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> considering replacing the backpad with carpet?Update Completed wanted to share pics, backpad replace
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post Feb 13 2018, 01:08 PM
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Updated -I am thinking of removing the standard backpad. Anyway, I have a couple of questions. What should I cover the firewall with, perlon or carpet? Pros and cons of either? I would imagine that the sound insulator would need to come out and then glue the perlon/carpet to the bare metal? Is there anything I can do to reduce the additional noise? where can I relocate the backpad light? Any help and or suggestions appreciated, got any pics of yours post them please! TIA

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post Feb 13 2018, 01:57 PM
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Use a modern self adhesive noise suppression material (Amazon has a bunch of choices) and then perlon. Perlon is nice because it will mold to shape.
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post Feb 14 2018, 05:11 AM
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How about lighting? Anybody have any pictures of the Perlon installed?
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post Feb 14 2018, 06:19 AM
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Not sure it this is what you're looking for, but this was posted a few months ago on a GT build off of BAT. I think this is the route I'm going to take on the backpad area.


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How about lighting? Anybody have any pictures of the Perlon installed?

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post Feb 14 2018, 07:25 AM
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There's a great pic somewhere on the forum: black seats, grey carpet and grey backpad. It looks really good; somehow it adds 'roominess' to the cockpit!

Sadly, I can't find it at the moment
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post Feb 14 2018, 07:40 AM
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Someone has a kit in perlon they were selling on EBay I think.
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post Feb 14 2018, 07:56 AM
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QUOTE(thieuster @ Feb 14 2018, 08:25 AM) *

There's a great pic somewhere on the forum: black seats, grey carpet and grey backpad. It looks really good; somehow it adds 'roominess' to the cockpit!

Sadly, I can't find it at the moment


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post Feb 14 2018, 09:17 AM
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Move the light to under the dash
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post Feb 14 2018, 09:28 AM
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QUOTE(Craigers17 @ Feb 14 2018, 04:19 AM) *

Not sure it this is what you're looking for, but this was posted a few months ago on a GT build off of BAT. I think this is the route I'm going to take on the backpad area.


QUOTE(jrblackbox @ Feb 14 2018, 06:11 AM) *

How about lighting? Anybody have any pictures of the Perlon installed?

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Wow, it looks great! and I agree it does add roominess. Makes me wish I didn't spend so much reupholstering mine ... (IMG:style_emoticons/default/popcorn[1].gif)
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post Feb 14 2018, 09:38 AM
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It’s what I plan to do on all of mine. I’m just waiting for 914rubber to make a kit. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/poke.gif)
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post Feb 14 2018, 09:46 AM
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QUOTE(mepstein @ Feb 14 2018, 07:38 AM) *

It’s what I plan to do on all of mine. I’m just waiting for 914rubber to make a kit. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/poke.gif)

A kit would be awesome! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smile.gif)
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QUOTE(mepstein @ Feb 14 2018, 05:56 AM) *

QUOTE(thieuster @ Feb 14 2018, 08:25 AM) *

There's a great pic somewhere on the forum: black seats, grey carpet and grey backpad. It looks really good; somehow it adds 'roominess' to the cockpit!

Sadly, I can't find it at the moment


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Mike had his done and it looks great. I'll do mine just like it soon. One of these days in the near future. Maybe. Someday. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/laugh.gif)
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post Feb 14 2018, 12:46 PM
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QUOTE(gothspeed @ Feb 14 2018, 07:46 AM) *

QUOTE(mepstein @ Feb 14 2018, 07:38 AM) *

It’s what I plan to do on all of mine. I’m just waiting for 914rubber to make a kit. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/poke.gif)

A kit would be awesome! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smile.gif)

Kit? (IMG:style_emoticons/default/confused24.gif)
Measure.
Go to local upholstery store.
Pick a color.
Ask for spray glue.
Pay for it.
Go home and install.

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post Feb 14 2018, 12:57 PM
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QUOTE(Mike Fitton @ Feb 14 2018, 08:40 AM) *

Someone has a kit in perlon they were selling on EBay I think.



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post Feb 14 2018, 01:03 PM
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Have always thought it would be cool to do "dome lighting" on the targa bar pad—ideally something you wouldn't notice or that wouldn't be out of place while being "aimed" forward a bit.
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post Feb 14 2018, 01:10 PM
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QUOTE(horizontally-opposed @ Feb 14 2018, 02:03 PM) *

Have always thought it would be cool to do "dome lighting" on the targa bar pad—ideally something you wouldn't notice or that wouldn't be out of place while being "aimed" forward a bit.

I think you would notice it in the rear view mirror.
I like the idea of some led lights mounted under the dash, out of sight.
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This interior looks really nice and happily once i weld in my new seat mounts I can start thinking of carpet!
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post Feb 14 2018, 02:23 PM
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QUOTE(mepstein @ Feb 14 2018, 01:57 PM) *

QUOTE(Mike Fitton @ Feb 14 2018, 08:40 AM) *

Someone has a kit in perlon they were selling on EBay I think.



I am installing this kit currently. I will have pictures tomorrow.
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post Feb 14 2018, 02:26 PM
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QUOTE(mepstein @ Feb 14 2018, 01:57 PM) *

QUOTE(Mike Fitton @ Feb 14 2018, 08:40 AM) *

Someone has a kit in perlon they were selling on EBay I think.



I am installing this kit currently. I will have pictures tomorrow.

Great. I was wondering if it covered the entire back. From window to floor.
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post Feb 14 2018, 11:39 PM
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I had that Perlon carpet piece from eBay on my yellow car. My floor carpet kit was from Appbiz also on eBay, EXCELLENT, by the way, proper German Perlon with double layered mats and very well made. The firewall Perlon was a bit cheaper, more of a "polyester" in look and feel. If you looked close, they didn't match.

I was going to have Autos International make me something....
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