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PostPosted: Wed Mar 17, 2021 7:19 pm    Post subject: Ugh! What color/brand steering wheel/interior do I go with?? Reply with quote

Ď67 beetle.
Not period correct but itís mine and fine with me.
I went with tweed beige headliner (installed) and am having real anxiety deciding which path to take here!! The only commitment I have made is the headliner-itís installed.
So, knob color, steering wheel color, seat color, door panel color etc. so hit me with your best shot! Looking at the flat 4 steering wheels. Whatís everyone think? Mine is rough to say the least.
Iíll throw a few pictures up. The car/dash is silvery/green metallic. I have a black stick shifter (vintage speed)
I think I kinda want a white steering wheel!! Looks more ďvintagyĒ? Should I just stick with black wheel, black knobs, etc. Help me with my interior makeover!! Thank you!
A little idea of what Iím working with here....

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Here are my gauges I purchased also. I like the vintage look and not necessarily a race look. Like ďclassicĒ I guess I could say?

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 17, 2021 7:41 pm    Post subject: Re: Ugh! What color/brand steering wheel/interior do I go with?? Reply with quote

Love the color! Iíd go with white wheel and knobs. I have a 66 that will eventually have white wheel. I replaced the grab handle with a white one already. Wheel is next. Iíll put a chrome cover over the turn signal arm to bring out the chrome on the dash and wheel. I guess it all could be rattle canned in the right color, but Iím keeping it easy to return to stock.

Whatever youíll do will be great.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 17, 2021 7:42 pm    Post subject: Re: Ugh! What color/brand steering wheel/interior do I go with?? Reply with quote

Are you putting the gauges in the radio hole?
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 17, 2021 8:43 pm    Post subject: Re: Ugh! What color/brand steering wheel/interior do I go with?? Reply with quote

Actually thinking of that. Radio will be gone. Bluetooth transmitter to a hidden amp is my plan.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 17, 2021 8:57 pm    Post subject: Re: Ugh! What color/brand steering wheel/interior do I go with?? Reply with quote

Cherrywood.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 18, 2021 10:27 am    Post subject: Re: Ugh! What color/brand steering wheel/interior do I go with?? Reply with quote

I'd stick with your beige theme to match the headliner. I went with grey tweed headliner and then black and grey tweed seats, cover for the rear and door panels. I like the lookof a wood wheel, went with flat fours wheel and ivory knobs. WCM had the closest to stock looking ivory when I did mine back in 07. Your car looks great, btw
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 18, 2021 10:54 am    Post subject: Re: Ugh! What color/brand steering wheel/interior do I go with?? Reply with quote

Thatís purdy!!!!
I like the large steering wheel. What did you think of the flat4 wheel quality?
Itís so hard to visualize everything together!
I mean, what color carpet if the seats will be beige??
I thought of black carpet and some black double stitch on the beige seats?
Ugh
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 18, 2021 11:23 am    Post subject: Re: Ugh! What color/brand steering wheel/interior do I go with?? Reply with quote

Thanks! I love flat four's stuff, totally happy with it. I used sewfine for my interior. Black carpet would work, beige carpet with black floor mat? I don't know. I went safe with black and grey..lol
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 18, 2021 11:36 am    Post subject: Re: Ugh! What color/brand steering wheel/interior do I go with?? Reply with quote

Greenish grey paint, tweed beige headliner, I'd be looking at something to pull that together, like green/beige seats, green door panels (hell, two tone green panels) and green carpet (or use the darker green of the panels as carpet color. Something in the green/pea/dark green side of the spectrum, not lime or bright green.

Yeah, it sounds a little freaky; Mercedes Benz back in the day had some green interiors that rocked.

I'd stick with the basic ivory knobs and steering wheel unless you go wood rim wheel

Go get a kit model or three and start painting different mockups, unless you are a photochop champion and can do it via computer.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 18, 2021 6:33 pm    Post subject: Re: Ugh! What color/brand steering wheel/interior do I go with?? Reply with quote

Thank you. Gives me things to think about. Iíll attach a picture of a color swatch. Iím not reeeealy sure about a pea (read pee) green color.😂
Yeah, Iíve considered a green/tan on the seats.
Say, like, hunter green double stitches on tan seats. Not sure if I want a SOLID STRIPE? Hmmm. I want kind of a subtle, stylish, fresh and clean look I guess.
This is what got me ďthinkingĒ of a white wheel/knobs.
Iím gonna search around here for interior shots and swipe a few pics!
This is from the SewFine website:
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Sandstone is a bit of a tie in of each and some green from the outside of the bug.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 18, 2021 6:52 pm    Post subject: Re: Ugh! What color/brand steering wheel/interior do I go with?? Reply with quote

Whatever you decide, get some samples from them before you commit. If I remember right, they'll send them to you for free.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 18, 2021 6:56 pm    Post subject: Re: Ugh! What color/brand steering wheel/interior do I go with?? Reply with quote

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I'd stick with your beige theme to match the headliner. I went with grey tweed headliner and then black and grey tweed seats, cover for the rear and door panels. I like the lookof a wood wheel, went with flat fours wheel and ivory knobs. WCM had the closest to stock looking ivory when I did mine back in 07. Your car looks great, btw
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I like how your black/grey tweed seats go with your carpet. I donít want it to look like a flip flip colors on everything you know? Like candy cane stripes?
Maybe the sage/beige tweed with sage carpets and black rubber mats. This is the most confusing decision Iíve probably made yet. Lol
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 19, 2021 3:10 am    Post subject: Re: Ugh! What color/brand steering wheel/interior do I go with?? Reply with quote

Looks like you have a nice build going. We may be able to help when it comes to steering wheels.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 19, 2021 5:43 pm    Post subject: Re: Ugh! What color/brand steering wheel/interior do I go with?? Reply with quote

Damn, they are really nice. Look kinda expensive though. I like.....ALOT
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