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Have your seat covers been replaced? If they are original then that is the correct color carpet. However it looks too new to me to be original. Normally they are pretty sun faded on top. Usually where it's tucked underneath is closer to the original color. I've found that the replacement seat covers do not always have the correct factory color carpeting attached. You will have to decide if you want the floor carpet to match the seat carpet. That's the way I usually go so there's not two different colors.

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Old 10-23-2018, 03:27 PM
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The seat covers really look original. When I pulled out the back seat the ROT sheet was still attached.

Maybe PO just replaced that carpet section on the front seats.

I am going to replace seat covers so will see what (if anything) they come with. I agree with you I will try to match the carpet to the upholstery.

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from the look of your floorpan it has been redone. Stock has thick rubber like sound deadening over everything including the tunnel hump!
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John, that was great finding the ROT Sheet! That does not happen often enough! I never found mine. I hope it was still in good shape and readable. Put it in a document protector to keep it safe and from further damage.
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from the look of your floorpan it has been redone. Stock has thick rubber like sound deadening over everything including the tunnel hump!
The factory put thick tar paper on the floors and tunnel but it's easily removed. His floors look original to me.

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This car is a "nut and bolt" restoration. 14 years in work. I haven't been posting many pictures but here is what it looked like just before leaving the body shop (2014) and just last week - first drive around the block!

I'm putting in that Quiet Ride kit so just wondering if there will be any issues putting the new carpet over it.

Also see ROT sheet!

If anyone is interested I'll start a new thread and post some more photos.

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John, your ROT sheet is in excellent condition after nearly 60 years of being in the back seat springs! Another thing that it confirms is what many have said over the years. Your Data Plate should certainly show a Date of 18E on it, since that is the Scheduled Date on your Rot sheet, 18E, E being the month of May, that it was "projected" to be built. However, look at the Date on the Rot sheet to the right of the ROT (Rotation) #. It says 05 13, May 13th. On that date, according to the 1960 Daily Production Run numbers I have, that date shows only a total of 469, including Export Tbirds built on that date. Assuming your 472 was the last Tbird built that date, that indicates that the 1960 Squarebird Productions Numbers provided by Ford are off by 3 Tbirds or more for that date... That makes me wonder how many other dates are also off...

It does indicate that the Date stamped into the Data Plate is the Estimated Date when they thought the car would be Scheduled for Production. The ROT sheet Date next to the ROT # is the Actual Date it was built. They were running around 450-460 cars a day through the production line and were 5 days ahead of schedule according to these dates.. Your Rot sheet also confirms what the Data Plate says your Tbird left the shop looking like back then... Just as she does today, as you go about restoring her to her original color and trim..
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