Entry 6 – Carpet and Front Seat Removal

Front Seat Cushion

Front Seat Cushion

Front Seat

For the first time in almost a month we had sunshine and temperature above 40 degrees on the weekend. I still had to shovel a little snow to work around the car, but conditions were good enough to continue dismantling the interior.

I had not had a chance to vacuum the rear seat pan to get up debris so that was the first order of business. I was encouraged that things looked structurally sound.

Rear Seat Pan

Rear Seat Pan

My next step was to remove the front seat on the passenger side. This was accomplished by removing 4 1/4” bolts/nuts that secured the seat frame to the floor. The lower cushion simply lifts out of the frame. The front seat is in very nice shape.

Front Seat Cushion

Front Seat Cushion

Front Seat Frame

Front Seat Frame

Front Seat Mounts 1

Front Seat Mounts

Front Seat Mounts 2

Front Seat Mounts

Carpet

I then pulled out the front carpet. First, there was the small piece of carpet that covers the raised channel in the floor (seen above). Then I pulled out what remained of the long narrow piece that covers the sill from the rear to the front. These pieces were glued to the floor. The front floor board piece was next. It was removed by lifting out four snaps. The forward footpanel piece was removed, also having four snaps.

Finally, I pulled out the piece of carpet than fit under the side of the console. These carpet pieces are “throw aways,” but I will let them sit in the sun a while and then trace them for possible future carpet patterns.

Console Carpet

Console Carpet

Front Sill Carpet

Front Sill Carpet

Under Dashboard Fascia

The lower side of the dash board area then received my attention. There is a fiberboard panel – scuttle top casing assembly – below the dash to tidy things up. For some reason the vinyl that is typically glued to the panel had been torn away. The panel “pops” in, secured by the upper part of the console and a metal tab on the right side. It also has three finish screws that go through the panel into the wood above and one finish screw approximately in the center of the panel. Once removed I found the remains of more mice nests along with liberal placements of jute soundproofing.

RH Side Dash Insulation

RH Side Dash Insulation

RH Side Under Dash

RH Side Under Dash

Under Dash

Under Dash

If the weather cooperates, perhaps I will get a little more dismantling done tomorrow. We will see!

RH Front Kick Panel

RH Front Kick Panel

Under Dash Fasteners

Under Dash Fasteners

Insulation or Nest?

Insulation or Nest?

2 Responses to “Entry 6 – Carpet and Front Seat Removal”

  1. chuckrose1 says:

    Wow, look at you go! This is too cool. Did you find any rats in there? 🙂

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