely not white. Couple of pictures of Kens Ghia pre resto, zoom in for original paint on the column etc.
(My first lowlight, restored,sold to Ken,sold to France,sold on, current location unknown)

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2019 11:17 am    Post subject: Re: Antelope Brown interior Reply with quote

aerosilver wrote:
Bulkhead mat came in from body 3761, April/May 56.


Yes that was my understanding...corresponding with the date the floor vents moved from close to the driver's feet to the later position, close to the door.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2019 6:33 pm    Post subject: Re: Antelope Brown interior Reply with quote

John - sorry my mistake. My Car is an early March 56 with those air vents close to the drivers feet - so a completely different Bulk head set up.
Thanks Aerosilver for the info. I will go for Silver beige. Any idea on the colour for the Steering Wheel (looks White ), Indicator switch housing, and wire cover on column ( Silver beige ? )
Sadly all this good info is getting scattered over so many posts - we need some one to write that Book ( are you listening Dave Ruby ? )

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2019 3:09 am    Post subject: Re: Antelope Brown interior Reply with quote

^Keep up Jerry! Steering wheel is a pre55 Beetle item, not the original.

Couple more pictures from a diffrent original interior-paint antelope 57
[indicator stalk maybe non-original to the car)

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2019 3:45 am    Post subject: Re: Antelope Brown interior Reply with quote

Sorry Chris, I was referring to Mr Swanks car , not the Batwing - I restored a 54 Beetle last year and spent hours restoring the wheel, so am familiar with it.
Thanks for the additional pics - is there any consensus on the correct colour - would Mr Swank be able to comment?
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2019 4:37 am    Post subject: Re: Antelope Brown interior Reply with quote

Ok, apologies.

Thing is, that car (you know it's the same Ghia, before & after resto? Pics 2, 3, & 4) has been restored/repainted. It looks like its also had an original wheel reinstalled too, and that wheel could have repainted or come from a beetle.

Original paint cars are the only true guideline that should be used.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2019 5:00 am    Post subject: Re: Antelope Brown interior Reply with quote

Here's another one, wheel, column,switch etc all look to be same colour.
(Same in my original,Pelican red car, all one colour)

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2019 5:25 am    Post subject: Re: Antelope Brown interior Reply with quote

The solid information I have is that all 58/9 lowlight cabriolets had StoneBeige L471 as their interior components (handbrake, steering column, steering wheel...) colour.

Could we guess L471 was used on all 58/9 Coupes?

And furthermore, could we guess that L471 was used on all 56/7 Coupes?
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 8:29 pm    Post subject: Re: Antelope Brown interior Reply with quote

I had some paint mixed up using formulas our paint people have, Pictures were taken under fluro in the Office and outside in sunlight. Any opinions ?

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:10 am    Post subject: Re: Antelope Brown interior Reply with quote

Take your pick Jerry! what do you think? (either colour looks good!)

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:19 pm    Post subject: Re: Antelope Brown interior Reply with quote

Thanks Russ - Stone beige it is, and thanks to Chris.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:08 am    Post subject: Re: Antelope Brown interior Reply with quote

Ruben did mine Silver Beige.

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