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Baywindow Interior

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We are about to plan our interior. I dont want to go too wild and would prefer close to what came out of the factory but we dont want the brown.

Please show me your baywindow interior.
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is this the drivers seat and door card of your bus ?
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Yes Jolas. Why do you ask?

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Here are the back seats. Pretty great condition for their age i think.
(the block of wood on the accelerator pedal has been removed :lol: )

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Bru I would never have that lot re-upholstered - finding a bus with such a neat factory interior is pretty rare. The drivers seat is usually the first to show signs of wear and tears, etc. Yours looks amazing for its age.

It does'nt matter how good and professional the upholsterer is, that original look, feel (and Kombi smell lol) will never be achieved.

If you really dislike the brown, try sell the lot first. Or trade with another worn interior and have that re-done.

Why not do the roof lining (if necessary?) and carpets, mats, etc first, and give the seats, cards, etc a good valet and have a re-think.

There is just something very special about any car or bus that still has its original interior (and smell hehehe!) The value will also be compromised ....
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Thank you for the advise Jolas. I will do as you recommend. The middle seat does has a split in it of about 5cms on a seam where the stitching has come loose but im sure someone can repair this. Also the ash tray insert is missing from the rear of it.
The door cards and panels are in terrible condition - well the wood/board is and need to be fixed. Is it possible to use the covers again as they are not in bad condition?
What colour was the original carpet? Maybe I should try get the interior back to 100% standard?

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Yes you can carefully remove that vinyl and replace the board behind. I'm not 100% clued up with the late bays, but I imagine there would only have been black rubber mats, in the cab and rear. I never remember seeing factory fitted carpets as a laaitije, but I might be wrong
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Thank you Jolas.

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