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Post by peregrine67 on Tue Jan 10, 2012 6:40 am

lookin' really nice Pete.
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Post by Grifspop on Tue Jan 10, 2012 9:45 am

zabo wrote:damn thts clean

Thanks, Peter
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Post by earlyvwfanatic on Tue Jan 10, 2012 12:34 pm

Grifspop wrote:Kip sent me some pictures today, it's real close to getting wrapped up

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That looks cleaner than the factory could have done it!!! Nice job!!!
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Post by rpm750 on Tue Jan 10, 2012 2:51 pm

So where did the carpet come from? I like that look.
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Post by hly3rd on Tue Jan 10, 2012 3:10 pm

Looks great, but I expect that from Kip. That looks like the same carpet he used on my Volksrod. You will be ready just in time for the show season!
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Post by Grifspop on Tue Jan 10, 2012 6:11 pm

rpm750 wrote:So where did the carpet come from? I like that look.

The carpet is German Square weave, I ordered the interior from West Coast Classics, but decided to go wall to wall on the stuff, so Kip ordered a couple of extra yards. It's what the factory put in way back when. Thanks for the positive comments, guys, Kip's finishing up the headliner today- Very Happy
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Post by DiggerD on Tue Jan 10, 2012 9:55 pm

Looking really sharp!! cheers

That shifter boot is a nice touch! Cool
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Post by Grifspop on Wed Jan 11, 2012 12:03 am

[quote=That shifter boot is a nice touch! Cool [/quote]

Thanks, the interior kit is from Lenny, but Kip is adding some of his own custom touches- like the red panels under the seat that hide the battery, and the custom stitched boot for the Berg shifter- nice work Very Happy
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Post by tronview on Wed Jan 11, 2012 12:07 am

Pete that looks freaking awesome. Kip has mad skills.
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Post by Grifspop on Wed Jan 11, 2012 4:48 pm

Stopped by Loves Trim yesterday, Kip and David were hard at work on my interior. Also enjoyed visiting with Bryce when he stopped in-

Some more shots for your viewing pleasure

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Here are a couple of shots showing my black framed pop-outs in the car

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And, finally, Kip and David scratching their heads over what to do with the corners of my grafted ragtop- (hint- the braces I welded in had to come out for the headliner to go up into the corners and look right)

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Post by fluxcap on Wed Jan 11, 2012 5:28 pm

Looking great! Those black pop outs are awesome, hard to tell they are even there.


uh-oh, I've seen that look on David's face before, he just let one rip on your new seats!
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Post by Grifspop on Wed Jan 11, 2012 6:06 pm

fluxcap wrote:Looking great! Those black pop outs are awesome, hard to tell they are even there.


uh-oh, I've seen that look on David's face before, he just let one rip on your new seats!
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You mean the one cheek sneak, Eric?
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Post by Grifspop on Wed Jan 11, 2012 9:43 pm

A few more shots from Kip

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Back window is in, too

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Post by Attorney Isaiah Loophole on Wed Jan 11, 2012 9:44 pm

Looks awesome!

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Post by Grifspop on Wed Jan 11, 2012 9:49 pm

Attorney Isaiah Loophole wrote:Looks awesome!

Thanks, Bryce
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Post by earlyvwfanatic on Wed Jan 11, 2012 10:10 pm

Very nice!!!! That is some top notch stuff!!
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Post by buggin70 on Wed Jan 11, 2012 11:00 pm

how did you do the seat belts? are they just laps?
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Post by Grifspop on Wed Jan 11, 2012 11:02 pm

buggin70 wrote:how did you do the seat belts? are they just laps?

Back in 1987 when I built the car, I converted the '68 Beetle seat belts to just lap belts. I'm going to keep the buckle on the tunnel, and add some retractors for the lap belts
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Post by buggin70 on Wed Jan 11, 2012 11:10 pm

i wanna do 3 points in the rag
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Post by Grifspop on Thu Jan 12, 2012 9:25 am

buggin70 wrote:i wanna do 3 points in the rag

I didn't have any anchor points in the b pillar, they would have to be welded in- your car might have them, though
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Post by zabo on Thu Jan 12, 2012 9:37 am

Grifspop wrote:
buggin70 wrote:i wanna do 3 points in the rag

I didn't have any anchor points in the b pillar, they would have to be welded in- your car might have them, though

nope

i used a similar method 3 points how to ->
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Post by Grifspop on Thu Jan 12, 2012 6:03 pm

zabo wrote:
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buggin70 wrote:i wanna do 3 points in the rag

I didn't have any anchor points in the b pillar, they would have to be welded in- your car might have them, though

nope

i used a similar method 3 points how to ->

Neat article on adding 3 point belts- for those who are into safety
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Post by DiggerD on Fri Jan 13, 2012 6:39 pm

Nahhhhhhhh, safety is over-rated......... Rolling Eyes
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Post by Grifspop on Fri Jan 13, 2012 9:17 pm

DiggerD wrote:Nahhhhhhhh, safety is over-rated......... Rolling Eyes

Yeah, if it was a big concern, we'd all be driving Volvo's.......... Shocked
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