Hello! Log in or Register   |  Help  |  Donate  |  Buy Shirts  See all banner ads | Advertise on TheSamba.com  
TheSamba.com
 
Upholstery ID help - Light brown (55-58) or caramel (58-61)
Forum Index -> Split Bus Share: Facebook Twitter
Reply to topic
Print View
Quick sort: Show newest posts on top | Show oldest posts on top View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Jonesy
Samba Member


Joined: June 14, 2005
Posts: 23
Location: UK
Jonesy is offline 

PostPosted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 11:16 am    Post subject: Upholstery ID help - Light brown (55-58) or caramel (58-61) Reply with quote

Anyone help me out on this one?

I've looked at the Tech paint/upholstery and i'm not sure what the difference is between the Light brown (55-58 ) or caramel (58-61) upholestery.

They are listed with a different name but both with number 76.


Here's the details taken from the Tech section;


March 1955 up to July 1958
From Chassis Number 20 117 902 up to 374 810

Upholstery
Standard light brown (76)
Upholstery
Deluxe light brown (76)


August 1958 up to March 1961
From Chassis Number 374 811 up to 749 000

Upholstery
Standard caramel brown (76)



Heres a link to pics of the seat itself; http://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=1048468

Sorry its a link to my ad but i've had people asking if its definitely caramel and i don't know for sure, so any ideas on this would be much appreciated.

Cheers,
Neil (Jonesy)
_________________
www.boatyardbuses.com

parts for sale - http://search.ebay.co.uk/_W0QQsassZwww-boatyardbuses-com

more parts for sale - http://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/search.php?username=Jonesy
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website Gallery Classifieds Feedback
dawerks
Samba Member


Joined: September 15, 2010
Posts: 2272

dawerks is offline 

PostPosted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 11:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not an expert, but that looks like Carmel to me. Also, It has white beading, I think Beige/earlier seats would have the black beading.

Early..
Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
EverettB Premium Member
Administrator


Joined: April 11, 2000
Posts: 59494
Location: Phoenix, AZ
EverettB is offline 

PostPosted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 12:04 pm    Post subject: Re: Upholstery ID help - Light brown (55-58) or caramel (58- Reply with quote

Jonesy wrote:
Heres a link to pics of the seat itself; http://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=1048468

Sorry its a link to my ad but i've had people asking if its definitely caramel and i don't know for sure, so any ideas on this would be much appreciated.

They look caramel.

Especially since the rear seat is clearly a Standard Microbus seat and not a Deluxe seat.

55-57 Standards are Green, not Brown.
_________________
How to Post Photos
Everett Barnes - [email protected] | My wanted ads
"Water is the only drink for a wise man" | "Communication prevents complaints"
Stop dead photo links! Post your photos to The Samba Gallery!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website Facebook Instagram Gallery Classifieds Feedback
Lind
Samba Member


Joined: November 06, 2000
Posts: 8018
Location: idaho
Lind is offline 

PostPosted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 1:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

that seat is certainly a caramel seat.

for reference:

the color is different, but they are both brown.
the grain on the vinyl is different between the two.
the piping is brown for the light brown seat.
the piping is white for the caramel brown seat.

and for the ultra rare wildcard, there were non-deluxe light brown seats in special paint postal yellow standards. perhaps other color special paint buses.
_________________
.
You define your own happiness
.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Gallery Classifieds Feedback
dawerks
Samba Member


Joined: September 15, 2010
Posts: 2272

dawerks is offline 

PostPosted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 1:33 pm    Post subject: Re: Upholstery ID help - Light brown (55-58) or caramel (58- Reply with quote

EverettB wrote:


Especially since the rear seat is clearly a Standard Microbus seat and not a Deluxe seat.



What differentiates a deluxe/non deluxe rear seat?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
VintageDreamz
Samba Member


Joined: January 27, 2003
Posts: 254
Location: So. Cal. (Bus Capital of the World)
VintageDreamz is offline 

PostPosted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 3:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Non Deluxe have a protector strip screwed into the back top of the seat

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.




Deluxe rear seats have 3 sets of mounting holes to mount the upright brackets for the luggage bar
_________________
Every Decision A Man Makes Has An Effect On The Sum Of His Life
September 59 23 Walkthru
August 58 OG Mango Standard
57 PG SG Standard
66 Slider Standard
62 KG Convertible
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message AIM Address Instagram Gallery Classifieds Feedback
Jonesy
Samba Member


Joined: June 14, 2005
Posts: 23
Location: UK
Jonesy is offline 

PostPosted: Wed Mar 02, 2011 4:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks alot to all of you for your replies, caramel it is then Very Happy
_________________
www.boatyardbuses.com

parts for sale - http://search.ebay.co.uk/_W0QQsassZwww-boatyardbuses-com

more parts for sale - http://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/search.php?username=Jonesy
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website Gallery Classifieds Feedback
Display posts from previous:   
Reply to topic    Forum Index -> Split Bus All times are Mountain Standard Time/Pacific Daylight Savings Time
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum

About | Help! | Advertise | Donate | Premium Membership | Privacy/Terms of Use | Contact Us | Site Map
Copyright © 1996-2018, Everett Barnes. All Rights Reserved.
Not affiliated with or sponsored by Volkswagen of America | Forum powered by phpBB