Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: Re-do rear deck pad

  1. #1

    Re-do rear deck pad

    I would like to remove and recover the rear deck pad behind the rear seats (73 911). Does anyone know how to remove this part? Have any of you done this? Mine has warped in the area that comes in contact with the rear window. There was no engine pad and I think the heat from the engine may have caused the warping.
    1973 911S
    1967 Alfa GTV
    2002 Miata

  2. #2
    Jared Rundell - Registered User JCR's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Birmingham, MI
    Not sure if you're talking about the vinyl trim or sound insulation.

    Unscrew vinyl trim pad from trim screws behind rear seatbacks/side panels and at strap holders on pkg shelf. !t should remove easily. Be careful as the substrate is fiberboard and can crease with too much force. You can order a replacement part if this is what you want to fix, or use the substrate as a template to cut and cover a new piece. You may be able to cut a new hard piece for just the shelf and rewrap with the original vinyl.

    If you want to remove the insulation pad, it should then pull out if you're lucky. The factory glued the pad on so you will likely need to scrape whats leftover from the metal. Some glue thinner or a heat gun helps here. I used an acrylic scraper which did not leave marks on the metal finish. Once you're down to metal, there are a variety of sound/heat insulation choices out there.

    BTW - Say a prayer now that you don't find rust from leaking seals / quarter windows!

    Hope this helps.
    '73 911S #0793
    '69 912_ #0602
    Early S #0454
    RGruppe #0391

Similar Threads

  1. FS: '67 Rear deck Lid #340
    By WP935 in forum For Sale: 911 Parts
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 03-22-2014, 01:49 PM
  2. WTB: Rear deck lid
    By dave29 in forum For Sale: 911 Parts
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 10-06-2013, 06:07 AM
  3. FS: Rear Deck Lid
    By Mudi in forum For Sale: 911 Parts
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 10-17-2008, 06:05 AM
  4. value of AL deck lid and rear pan
    By bam914 in forum General Info
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 05-04-2007, 01:59 AM
  5. WTB: rear deck metal section (below rear glass)
    By RS-GT in forum For Sale: 911 Parts
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 04-25-2007, 05:15 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Message Board Disclaimer and Terms of Use
This is a public forum. Messages posted here can be viewed by the public. The Early 911S Registry is not responsible for messages posted in its online forums, and any message will express the views of the author and not the Early 911S Registry. Use of online forums shall constitute the agreement of the user not to post anything of religious or political content, false and defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, vulgar, hateful, harassing, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, threatening, invasive of a person's privacy, or otherwise to violate the law and the further agreement of the user to be solely responsible for and hold the Early 911S Registry harmless in the event of any claim based on their message. Any viewer who finds a message objectionable should contact us immediately by email. The Early 911S Registry has the ability to remove objectionable messages and we will make every effort to do so, within a reasonable time frame, if we determine that removal is necessary.