Jim has had his white 62 for many years. It is an amazing bug. Everything about it is neat and clean. The interior was clean, no rips but plain.
Recently I installed a new interior kit in the 62. Jim decided on smooth blue vinyl with white piping and 2 tone door panels. The kit I chose was from J-bugs in California manufactured by TMI. TMI makes really nice upholstery. I went ahead and got the new molded foam for the seat cushions. This made a big difference in the quality of the job. Getting rid of the old original horse hair was a good choice. Now Jim won’t have to vacuum the interior as much. That horse hair makes such a mess. A little burlap on the springs and the foam makes redoing the seats a breeze.
Once all the seats were done and back in the car, I couldn’t wait to see how they felt. What a difference. The new foam really improves the comfort of the original seats. I haven’t felt original seats feel that good in a long time. When you are driving the bug now, you feel like you are sitting on a seat and not on a saggy old sofa.
These pictures show the dramatic look the bug has now. Such a simple and often overlooked detail can make a big improvement on the quality of the car.
There is not much left to do on the 62 now (it got a new Airkewld Ultimate Beam in May). Maybe later we’ll put a freeway flyer transmission in. That will allow the 1776 to run at highways speeds while not turning as many RPM’s. Until then it is one fine 62 Bug that turns heads everywhere it goes.