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interior woes

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by cp87jimmy, Jan 21, 2001.

  1. cp87jimmy

    cp87jimmy Registered Member

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    Well, I know this has come up before but I need advice. I searched this topic but didnt see any real info that I need. Here goes; I had about 4" of water in my cab on xmas night. Long story short, I just about throw up when I get in my truck due to the stench. I need to replace my interior carpet and insulation. Has anybody used LMC carpet kits? If so, do they come with the insulation/padding? Are they quality carpets? Also the black rubber looking mat(under the carpet) that goes by your feet and over the hump, is that a heat shield? If so mine is shot and it needs to be replaced as well. Can I replace it with the silver backed heat shield? I've already considered lining the interior but I still need the creature comforts of carpet. Thanks for any and all help, Chris

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  2. Logan

    Logan Registered Member

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    Depending on how bad the carpet actually looks, it may just need to be removed, rinsed out, line dried and maybe 'Fabreezed'. You can save yourself a few (hundred?) bucks if your carpet can be re-used. Get some decent underpad/insulation at the carpet store -- I'm sure the silver backed stuff is better than what they put in at the factory anyways.

    Bottom line is if it still stinks, it's probably still really wet. Get it out asap.... And don't make the mistake that my truck's previous owner made, and replace the carpet with a rubber mat -- It traps water like crazy. I'll be re-doing my floors this spring.
     
  3. Grim-Reaper

    Grim-Reaper 3/4 ton status Author

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    The black tar mat is more for sound deading than anything else. That stuf may be hard to come by. The silverback stuff will work great and thats what GM actully uses now and they went away from the black tar mat. J.C.Whitney sells rolls of the silver back stuff and as flat as the floors are in our trucks it wouldn't be that hard to cut and fit it into place. Hint here is where you need to butt the sections up use the silver tape (not duct tape) that they sell in the Heating and cooling areas of of Lowes and Home Depot. that stuff will hold up much better that Duct tape.
    As for the carpet. I have used the repo carpet sold by Year one for a Pontiac I have and while it's not quite as good as the original it is ok. The big issue is the OEM stuff had a stiff back and stayed in place better. Problem is OEM carpet is near impossible to get these days. My 79 has some replacement carpet that is not the best in the world but it was done before I bought the truck and not sure where it came from.

    Diging it in the dirt with my K5's
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  4. BurbinOR

    BurbinOR 3/4 ton status

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    I used the "silver backed" stuff for underpadding and Cheyenne PIckup Parts carpeting about two years ago when I did my interior. I am very happy with the carpet and the padding. Cheyenne sells the underpadding also. 405-872-3399.............

    <font color=orange>'79 - 406 TPI -<font color=orange> K5#5 - <font color=blue>See it at---&gt;<A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.blazzinor.coloradok5.com>http://www.blazzinor.coloradok5.com</A>
     
  5. HarryH3

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    Pep Boys sells the silver-backed padding for $20 per section. I can't remember the exact size, but it's the same size that JC Whitney sells for $23 plus shipping.

    My wife was driving home from the grocery store in the S-10 when a gallon of milk turned over and the lid popped off. A few days later the truck smelled REALLY bad! [​IMG] We had to remove all the seats, seat belts and center console to get the carpet out. Washed the carpet and threw the factory pad in the trash. The pad from Pep Boys went down easily and seems to have made the interior quieter than it was before.

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  6. bigjbear

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    If you don't mind the price DynaMat is a great sound deadener. You can get it at stero shops.


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  7. Cavalry

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    If the carpet is in pretty good shape take it out and bring it to someone who does carpet cleaning (dont waste you tim e with your girlfriends bissel big green machine) It will come out real nice if it was in good condition. I did this only cost me $10 to have the whole truck cleaned. While it was out i Herculined the whole thing. Dint bother putting the jute back in. The herculiner is just about as quiet as the jute anyway, and it wont get wet and rot out my floors.

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    [​IMG]<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1>Edited by Cavalry on 01/22/01 10:34 AM (server time).</FONT></P>
     
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    Hey BlazinOR, I have a couple of questions about your interior redo, which looks great by the way. First, did you replace your dash or just get a dash cover? And did you replace your front seatbelts w/ salesco.com seatbelts? And if so was black the only option(I am looking for a light grey)?
     
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    if it was just wet and smelly, then just rinse it out, and let it sit in the sun for a couple of days. after that give it a good spary down with fabreeze or lysol.
    if you want a good carpet, i have had good results with AutoCustomCarpets for my blazer and my chevelle. i layed down a layer of dynamat, then sprayed the whole floor with rubberized coating, two layers of heat shield (the silver stuff from JCwhitney), then the carpet (the front part from ACC had padding on it too)....GREAT RESULTS. almost as quiet as my dad '98 land cruiser. i also used "great stuuf" in the little nooks and crannies to firm up the body a little. ACC had a better selection of colors than anyone else i looked at.

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  10. BurbinOR

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    The dash is a urethane replacement from Cheyenne Pickup.........comes in a few shades of most popular colors. The front seatbelts are Salesco.com belts as well as the rear ones. They also have a good selection of choices for the seatbelts too.........see their website at '79 - 406 TPI -<font color=orange> K5#5 - <font color=blue>See it at---&gt;<A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.blazzinor.coloradok5.com>http://www.blazzinor.coloradok5.com
     
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    I had a similar proble with water coming in through the rust holes in my floor (O.K. so you could've fit a football through it too) Well anyways, after replaceing the floor, I Herculined everything, threw out the matting and pressure washed the carpeting after taking a scrub brush and Simple Green to it. Replaced the mating with stuff from a carpet store and it looks and smells great. Cheaper than new carpeting too.

    Why do people keep calling it a Bronco!!!!!
     

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