Hi everyone. Any recommendations on what to use under the floor carpets. The carpets i got from FF are quite thin and thought that it could perhaps use some padding. I looked at the felt undercarpet that is used under normal household carpets but not sure if anyone has better ideas.
I used this Insulation on my build. It does provide a padding effect and does excellent on heat and sound. The big plus is that it does not weigh hardly anything. I could not be happier with this product and it is very easy to cut and install.
I did not buy enought of the EZ cool insulation so the stuff on the tranny tunnel (Picture) is different. Buy two rolls of the Ez cool insulation if you decide to use this stuff.
My Insulation was about 3/16" thick. I used Zep Aero Tac II for attaching the insulation and the carpet. I think I used about 10 cans @ about $9.00/can. The reason I used Zep is because after appling it to the product you still have about 5 seconds to move it around prior to it sticking. The 3m super adhesive does not allow you to move it around once it has been applied and put down onto the aluminum.
I have had my car on the road now for 2 1/2 years and have not had any of the carpet come loose yet.
MKIII, 4.6 Sohc, 3 Link, Konis, FFR Lower Crtl Arms, 3.73 R & P, Champ Pan, GM Blue Granite Metallic W/Silver Strips by Bat Man
If the carpet comes loose on the bottom of the drivers footbox then it can become dangerous when driving since it can interfere with the gas and brake peddles. This has happened to others on the web site. I removed my carpet on the bottom of the drivers footbox (dropped area only) and replaced it with polished diamond plate. You have to look hard to see it, even in bright sun light.
Padding could make this worse, IMO, and I want my feet to slide easily.
I just recarpeted my old MK1 about a month ago. I used 1& 1/2rolls of E-Z Foil(4'x10') 3cans of 3-M & a really good grade of carpet. Carpet/insulation came out very nice. I did use the old carpet for a "pattern" & had enough carpet left over for some "custom"floor pads that I had "Binding" put on edges($70). Not worried about E-Z Foil or carpeting coming loose! I drag race ,so I wanted lite weight insulation & am very happy with what I have now & roadster is way more quite/cooler inside.
This ain't no circus--and I don't need any clowns!
I just finished insulating my interior with the EZCool from http://www.lobucrod.com/ It was very easy to work with, I bought two 4' x 10' rolls and I think I should have more than enough to do the trunk when I get ready. I also bought a roll of the foil tape from them for the seams. Very happy with the product so far.
FFR6591 3:55 posi with FFR 3 link
Fly like an eagle let my roadster carry me
10.8:1 Dart block 363, Levy stage 5.5 cam, 205cc heads with a Victor jr. & a 750 dp
I also 2- 4' x 10' rolls of EZ Cool. Enough to do all the cockpit interior panels and the trunk floor. Used brush on Weldwood contact cement, for places that you wouldn't want to spray and 4 cans 3M spray adhesive. Then I used 5--Permatex HD Headliner & Carpet spray adhesive to glue the carpet to the insulation.Jim
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