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Old 09-15-2007, 01:06 AM   #1
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re-install original carpet or leave bare metal

Hello folks, I just want to get your thoughts on this.
Along with the jeep I purchased the original owner removed the carpet. I have some minor body work to do on the tub. The rest of the interior looks in great shape. The previous owner used this jeep for his buisness so barely 8K miles a year There is rust behind the driver seat where the seatbelt mates to the deck. Once I repair it is it wise to install the carpet? The carpet looks brand new like it was stored very shortly after purchasing it. I have seen threads on using rhino liner or some other corrosion/impact resistant paint. the future plan is to make this a fun toy but also a capable daily driver. I will also probably start a thread later on or ask questions on what sequence of mods would make a good plan.

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Old 09-15-2007, 09:17 AM   #2
coilovers are damn flexy
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That is just personal choice. If you are going to wheel it, it is easier to keep clean, without the carpet. If it is going to be used to get to work everyday, with a top on, the carpet will muffle some of the road noise, and look more car like.

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Old 09-15-2007, 11:29 AM   #3
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Here's my two cents.

First, remove anything bolted to the floor. Sand it down. Apply a primer sealer followed by a "weld through primer". The weld through primer will add a coating of galvinization eliminating a lot of (if not all) rust possibility.

After doing that, rhino-line it. I've also seen good results from Line-X.

Finally, keep the carpet. When you're wheeling and such, keep the carpet rolled up in its box. For daily use and winter, lay the carpet over the floor for better insulation and comfort.
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Old 09-15-2007, 11:36 AM   #4
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use hurkuliner..and do it your's easy and the results are can pick up a gallon at your local shucks for about 100bucks..
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