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Old January 29th, 2014, 06:40 PM   #1468
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Default Re: Type 3 VolksRod

Had one of those eureka moments today with the interior door panels. I was really struggling with what to do with the interior door release handle and armrest. I knew I wanted a green metalflake insert in the panel and I have always liked the Type 3 "Z" armrests.

My eureka moment was to flip the "Z" armrests from side to side and mount them upside down.

Then I took the new hardboard panels I cut out yesterday and laid everything out in full scale. I came up with an insert design that I really like and lets me use the stock Type 3 door release handle. Yeah! One less thing to fabricate.

This is the full scale mock-up...

and a little Photoshop to show it all trimmed out...

and with it in context in the car...

Best part of this plan is that once the green metalflake vinyl shows up in the next day or two, I can get these panels built up and ready for install. I plan to continue the green metalflake insert into the rear quarter panel.

...once the car is painted and ready for them of course.
John Jaranson
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