I got all of the old carpet ripped out and discovered a large amount of rust on the floor pan, especially on the driver’s side.
This wire attached to the passenger side seat belt. There was also a connector for the driver’s side seatbelt. I guess it caused a seatbelt warning light to illuminate. But passenger side? What if no passenger was riding in the car? How did it know? I’ll have to do some research to learn how this thing was supposed to work.
I’m scraping off all of the old seam sealer. It’s very tar-like but comes up easily with a putty knife. I’m also removing all of the old circular rubber body plugs that you see in these photos. I’ll be putting new ones in after it’s painted.