Are we going to hear more from you? Don, thanks for all the specific details, actual numbers, and clear pictures! 10 Piece carpet kit shown We’re hoping to partner up so he can write more articles, etc. Hope everyone noticed his headliner. Learn how your comment data is processed.
I'm not going … Sorry, I had to say it.. A 2 inch brush for the glue. I had hoped Purists wouldn’t notice the headliner. I left mine full length as the seat-bottom rests on it. I chose gray even though the correct color carpet for zenith blue cars is charcoal. EMPI 4483 Emergency Brake Boot for VW Type 1 Bug 65-79, Ghia 65-74, Type 3 66-73 $10.99. Previous page of related Sponsored Products, Reviewed in the United States on June 1, 2020. 13 mm wrench or socket for removal of the shifter. Glue the carpet piece to the firewall the same way as the padding, down about 14″. Where have you gone? It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness.
(Pair - Red & Black) 12 Terminal Distribution Block -BUSBARS- With Ring Terminals. This is fantastic. VW Bug interior parts for all VW Bug and VW Super Beetle sedans and convertibles. There's a problem loading this menu right now. We all thank you for it. Looks pretty good, eh? mounts to match the padding. Rear Cargo Area Carpet Kit, 5 Piece, For Beetle 65-72, Compatible with Dune Buggy 4.9 out of 5 stars 6. If you have a 10 piece kit, 2 quarts should suffice. If Trying To Install Without This Footrest The Carpet Kit Will Not Lay Correctly And Leave An Open Gap Exposing The Floor Board Below. Scissors; sharper the better! All Trunk Liners are black. Lay your carpet kit down on the ground and make sure that you have all the pieces (ie: 7 piece or 10 piece). Special Order Square Weave $50.00 surcharge per kit. Agreed! Turning our attention to section #6, lay it in place first. Writing this was a new experience for me and was actually fun. If you are on a limited budget like me and can’t afford German square weave, look into Wolfsburg West’s synthetic set. For starters, please bring us up to date on your ’67 Beetle. Also be sure to spread the glue on each piece all the way to the edge. Another piece of carpet and the seatback flap go in there, too. Almost done! Sold by Euro Partstar and ships from Amazon Fulfillment. (Rear of car) I double-checked by measuring both marks to be the same distance from the top before cutting. You must be extremely proud of the beautiful results! I laid the carpet out in my driveway, the warmth of the sun helpped flatten them out and made it easier to install. 13 mm wrench or socket for removal of the shifter. The first pictures are my carpet and padding sets. Headliner Kit, Fits Beetle 68-77, Ivory, Compatible with Dune Buggy 4.8 out of 5 stars 12. Section #10 might need some cutting/trimming. It took me, probably six hours total, but was fun and I’m content with how it came out. Don, © Lane Russell LLC - 1967beetle.com. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. Now remove the carpet and cut the appropriate size hole to fit over the emergency brake mechanism.
I hope it helps others with their parcel shelf carpet, the rest is coming along.
Actually, since I had never installed a headliner, I got the TMI “Easy Install” one-piece headliner. Installing the 7 or 10 piece carpet kit isn't that hard. We do not have any recommendations at this time, EMPI 3919 CARPET KIT VW Super Beetle, 73-79, 9-Piece With Footrest, Black, Loop Carpet For Comfort & Noise Reduction, Hi-count Weave For Superior Wear & Stain Resistance.
Please make sure that you are posting in the form of a question. In 1968 and earlier cars, sections #4 and #5 go under the metal edge and are held in place by gently tapping it with a block of wood and hammer (a small section of a 2 by 4 works good). If you have seat belts, whatever size socket/wrench for belt removal. Section #7; glue this section in place ... make sure you don't get any glue down the shifter hole. jay.
Or should your car have come from the factory with VW Beetle rubber floor mats, we’ve got those covered too, as well as wiring covers and under-bonnet liners. It takes longer than contact cement to get tacky, sometimes 15 minutes. I used contact cement and a brush until I ran out, then got two cans of 3M Super 77. Nice car too. Something to consider: When you remove the seats and the shifter, that would be a good time to repaint the exposed areas (the pedal assembly, emergency brake, shifter, seat rails and any other metal surface). Now glue this section in place. I pushed the welting really hard down into the corners with a wide putty knife, going around a few times, also the underside of the bar. A large work area is nice, I like to lay the pieces out on the floor first (see diagram further down in this page) prior to installing. There was a problem adding this item to Cart. Once the glue has dried, take your blade and cut a hole for the shifter ... now reinstall your shifter. Get the vaccum out and suck up all them old dried up McDonalds french fries, dirt, rocks/pebbles, sand and whatever else might be on the floor. Instead, there is a stiff cardboard-like, one piece liner (called the Trunk Liner) which can be purchased from various retailers. Wow ! Thanks for reading! Read these instructions provided by Sewfine Interior Products in order to install a carpet kit into a Volkswagen Bug. Please try your search again later. MAKE SURE THE FLOOR OF YOUR CAR IS CLEAN! Once the glue has dried, take your blade and cut a hole for the shifter ... now reinstall your shifter. Did you install that also? Fit-check it before gluing it in. This site is so much better than TheSamba. Tools Needed Hello, Don Barker! Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. Glue just the firewall, not the floor, from under the window down 14″, and the back of the padding, using cardboard “masks.” Hold at the two top corners, “aim” the top edge and press lightly, then smooth it down the firewall. It’s really good looking at half the cost. I think I could have done a “real” one now.
Please write more! Ships from and sold by Dune Buggy Warehouse. I laid the carpet out in my driveway, the warmth of the sun helpped flatten them out and made it easier to install.
Thanks for the instructions I have the same kit for my ’67 and plan on tackling the luggage shelf this weekend. A huge thanks to him for taking the time to compose such a valuable article for the vintage Volkswagen community. Contact Us. Nice work! Lay your carpet kit down on the ground and make sure that you have all the pieces (ie: 7 piece or 10 piece). Takes only a few hours to do and can be done by yourself. Please try again. Another thing that’s incorrect is my Zenith blue car should have “charcoal” carpet, not gray. I found that on a 1969 and later carpet kit, rubber is sewn on the edge of sections #4 and #5 which go over the metal edge.
Refering to the carpet diagram below, install the carpet in the numbered sequence shown. Please try again later. Complete headliner installation would be nice too. Beetle Carpet Sets. I also took my time and went slowly. I started 1967beetle.com. I also own Lane Russell, a leading supplier of VW parts for your classic Volkswagen restoration. Need to know how to Install carpet in trunk other info very helpful for interior, Hello, Donald…By “trunk” do you mean under the front hood? Isn’t a 1 piece headliner incorrect for the ’67? Removal of the seats (front and rear) will make cleaning easier and faster and you have to take them out anyway. I used lacquer thinner after every gluing, before handling the carpet. Could have been pre cut a little closer to specs from factory but it’s in and it looks great. This is on my to-do list, and when it comes to the top, I’ll refer to your instructions. Looks pretty good, eh? Something to consider: When you remove the seats and the shifter, that would be a good time to repaint the exposed areas (the pedal assembly, emergency brake, shifter, seat rails and any other metal surface). If you have a 7 piece kit, 1 quart is good. We thank you! I might as well share it with someone.
I drive a '67 Beetle daily and love to share vintage Volkswagen stories with the world. Eric has asked me to keep track of my carpet installation progress on the rest of the car, so it’s coming soon (with more “incorrectnesses” for the purist to try to find, hahaha, you’ll see) Now put your seats back in and we're all done! When I did my car, it took me about 4 hours from start to finish. Here we go! He knows his VW’s! He spelled it out in detail.
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