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Old 24 Oct 2015, 01:53 pm
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Default How do I remove Carpet? Looking to have it replaced.

Door panels were easy enough to remove to get inside the door.. now I want to replace the carpet and I have no idea which panels I need to pop off to get to the carpet. Do I only need to pop the sill panels by the doors? Are there any other panels that need to be removed like the rear quarter panels, center console, or anything else in the front?

Is there a layer for sound or thermal insulation underneath?

01-08 Chrysler PT Cruiser Carpet Complete Kit, Hardtop 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008

I'll be buying this with the vinyl underneath but I also want to add either insulation or a lot of CLD (Dynamat) down there to reduce road noise.
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Old 24 Oct 2015, 02:00 pm
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That's a good company. Ordered from them a few times. If you get the mass insulation backing the Dyno mat($$) will really do little to improve the sound quality.

You need to remove almost all the interior floor panel to replace the carpet which the sills cover are part of that.

For best results and ease of installation ,the new carpet really needs to be installed on a warm or hot day. Or at least warm the new carpet before wrestling it around.

NOTE: Installing a replacement quality carpet set is NOT like removing cleaning and reinstalling OEM carpet!!
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Old 24 Oct 2015, 02:08 pm
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Console out.
Seats out front and rear.
And all interior trim plastic that is attached to the floor pans.

I had to do this when my GT was flooded during a bad storm in Texas.

All told though, it is an easy process. Just time consuming.

Good luck to you.
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Old 24 Oct 2015, 02:18 pm
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That's a good company. Ordered from them a few times. If you get the mass insulation backing the Dyno mat($$) will really do little to improve the sound quality.

You need to remove almost all the interior floor panel to replace the carpet which the sills cover are part of that.

For best results and ease of installation ,the new carpet really needs to be installed on a warm or hot day. Or at least warm the new carpet before wrestling it around.

NOTE: Installing a replacement quality carpet set is NOT like removing cleaning and reinstalling OEM carpet!!
Okay, so there is a foam underneath the carpet? That is good for me to know. Then I won't need another layer of closed cell foam. I am thinking then to take out the foam... and attach the carpet outside in the hot sun.

Once the foam and carpet are both out... I need to attach the Dynamat (I'll be getting megamat, a cheaper alternative which I really think is the Bee's knees) to the bare metal floor.

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Console out.
Seats out front and rear.
And all interior trim plastic that is attached to the floor pans.

I had to do this when my GT was flooded during a bad storm in Texas.

All told though, it is an easy process. Just time consuming.

Good luck to you.
What panels did you need to remove? Door sills and center console ONLY? (aside from seats)

I have no problem spending a bunch of time doing this. It is worth it in the end.

It is either fix up my car the way I want it exactly for under $5 grand or buy a new car for $30,000 and still have it not meet my demands. There isn't any new car that I really like at the moment.
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Old 24 Oct 2015, 02:21 pm
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Default Re: How do I remove Carpet? Looking to have it replaced.

By the way, can any of you help me find the link to the thread that shows how to remove the center console? I could have sworn I saw it earlier but after an hour of searching.. I can't find it anymore
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Old 24 Oct 2015, 02:41 pm
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Just pulled off the passenger side door sill and peaked underneath the carpet. I see some sound insulation down there already. Looks like a big chunk will be in the flat areas by the feet.

I feel like I get what you say now NitroPT where it may be hard to put it down as the insulation appears to be glued onto the bare metal.

Any idea how much insulation there is? Should I still buy 25 sq ft of dynamat instead of 50 sq feet? Or is there really not that much space of bare metal down there?

It appears it is ONLY the carpet with no foam layer in between. Just sections of insulation?
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Not ignoring you I just have not done it to our GT PT yet. I believe another members recently completely removed his 05 PT's carpet to externally clean it. Check the search feature where that thread info is?

Are you planning on removing the headliner and installing insulation?
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Old 24 Oct 2015, 05:32 pm
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Not ignoring you I just have not done it to our GT PT yet. I believe another members recently completely removed his 05 PT's carpet to externally clean it. Check the search feature where that thread info is?

Are you planning on removing the headliner and installing insulation?
Yes, same CLD material (Fatmat Megamat in the headliner)

Is that better a job suited for two people or can I take it on and off myself? I'm assuming I'll be removing all the trim pieces in the car and applying megamat to every metal surface. I want a layer of the vinyl on the floor from the carpet to protect from engine noise but I can't find another thin MLV/closed cell foam combo for the ceiling. The sample I got from FATMAT called "Floor liner" seems about right for what I need in the headliner to protect from overhead heat, it just seems like it might make the headliner to sag if I don't glue it well enough.

Nitro man, I gotta say, you're ridiculously helpful. You're one in a million.
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Old 02 Feb 2017, 08:12 pm
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It took a year but I'm finally tackling this project. I will be doing the same as the doors. Dynamat (CLD material...actually fatmat with the butyl rubber [Megamat, not rattle trap]), a layer of closed cell foam and then a layer of Mass loaded vinyl.

I just finished all my other work on the car and the car is in mint condition so why not keep it longer.

I'm buying a Honda Odyssey too and I hear the sound insulation in that car is non-existent so I'll be doing both cars. Wish me and my back some luck lol.

After doing so much sound deadening work, I'd be happy to answer any questions if you people have any. I love the way my doors sound when I close them shut now.
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Old 02 Feb 2017, 08:13 pm
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Default Re: How do I remove Carpet? Looking to have it replaced.

Does anybody know how to remove the center console? It doesn't look like just clips... I can only assume there are some screws somewhere in there.
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