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Old 10-11-2008, 01:10 PM   #1
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Default gutted / half-way gutted interior

I'm considering pulling some stuff out. I definitely want to do door cards with a pull strap, and I'm considering yanking the carpet.

This is the bomb:

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Old 10-11-2008, 04:48 PM   #2
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do it man! I'm considering the same thing. I love the look of a clean gutted interior.
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Old 10-11-2008, 04:58 PM   #3
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I'd say: Do it, but get your car ready to drive first and do this later.
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Old 10-11-2008, 05:26 PM   #4
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my car is completly gutted. only one word of cauition, if you remove the carpet, it gets STUPID hot inside the car. i have actually bumped my leg against the trans tunnel in the summer and the sweat from your leg sizzles.
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it's the bomb. excet when you come to know just how hot that transmission tunnel gets. don't rest a bare arm down on it or you'll be pulling it off in just a few seconds saying "ow". Also that's no a/c or heater vents. I'd even guess no defrost.
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wow that looks really nice, I love the dash.
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my car is completly gutted. only one word of cauition, if you remove the carpet, it gets STUPID hot inside the car. i have actually bumped my leg against the trans tunnel in the summer and the sweat from your leg sizzles.
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Stupid hot, at least try to find some ultra light heat insulator. Its painfully hot in a gutted front engine rwd car.

I read about some sort of space age material, as thin as tape that can be a 400 degree difference on either side of the insulation. Anyone know what I'm talking about?
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That an NB?
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yeah i would love to do that with the exception of giving up defrost
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Old 10-11-2008, 07:40 PM   #10
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Hit up home depot or lowes and pickup reflectix (sp?)

It's a foil faced 'bubble' wrap type material. It made my tunnel bareable.

Personally... carpet went back into my car. Was simpler to keep clean and stay non-burny.
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I've seen pics with new door skins, and a lot of crap removed including the center console. But then the finished it with new carpet. Looked so damn clean and simple. Somewhere on m.net.
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I burned my toes in johnwag's car.

That dash is touching my bad place.
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What exactly did you do to the dash, What was removed, and what not. Looks really clean.

I would like to do something like that but with the carpet still in the car.
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If it's a track only car, then quit bitchin and start pulling **** out now...
If it's a dual duty car, then just let it be, it is not worth it.
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Default Rhino bed liner

I have a 10AE and not real hip on the blue cutzy carpet. Or my two tone seats.. their so (90's) looking.

I have seen it done, where the floor boards were sprayed with Rhino bed liner, I think however it would still get hot. My 99 you can't find carpet replacement without buying OEM and that cost to damn much.

not sure where I am heading with my car... just a toy.

but the bed liner **** is just a thought

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yeah i would love to do that with the exception of giving up defrost
i just keep a microfiber towel in the glovebox, problem solved.
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or you could just fix a piece of carpet over just that area, wouldnt be hard
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Hearing every single pebble hit the bottom of the car gets a little old.

Oh, and most girls HATE a gutted car.
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Hearing every single pebble hit the bottom of the car gets a little old.

Oh, and most girls HATE a gutted car.

Hell, I'd be annoyed with a gutted street car/daily driver.
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