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PostPosted: Sat Apr 04, 2020 9:35 pm    Post subject: 1966 Beetle - First Time Build Reply with quote

Hello! This is my first post Very Happy I recently acquired my first Beetle, a 1966. I am redoing the interior and have new TMI seat covers but the seat padding is not in good shape and will need to be replaced. I looked into getting some from Wolfsburg West but they are not shipping orders at the moment. Does anyone have any suggestions for other good places to get coconut padding from? Thanks!
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 04, 2020 10:33 pm    Post subject: Re: 1966 Beetle - First Time Build Reply with quote

Nice find! seems to be in good shape overall. I don't have any suggestions on where to find but it will only be a matter of time before someone does. Congrats on the 66.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2020 5:35 am    Post subject: Re: 1966 Beetle - First Time Build Reply with quote

Welcome....nice looking Bug!

Try West Coast Metric.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2020 5:38 am    Post subject: Re: 1966 Beetle - First Time Build Reply with quote

"score" on the nice '66 and welcome to the Samba. The only other place I've seen the coconut fiber pads is Mid America Motorworks. They incorrectly call them horsehair pads. A lot of people have had issues with Motorworks so I only brought them up for reference. If it was me, I'd wait for WW. I used their pads in my '66 and the fit was excellent ! One word of advise, please keep your car as original and stock as possible. Survivors are getting harder and harder to find. Stay healthy !!

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2020 7:23 am    Post subject: Re: 1966 Beetle - First Time Build Reply with quote

the color looks so good . welcome !
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2020 7:24 pm    Post subject: Re: 1966 Beetle - First Time Build Reply with quote

Nice looking bug...l would keep it stock as well...
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2020 6:40 am    Post subject: Re: 1966 Beetle - First Time Build Reply with quote

Looks like a great starting point, congrats! Looking forward to seeing it come together.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2020 10:42 pm    Post subject: Re: 1966 Beetle - First Time Build Reply with quote

Good looking car!
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2020 2:39 am    Post subject: Re: 1966 Beetle - First Time Build Reply with quote

Nice looking beetle! Hopefully Ill see you driving around. Im just out in Sandy.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2020 8:39 am    Post subject: Re: 1966 Beetle - First Time Build Reply with quote

Possibly Lenny Copp at West Coast Classics?
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