The trunks used grey tweed-like fabric and  grey speckle pattern interlocking cardboard panels.

All models had the grey tweed fabric on the floor pan, very rear trunk wall and up and over the package shelf hump.  The floor pan mat was a single piece that covered the entire bottom floor pan. Any additional mats, carpets, etc are not original and something that was added later.

All models other than Fleetwood and Eldorado had the interlocking grey speckle pattern cardboard: 2 interlocking pieces on left and 2 interlocking pieces on rear, and 1 at very rear.

For the Eldorado and Fleetwood, these cardboard panels were covered with the trunk fabric mentioned above.  

NOTE  The 1963 Coupes, and 1964 Coupes and 4 window Sedans had the spare mounted up on the hump below the rear package tray.  Other body styles had the spare tire mounted in the floor pan via a J hook, large black painted metal pan and large wing nut.  Fleetwoods and Eldorados have a form-sewn cover made of the trunk lining material over the spare tire. Other models with the spare in the floor could get this cover as a dealer option.  

Below are some sample pictures:

 Note spare tire mounted on hump below rear package tray in a 1964 Coupe Deville.  This would be the same location for the 1964 4 window sedans.   Also note that the commonly used 235/75/15 radial is too wide to fit in this area and has to lay in the trunk floor. 

 The Jack "J" hook and base were held in place by black painted metal brackets attached to the right side cardboard insert, and held in place with 5/16" hex head short metal screws on front and flat speed  nuts on back.

 Note the Spare Tire mounted on right side of trunk floor on this 1964 6 Window Sedan Parts Car:

  

 Note the Spare Tire mounted on right side of trunk floor on this Fleetwood 60 Special with the tweed fabric cover :

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Comment by Tony and Ginny 429 on August 19, 2018 at 3:51pm
Do check the spare tires pressure ( once in a while )
Good for it to be ready
Hope you don't need to use it

Enjoy
Comment by Jason Edge on August 19, 2018 at 1:37pm

Joe, I had my interior guy make a new trunk mat and add new fabric not too long after I bought the car. The tweed material is sort of similar to the original but is missing the cool strands of blue, green, and red thread. It has served it's purpose well but have a roll of 3 yards of the original stuff  from SMS ready to go back in.
On the cardboard I have swapped out a couple of times with cardboard from parts cars but this is the worse looking part of my trunk. I have tried to touch it up with blue grey paint, etc, but in the right light looks pretty bad to me. My plan is to send out a trunk cardboard set to SMS to have them make a new set with the correct pattern, beaded seams. etc. It is still on my To Do list.
As far as carpet.. there is no carpet in our trunks from the factory. Only cardboard or the tweed fabric. If anyone has carpet in the trunk it was installed after the fact.

Comment by Tony and Ginny 429 on August 19, 2018 at 1:07pm
A good looking trunk is a sweet thing to have
It indicates a lot of attention to detail to the on looker

Enjoy
Comment by Tony and Ginny 429 on August 19, 2018 at 1:05pm
Would think Jason could be sourcing many parts including trunk from the manny cars he has disassembled over the years
The boy has parts !!

Enjoy
Comment by Joe DiIaconi on August 19, 2018 at 11:46am

Looking over your post Jason, was wondering if you replaced your trunk carpet as well as the cardboard set ? If so where did you Source them?

Comment by Anders on August 31, 2017 at 5:15pm

Mine is placed in the trunk. Thinking about moving it forward to below the package tray. Gives the trunk a lot more space. Don't really see myself replacing a wheel by the side of the road anyways. Nowadays we have cell phones. Not many of those around in 1964.

Comment by Anders on August 31, 2017 at 5:12pm

Four Window Sedan has it below the package tray. Six Window Sedan on right side in trunk. I can for my life not understand why its this difference.

Comment by Tony and Ginny 429 on August 31, 2017 at 4:20pm
Hey BIG KEV
With the tire under the package tray you can fit a whole extra dead body in there
More efficient Mate PMSL
Comment by Kevin Campbell on August 31, 2017 at 4:00pm

Not sure Anders, but ours is on the floor R/H side and really easy to get to and lift out. In my opinion, it buggers up the usage of the trunk area if you needed to carry something bulky.

However, as I get older, its got to be easier than getting it from under the parcel tray.

Catch 22, under the parcel tray looks neater..... BUT...

R/H side floor, easy to reach......BUT....

Comment by Ian Osborne on August 31, 2017 at 3:48pm

Anders, Putting the spare below the package tray makes the most sense. It absolutely can't go there on convertibles because that is where the top sits when it's down. I can't say why some of the hard tops have the spare on the floor of the trunk.

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