This section is to a assist anyone who is
restoring a coupe which has a rumble seat. As you can see
there are two areas where fabric padding is used. This appears to
installed so that an occupant in the back seat doesn't bang their knee
against an exposed bolt or other fastener.
Each corner "stop" has a square piece of material which is folder and
wrapped just under the screw-in stop. One corner of it has a piece
of "cardboard" material used to stiffen it. It is tacked up
underneath the corner. A similar piece of material was used to cover
the rumble seat lid latch in the middle of the car. Once you see how
this is fastened, it makes sense that they would have covered up the latch
The material which was used appears to be identical to the material on
the roof. It is black with a pronounced grain. I've reduced
the resolution of these photos in order to make them more useful on the
web. I'll try to add a picture of very high resolution when I get
<click on each photo to
The location where the two corners and striker plate are located.
Looking UP underneath the rear sill at the latch mechanism.
Another picture of the folded material.
The material without being folded.
A shot of the material after it's folded.
The laft corner with original material installed.
Looking UP underneath the corner. Note how the material is nailed to
The right corner with the original material installed.