We are going to restore the Westfalia upholstery of a 1970 T2 combi. After having dismantled all the furniture from the converted truck, we show you step by step how to change the vinyl covers of the combi.
1 – Let’s start with the simplest, the Westfalia stool.
The mustard-coloured vinyl cover is held in place by press studs on the board of the stool. Some pressures are out of order and will have to be
Remove the cover then the foam from the seat and unscrew the 2 screws that hold the board to the steel structure. The foam inserted in the mustard cover with its board.
We have painted the steel structure in white. The foam inserted in the mustard cover with its board.
2 – The trunk seat behind the driver
The seat of this seat hides a spacious and easily accessible storage compartment. Press studs hold these 2 cushions. We changed the fields that had shrunk and warped over time.
The seat cover is just as easy to replace. The folder requires a small cut in the lower corners for a perfect finish.
3 – the sofa bed
The seat posed more problems for us. Very few snaps were in front of those on the boards. The bench seat cover must be torn off at the hinges of the bench bed.
Then everything got complicated, when putting on the covers, some seams came loose. We had to take out the sewing machine and redo a few lengths of seams. And finally take infinite precautions to mount the 3 covers that make up the 1970 westy combi bed.
Under pressure I forgot to take all the pictures of this episode!
4 – The head bang cabinet
The consolation prize will be the piece of furniture above the bed, also called bump head by the Americans. We have changed the white plastic fields.