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Re: US VW Cabriolet 85
« Reply #40 on: 14 October 2020, 05:47 »
Sharing some research I did on Bosch motors and options if your original ones dies.

These work on mk1, mk2 seats, not sure about later models of VWs.

Seat motor (Make: Bosch API v12) spec;
0301-002-405 original VW
0301-002-5xx later bosch model fits too VW
8E0881183* (C, D, E) - VW
Rear Seat Lumbar Height Motor Audi A8 S8 D2 - Genuine Bosch - 0130-002-564
BMW lumber height motor Bosch unit 0130-002-400 also near perfect match to original VW ones

Original 0130-002-405 (on top)


Audi version 0130-002-564 - bigger motor in length and cable connectors are different.






BMW 0130-002-400


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Re: US VW Cabriolet 85
« Reply #41 on: 26 October 2020, 21:54 »
finally bases screwed into the seats themselves.


one of the key things I never see people report on is when putting new seats in or rebuilding, you must grease up all the seat runners and plastic parts that seat moves on, that including seat base parts too.






Passenger seat in!!! nice compare of original to new


seat runner cover




May wonder why not head rest, its easier to install without it. I will do next update with full interior in - both seats with head rests.
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Re: US VW Cabriolet 85
« Reply #42 on: 06 November 2020, 22:55 »
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Re: US VW Cabriolet 85
« Reply #43 on: 09 November 2020, 00:34 »
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haha. I should try harder right?!!
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Re: US VW Cabriolet 85
« Reply #44 on: 15 November 2020, 02:44 »
So finally have second front seat in and the interior is now 95% done. Due to raining I could not put headrest in, but see below on rebuild of those too.

Before


and the money shot!


Headrests metal needed cleaning and protecting as well as the headrest supports.





wire wheeled the metal to clean all up and used Metal ready and degreaser (POR15) in prep for paint


all painted and protected with POR15




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Re: US VW Cabriolet 85
« Reply #45 on: 09 December 2020, 23:52 »
Finally the interior seats are complete and all together! Heads rests are in place...



I also got the gearstick gater and hand break matching leather







I also have a new steering wheel coming, which will review little mod'ing and then I feel the interior is complete and I can move onto my winter projects of suspension, running gear upgrades and then new wheels install!!!
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Re: US VW Cabriolet 85
« Reply #46 on: 16 December 2020, 20:45 »
Amazing work and attention to detail  :cool:


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Re: US VW Cabriolet 85
« Reply #47 on: 23 December 2020, 02:27 »
Amazing work and attention to detail  :cool:
Thanks Mr_Orange.

wishing everyone a wonderful Christmas holidays and stay safe.  :cool: :smiley: :grin: :smiley: :grin: :smiley:
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Re: US VW Cabriolet 85
« Reply #48 on: 23 December 2020, 02:30 »
My Christmas gift to myself!

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Re: US VW Cabriolet 85
« Reply #49 on: 12 January 2021, 23:47 »
worked on Gear stick gator cover

Original one is actually in great shape after a little clean.


took it apart - clips rusted up





new cover


Put new cover over base (plastic) and added new nails and restored the rusted clip and POR15 them


Completed and compared to original




Also got my new door handle covers


More coming soon on changes to new steering wheel.
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