Crazy idea #27 -- carpet? We don't need no stinkin' carpet!

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Crazy idea #27 -- carpet? We don't need no stinkin' carpet!

Post by gull » Thu Dec 06, 2007 7:35 pm

Been thinking about the carpet in my Cabriolet and how much of a pain it is to keep it clean and dry. My P71 Crown Vic has no carpet, just a rubber mat, and it's a lot more practical.

Anyone ever driven a Cabbie with the carpet removed? What was the noise level like? I'm thinking I could make some removable duck boards, like in a VW Thing.
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Re: Crazy idea #27 -- carpet? We don't need no stinkin' carpet!

Post by Briano1234 » Thu Dec 06, 2007 11:26 pm

Hell rip it out, install dynomat, then spray the bead liner over it.. durable and quiet
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Re: Crazy idea #27 -- carpet? We don't need no stinkin' carpet!

Post by gull » Fri Dec 07, 2007 11:56 am

Briano1234 wrote:Hell rip it out, install dynomat, then spray the bead liner over it.. durable and quiet
That's not a bad idea.
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Re: Crazy idea #27 -- carpet? We don't need no stinkin' carpet!

Post by kamzcab86 » Fri Dec 07, 2007 6:16 pm

A friend ripped the carpet out of his... with the top up, it's annoyingly loud inside the car on the highway. It's so loud that you can't have a normal conversation; instead, you essentially yell at one another, put up with the constant "what'd you say?", or say nothing at all. :beer:

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Re: Crazy idea #27 -- carpet? We don't need no stinkin' carpet!

Post by gull » Fri Dec 07, 2007 6:20 pm

Thanks, that's what I was afraid of.

Gonna shelve this idea until I have enough spare cash to buy Dynamat or B-Quiet to replace the lost sound deadening.
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Re: Crazy idea #27 -- carpet? We don't need no stinkin' car

Post by rabbitinfife » Tue Jan 18, 2011 9:20 pm

kamzcab86 wrote:A friend ripped the carpet out of his... with the top up, it's annoyingly loud inside the car on the highway. It's so loud that you can't have a normal conversation; instead, you essentially yell at one another, put up with the constant "what'd you say?", or say nothing at all. :beer:

dude my car still has carpet and padding and it is still that way all the wind whistles and leaks

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Post by bfrey003 » Sat May 05, 2012 1:00 am

Gull, Did you ever try this? I was actually thinking about ripping my carpet up earlier today cause it's just not very good. I didnt even think about the noise levels.

I just looked up what duckboards were though and think it would look good in a cabby
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