He was overseeing the interior work. It was nice to have a scientist on hand to confirm all the measurements and cuts.Where’s Dr Bunsen Honeydew?
Do you feel that the extra backing from acc was necessary? I’m thinking of not getting it because it’s easier to work with without it.He was overseeing the interior work. It was nice to have a scientist on hand to confirm all the measurements and cuts.
Adapting the door panels/weather stripping to the doors with the vent windows was easier than I thought it'd be - just a matter of cutting the weather stripping and tucking the rest of the panel under the vent window's rubber seal. Kinda looks factory.
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Next up was carpet. Well, after a couple hours FatMatting the floors. I'll bet this truck's gonna be as quiet as a Tesla... well, an older Tesla... with the windows down and doors open
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Toughest part of the carpet installation is locating the bolt holes for the seats and belts. I got the ACC carpet with the thicker rubber backing. That and the fuzzy insulation definitely makes it tough to feel the holes from the carpet side. Some are visible from the bottom - I'll likely do the torch + pick trick and poke holes up through the carpet. Then, I can start to bolt the carpet down (just bolts and washers - no seats or belts). That'll let me lift up and feel for the other holes (front of seat mounts) without the carpet shifting out of place. I'm open to other tips too!
EDIT: I just watched a YouTube video that showed a way to find the bolt holes. It was so simple, I feel like an idiot for not thinking of it. Take bolts that fit the holes, cut the heads off (that part's optional) and install the bolts leaving them sticking out an inch. Install the carpet - push down, find the bolt, cut or mark the hole. Boom.
I might do ^that^ and mark all the holes with a black Sharpie, then pull the carpet, and use the socket + torch = cookie cutter trick to make perfect little holes. I tried that on a piece of scrap carpet. It works amazingly well - left a perfect hole and the carpet is cauterized in the process.
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My truck has the ACC Carpet kit in it with DynaMat & the extra padding and it is really quiet.Do you feel that the extra backing from acc was necessary? I’m thinking of not getting it because it’s easier to work with without it.
My plan is to put all the bolts in the holes first and then laying the carpet over and by feel poking the holes with a heat gun.