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gut it !!

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Bartaco, Apr 29, 2011.

  1. Apr 29, 2011 at 11:56 PM
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    Bartaco

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    has anyone pulled the OE carpeting out and rhino lined the interior,then just used floor mats?:eek: sounds loud but it could work:confused:
     
  2. Apr 29, 2011 at 11:57 PM
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    norcal4banger

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    Ive considered this. too much work for me
     
  3. Apr 30, 2011 at 12:02 AM
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    kmok

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    Yeah I've heard of people doing this. Some wires will be exposed without the carpet. A lot of people with wrangler do that to their jeeps. It would probably be a lot cheaper to do it yourself with some herculiner than getting it rhino lined/ linexed.
     
  4. Apr 30, 2011 at 12:08 AM
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    Herculiner is better anyway IMO
     
  5. Apr 30, 2011 at 6:57 AM
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    Worth mentioning but the floor pan is not smooth and has several crevices and indentations that would look odd if they weren't filled in. And yes there would be a few wires exposed as well and it would be louder. Those are some things you might want to consider. Personally a smarter option would be to go with vinyl flooring.
     
  6. Apr 30, 2011 at 7:32 AM
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    People do it all the time in Jeeps, I'm going to do it in mine. Go for it man it's not like these trucks are that loud anyway
     
  7. Apr 30, 2011 at 7:36 AM
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    maybe do some sound deadening on the floor before laying the herculiner?

    that way you can cover some of the loose wires too.
     
  8. Apr 30, 2011 at 7:39 AM
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    The biggest issue with bed liner is the heat. I have ridden in a jeep with herculiner before, sure it looks good but you will bake in it. Always remember you cannot remove that stuff ever if you need to work on something.. I think your best bet is vinyl flooring like the fj has
     
  9. Apr 30, 2011 at 7:44 AM
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    I have done this because a lengthy audio install. I had the carpet out for six months while making several fiberglass boxes and I never had any issues with heat. The center hump where the trans sat would get warm to the touch but never felt it other than just putting my hand on it. There were wires exposed but I they were under the seat not where your feet go. There is a reason they don't run any there because of the constant wear they would get from your feet pushing them around. I just threw down some Second Skin luxury liner a sound foam that is very thick and on top of that my all weather mats.
     
  10. Apr 30, 2011 at 8:36 AM
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    I say do it and if it doesnt work the way you like then put the carpet back over it... its not like its that thick anyways. If you do it thou I would recommend that you add some time of sound deadener lie Dynamat... I used this stuff called Fat Mat when I did this in my Scout II and it make it a lot quieter in the cab and also helped keep the heat out. One more thing... Check Lowes or Home Depot I have seen similar material there. Good luck!
     
  11. Apr 30, 2011 at 9:17 AM
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    i did it to my 03 but once you pull the carpets theres this stuff... like the consistency of soggy wet cardboard but its lined all over the bottom im guessing as a sound deadening and heat shielding material so it was a bit of work with a putty knife but i scraped up all that shit then stripped the goo and stuff off then laid down the bedliner

    the only complaints i had was
    1 the way the floor is stamped it would look alot better with some sort of filler
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    2 i shoulda used a better bed liner

    but it made cleaning out the interior alot easier since i would always get a ton of mud in it i could pop out the drain caps and hose out the floor and call it good but over all i was satisfied with it
     
  12. May 1, 2011 at 9:37 AM
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    thanks all!! I'm going with the vinyl I think!! but all advice is put in the
    virtual memory.
     
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