fastest, easiest way to get carpet clean - use any of the carpet cleaning sprays (like resolve), spray them generously, let them sit in the coin op car wash.... then blast the tar out of them.... I did that with my 93 Chevrolet pickup - the carpets came out looking like new. Most manfacturers (maybe all, haven't done the legwork) made the carpet so it could get soaking wet, using pressure on them with carpet cleaning agents will get them sparkly clean... bonus you live in Texas where you have more than 1 consecutive hour of sunshine and don't have to simultaneously use moss killer on the carpet (joking on the moss killer)
this is me approaching the car in typical ass backwards fashion... who cares about the carpet! lol. I figured since the seats were out, I'd consider cleaning the five pounds of crap out of it. Monica, on the other had, seems encouraged that I at least seem to care what the car looks like. I think she is just being very smart and playing naive. She's smarter than I am, but I don't care. She was working on the car and we were like peas and carrots!
In other news, I located the long lost other d3ve-a2a head in the garage. It was cleverly hiding in - of all places - the parts cleaner! Sneaky bostich.
the ports are pretty much as done as I'm gonna get them, they've been "touched". I'm expecting 150-160 on the exhaust with any luck. I bought into Scotty's deal years ago, maybe they'll finally get to see vacuum pump driven air.
Carpet? f* that noise. I'll take the noise! This sucker has to date, 72 pound seats, 9 pounds a door worth of switches and copper... windows are up, guess I'll figure that one out later. I'm completely impressed by the sound deadening rubber crap attached to the back of the 30 pound carpet. It's not like a car, it's a Lincoln! Seriously understanding the 30k in 1989 all of the sudden. Brown astro-turf going back in, to hell with it. It's supposed to be a hotrod, not a luxury liner.
The seats from this barge were destroyed by Texas sun, I'd put them in something, they have lumbar and side bolster power driven. Very nice seats but not for something going on a diet... and the five-ten bills to get them redone in leather is definitely not in the budget.
About 30 wires each side heading towards the trunk, and one pissed off Precious since she found out I posted pics. Bumming on that one. Worse yet, she's hungry, worked her butt off tonight, and won't tell me what she wants to eat. Greeeeaaat. It's like I missed her birthday grouchy, and no clue what to do about it. Damn if it aint like a car that won't start for no reason. Well, no reason for me to hang out here when there are dollars in copper waiting to be removed. Pictures (not of Precious) maybe by 11.
Last edited by Beagle; April 11th, 2012, 05:59 PM.
yeah, I'm figuring that out. First wife, I didn't have any. Last wife, I didn't have a lot. Precious I tend to leave alone until she tells me if I'm too stooopid to figure it out. She'll tell me later maybe.
Quote of the day.... "You sure it doesn't need those wires? I mean, you want brake lights right?"
Dumbass answer of the day "If I can wire a trailer to have blinkers, stop lights, and running lights with four wires, I'm sure I can figure this out."
I may have enough in copper to buy a painless universal kit... lol. I don't think the Apollo landing modules had this much wire! There are about a dozen computer gadget switches in the upper console, no kidding about 30 wires down each side, the air lines for the bags... the car has opera lights and cigarette lighters for both passengers in the back seat, the JBL amp back there, the controller for the air ride, the fuel pump, and a bunch of relays I guess. I'm not sure where the ABS module is but it's probably back there too.
The carpet was truly impressive. Not the jute backed stuff, but a rubberized outdoor coating with a bunch of sound deadener and foam backing in strategic locations. It weighs a ton. It won't be going back in.
Second quote of the day "Yeah, but you don't want your feet to fry!"
I smiled at that one. Clever girl.
Last edited by Beagle; April 12th, 2012, 05:43 AM.