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Username Post: '50 Tin Woody floor mats and seat belts        (Topic#360451)
Rosie the Woody 
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04-08-20 02:16 PM - Post#2790663    

Hi everyone - Jason here (Rosie the Woody) and it's been a long time since I posted. The last time I was on was to announce Ray's (raycow) untimely passing in Dec 2018.

Well, I took a hiatus from working on Rosie since then until very recently as I just didn't feel much like working on it without Ray. Now, I feel I owe it to him to complete Rosie's renewal and having a lot more time at home these past few weeks! I installed the upgraded differential, new clutch, installed transmission and torque tube.

The current project is the interior floor. Most of the interior is in amazingly original condition, but the floor mats bit the dust a long time ago. I removed the seats, the jute layers, mat remnants and started scraping off the tar-like adhesive over the metal.

I have a few questions for the group - first is, what layer should I put down over the metal? I don't think I need to prime/paint as there is no rust, there is an undercoating sprayed from the dealer on the undercarriage and the original paint is mainly still there. I was thinking EZ cool?

Secondly, I bought the correct floor mat from the Filling Station (this was the last advice Ray gave from an old thread he had posted here with your advice - thank you!). So, do I need the jute layer under the mat or would EZ cool be enough padding?

Thirdly, it seems no one sells the correct mat for the station wagon back seat floor, but I traced the old one and if anyone knows of a maker of the mat material (from Filling Station or other) I could make my own.

Lastly, while the interior will remain bone stock, I would like to install seat belts in the front and could use any advice/pictures on where the mounting holes would go.

Phew! Thank you all in advance!


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Edited by Rosie the Woody on 04-08-20 02:18 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 


Keith_Knox 
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04-08-20 06:28 PM - Post#2790683    
    In response to Rosie the Woody

Great to see you posting, and in honor of Ray. Still miss his input on the forums.

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RAM_51 
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04-08-20 06:44 PM - Post#2790688    
    In response to Rosie the Woody

Personally, I'm more of an original guy...that said, I would go back to the jute backing. A correct rear rubber mat will probably be a little problematic to locate. I have yet to find a supplier of rolled "carpet texture" rubber matting. Maybe someone else here as a line on it. One shouldn't be too difficult to make either in rubber or in carpet. I'd have to research to find out what was originial rear seat area floor covering in the DeLuxe Station Wagon.

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Rosie the Woody 
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04-13-20 03:18 PM - Post#2791071    
    In response to RAM_51

Thanks RAM_51 - sound advice. I've been doing more digging looking for the mat and I think I may have found something that will work. I reached out to the Filling Station where I got the front mat and they suggested checking out Restoration Specialists (www.restorationspecialties.com) and sure enough, they have 3/32" carpet texture/pebble grain black rubber matting sold by the foot.



Edited by Rosie the Woody on 04-13-20 03:19 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 


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