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Old 07-06-2012, 11:19 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Felt vs cardboard for rear seat/trunk divider?

Hey guys, I have '66 convertible and currently working on the interior... I know it originally had a cardboard trunk divider, but I noticed on NPD that it says "some late '66" used the later felt version, so I'm assuming that means they're interchangeable. Is there any advantage to using the felt one instead? Does it offer any better heat or sound insulation?

By the way, I've read all the posts about using a steel divider already... I might do that eventually, but right now I think I'll just stick with cardboard or felt.
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Old 07-08-2012, 06:52 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Never seen a divider on a vert. I have a 66 convertible and there was no divider on it.
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Old 07-08-2012, 07:06 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Couldn't find a 65-66 photo.

67-68 convertible-



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Old 07-08-2012, 07:24 PM   #4 (permalink)
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opivy-how do u know it had a divider on that 66 -ive owned over a hundred 64-66 convertibles and have never seen one for those years-only seen them on 67 and up. wes
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Old 07-08-2012, 08:49 PM   #5 (permalink)
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My 67 came with the think felt. So when I replaced it, I went with the felt. It was hard to find, I think everyone had the cardboard except for NPE, at least all I checked anyway. The one from NPD was no where near as thick as what came in my coupe.
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Old 07-08-2012, 10:13 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Hmm.. when I was gutting the interior, it had one. Maybe the guy that had the car before me put one in? He was the original owner and hasn't touched the car since the 70's, so I just assumed it came like that from the factory. It was very thin, almost like a thick paper.

So does that mean there's no real reason for it? I mean, with the top down, heat and sound coming from the trunk probably wouldn't even be noticeable I guess...
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67-8 had cardboard. The lip at the bottom was dual purpose. It had 4 or 5 sheetmetal screws to hold it floor andiIt also anchored the seam at the bottom of the well liner. Remember seeing the terminally rusted 68 cvt that had remnants of the board and the hem of the well liner attached.
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Old 07-09-2012, 05:53 AM   #8 (permalink)
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only had one if the trunk sheet metal up behind the gas tank and at the start of the convertible well area has 5 or 6 itty bitty holes in floor where sheet metal screws achored the cardboard divider to trunk floor. wes
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