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Old 11-21-2019, 04:54 PM
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Hello I am working on putting buckets in my 1985
I am removing the carpet to have the inner seat
brackets welded in. What has to be removed beside
the door sills and is the carpet glued down? and
what can I use on the seat tracks they are a little
hard to slide. I have to hit them with a mallet to move
them to get to the bolts. Thanks Russ
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Old 11-21-2019, 05:06 PM
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Try a product called evaporust. Soak the slides a day or two and it will get the rust and gunk out. It can be reused several times is not toxic and works great on bolts ,nuts,brackets anything else metal you want to clean up.
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Old 11-22-2019, 12:28 PM
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Thanks Mike I will check into that. Thanks Russ
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When we pulled the carpet out on the 78 it wasn't glued down.
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Carpet is not glued down, There are 2 plastic trim pieces, one on either side of the car under the dash that need to be loosened as well as the back plastic retainer that goes across the floor under the rear window. While you have it out you may want to consider adding dynamat or a similar sound deadening as well as cleaning up any surface rust on the floor pan. I did it along with the doors and it made all the difference in the world in mine as far as road noise.
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Old 11-22-2019, 03:39 PM
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You need to remove the door sills and the trim pieces in front and Back. Evaporust works or you can try Electrolysis rust removal with washing soda. Yes put down some dynomat or equivalent
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Old 11-22-2019, 04:31 PM
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Hello Did what you guys said and it came right out, very
happy it wasn't glued in. Now I can work on getting the
seats put in and cleaning the floor up then putting down
some mat. Maybe paint the floor with something to
stop rust. Thanks to everyone Russ
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Hello Did what you guys said and it came right out, very
happy it wasn't glued in. Now I can work on getting the
seats put in and cleaning the floor up then putting down
some mat. Maybe paint the floor with something to
stop rust. Thanks to everyone Russ
I wire brushed the floor & painted with POR then later finished it off with bed liner paint for insulation the dropped in the new carpet .
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I wire brushed the floor & painted with POR then later finished it off with bed liner paint for insulation the dropped in the new carpet .
x2 on the bed liner paint. Used a kit from local auto parts shop. This was after welding in new floor pans cuz PO let it get too rusty.
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Old 11-23-2019, 03:48 PM
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Hey Russ, how did you get the seat belt anchor bolts out? I have an '87 that I want to replace the carpet in and the first thing I tried to do was these bolts and couldn't get them to budge. I didn't try any rust remover because I can't really get it to the bolt shank with the belt end and carpet in the way.
Let me know of any tips.
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Old 11-24-2019, 07:49 AM
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TonyD All I did was use a 45 torx and on the end
of the ratchet I slid a 18 in pipe for some leverage
and I guess I was a little lucky they broke loose
pretty easy. Maybe check underneath to see if
there is any built up on the treads of the bolts
that stick out. Good luck Russ
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