New Carpet...PLUS thermal barrier (...and finally installed my sub box)


The old carpet really wasn't that bad...but I wanted to put a heat barrier/shield under it (I live in S. Texas) and so it made sense to change the carpet now.



...and it begins!  Seat removal:




No money found under the seats :-(



Can't really rust under carpet, this year Corvette had aluminum floor pans:











Cleaning and sanding old glue:




Complete overkill, but I put POR-15 coating in storage area and battery compartment:



Seams/cuts in the heat shield later covered by aluminum tape:



...and the "overkill" continues. I put black POR-15 on the floor boards:




Now you can clearly see the difference between the old carpet and new:




...even put heat shield under the T-top area:



The wires are for the new subwoofer amp under the seat...which has extra room for electric seat option (which my car doesn't have):







...getting closer!







New sub box in...2 Alpine 6x9's and 10" Pioneer:



Seats are in!!!   Almost done...



I redyed the plastic seat backs & sides...plus cleaned/redyed seat belts. (...& replaced carpets pieces on backside):



Gotta' do the door panel interiors while you're at it:



...including new moisture barrier plastic sheeting:



...and redye the arm rests (redyed unit is darker doeskin color)...can you say project creep?




Done !!!   Well, not quite...after seeing how nice this turned out, I went ahead and replaced the redyed seat belts (not shown in photo)...the nice interior made the seat belts look ratty.



New seat belts!



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