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when the floor is in the lower position. I bought a hollow noodle 3.5" in diameter, trimmed it to 35.25" long and cut a notch to accommodate the seat hinge bracket. A bread knife worked great to cut it cleanly and the noodle is NOT nearly as luminous as it appears in the photo. Earlier I posted on another thread that pipe insulation works to fill the gap between the seat and the floor, the second photo shows this...



 

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That certainly works, but I'm hoping for something more permanent, maybe the floor out of a pre facelift Fiesta.
 

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This setup would work fine as a permanent solution in practice, if you found a floor that fit right in one position it wouldn't in the other and personally I want the option of using either...I wish Ford had got it right in the first place like most of the car...if the swim noodle were black that would definitely help aesthetically ;-)
 

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looks like this is another great option, and cheap! I would bet black roll bar padding would also be a good option. I doubt you could find swim noodles in black or dark grey.
 

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Or just wrap it in duck tape ;) now we are talking racer stuff !! LOL :biglaugh:
 
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I bought a super-size orange pool noodle and it fits perfectly.

Would be nice to get one in black, but oh well.
 

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I bought a super-size orange pool noodle and it fits perfectly.

Would be nice to get one in black, but oh well.
I spray painted mine black and much to my surprise the paint stuck and is not affected by flexing, used Rustolem FWIW, looks MUCH better...

 

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I ended up doing this to my car, I got sick of having things slide under the seats. I also picked up a roll of non-slip material (usually used in drawers etc.) to keep stuff from sliding around and help protect the paint:

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I ended up doing this to my car, I got sick of having things slide under the seats. I also picked up a roll of non-slip material (usually used in drawers etc.) to keep stuff from sliding around and help protect the paint:

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I'd be very careful using the drawer liner stuff. If it sits long enough it will meld into the paint and will leave permanent markings.
 

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Did you find this from experience?
Yes. But I will say I'm not 100% sure what it will do to the paint on metal. I've seen it affect wood stain on furniture, floor tiles and leather seats... I just don't trust the stuff especially in places where temperatures change so much.
 

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I just shoved a towel in mine to fill the gap. you can see it here

under the net with an umbrella and a snow brush on top.
 
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