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Post by Briano1234 » Fri Jun 03, 2016 11:51 am

I have been wanting to redo my Interior, but the Door Cards and Seats were really showing their AGE... Broken Bolsters, Ripped Material...
So I opted for what I thought was a good deal on Covers, and Cards and that was what they were covers to go over your existing ones.

Ok, I had to Modify my seats so all the recent how-to's, and the covers I chose were a BEAR to get on, they seemed to be short. So I had to Modify and Cut my Original's to hide material that wasn't covered, and well I am mostly pleased.....ok, beats the hell out of the Tired Broken White....

The car is waiting on the new TOP (on-order) and it will probably be a slightly different color, but hey....

From a solid White interior.
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So, yes I painted my White Boot cover, and will be color matching the Head liner (a lighter Tan) with the Sun Visors, or I may just
recover those.. Haven't decided on which way to go as the originals are Heat Sealed on the Window side.

I am Kinda Liking the new Color...
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Post by 84Vert » Tue Dec 13, 2016 12:32 pm

Brian, I really like those seat covers where did you get them
84 Rabbit Convertible

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Post by Briano1234 » Wed Dec 14, 2016 6:11 pm

EBAY.
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Post by 84Vert » Thu Dec 15, 2016 11:31 am

Thanks Brian, I have asked if they have them for a 1984
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Post by Briano1234 » Thu Dec 15, 2016 4:41 pm

The install isn't as easy as you would think, and my how to's on the bolster foam to repair damage may assist you.

I did Trim my original covers on the seat backs to the pivots as the older material could be seen, and I cut all the piping out of the old seats so there wouldn't be any chance of it breaking and poking through the newer material.
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Post by 84Vert » Tue Dec 20, 2016 11:34 am

Thanks Brian, good tips. The best part is all of the seats are currently out of the car so now would be the time to do it
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Post by 84Vert » Tue Dec 20, 2016 11:35 am

Next I will have to go back over your top replacement
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