Saturday, 31 May 2014 10:29

'67 Beetle Seats & Panels

1967 Beetle seats & panels trimmed in plain and basket weave black vinyl. The seat frames have been stripped & powder coated with crackle finish side plates.

Published in VW Beetles
Friday, 11 April 2014 00:00

Various Interior Work

Published in Gallery Blog
Thursday, 10 April 2014 09:50

Back to 85

Built in the early 80s by Street Machine's tech editor Colin Burnham and then featured in the December 1985 issue, this 1968 bug was an inspirational VW for many and is recognised as one of the UK's first British Cal looks. Now owned by Russell Ritchie and restored from the ground up by The Paintbox, we were drafted in to bring the interior back to life exactly how Colin originally had it. This included a grey wool cloth headliner, black carpets, restore the front and rear interior panels using 3mm birch face ply with the original cloth inserts (cleaned) & new black PVC. We also reinstalled the original factory sliding sunroof which included adjusting, setting up, and realigning with many new parts.

Published in VW Beetles
Tuesday, 17 September 2013 16:53

Race Shop Double Cab

Ex Darrell Vitone's Race Shop Double Cab at European Bug-In 2013. Seats and panels trimmed  in black plain/basket-weave vinyl

Published in Campers & Vans
Monday, 16 September 2013 14:14

23 Window Samba Ragtop

23 window VW Type 2 Samba trimmed in beige & cream vinyl PVC, beige wool cloth headliner, biscuit German square weave carpet, mohair ragtop and checkered floor tiles. Other work carried out was Dynomat sound proofing through out and some cable laying for split charger and ICE installation.

Published in Campers & Vans
Monday, 22 July 2013 14:55

T2 Bay Window Microbus

Early Microbus trimmed in black vinyl with basket weave inserts. Full headliner in cream vinyl including the full metal sliding sunroof which we also had to get working.

Published in Campers & Vans
Saturday, 28 July 2012 00:00

Ford RS 2000 Recaros

Early Ford RS 2000 Recaros are pretty hard to come by, so sometimes you just have to work with what you can get. These were in pretty bad shape as you can see below, but now they're as good as new with new webbing, repaird bolster foams and then trimmed in black vinyl PVC with dog tooth check inserts. A set of early Porsche headrests finish it off.

Published in Other Marques
Sunday, 01 July 2012 00:00

Porsche Speedster Seats

Trimmed without any patterns to work with and just a pair of fibreglass shells in black vinyl with basket weave vinyl inserts, and black square weave carpet backs.

Published in Porsche
Monday, 18 June 2012 00:00

Stephan's Low Light Ghia

After doing work for Stephan Dendievel on his Dyno Pincher race car, he brought to us his Low Light Ghia to work our magic. The seats & door panels were trimmed in a brick red vinyl with matching cloth instert and cream piping, while the carpets were beige square weave with heringbone cloth binding.

Published in Other VWs
Saturday, 31 March 2012 00:00

Mk1 Golf GTI

Sometimes we just like to do things the way Volkswagen intended, so it was great when we were brought some very grubby Mk1 Golf GTI seats to do just that.

Published in Other VWs
Sunday, 23 October 2011 00:00

Nigel Fleet's '58 Ragtop

More fat biscuit action with Nigel Fleet's stunning '58 ragtop. Orginal front seats and door panels trimmed in beige pvc with beige cloth inserts. The rear seat has been omitted for that slick race look. 1200 style headlining and ragtop inner in beige West Of England wool cloth with black Mohair ragtop outer. Oatmeal square weave carpet completes the overal look.

Published in VW Beetles
Tuesday, 17 May 2011 00:00

Electric Blue T25 Dash

T25 camper van dash in electric blue Alcantara®, with door panels and rear cushions in matching Alcantara® & black PVC vinyl.

Published in Campers & Vans
Tuesday, 19 April 2011 00:00

Turbo New Beetle

Remodelled Golf Mk4 Recaros for the front and the standard rear seat in raspberry PVC. We have also trimmed and smoothed out the front and rear door panel inserts to match, with old school Beetle type map pockets and custom made rear speaker grills to compliment the raspberry vinyl. Other touches include matching armrest, gearshift gator, front grab handle and seat belt buckle covers.

Published in VW Beetles
Tuesday, 19 April 2011 00:00

T4 Van Conversion

Another one of Louis' rides from 2010. Converted from an old van, we trimmed this using genuine Caravelle seats & panels in grey vinyl & tweed through out. Subtle mods on the outside included lowering, debadged front grill & rear tailgate, clear lenses all round and moon discs

Published in Campers & Vans
Thursday, 20 January 2011 00:00

Bad Habbit

Missy Manda's from The Paintbox "Bad Habit" Karmann Ghia. Seats & door panels trimmed in black vinyl with pink metal flake vinyl diamond stitch inserts. The car was featured in Ultra VW back in 2005

Published in Other VWs
Saturday, 04 December 2010 00:00

1303 Headliner & Carpets

Perforated vinyl headliner and square weave carpet. We do not use kits. Everything you see is individually tailored, hand cut and fitted to each vehicle.

Published in VW Beetles
Wednesday, 29 September 2010 00:00

1970 Savannah Beige Beetle

This 1970 Savannah Beige beetle  has been fully trimmed and fitted with a new retro looking radio. Seats are Porsche and have been trimmed in black PVC with basket weave inserts. Panels are trimmed in matching black PVC with original type pattern. The rear seat has been modified to reflect the style and pattern of the Porsche front seats. Behind the rear seat there is a custom built-in parcel shelf/storage area where the rear speakers are fitted. The headliner is beige West of England 100% wool cloth. To finish the interior it has been carpeted in biscuit square weave carpet with cloth herringbone binding.

Published in VW Beetles
Monday, 13 September 2010 00:00

Lotus white '67 Beetle

The seats and interior panels are trimmed  in Mocca vinyl following a stock style, 100% wool cloth West of England headliner and carpet in biscuit square weave with cloth tape binding.

Published in VW Beetles
Saturday, 11 September 2010 00:00

It's Not Just Cars !

Louis'Moon inspired Diamondback BMX. Fully customised, with pearl white diamond stitched vinyl banana seat.

Published in Other Marques
Monday, 23 August 2010 00:00

Texas Brown '53 Zwitter

Seats and matching panels are trimmed in black vinyl with tweed fat biscuit inserts. The Headliner is 100% woolcloth West of England  with  German Sonnenland ragtop. The carpet German square weave with cloth tape binding throughout.

Published in VW Beetles

Seats, cushions and panels trimmed in burgundy vinyl with burgundy tweed diamond stitch inserts. The headliner is 100% wool cloth beige West Of England.

Photos by Gwynn Clark courtesy of Ultra VW Magazine.

Published in Campers & Vans
Friday, 09 July 2010 00:00

Triple White Cabriolet

Seats, door panels, headliner and hood in pure white vinyl, with grey German square weave carpet

Published in VW Beetles
Monday, 14 June 2010 00:00

Red Stripe Promo Bus

Seats, door panels and other internal coverings trimmed in a mixture of red & white vinyl, with a grey 100% wool cloth West Of England headliner.

Interior woodwork by Interior Motive (

Published in Campers & Vans
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