Still waiting on getting the rack straightened out but here are the pics of the inside.
One of the many thinks I had to fix right was the seat rails. The car was originally a bench seat car with column shift and over the years it was changed out to 1965 Mustang Buckets with a ratchet shifter. Using 2x2 square tubing for a seat rail is fine. Leaving the ends open, clamping them down instead of bolting them down, and using a piece of plywood under the carpet for a spacer is not ok. I bought new tubing since the guy who mounted the seats apparently had no clue & drilled a bunch of holes and made it too short (the reason for the clamps). I also used some Ĺ square tubing to level the inboard seat rail since there is no original mount there. Seats are mounted with grade 5 bolts and washers with flanged grade 5 nuts. I painted the rails with truck bed liner for durability. The holes were elongated sideways for adjustability in mounting so I could get the seats positioned just right. When torqued down with the flanged nuts and lock washers they donít move.
The plastic caps close off the ends and make it look more finished. Here is a test mount before I insulated this part of the floor & installed the carpet. Amazon.com : 2" Black Plastic Plugs for Square Tubing by Caplugs Package of 4 : Everything Else
New trunk mat, insulation, and speaker wire ran. Trunk mounted battery also. Still need to make a spare tire mounting flange. The trunk mat is an ACC unit I got from Amazon Amazon.com: 1965 Ford Fairlane Burtex Factory Fit Trunk Mat: Automotive
600 watt amp to drive my speakers so I can hear my tunes over my 4-60 A/C. Amazon.com: New Rockford Fosgate Prime 600 Watt Class D 4 channel Amplifier: Car Electronics
it feeds my speakers though 14AWG OFC cable to keep loss to a minimum. Amazon.com: C&E 100 Feet 14AWG Enhanced Loud Oxygen-Free Copper Speaker Wire Cable, CNE62761: Electronics
it is feed by a 4AWG OFC cable XS Power XSFLEX4BL-5 (xsp-xsflex4bl5) XS Power XS Flex 4 AWG 100
and grounded by a 4AWG OFC cable NVX XW4WH5 5 ft. of Frosted White 4-Gauge EnvyFlex Power/Ground Wire Cable
I used the second fuse holder that matches the one I used for my main power cable to the battery but dropped the fuse down to 100amps http://smile.amazon.com/InstallGear-.../dp/B00D8E0SRA
They are termined in gold plated terminals http://smile.amazon.com/Link-RT4-4-G.../dp/B0002YXQ2I
The signal comes through dual twisted pair RCA cables for no noise Amazon.com: Rockford RFIT20 20-Feet Premium Dual Twist Signal Cable: Car Electronics
Trunk insulation is black so it doesn't look like a solar oven in there.
Floor insulated in the passenger compartment & wires taped in place while getting ready to lay carpet.
Seatbelts and Shifter/Console base are in first to center the carpet and hold it in place. I used new seat belt bolts I bought from summit. There are for a 1964-1973 mustang but they match what came out and have a nice chrome finish and new washers. Scott Drake Seat Belt Bolts 382627-K - Free Shipping on Orders Over $99 at Summit Racing
the carpet is an ACC carpet I got through Amazon from Stock Interiors http://smile.amazon.com/Fairlane-Car.../dp/B006K2KNPO
the color is a match for the darker color in my two tone interior. The carpet I removed was the lighter color carpet but I didnít like how it showed dirt. So while not a factory color carpet it is a color the factory used and the carpet is a factory style. The car isnít a restoration anyways also. The Seatbelts are from Seatbelt planet and match the lighter blue in the interior. https://www.seatbeltplanet.com/seatb...cts/123/view/4
Back seats and side panels in.
Still a couple wrinkles but they will be worked out.
My wife stripped the vinyl off the old broken up original paperboard parcel tray. I got a thicker stronger hard board and cut it to shape. She then recovered it & I mounted my 6x9's to it. Because of the stripes and the fact they are supposed to line up with the back seat it took several attempts to get it just right. The speakers are kicker KS 6x9ís. Amazon.com: Kicker 41KSC694 6x9 inch Coaxial Speaker: Sports & Outdoors
My wife did an awesome job I think.
Front seats, new console, and new kick panels fitted. The kick panels hold the 6.5" speakers. The Speakers I bought from Amazon and are Kicker KS 6.5ís Amazon.com: Kicker 41KSC654 6.5 inch Coaxial 2-Way Speakers: Sports & Outdoors
The Kickpanels are from Rhino Fabrication 1962-1965 Ford Fairlane Kick Panels w/ Speaker Pods | Rhino Fabrication
I painted with a custom mixed paint I got from my local Sherwin Williams that they paint matched for me when I did the steering column. They were cleaned with duplicolor wax and grease remover & then prepared with SEM Sand Free before the paint. Amazon.com: SEM 38363 Sand Free - 11.6 oz: Automotive
I also put a rubber cover over the dimmer switch so itís a cleaner look. Scott Drake Headlamp Dimmer Switch Covers C5ZZ-13533 - Free Shipping on Orders Over $99 at Summit Racing
No thatís not the stock location for the dimmer. It had to be relocated because the kick panels stick out further with the speakers. I sat in the seat with everything installed but the dimmer and then decided where I wanted it. I then marked that area with tape and cut the hole. Once that was in I mounted the switch to go where the hole was.
The Carpet now goes all the way up. It used to be cut much shorter and looked like crap. It pays to take the time to do things right.
Fuzzy dice are overdone I think but every car needs something. Mine needed a stuffed poodle.
Plenty of room to hop on in the back.
It always is harder to get your work done when you have to watch your back with those tricksy squirrels and robins trying to sneak into your workspace. You also need to be alerted when the mailman / UPS dude comes with parts. Thatís the job of Ace the Bat-Poodle. He is a good shop partner even if he canít get me beer or tools. He just wanted a nice place to lay in the sun for all his hard work so he claimed the old car carpet as his. Iím glad to let him have it.
When I drove out to the shop to get the alignment done the car was a whole lot quieter than before. I think this is due to a few factors. #1 all the holes were filled and the torn up floor & firewall gaskets were replaced. #2 The sound deader I applied all over the floor and side-panels. #3 The carpet that now fits properly and goes all the way up over the bottom of the firewall insulation so there is no gap in coverage.
Once I get the car back I'll post more pictures. Only thing not shown from the interior is the clear cut-to-fit floor-mats I tossed in right before I drove it to get the alignment. I still have a few more things I want to do with the interior. It's missing the trim at the bottom of the side-panels & I can't find it anywhere so I may have to make some up. Also the armrests need refreshing. Some cleaning and a dye may do that. I'll do that when I replace the tired door cards/ side panels and tired looking cranks and handles. That was not done at this time for 2 reasons. #1 I am out of money. #2 The weather stripping needs replaced and if they are going to come off again for that and could get damaged when that happens and by any weather between now & then. So I will wait until I replace the weather stripping. Hope to get that done this summer. Then the rest I can do over the winter after I pay off the credit card!