QUOTE(Pat Garvey @ Sep 20 2006, 05:59 PM)
QUOTE(914runnow @ Sep 18 2006, 12:44 AM)
QUOTE(Toast @ Aug 26 2006, 09:09 PM)
I just ordered yellow plaid material for my seats. I will post before pix on Monday, and after pics when finished.....pobably in a week or two. I do not believe that the blue/black checkered seat cusions were the originals in my 73 yellow (duh), but they are pretty worn.
Maybe someone here can identify what year/color sceme they were for.
Also, I know of someone who has a blue/yellow/white checkered in a cream 70 914. I'll try to get a pic of that one too.
I have the dealer 71-72-73-74-75 interior charts..
72 thru 74....all had the perf leatherette BASKET WEAVE (vinyl)
OR corduory seat inlays in beige/brown/black...70/71 were different..Solid
in the leatherette..As too were the door panels..
The bolsters etc. ..were ALL leatherette (vinyl) to match
the other colors...NOTE that 70 and 71 had had the thickest vinyl..
AND had more of an 'elephant ear' type of grain to it..
BTW..Needle Loom is the proper factory term for what we all
call Perlon...Big Diff came in 74 on the seats with the heat seam as opposed to the sewn seam on the inlays..
75 saw the crazy Tartan inlays and White available!!
BTW the vinyl thru out, got much thinner in 75 and 76..
AND the Beige color was a few shades to the orangish/brown type
of tone...Also with the thinner vinyl came 'grain' differences too...yepperz tons of differences...that above is just a small portion..
I thought I was the onlt one who noticed that the vinyl got thinner though the years! Thought it was my imagination.
Suspect that they thought thinner felt more like leather, but who am I?
#1-Thanx for the reply..
Seems I have been one of the few out here lately....
Nope and yepperz.....
Nope= your imagination on the thickness is correct...
Saw the door panels loose Q/C and less parts and material..
Big one in 75 was the PLASTIC bottom 'pocket on the psngr side'..
But they went to cheap one time use door panel clips and
no more xtra weather /moisture seal on the door panel..
they painted 'black' where the vinyl overlays are covering
parts of the tunnel and x member seat tilt catch bar support..
AND THE BIG ONE THAT BURNS ME IS THE DASH FACE MATERIAL
WAS REALLY THIN JUNK......
OKAY you 75 76 owners want to hog tie me..
Just a note..I am restoring a 1.8 75....for myself..
I just am the messenger...not the mfr....
I save pcs of material out of the cars I lay to rest..
Nothin like taking a retractable knife to a 914 interior that is shot..
Trust me it took a while to get up the gumption to do that..
When you have 8 or so seats around ...
SUMPINS GOTTAH GO...
OH>>>>>I am gonnah start a new subject...