I now own an '83 Jimmy. I plan on spraying the inside with bed-liner. Is there any reason why I shouldn't remove all plastic, vinyl, cardboard from the interior? I mean headliner to all that stuff around the cab and bed....except the door panels. What's this stuff hiding?
It seems to me, it'd be best to get rid of all this stuff. If I can see the metal, I will know if something's wrong with it. Am I thinking straight?
im gunna say go for it, because i could give a damn how scuffed up my interior gets, as long as im not resting my feet in 1 in. of mud on the floor, im good, yea, that would be cool to spray some, or roll on some bed liner with that stuff, good idea [img]images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img].
If it's lower than the bottom of your seat go ahead and remove it. Take my word for it, it'll get noisey if you take everything out. All I have is my door panels and a seat right now. When my speedometer shows 32mph (~38 actual) I reach a harmonic frequency where I can't even hear the motor.
With my old tires (Grabber APs) I could listen to the stereo at 10 on the volume control. I put my 33s on and I could barely hear it at 19 and I couldn't hear my electric fuel pump anymore (mounted on the firewall). Now with no floor I have to have it at 26. And this is at city speeds (under 45mph).
I'd say go for it if you really plan on getting it dirty, it makes it a lot easier to clean, that's for sure. If you're worried about the noise and stuff, you can get thin sheets of that closed cell foam rubber, cut it to fit, glue it to the floorboard, and then go over it with that bedliner stuff. Guy I knew in Bonners Ferry did that and it seemed to work pretty well.
I did most of it earlier this week. I have the passenger side, the hump, and under the visible part of the seat (not in the middle) done. The only part I haven't gotten done is the driver's side floor because it's been so cold. It cured really slow earlier this week when it was in the upper fifties. It's been in the low thirties and I can't have my vehicle down for a long period of time.
If it gets to forty like it's supposed to tomorrow I think I'll do my floor instead of going wheelin'.
Anyway, remind me, and I'll take some pictures. I have 90+ emails from ORC and CK5 in my inbox and they're getting deleted.
Well, I did it a while ago. I took pictures and meant to post them but forgot. It's either that or I saved them in a weird place on my website. Anyway, I can't find them. However, I hosed out my truck today. I had to yank the plastic trim so I could hose it good.
Oh, and if you're wondering, I parked it in some water again. This time it was really muddy water.