Well with an indoor car show coming fast for my 68 Camaro, had to finally get to work on the winter updates/fixes. The big thing is getting my original rear seat restuffed and stretched and also replacing the original 50 year old carpet. So today was the start of the carpet replacement. The rear was easy to remove, the center console is a huge pain to remove, taking two people to wiggle it out. The carpet itself came out pretty easy. While it looks decent in pictures, the 80/20 loop had really let go and was fraying and fuzzing. It had also seem to have shrunk a little because at the seam for the pieces a gap had formed exposing some of the floor.

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Along with the new carpet also decided to add more insulation to try and keep the interior temps down a little in the summer. That’s the odd cut pieces are in some of the pictures.

When the old carpet was pulled that side of the floor pans saw their first light since being covered with the carpet on the assembly line in March of 1968. For all that time they are near perfect, the rear footwell on the driver side had a little surface rust so scraped that and put some rust stop on it then some paint. Also resealed the drain plug.

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At the end of the day was able to get the new carpet laid down and the lower part of the console in. Tomorrow, ill get the console all the way in and then let the carpet settle while i wait on the rear seat to get back. Then trim the edges and lock it down.

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