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Floor an Carpet questions

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 90K5, Mar 1, 2001.

  1. 90K5

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    Last night I think I fixed my windshield leak, so I folded back the carpet to dry out the floor. The water went under the seats, so I took those out. then I took the console out. The pad is trashed, one question is Has anyone used that 3 in 1 insulation from LMC? Also, I found stress fractures where the back of the seat bolts into the floor. Can I use JB Weld to fix these? the one on the drivers side is pretty bad, passengers side not so bad. There was a little rust, but about 30 secs with a wire wheel look care of it.[​IMG] has anyone put herculiner or Duplicolor bedliner on their floor and then put carpet back over it? Would that help keep rust away or just make water pool down there and mildew the carpet? Thanks


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    I'm having bedliner applied to my floor as we speak. I'm trying Eagle brand bedliner. I'm not sure how well it works, but since it'll have the insulation and carpet on top, I don't think it will come off that easy, and it says "guaranteed to deaden sound and stop rust". About the mildew, the water pool will form anyway, unless you have holes in the sheetmetal. So I say you protect it with something. For the insulation, I'm going to use this fiberglass sheets that are used for house A/C insulation. Expensive, but not as much as dynamat.

    For the underneath, I'm going to use POR15, since it is strong and will not come off even with stones flying.

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    i would your POR15 also...the stuff it awsome! I would weld the bad crack with a real welder. If the other one really isn't very bad then JB weld will prolly be ok.

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    I think I need a real welde for the whole thing. I just went back to work on it more and there are a lot of smaller crack and 2 or 3 bad mofos.
    On the plus side, I found about $8 in change


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    Don't forget Corroless from Eastwood. It is less expensive than POR 15. It is used to paint oil rigs out at sea. The stuff is supposed to work great because it does not need a topcoat. I wanted to try POR 15 but I am going to go with Corroless. 25 bucks a quart. Check out Eastwood's site. They also have free catalogs.
     
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    IN MY JIMMY MY FLOOR IS PRETTY MUCH SHOT. SO I WILL HAVE TO REPLACE JUST ABOUT ALL OF IT. THEN I PLAN ON USING HERCULINER ON THE HOLE FLOOR. NO CARPET IT WILL JUST GET TRASHED IN THE LONG RUN ANYWAY. AND IF YOU HAVE KIDS, FORGET THE CARPET. IF YOU DO A LOT OF MUDDING LIKE I DO. YOU CAN USE THE GARDEN HOSE AFTERWARDS TO CLEAN THE INSIDE OUT. I HAVE HERCULINER IN THE BED OF MY NEW DODGE THE STUFF IS GREAT. JUST MY POINT OF YOU.
     
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    I need some opinions on my interior. The carpet is OK, and there is no more rust in the floor and I live in Texas. Should I herculine the whole thing, POR 15 it, or herculine it and put carpet over it and pOR 15 it and put carpet over that? I'm also thinking about leaving out the center console this time...I drive 99% on the street, and when I'm not on the street, its mud. You can click the link below to see the interior. its pretty nice, so It might look a little strange with a herculiner floor.

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    if you've got the welder out for the major stuff, might as well use it on the little stuff!

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    Yeah...just gotta work on the welder owning part...and knowing how to weld part...I know a guy I can borrow one from

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    If your carpets are ruined and are tan, I have a nice set for sale. Let me know!!

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    The carpet is light gray, and its really not that bad when the floor mats are in, but if I don't put the console back in, then I will need new carpet. I thought about using no carpet, but there are a bunch of wires on the floor and it would look really ghetto. Who makes good replacement carpet, and don't tell me LMC, I don't want their goofy colors[​IMG] I have some of the old pad in thedrivers footwell that I can't get rid of. I've tried paint thinner, WD40 and just scraping it. That junkc won't come out. Anyone have ideas?

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    AutoCustomCarpets make good quality carpets and make zillions of colors!!!!.....well maybe not zillions.....

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    Hey, I did this in my Sub, and plan on doing it on my recently acquired K5. Trashed the carpet. Welded in some new panels (floor was close to gone in some places) Then had the interior srayed with Rhino. It cost me 500 for the interior of a Sub, front to back, and the stuff is awesome. I had it sprayed 3/8 thick and it helped noise inside dramactically, but I also felt it weighed the rig down alot, so engine mods came soon after to help that. The stuff isn't light, but it is awesome. If you go that route, I would drill and install some drain plugs. Maybe not what you need considering more street, but nothing beats being able to hose it after use. I am not sure about other liners, but Rhino is great. I have had it for 3 years, and no fading or cracking and so on. Hope this helps your decision. I saved money by removing everything form inside the truck except drive seat and belt.


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    My truck seems a lot faster without all the seats and carpet, but its because its a lot louder. I like it. It has nice firm shifts I can really feel through the floor, but its also annoying...my windshield still leaks, so i'm going to fix it if it ever stops raining.

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    Try pouring Napa/Martin Senour Tec-Clean on your chunk of padding and let it soak for a little bit. If that fails, Straight lacquer thinner ought to do it.
     
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    has anyone used Auto Custom Carpets? I saw in a mag they had a picture of some carpet, and the holes were already cut in it. I don't want any holes for the center console, I'm taking mine out, and I want to see carpet only...

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    I have heard nothing but good things about ACC, it actually does not have any holes in it. I know BlazinOR used this in his rig. I found this on ebay and the prices are the best I have found, my dad works for a car aftermarket shop and this company beats his discount price by about $20. Here is the Here, hope this helps. I am planning on using this when I redo my interior this year.

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    I just finished welding up my floor...actually we bronzed the craks closed because the welder was melting the floorboards. I learned to weld[​IMG], its pretty fun. There were two holes in the passenger side floor that the seat used to be botlet through, but instead of drilling holes in the bottom of the metal seat bracket, some idiot drilled throught the floor. Anyway, I got a long nail and stuck it throught the floor, welded it on, and cut the rest of the nail off to get rid of the holes. My floor is a lot sturdier, there were a lot of smaller cracks I missed before, and I made a lot more threadign the bolt in and using the claw end of a hammer to pull the floor up...anyway, no more cracks. I"ll take a picture to shw how bad they were.

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