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Would there be any interest in a How-to for replacing carpet in a 1st Gen DC Tacoma?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Yamaha Dave, Mar 20, 2012.

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Any interest in a How-to carpet replacement on a DC Tacoma?

Poll closed Apr 19, 2012.
  1. Yes! Please I've been meaning to attempt this for awhile now...

    47.2%
  2. I could care less about my carpet!

    3.8%
  3. I don't plan on replacing my carpet, but I'd still like to see pics.

    47.2%
  4. Thanks anyways, but I think I can wing it.

    1.9%
  1. Mar 20, 2012 at 12:57 PM
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    Yamaha Dave

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    I just finished a complete carpet replacement on my 2003 DC Tacoma and took some pics along the way. Just seeing if anyone else would be interested in a How-To for this or not. Just a thought let me know.

    :cool:
     
  2. Mar 20, 2012 at 12:58 PM
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    AlphaEcho2k5

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    <--- Interested.
     
  3. Mar 20, 2012 at 12:59 PM
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    Project.paradigm

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    Can't have to many "how to" pages. I'm sure some one can benfit from it.
     
  4. Mar 20, 2012 at 1:27 PM
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    brianpdx

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    Absolutely. I just had the TSB completed regarding the firewall leak and I fear that my passenger side carpet is shot. It's holding out, but I don't know how long it's going to last.
     
  5. Mar 20, 2012 at 1:42 PM
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    TacoMX

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    Interested....and will dealerships do the firewall leak for free?
     
  6. Mar 20, 2012 at 3:05 PM
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    Robertgeejr1

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    I have done all the hi-pro mods for a life time, since I got this truck at a great price, I will be happy with showroom new.
    Yes, that is on my list! of things to do, too dirty to try to steam clean.
     
  7. Mar 20, 2012 at 6:44 PM
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    MHS2846bg8

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    My carpet is dirty and I've been wanting to do something with it... Possibly thinking about just bed-lining my cab... LOL
     
  8. Mar 20, 2012 at 7:05 PM
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    Yamaha Dave

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    ^After getting a very good look at the floor pan and what exactly is attached to it, there are just too many nooks and holes to fill, too many harnesses and wires running underneath, and the factory sound dampening material would be nearly impossible to remove as it was hard to the touch, and all over the place. I mean I guess anything would be possible, but still with all of what's going on honestly it wouldn't look good.
     
  9. Mar 20, 2012 at 7:38 PM
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    Yamaha Dave

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    Here are two teaser pics. I am putting the finishing touches on tonight, but I went with a custom Graphite color which is much darker than the OEM gray, but lighter than black. I also went ahead and installed Dynamat on the floor pan while I had the carpet out.




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  10. Mar 21, 2012 at 2:49 AM
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    MHS2846bg8

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    i wish my truck was that clean... lol
     
  11. Mar 21, 2012 at 6:25 AM
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    awesome mang....

    I always wanted to bedline the cab, but like you said, I realized when pulling up the stock carpet to check it out that there is just way too many valleys and divots that would need to be filled in, let alone all the wiring that is under the carpet.
     
  12. Mar 21, 2012 at 6:55 AM
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    Hoyle

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    I just finished doing my 03 DC about 2 weeks ago, I also Dynamat Extreme the entire cab, the hardest part was doing the Dynamat because it just takes alot of time to roll and heat into place.. suggestion: if you Dynamat the cab, don't forget to do the Doors, this is were most of the sound comes into the cab.
     
  13. Mar 21, 2012 at 7:14 AM
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    Yamaha Dave

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    I didn't do the doors, but good thing is I can do each door at a time and not have to gut the entire truck. My main goal was to replace the worn, stained carpet from the previous owner, and make it look and feel fresh and clean, and dampen the road and wind noise. Overall just wanted to make everything more comfortable. Just because I have a 9 year old truck doesn't mean it needs to feel like one.
     
  14. Mar 21, 2012 at 7:19 AM
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    HammerHead

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    Interested :popcorn:
     
  15. Mar 21, 2012 at 7:33 AM
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    gastoverat

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    Go ahead and post it. I need to do mine. It would be a great help.
     
  16. Mar 21, 2012 at 11:49 AM
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    twfsa

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    I'de like to see the install.
     
  17. Mar 22, 2012 at 6:37 AM
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    slickyd

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    Uh... yeah.
     
  18. Mar 22, 2012 at 9:58 AM
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    saundern

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    might have to see how easy/difficult it is and make up my mind if i should do it later on or not
     
  19. Mar 22, 2012 at 9:59 AM
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    STLharry

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    My $.02:

    It's all good! This is a forum for our trucks so if you have a process/repair to do and it hasn't been addressed before then go for it! Even if it's not a sticky, people can search for it and you can throw a link in your sig. As an example, I made a grille swap thread. While it doesn't get bumped very often, I have gotten many PM's from others with questions/looking for advice on my work. People will use it!

    On another note, that would be sweet for me to know, since I have thought about removing carpet and bedlining the footwells before. Maybe even rplacing the carpet with something more durable and that takes water better. It'd be sweet to see what kind of a process that entails.
     
  20. Mar 22, 2012 at 10:01 AM
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    TacoMX

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    Also details on where you got the carpet, the fitting process, and how much $$
     
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