Club joker seat fabrics

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Club joker seat fabrics

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Hello
I just  bought a club joker from 87.The driver seat fabric is in bad shape and I am looking either for a seat or preferably a fabric supplier .  Any recommendation ? thanks.Image
 
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Peter Gunzl used to have a lot of Westfalia bits including seat covers, I had some California Isri ones off him. It might be worth checking what he's got left, if anything.

E D I T. Peter also does a fair number of different fabrics, by the metre.

There's a company in the Netherlands - West Trading BV - that has some of the original VW upholstery fabrics by the roll, but I think they may be trade-only. I guess if you're dead serious you might be able to get friendly with an upholster and see if its feasible to get a roll ordered.

E D I T: I just checked on their website, and they are listing fewer original T3 fabrics than they had a few years ago. Gunzl may be a better bet.

HTH

PS. The seats are basically ambidextrous, you could always swap them over and give the passenger the tatty one ! (Might be good to do this 1/2 way through their life to even up the wear..)

PPS. Another option is to keep an eye out for old rear seat/bed covers in the required fabric at shows etc (when we have shows again) to use as fabric donors to refurbish the front seat covers. For my Isris had to do that for the lower covers, it worked out fine.

PPPS. Also, it might be worth getting in touch with Frank Grote (https://www.vwbusparts.com/) he knows his Westies...
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I have used Martrim for head linings and stuff.
But I have seen fabrics for specific marques listed too.

Worth a look.

https://www.martrim.co.uk/
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Martrim seem to have expanded their range since I Iast looked, thanks.

Also, if you do come to replace the covers on the Isri's, and you find the original 25mm spring clips are rusty, you can get the exact same part from Bresco Vehicle Services, part number 13790.

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:ok Thanks all for the tips, I will try them and  keep you posted if I find any of the right stuff.
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We have identical club Joker seats and are looking to refurbish. Did you get anywhere with your quest?
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Unfortunately, not yet.
It seems Bus Ok has a very similar fabric, I have sent them a mail to check it out but never got any answer....
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I will try again, maybe if several of us are asking, they will answer ....
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I did some emailing last year to try and find a source for this fabric and, if I recall correctly, Michael at Brickwerks said they were aware of a possible forthcoming source. I've not heard anything since, so it might be worth emailing them to see if there's been any change in the situation.
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Ok good idea, I'll certainly email Brickworks.
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