mdubgParticipantSeptember 29, 2019 at 6:09 pmPost count: 287
Finally, finally got some work done on the Double Cab. I rebuilt and recovered the seats and installed the interior panels. I don’t know what the trick is, but lining up those holes when drilling through the front of the panels is a pain in the ass. Especially on those holes that are augered out from previous installations. It took a while, but I think it came out pretty darn good! Still need to do the kick panels and the roof panels.
Glamour shots by the pond.TyHParticipantSeptember 29, 2019 at 9:10 pmPost count: 10
I think that looks great, a little different from stock but nice and subtle. Great job!!tlambertParticipantSeptember 29, 2019 at 9:12 pmPost count: 265Baja MarkParticipantSeptember 30, 2019 at 2:01 amPost count: 366
Great job on the seat covers – looks like you’ve done that before!volksaddictParticipantSeptember 30, 2019 at 6:07 amPost count: 517
Trick is a rivet hole finder, per Clara on a thread on the samba:mdubgParticipantSeptember 30, 2019 at 9:49 amPost count: 287
Thanks for the compliments! YouTube is an amazing professor and those covers had perfect fit. Both made it easy.
I wanted the interior to be a little different, but feel like it might belong. As if VW made a deluxe pickup, like the Platinum editions of modern trucks.
I saw that hole finder gizmo on several threads. It looks like it would help on 80% of the holes, but there are a bunch that are tight.John JonesKeymasterOctober 4, 2019 at 4:26 pmPost count: 5878
Looks awesome!!!!! Glad you got that in.. bet it feels great!!! Love your truck!!!!mdubgParticipantOctober 4, 2019 at 4:38 pmPost count: 287
It does feel great. I had to reorder the drivers kick panel. Apparently DC’s in 1960 can have a 6 or 8 fusebox. They made a 6 fusebox cut out and my bus has the 8 fusebox. Also ordered some roof panels from Clara that I’ll need to cover in the tan vinyl. That’s gonna be my first attempt at glue upholstery…wish me luck!Pat KKeymasterOctober 7, 2019 at 7:57 amPost count: 1127
Colors look good together. Nice work!!!
We will build it if it comes.mdubgParticipantNovember 3, 2019 at 6:31 amPost count: 287
We took family pictures last night. I was able to sneak away and snapped a few good pictures of the Double Cab last night.
I also got the ride out on the highway. Up to this point, I’ve mostly cruised around town. She cruises at 70+ (clocked with another car) with my foot just lightly on the “go” pedal. Franz, the gearing is perfect!volksaddictParticipantNovember 3, 2019 at 6:49 amPost count: 517
Very nice Mike!
That’s the first ones I’ve seen that show the subtle color difference.FranzKeymasterNovember 3, 2019 at 7:06 amPost count: 2976
Hell yeah. I bet the new steering box feels a lot safer at that speed too.
Christmas card pictures?mdubgParticipantNovember 3, 2019 at 7:21 amPost count: 287
Hell yeah. I bet the new steering box feels a lot safer at that speed too. Christmas card pictures?
Steering box was nice! Thanks again to Bo! I didn’t have to drift all over a couple lanes of traffic.
You guessed it, Christmas card pictures. I was able to convince the Mrs. to incorporate the truck. While we were in some other locations, other groups grabbed the opportunity to use the DC as their backdrop.
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