Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: SW Ohio
Bronco Info: 1981 Bronco, 4.9L, T18, NP208
Been (slowly) working on installing the sound system. Took the door panels off and looked like 30+ years of desert dust built up inside. So today I sprayed the doors with Gunk and washed them down, then dried with compressed air and lubed everything. The windows worked much better. Then, of course I got water on the old rubber floor mats and saw it laying at the sill plate. So I figured it was a good time to take the sill plates off and lift up the mats so it could dry up underneath and check to see what condition the floor pans were in. I found mud under the driver's side sill plate and got it all out. The passenger side wasn't so bad as far as mud, but the padding was pretty wet, I think from a leaking heater core as I had noticed what I thought was coolant residue on the mat when I first got it. Good news though, appears to be very little rust; should clean up easily enough. I'll get some pics later.
I'm also thinking of painting the door panels and kick panels black, along with a black dash pad cover at some point to break up all the red in there.
Edit: I'm going back and forth between black or dark gray for the interior panels and carpet...