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what to expect during carpet removal

Discussion in 'Electrical and Interior' started by buzz77, Jul 17, 2017 at 6:34 AM.

  1. buzz77

    buzz77 Greasemonkey

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    Hey guys I have a 1979 t-top car and I'm wondering what condition will my floorboards be once I pull the carpeting out?
    Some of you that have done this, how bad can it get? I don't see any serious red flags when on a lift. But the carpeting does have that mildew smell and seems damp at times
     
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    Just don't be alarmed...Seriously, it might not be bad at all...maybe some scaly stuff....maybe some small holes. It's anybody's guess until you lift up the carpet. You might get lucky.
     
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    pontiacgp Rocket Powered Basset Hound

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    looking under the car at the floor pans can clue you in to their condition but why waste your time if you are pulling the carpets anyway
     
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    motorheadmike Royal Smart Person

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    French fries.
     
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    Longroof79 Geezer

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    ....small change...
     
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    Busted nuckles. Have fun with those torx heads if you aren't in a non rust belt climate
     
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    pagrunt G-Body Guru

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    I found Cheerios & a expired condom pack :wtf:
     
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    Texas82GP Comic Book Super Hero
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    When we tore the interior out of Dad's 62 Ford Galaxie, circa 1989, we found a whole bunch of petrified condoms (unused), each in rusted little metal tins. It looks like they were in the glove box but it had rotted away and dropped all of them in the passenger floorboard. You wouldn't believe how derelict that interior was when Dad bought the car. It was such a basket case.
     
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    airboatgreg Master Mechanic

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    Wear haz-mat. Hide change money from wife for future projects. Vacuum seal cheerios and French fries for zombie invasion. Clorox and may the force be with you.

    Make sure AC drain works. I do not like the musty smell as it means water intrusion
     
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    Now those are the gifts that keep on giving...

    First you pass the expired condoms off on a buddy you need to get back at.

    Then wait 8-12 months, and give him the cheerios, he'll need them
     
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