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Rear parcel shelf finish??

Post #1 by Route--66-- » Thu Oct 27, 2011 4:01 pm

Hi I know this might not be one for this website but really stuck here ..
My rear parcel shelf ('65 coupe) has been replaced at some stage with painted hardboard.
I need to cover it with something to match the original white interior but want to make it look as original as poss. unfortunately I believe to ship one to the UK from the U.S. would cost a lot due to size so was wondering if anyone can tell me what the finish should be ??.. leatherette / smooth /felt/ fuzzy?!!! if anyone has a photo of the finish of theirs or an original so that I can find some kind of vinyl to match that would be great.. (or would it just have been exactly the same material as the seats..?

OR .. is there some kind of embossed pattern that I couldn't replicate anyway..???

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Post #2 by MPGmustang » Thu Oct 27, 2011 4:11 pm

okay, the parcel shelf??? you got me there...

is it the shelf between the rear seat and rear window? if so, I've usually seen carpet up there... some with designs and others just plain...
is it the rear trunk area? IDK, I have a stripped trunk... but it looks good on the outside!!! :D
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Post #3 by ludwig » Thu Oct 27, 2011 4:18 pm

My rear parcel shelf ('65 coupe) has been replaced at some stage with painted hardboard.


That would be your original rear parcel shelf in the stock material.

You can get new repros or of different material. If you are going to replace it, stay away from the textured ABS version. I tried it and it warped and rippled in the sun after two years.

Use the stock item and cover it with the matching paint or textured material you favor. There is some sound deadening material you can put between the board and the metal. I got a heavy rag felt but you can get some kind of tar paper or sheet sound deadener. It's thinner and doesn't push the shelf up at the edges.
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Post #4 by Route--66-- » Thu Oct 27, 2011 4:49 pm

wow thanks for that already!
MPG - yes , sorry :D .. you are correct, it's what we call the shelf thing between the top of the rear seats and the rear window :D

ludwig, thanks(again).. may well have ordered one from virginia mustang that could well be just textured ABS, know now to steer clear! cheers

Have posted same question on the uk mustang site (mocgb.co.uk) unfortunately still seems like there's no definitive version of what it would have came out the factory with.

Cheers loads so far :thumbup:
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Post #5 by ludwig » Thu Oct 27, 2011 5:51 pm

it's what we call the shelf thing between the top of the rear seats and the rear window


We call it the rear shelf. For some cultures, it is the toilet paper storage area. (I'm sure you have a different word for toilet paper.) If you got the ABS, don't worry. I live in SoCal. It might just stand up to the sun where you live.
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Post #6 by bubba22349 » Thu Oct 27, 2011 9:00 pm

In the 65 & 66 Mustangs the Package Tray had a painted Fiberboard, is also know as hardboard is a compressed paper product much like Masonite.
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Post #7 by ludwig » Thu Oct 27, 2011 10:21 pm

"package tray"

Yeah. That's what we call it.
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Post #8 by bubba22349 » Fri Oct 28, 2011 1:28 am

:nod:
A bad day Drag Racing is still better than a good day at work!

I am still hunting for a project car to build but with my current low budget it's not looking so good. My Ex- Fleet of Sixes these are all long gone! :bang: 1954 Customline 223 3 speed with O/D, 1963 Fairlane project drag car with BB6, 1977 Maverick 250 with C4, 1994 F-150 a 300 with 5 speed.

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Post #9 by Route--66-- » Fri Oct 28, 2011 1:33 pm

bubba22349 wrote:In the 65 & 66 Mustangs the Package Tray had a painted Fiberboard, is also know as hardboard is a compressed paper product much like Masonite.


Just had an almost word for word reply on mocgb forum so that's the way I'll go!

Thanks loads to all!
.. and yes we do call it 'toilet paper' !!

as for whether the weather would get to it .. on average hot summers are only about 80F so more chance of the rain getting to it than the sun!

Cheers loads again all, I do a USA roadtrip most years .. a lot in cal/arizona/nevada way .. LOVE IT so much .. if you're ever over here give me a shout ;) !!
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Post #10 by Route--66-- » Fri Oct 28, 2011 1:35 pm

Route--66-- wrote:
bubba22349 wrote:In the 65 & 66 Mustangs the Package Tray had a painted Fiberboard, is also know as hardboard is a compressed paper product much like Masonite.


Just had an almost word for word reply on mocgb forum so that's the way I'll go! .. ('hardboard here is almost like a very compressed carboard/fibre type product.. maybe quarter/third of an inch thick, kind of shiny on one side and rough on the other..)

Thanks loads to all!
.. and yes we do call it 'toilet paper' !!

as for whether the weather would get to it .. on average hot summers are only about 80F so more chance of the rain getting to it than the sun!

Cheers loads again all, I do a USA roadtrip most years .. a lot in cal/arizona/nevada way .. LOVE IT so much .. if you're ever over here give me a shout ;) !!
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Post #11 by Frankenstang » Fri Oct 28, 2011 2:09 pm

Not necessarily a cheap alternative, as this material is bit pricey by the 4ft x 8ft sheet (but I had a chunk left from a project). I used FRP (fiber reinforced plastic...caravan bathroom vinyl) from a DIY home center and some inexpensive rattle can spray paint made for plastic. Put a layer of closed cell foam duct sealing on the backside for sound deadening and it amounted to a relatively inexpensive (hopefully durable) flexible fab solution...note more heavily textured than the original, but worked for me....good luck :thumbup:

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Post #12 by bubba22349 » Fri Oct 28, 2011 3:34 pm

Nice job Frankenstang, that Deluxe Pony interior looks good :nod: :thumbup:
A bad day Drag Racing is still better than a good day at work!

I am still hunting for a project car to build but with my current low budget it's not looking so good. My Ex- Fleet of Sixes these are all long gone! :bang: 1954 Customline 223 3 speed with O/D, 1963 Fairlane project drag car with BB6, 1977 Maverick 250 with C4, 1994 F-150 a 300 with 5 speed.

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Post #13 by Route--66-- » Fri Oct 28, 2011 4:00 pm

That looks pretty good.. hmmm.. would mean I could use the existing hardboard too..
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Post #14 by ludwig » Fri Oct 28, 2011 5:25 pm

The original hardboard gets pretty brittle. If you are going to re-cover it with some kind of material, you might think of just cutting your own from new material using the old one for a pattern. There are two well covers on either side of the trunk floor just behind the wheel wells that are made from hardboard as well. You could use a bit more of the left-over material there.
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Post #15 by powerband » Fri Oct 28, 2011 5:33 pm

Recent interior finish in the Comet used a new headliner which came with an extra piece of the vinyl which was about size of package shelf, i thought maybe used to cover fiber board shelf with same material?. Wound up using inexpensive black "boat carpet" over fiber board for rear shelf.

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