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Mike Fitton
Had my passenger side seat for my 914-6 stored away and just pulled it out. The basket weave material is different from std. weave it is identical to the material used for the 914-6 & 911 tool kits. Anyone ever see this used before?

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Tom_T
Hey Mike,

Do you know if it was reupholstered at any point?

AFAIK, that pattern wasn't used on the 1970-72 914 -6 &/or /4 seats, but I could be wrong.

Jeff Bowlsby's 914 website shows the material samples for 1970 IIRC, but I'm not sure if it includes the -6 upholstery, or just /4.

Maybe check with Andy T./SocalAndy by email or PM, since he's more of a 914-6 expert than I am.

Maybe some other 914-6 Originality officianadoes can chime in too?

Good Luck! beerchug.gif
Tom
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Mike Fitton
Figured it out. Not original material found previous staple marks underneath when I pulled the material back, it is VW basket weave material. Funny it is dead nuts on for the tool bag material.
gms
QUOTE(Tom_T @ Jan 19 2018, 02:28 PM) *

AFAIK, that pattern wasn't used on the 1970-72 914 -6 &/or /4 seats, but I could be wrong.

Basket weave was used on 1970 4 and 6s
COA from 1 of my sixes with basket weave
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Tom_T
QUOTE(gms @ Jan 19 2018, 05:28 PM) *

QUOTE(Tom_T @ Jan 19 2018, 02:28 PM) *

AFAIK, that pattern wasn't used on the 1970-72 914 -6 &/or /4 seats, but I could be wrong.

Basket weave was used on 1970 4 and 6s
COA from 1 of my sixes with basket weave
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Glen, I'm sure the pattern in his pic above doesn't match that on your nor other original upholstery -6.

Yes it was basketweave then, but not the material he showed - as he clarified in his post above that it was reupholstered in a VW basketweave which looks different.

My comment wasn't that basketweave was not available - just that his pic did not look like the correct factory material & pattern which was used in our 914s.

This is the pic of the 1970 basketweave for 1970 MY 914s from Jeff Bowlsby's website, which is clearly different from Mike's close-up pic in his 1st post ...

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(from here: http://bowlsby.net/914/Classic/PaintFabrics.htm )

Both the vinyl leatherette & real leather textures don't have that funny squiggle texture from Mike's close-up, as can be more clearly seen on the beige/tan & brown samples above.

Mike's detail pic ....

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Hope that clarifies it! beerchug.gif
Tom
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sixaddict
So with focus on this.....does anyone know where I can get material that will match smooth seat material as used on 71 six....
Fortunate enough to find a drivers seat that is beautiful. ...As the adverts always say ....except for the Hickie the rear.
Gives me the opportunity to confirm the match so fixed seat can be redone in correct configuration.
Thanks
TOT





quote name='Tom_T' date='Jan 19 2018, 05:23 PM' post='2569941']
[quote name='gms' post='2569895' date='Jan 19 2018, 05:28 PM']
[quote name='Tom_T' post='2569805' date='Jan 19 2018, 02:28 PM']
AFAIK, that pattern wasn't used on the 1970-72 914 -6 &/or /4 seats, but I could be wrong.
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Basket weave was used on 1970 4 and 6s
COA from 1 of my sixes with basket weave
Click to view attachment
[/quote]

Glen, I'm sure the pattern in his pic above doesn't match that on your nor other original upholstery -6.

Yes it was basketweave then, but not the material he showed - as he clarified in his post above that it was reupholstered in a VW basketweave which looks different.

My comment wasn't that basketweave was not available - just that his pic did not look like the correct factory material & pattern which was used in our 914s.

This is the pic of the 1970 basketweave for 1970 MY 914s from Jeff Bowlsby's website, which is clearly different from Mike's close-up pic in his 1st post ...

IPB Image

(from here: http://bowlsby.net/914/Classic/PaintFabrics.htm )

Both the vinyl leatherette & real leather textures don't have that funny squiggle texture from Mike's close-up, as can be more clearly seen on the beige/tan & brown samples above.

Mike's detail pic ....

IPB Image

Hope that clarifies it! beerchug.gif
Tom
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gandalf_025
Here are pictures of the seat bottoms from my car, #619
I have had possession of this car since early 73 and saw it
at the Dealership since 1972

Pictures show tops and bottoms of the bottom pads.

please forgive the dust....

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gandalf_025
here is the pattern from the tool roll for the same car

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Tom_T
Try Autos International in Fallbrook CA, World Upholstery in Ventura CA, Lakewell.com in Europe, & 911 Leather or some of the other suppliers listed in the PCA Panorama or the independent Excellence magazines in their ads. AI, WU & Lakewell sell bulk material, 914 kits & AI & WU do interiors for you as well.

They should all have black leather & leatherette in both smooth & basketweave (914Rubber has leatherette kits I think too).

PS - They're all online too if you google them.

Good Luck! beerchug.gif
Tom
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QUOTE(sixaddict @ Feb 9 2018, 12:36 AM) *

So with focus on this.....does anyone know where I can get material that will match smooth seat material as used on 71 six....
Fortunate enough to find a drivers seat that is beautiful. ...As the adverts always say ....except for the Hickie the rear.
Gives me the opportunity to confirm the match so fixed seat can be redone in correct configuration.
Thanks
TOT

sixaddict
Forgot about Lakewell
Good sources all
Thanks
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