[T3] 1969 Volkswagen Squareback Seats

Keith Park topnotch at nycap.rr.com
Wed Sep 7 17:40:11 PDT 2016

For seat covers, you want TMI
its Sewfine for the carpets.


Topnotch Restorations
topnotch at nycap.rr.com
71 Squareback  "Hothe"
65 Notchback  "El Baja Rojo"
93 RX7  "Redstur"
87 Golf  "Winterat"
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From: type3-vwtype3.org [mailto:type3-vwtype3.org-bounces at lists.vwtype3.org]
On Behalf Of Gary Forsmo
Sent: Wednesday, September 07, 2016 1:58 PM
To: type3-vwtype3.org at lists.vwtype3.org
Subject: [T3] 1969 Volkswagen Squareback Seats

Suggestions needed:

   1. My ... almost stock, everything ... 1969 Volkswagen Type 3 Squareback
   Front (high-back)Vinyl Seat coverings are in need of some TLC.  They were
   "restitched" and some of the panels were replaced ... 30 years ago.
   2. Per Jim, we were careful removing the front seats from the plastic
   "slides" and metal rails.
   3. I took the intact seats to the upholsterer who did the work in 1986.
   Upon inspection, there were seams where the thread had deteriorated (sun
   UV exposure) and separated.
   4. The upholsterer was concerned that the vinyl had some hairline cracks
   & the "welt/cording", which is stitched into the adjoining vinyl panels,
   had faded & could not tolerate more needle holes.


   1. Does anyone have experience with a company, or companies, who either
   - supply BULK, basket weave and smooth vinyl? ... or
      - quality, COMPLETE SETS of seat bottom/seat back vinyl in the
      correct basket weave and smooth vinyl which fit like the
      - My seat color, according the my original Bill of Sale, (9/8/1969)
         as Leatherette Nut Brown.
         2. Are The Samba Classifieds a possible, good source of private
   parties selling original Seat Cover Kits for sale?


Gary "Frito" - '69 Squareback, FI, MT, One-owner
Rockport, TX (winter)
Lake Geneva, WI (summer)
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