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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old Feb 9th, 09, 9:40 AM Thread Starter
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Rear Package Tray Tricks

Need to replace my rear package tray. Has anyone purchased one of the package trays from NPD? Who sells the best quality tray? Are there any tricks to removing and installing the new tray. Any help would be appreciated
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Re: Rear Package Tray Tricks

I put a new one in mine this fall.Not that hard a job I took the back seat out,rear panels and earmuffs off,slides right in.
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quality is about the same from one to another. pick a vendor that is easy to work with.

Remove back seat, lower frist, then top, two bolts holding the top/back in place.
Remove window cranks, screws etc., remove side panels, upper and lower portions
Remove interior plastic corner pieces, one on each side, very bottom of window in each corner.

this will allow you to see how the existing package tray is installed.

remove the tape along the front edge where it would meet the top of the seat. This is basically the only thing holding it in place. Before you start pulling, take note of the ears on the ends of the package tray. These fold up behind the sail panels. You can start pulling straight out but you may need to push up in the center, from under to allow yourselve enough room to get the ears released. You could also take a utility knife and cut the ears off. Just take not of how it is installed, B/C installation is reverse.

Becareful, others that have tried this are in the middle of a frame off, because they didn't know when to quit.

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Re: Rear Package Tray Tricks

Phil; I have not replaced a package tray but have researched the subject as mine is warped a little and will eventually need replaced. One idea I came across that made sense was to make you own. Apparently there are a couple different styles ( different finishes but all are basicly cardboard). Several have complained about their new package trays warping in short order. I think someone mentioned making one out of thin plywood and then bonding color correct fabric to it. If you had a pattern it probably wouldn't be too hard. It may even be cheaper ( don't know how much they are ) and definitely would hold up better.
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I cut a template out of 1/4 plywood, glued thin foam on it and glued leather on that. after a couple of tries it turned out great. I think it will long outlast the factory style
and its alot easier to clean that the mesh style.

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Most are made by PUI. If you can't pick it up be prepared to pay a bunch for shipping (oversize). I learned that the hard way.

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Anyone ever use black automotive carpet glued to the tray? Since I have roll cage tubes running down where the speakers were, I think it would hide the slit I have to cut to get around them.

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post #8 of 20 (permalink) Old Feb 9th, 09, 7:02 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Rear Package Tray Tricks

Guys
Thanks all for the info. Its more in depth than I thought, I was going to change the whole interior next year. I did not know that you had to take the whole rear interior apart to change it. I will do the package tray at that time which leads me to my next delema. My interior is Ivory and original. My friends and wife want me to change it to Black . They say it will go better with the Shadow Grey color of the exterior. I told them if I change it to black it will decrease the value. The car is rstored to all original. What does everyone think?
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Ivory and gray.......nah, sounds like black would work better. Is the gray the original color? If not, there goes the o/e motif, so what does it matter? Do what you feel is right and what you're happy with. Colors change, and interior colors change....can always be put back to original if it really means that much.
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I vote to keep it original.

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post #11 of 20 (permalink) Old Feb 10th, 09, 6:19 AM Thread Starter
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The cowl tag says that is is the original color 17 17
Thanks for your input
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If your doing the whole interior next year then wait and do all at once. No sense pulling it apart twice.

I vote Ivory. IMO that color combo is more unique and would stand out against a black interior car.

What color is your headliner?

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Hi Greg
Thnaks for the reply. The headliner is black
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