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#1 d.p

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Posted 08 May 2017 - 07:42 AM

Anyone who has installed carpet, what did you do about the drain plugs?  I got a kit that requires it to be glued down, so I would do fat mat then the carpet on top of that.  I assume the plugs wouldn't work on top of the fat mat and carpet so better to just leave them out?  



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Posted 08 May 2017 - 07:45 AM

Install plugs. Cut holes in fat mat to access plugs. Put carpet over all of that.


Leaving plugs out will let water/bugs/dirt/noise/heat/fumes enter through them.


Unless you plan on flooding the interior of your truck...put them in.

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Posted 08 May 2017 - 07:52 AM

Yeah that makes sense.  Thanks 



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Posted 08 May 2017 - 09:01 AM

Did you buy this kit?
http://www.jcwhitney...d17937y1967g2j1

If not, what carpet kit did you purchase?
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Posted 08 May 2017 - 01:33 PM

why cutting for the floor plugs? Chances are they will never need to be removed. IMO i would not fuck up the carpet until needed. Hell I would rather punch out the plugs from underneath
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Posted 08 May 2017 - 02:23 PM

why cutting for the floor plugs? Chances are they will never need to be removed. IMO i would not fuck up the carpet until needed. Hell I would rather punch out the plugs from underneath


That would work too, I guess.

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Posted 08 May 2017 - 05:18 PM

Nah I bought a kit from a guy in Utah, Brownstreethotrods0 on ebay.  Kit should be here this week and will post lots of pics.  

 

This is what I got:  http://www.ebay.com/...WxZAW0F&vxp=mtr plus floor mats for $260 all in.  



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Posted 12 May 2017 - 09:48 AM

Got my carpet kit but grossly underestimated how much sound deadener I would need (order 10sq ft).  Had to trim up under the dash on the drivers side and cut slits for the seat brackes, parking brake, choke and hood release.  But other than pretty happy with it so far.  Couple imperfections that I need to get squared away with the seller but not at all bad.  I think it will look great once its done.  Shift surround will sit on top of the carpet so I am sanding and painting that gloss black.  Got all new hardware for it to so no more rusty sheet metal screws.  

 

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Posted 12 May 2017 - 10:15 AM

You don't need to have every inch covered for sound deadener to its job.


A little bit works to change the frequency at which a panel will vibrate. As long as each page El has deadener strategically placed you'll be good.



Can't wait to see the finished product.

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Posted 12 May 2017 - 10:31 AM

Its not so much for sound deadening as it is for something for the carpet to adhere to.   That and a somewhat level surface under all the carpet.  



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Posted 20 May 2017 - 06:20 AM

Final product.  Overall pretty happy with it, really transforms the look and feel of the inside of the truck.  Couple inconsistencies with the carpet with some sides bound where they shouldn't have been.  But not much trimming and fairly easy to install.  

 

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Posted 20 May 2017 - 07:47 PM

That actually does look really good.

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Posted 21 May 2017 - 07:34 AM

Yeah it really does man, that with the new windshield the inside looks and feels like a new truck.   



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Posted 21 May 2017 - 08:01 AM

Yeah it really does man, that with the new windshield the inside looks and feels better than a new truck.

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