I cut pieces for the rocker panels, then put pieces into the groves in the floorboards. Then I put down the larger floor pieces and pieces alone the sides of the transmission tunnel. All of these except the larger floorboard pieces are held down with 3M 77 adhesive.
Once I got the carpet pieces in, I installed the carpet that goes across the transverse brace. After that, I cut and installed the piece that goes on the rocker panel. Again, this was all held down using 77 adhesive.
After installing these carpet pieces, I was able to put the A pillar kick panel and B pillar upholstery pieces in. I had reupholstered these way back in December 2011 (http://www.leapingv8s.blogspot.com/2011/12/recaping-summer-and-new-work.html) and they have been sitting on a shelf since then. The B pillar piece is held in by two screws and then the loose upholstery is rubber cemented to the body to keep it tight. The A pillar kick panel is also rubber cemented in the front and held down in the back with a screw. Both of these are fiddly work and I had to be real careful to not get cement on the visible parts, otherwise it's ruined!
Once both kick panels were in place, I could put the felt door edging on. This is done in three pieces. One piece on the trailing edge of the front door, one piece on the leading edge of the back door and one piece that starts at the bottom leading edge of the front door, across the top of both doors and down the trailing edge of the back door. The edging is pressed over the body seam and over the glued upholstery of the A and B pillar pieces. This is why I needed to install them first.
The final piece of upholstery I put in was the over door section of the headliner. This had 10 snap fasteners that needed to be pressed into the body, which is a royal pain. But persistence won the day and I was able to get it installed.
The last pieces that need to go in to finish the side is an upholstered piece that goes up the B-pillar and the interior light that fits at the very top of the pillar. I just purchased two of these on ebay in very good condition.
Here are pictures of the work:
|Padding on Rocker Panel|
|Padding in floor board grooves|
|Fully padded floor and carpet on cross member|
|Headliner in back|
|Headliner A and B pillar upholstery|