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Vinyl floormat and insulation stuff, keep or loose?

Discussion in 'Interior - Stock & Custom' started by AJMBLAZER, Mar 23, 2007.

  1. AJMBLAZER

    AJMBLAZER Better to be lucky than good. Premium Member

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    My CUCV has the vinyl/rubber floor mat and the insulation stuff under it. The insulation is SOAKED and I want to remove it completely.

    How do you take the plastic surround dohickey off of the 208's shifter? The part that sits on the floor and has the gear indicator on it.
     
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    gmc4cw 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    there should be small screws in the front and back of it. unscrew them and it will slide off.
     
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    There are philips head screws at the front and rear of the plastic cover. Remove those and it should lift right off.
     
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    You beat me to it:)
     
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    Don't forget the shifter knob gets unthreaded , but thats common sense :thumb:
     
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    AJMBLAZER Better to be lucky than good. Premium Member

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    Cool, thanks guys.


    Now should I keep the vinyl flooring down there and just get rid of the insulation or get rid of both?
    The eventual plan is to Herculine (or something similar) the floor and maybe the vinyl on top of that. Too broke right now though.
     
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    I yanked my mat and liner this last weekend. The rubber mats are notorious for trapping water and causing rust. The more I think about it, the better Line-X, Rhino, etc., sounds. I like the idea of a hose out interior. IDK, like you, it's going to be awhile before I have the dough to get it done, but I plan on doing the prep myself, which usually saves a little money and lets me know it's done right.
     
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    AJMBLAZER Better to be lucky than good. Premium Member

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    My problem seems to have been all the little mounting holes the military put in the floorboards and the place that I bought the truck from never filled...:rolleyes:

    I'm thinking about just running the vinyl floormat for now to at least keep the dirty feet off of the floorboards.
     
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    With my M1028 I plan on ditching the insulation and keeping the vinyl. I will put a layer of eDead or Peal & Stick under the vinyl for sound and heat control.

    On the overhand, if I had the money for Line-X or Rhino liner I would get that.
     
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    AJMBLAZER Better to be lucky than good. Premium Member

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    I pulled the vinyl back up to the tranny hump and pulled the insulation out.

    This thing hasn't been in wet weather for a few weeks and has had new door weatherstipping for about as long...the insulation was still wet. REALLY wet on the d-side.

    Also found a small hole on the p-side from where they ripped out the bio-warfare sensor thingy's floor mount. Nothing a dollup of RTV and a penny couldn't fix for the time being.:laugh:
     
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    Metrodps Strange but nice guy Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    Here is what the Military manual says....


    TB 43-0213
    DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY TECHNICAL BULLETIN
    CORROSION PREVENTION AND CONTROL

    (6) Floormat.
    (a) After removing floormat, discard padding and apply nonslip flight deck compound (NSN 5610-00-782-5556 1-gal. kit).

    (b) Install rubber mat without padding.
     
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    Cool. Thanks.

    Kinda looks like there was non-skid all over the floor on this. I was thinking that it was some sort of carpet stick stuff but now that you mention the non-skid it does remind me of that.

    I'm still going to Herculine it or something.
     
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    I have read in other threads where they said it made it hotter inside without the mat and I know the hump in mine will melt the kids Reese's pieces in September (no heater on). I know first hand with out the rear one in mine it is louder (more road noise).
    [​IMG]

    I want some now that I thought of them!
     
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    AJMBLAZER Better to be lucky than good. Premium Member

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    Yeah, I know a guy that restored a '84 K10 and he discovered much to his dismay that the Herculining didn't do anything to retain heat, block heat, or dampen sound.:doah:

    I don't think the 305 stroker or the dual straight pipes helped any though.
     

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