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harrymarlin
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 16, 2020 6:36 am    Post subject: Padding under rear carpet? Reply with quote

When I pulled up the carpet over the rear package tray on my 1967 Beetle convertible, I saw that there was no padding under the horizontal section - just sound deadening on the vertical/firewall section, and some juke behind the rear seat. Was there originally padding there, or was this all there was:
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:12 am    Post subject: Re: Padding under rear carpet? Reply with quote

Most cars have the padding there... maybe someone removed it if it got wet. Looks pretty solid, they may have saved it from rust.😁
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 3:21 am    Post subject: Re: Padding under rear carpet? Reply with quote

I have a cabrio but have never looked under there,maybe they were different.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2020 2:07 pm    Post subject: Re: Padding under rear carpet? Reply with quote

I did some searching around where the carpet was set aside, and it *does* look like there was padding going all along the bottom of the carpet, and it appears to be a thin coconut fiber, similar to the padding in the convertible top and in the seats. Mine is falling apart, so I'll probably try to find a reproduction (anyone know any like this - not just felt/jute?), but I wanted to share the results of my investigation.

Thanks to all who helped!


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