Interior refresh for a 64 Fury wagon

Interior

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    I have owned my 64 Fury wagon for 20 years, but I've been ridding around it if for much longer than that, more like 33 years to be exact. During that time the interior has begun to get a little rough around the edges. I have been squirreling away money for a while now, hoping to be able to eventually tackle it. Finally, last year I decided to bite the bullet and began to address things piece be piece.

    I should probably start with showing how things looked before we started.

    The sun visors had deteriorated. For some reason, the passenger side visor was the worst by far. It has been held together with binder clips to keep it from completely unraveling. So I took them down to the upholstery shop to get recovered.

    Nathaniel mentioned that he was bored so I put him to work pulling the visors out. It's going to be his car someday, so I figured why not let him do it?

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      Before the end of the year I ordered kits for the front and middle seats from Legendary Auto Interiors as well as a carpet kit from Stock Interiors.

      The seats were presentable, but I had them covered with rugs.

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        Here's what they looked like without the rugs:

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        My buddy has a real nice shop at his house, so I drove the Fury over to his place and we got to work. Honestly I figured the seats would be the most difficult part of the process, but they actually proved to be the easiest.
         
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          The carpet was in really sad shape. After 56 years I would say that it had served it's purpose.

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            Looking like quite a project. I just stripped out the interior of my wife's 65 Belvedere wagon.
             
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            Taking everything out is the easy part!
            Are you going back to stock or upgrading to a more modern interior?
             
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            Nope. Staying stock. Wife wants it that way. Keep posting pics.
             
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            Nice. Personal opinion, but I think that's definitely the way to go.
             
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              Is there a company that makes the headliners for wagons? Hers never had one so I don't even know where to start.
               
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                So, after we got the seats out we got to work on the carpet.

                Old janky carpet
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                New shinny carpet.
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                I know it's a different shade, but it looks great in there.
                 
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                  There was a hole in the carpet in the front passenger's footwell. Unfortunately that led to some rust on the floor board. There were a couple of pinholes that would need to be addressed.

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                  But other than that, the floors look really solid. I'm quite impressed.
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                    Seats were all loaded up and dropped off at the upholstery shop.
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                    Kit from Legendary:
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                      The fellow at the upholstery shop told me that the foam, springs and burlap was actually in very good condition on my seats. So he really didn't have to do much other than recover them.

                      I think they turned out great. Got them all loaded up and ready to go back in.
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                        In the meantime I did some work on the floorboards in the Fury. A fellow that works for us spent a decade working for the local paint supply outfit. He said that for what I am dealing with, the most cost effective route is to use POR15 and some fiberglass mesh. He said that once it hardens it will be as good as new, if not better.

                        So I ordered some POR15 from the local parts house and got me some fiberglass.

                        Nathaniel doing some prep work on the rear floor of his car.
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                          Passenger side front floorboard looking pretty janky. I hit it with the grinder to get rid of all the loose stuff and clean it up a little.
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                          Putting down the POR15
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                          Little fiberglass mesh
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                          I let it harden over night and then applied another coat of POR15
                           
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                            Thanks for the pics.
                             
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                            My pleasure. More to come.
                             
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                            I might do that fiberglass trick to the trunk of my 65 Coronet. There are a couple of minor pinholes but other than that it is real solid.
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                              Nice. I was looking for something that would be economical but also do a good job. I talked to a number of different folks and it was unanimous that for what I was doing the POR15 & fiberglass mesh solution was the way yo go.
                               
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