1969 Mustang Mach1 – Installing Sound Deadener, Trunk Carpet, And Rear Window Louvers – San Diego, California

I just finished the first of many projects on a Gold 1969 Mustang Mach 1. The customer wants to rebuild his 351 Windsor among other things, but wants more time to decide what he wants to do with the motor. He decided to start at the rear of the car, so by the time we get to the front section, he may have an engine plan. He had purchased a trunk carpet kit from Auto Custom Carpets (ACC), so we started with trunk area.

He wanted to quite down the interior, so he also purchases a sound deadening kit from Dynamat. After, cleaning out the trunk, I installed the first part of the sound deadening kit, and then installed the carpet kit. Overall the carpet kit was nice, but there were a few small details that needed to be addressed. Some of the smaller finishing panels are attached by Velcro, but they  did not stick to the type of carpet material he ordered, so we will have an upholstery shop sew Velcro strips on the other pieces for a better fit. Also, they did not provide a panel to cover the section just below the trunk hinges, and it looks bare. We will have it matched, and make that section. It’s all in the details! Since, the trunk is now carpeted, it’s a good idea to make sure the trunk does not leak water, so I installed a new trunk seal. After I install rubber seals, I always leak check the them. The last item installed was rear window louvers.

The original 69-70 Mach 1 rear window louvers were originally attached by heavy duty chrome hinges, that were mounted to the rear edge of the roof. There are some cheap ones out there, that use thin metal tabs, and the slip underneath the window moldings. If they catch too much air down the freeway, the person behind you could end up with front window louvers.  You’re better off spending the extra money for an original style, and they look so much better too. The originals attach to the body of the car, and require drilling holes for nut inserts. If you’re not comfortable drilling holes in your car, then have a professional like me install it for you.  Also, the nut inserts have to me installed precisely, or you can damage the nut inserts, and that is not a good thing.

If your 69-70 Mustang Mach 1 needs some attention, then give Classic Resto Garage a call at a 619-929-8506, or fill the contact form.

Happy Cruising!

 

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