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Harley
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posted 02-01-2002 01:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Harley     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The new carpet arrived today for my 69 sportsroof and I'm ready to dig in.

Is there a logical order to removing seats, hardware, etc., especially on the fold-down seat portion of the project?

Any other tricks I should know?

Thanks.

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70SportsRoof
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posted 02-01-2002 02:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 70SportsRoof   Click Here to Email 70SportsRoof     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I just pulled out the seats, the console (if you have one) the trim around the shifter (auto or manual), the seat belts, kick panels, door sill plates, and rear seat cushion. You can pull off the 1/4 trim panels to get the carpet tucked under them, or just try pushing the carpet under them a little. To make the holes for the seat belt bolts cut the carpet with a razor, just cut a slit. I've seen people try to use a drill, it'll pull the fibers off the carpet. For the fold down panels, just remove them and unscrew all the chrome trim and glue the new stuff on. Make sure that the chrome will cover the edges before you glue in on. That's about all I did. Nothing like new carpet, makes the whole interior look clean and new.

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Harley
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posted 02-01-2002 02:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Harley     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for the advice. By the way, are there any good Mustang hangouts or, at least, car shows in the Phoenix/Scottsdale area during the month of March? I'll be down there for five weeks on business.

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AKBOSSMAN
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posted 02-01-2002 04:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for AKBOSSMAN   Click Here to Email AKBOSSMAN     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Take your time and get some one to help and use glue for sure on the sports deck carpet. the sill plates are /were my least fav part

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mellowyellow
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posted 02-01-2002 04:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If the 70 is like the 65-68, there are some shims to deal with on the fold down. Keep track of where they came from so they go back the same way

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SundanceKid
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posted 02-01-2002 04:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SundanceKid   Click Here to Email SundanceKid     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Measure twice cut once.

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70SportsRoof
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posted 02-01-2002 04:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 70SportsRoof   Click Here to Email 70SportsRoof     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Harley, I live in Scottsdale and know of one show, actually, more of a cruise night kind of thing that is held every Sat night in the McDonald's parking lot in a shopping center. They get some good cars there and usually the Copper State Mustang club has a few cars there. The shopping center is located at Pima Rd and Indian Bend, in the Pavillions shopping center. If you need directions to where that is just let me know and I'll help you out.

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