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BrandonM

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I have an opinion question for everyone: my 1990 square body that I've posted early in this thread has recently had some weatherstrip/water issues in the rear interior. Currently I have the carpet out and have cleaned it and have cut new floor insulation/padding for under the carpet since the old stuff was soaked.

I'm toying with the idea of not putting the insulation/padding and carpet back in, and instead having a bed liner sprayed in the back end so I don't have to worry about carpet getting dirty and wet anymore. Plus, the rear heater in these old square bodies are prone to leak antifreeze (which mine has) and cause carpet/insulation problems also.

If I do the spray in bed liner, I'll keep the carpet since it is original, but what are your thoughts? Reinstall the carpet or spray in bed liner? I can't decide...
 

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Id go with the bedliner. The only pro the carpet provides over the bed liner is sound deading.
 
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40601I thought I was done but I guess as long as I continue to beat up on it I never will be. The wheelie bars I was running are for Aspahlt racing and did t hold up the the abuse of the dirt track , so I’m building a bar that will handle the dirt/sand. I’m using an ATV paddle tire for the simple reason I have a couple laying around, the new design should help with ET and MPH as it will be rolling on the dirt rather than being drug through it like a plow 40600
 

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It’s been a fun summer with the Ol black Jeep. Made a dune trip, three sand drags events, local car show and have a 1/8 asphalt race in about a week. Lost the 383 after the sand dune trip so I put the 427 back in.
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I’ve got it down to a science in the Jeep. I can swap engines in about 10 hours. If I had a spare bell housing, flywheel and clutch set up I could cut a couple hours off it. That’s about another $1500 In parts though.
 

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I picked up a new project yesterday. I’m sure my cousin will take it from me as he is a ford guy and I’m a Chevy guy. Either way either him or I will fix er up. I always like at the late 60’s early 70’s fords. 42083
 
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BrandonM

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I have an opinion question for everyone: my 1990 square body that I've posted early in this thread has recently had some weatherstrip/water issues in the rear interior. Currently I have the carpet out and have cleaned it and have cut new floor insulation/padding for under the carpet since the old stuff was soaked.

I'm toying with the idea of not putting the insulation/padding and carpet back in, and instead having a bed liner sprayed in the back end so I don't have to worry about carpet getting dirty and wet anymore. Plus, the rear heater in these old square bodies are prone to leak antifreeze (which mine has) and cause carpet/insulation problems also.

If I do the spray in bed liner, I'll keep the carpet since it is original, but what are your thoughts? Reinstall the carpet or spray in bed liner? I can't decide...
Well, here's an interesting update on this project: I was finally going to have the cargo area behind the 2nd row seating sprayed with bed liner, BUT...I found this site that details how toxic fumes are perpetually given off from bed liners and they shouldn't be used internally. They offer a different product that is water based for internal use that is nontoxic.

Anyone else ever heard of this??? Here is their website detailing why most bed liners are cancer-causing due to their make-up: https://raybuck.com/bed-liner-inside-truck-cab/
 
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Well, here's an interesting update on this project: I was finally going to have the cargo area behind the 2nd row seating sprayed with bed liner, BUT...I found this site that details how toxic fumes are perpetually given off from bed liners and they shouldn't be used internally. They offer a different product that is water based for internal use that is nontoxic.

Anyone else ever heard of this??? Here is their website detailing why most bed liners are cancer-causing due to their make-up: https://raybuck.com/bed-liner-inside-truck-cab/
That’s pretty crazy! I know I’ve seen jeeps with that sprayed on the interior floors.