Over the past few months I've had the opportunity to finish installing all the interior and sunroof on this 1965 Volkswagen 21 window "Samba" bus.
The owner spared no expense in this meticulous nut bolt restoration and chose this beautiful factory original colour combination of blues with grey mesh interior.
Inside I installed all the headliner and interior panel kits supplied by Wolfsburg West. I also re-trimmed all the seats with improved cushion foams and new covers...
Here are the rear bench seats and partition wall details. I had to do some fabrication work to create the top railing on the partition wall as well as the lip around the drink shelf as many of these parts are now scarce and unavailable...
Here's the rear compartment with the spare wheel and it's cover I made in matching vinyl..
The trickiest part was installing the huge sliding sunroof assembly. We sourced a new frame assembly as well as the headliner and outer canvass sections. The canvass was custom dyed by Yellow Jacket to match the paint as original...
The Samba bus made it's public debut at the 2016 Vancouver Island motor gathering held at the new Motorsports Circuit in the Cowichan valley in September...
Until next time -
Classic auto enthusiast, upholsterer, coach trimmer, and fine scale modeler.