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Re: [T3] coloured dashboards

On 22 Nov 2001, at 1:36, Steven Ayres wrote:

> JimA=> Sounds truly awesome! How much of it is still red?
> I only  went for light customizing in redoing the interior. Actually a
> fair amount of the original interior was still in fair shape, and I've
> preserved it all -- the red '66s are pretty rare. I've recovered my
> dash pads and door caps in red vinyl; the carpets are as close to a
> match to the original I could get without shelling out for the
> probably impossible-to-find square-weave, and what I got was the last
> of what Sewfine was able to find. All the other red stuff I've tried
> to do more or less as stock apart from grey tweed inserts on the seats
> and door panels. I haven't found any red seat-recline knobs yet,
> though (mine shattered on the first attempt to turn them). The only
> original red parts that you can see are the armrests and the plastic
> cover on the back of the ignition switch.

It's astonishing that VW went to this much detail and had custom 
colored parts made for just a few cars. At least the molds were 
already there, but just organizing all this and getting them to the 
assembly line together must have been someone's headache.

Jim Adney, jadney@vwtype3.org
Madison, Wisconsin, USA

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