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|Back inside.. started being more proactive about swapping out the gray interior from the blue. There are two important factors to mention. Both the headliner and the carpet will be swapped out but I am not likely to do it until closer to winter time..
They will both be black, I've already noticed the lighter gray interior has lightened up the window tint. May have to pull the 35% and go back to a 20% (actually a 17%) and or tint the new windshield this fall.
Id really like to use the crystaline from 3M due to its blocking of a ridiculous amount of heat and being very light (70%) BUT at $2k a roll they really don't like to sell it to the public.. so that's been the excuse anyway.
Back to the interior. Since I had to yank the old headliner which was just the foam layer, the cloth literally disintegrated 2 years ago and I kept pushing it off.. as it wasnt sagging any longer and or bare metal turning my Std cab truck into a convection oven; so I left it be but today I did at least take the time to address a couple NVH issues before placing the temporary one in its place.
Yea, it was 110* today at 1618hrs and i'm playing with a 630* Heat gun, real smart ehh?
Now everyone's got their arguments on brands, cost factors, type of, even weight concerns of material based vs spray on.. blah blah
Now to be honest. I was going to let the guys over at 12* North spray a specific sound deadener in the truck along with a added heat rejecting ceramic layer but cost factors weren't in the budget this early in the month. But I did have a few pieces left of my Streetwires "Zero noise" left and it was just enough to get the roof done to match the back wall. Maybe in the fall when I replace the carpet I can get the floorboards done along with the inside/outer inner door skins.
And Yes.. I purposely set it up to be read correctly as I was looking up at the roof. I should have made a slight 0.125" to 0.1875 overlap but I was very thin in material coverage and well.. I could always double up on it at a latter date if need be. So with the headliner down and cleaned & prepped.
First piece, passenger side.
Add in travelers side.
Back again, and again.. add in's to touch up and make complete.
Then came the high density acoustic foam which was used to seal off cavities left open by the manufactures design.
Both sides were done as well as the front and rear "halo" like portions of the front windscreen and above the rear window.
Not gonna lie, the very first time I put in an OHC was in my own and up until the material fell off I had hid 2 small mistakes which of course once no material was there were embarrassingly visible. With the newer headliner I adjusted my miss calculations and tightened up the OHC look. I am more pleased with it, although I think I have a better understanding of the bracket than before which when I do the black headliner. I will again make a necessary adjustment.
Of course it was dark by this time... but done for the night. Just need to finish off the seat belts and rear panels behind the seat corners and the modified grills.
More to come.. New tires coming in this week. Went up a size putting me at 34's now with all new front end joints. Still need to address the sloppy steering box eventually before it becomes even further worse.. Feel like Capt. Jack Sparrow on some ty corrugated paved roads here in Vegas at times. Jones is a Nightmare street! lol
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