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Thanks Panda! I am totally finished. Holding the hole day drill maschine is nothing for people who are used to work in Excel... There was also some heavier rust around the roof hatch. Probably there came some water in years before. Working on the roof and getting color, dust and rust in my face I like most ;) But when it will be ready all the pain will be forgotten. I let the key in the ignition lock to keep motivated. The day of turning it again will come :)
 

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It is still too cold to paint the body inside. Hope this week we'll have the +10°C the color needs. Nevertheless the roll bar is ready. Not perfect but much better than before.
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Wood Triangle Road surface Brick Tints and shades

There must be a reason why professionals does not use color spray...
 

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Lol, thats determination and dedication when you start painting things in your living room! 😂
 

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😂 I would but my wife would not be exited. Ok, what do I need a wife for, I habe a Ramcharger 😀

There is an emty appartment in the attic above us, half finished. There are some old funitures and all the interior of my RC. My landlord who lives in the basement will finish that appartment for himself but he will have to waint until I brounght all that stuff back where it belongs to 😁
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Yeah, today +11,5°C in the garage, will later start to paint all the areas where I have used the rust protector. Will do it like the Stones:

I see a red door Ram
And I want it painted black
No colors anymore
I want them to turn black
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Inside it is ready, will Monday check if I anything fotgot to paint

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The area above the windsreen has also already the rust converter that made the metal a bit black. Today I put on the sealing mass, Monday will the black color cover it all:
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Then I can start to build in first parts again. Will glue some insulation mats on the ground like Panda did. The mats at the bed and wheel house were all bad. At the front there was nothing.
 

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Inside it is ready, will Monday check if I anything fotgot to paint

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The area above the windsreen has also already the rust converter that made the metal a bit black. Today I put on the sealing mass, Monday will the black color cover it all:
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Then I can start to build in first parts again. Will glue some insulation mats on the ground like Panda did. The mats at the bed and wheel house were all bad. At the front there was nothing.
Are you spelling swear words in German there? ;D
 

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So eine Scheisse, jetzt hat man mich erwischt ;-)

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At the picture it looks not very nice but in fact when the screen is back and the trim strip will be back it is almost invisible.

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Does it make sense to make also mats at the rear right an lefr? Have some leftover.
 

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So eine Scheisse, jetzt hat man mich erwischt ;-)

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Does it make sense to make also mats at the rear right an lefr? Have some leftover.
I plan to do the same and bring it up the sidewall too. There is a lot of air whipping around in there.
 

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Yes, I remember you did it in your car. I have no idea if I'll need it. Some people here say I don't... Have you had any mats of foam in your car before? Can you hear any difference now? I had only a mat at the bed and some mats around rear wheel case, nothing at the front.

I'll do it that way: I won't do it now because I have no time for it. Have to make the car running asap. But I'll have to take the seats out next or overnext winter to bring the new seat covers in. The I'll have a chance to do it.
 

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Wouldn't the mass backing on the carpet work just as well as foam?
 

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Yes, the carpet is really thick. Much more as on new cars. It could be the foam makes not such a big difference. Let's see what Panda will report.
 

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Mass backing reduces some of the noises but combined with the additional foam makes a huge difference when it comes to ride comfort.

I testes decibel level after each layer(butyl, foam and carpets with mass backing) and noticed differences after each of them.

Let me put it this way. If you're not planning any long trips you can skip foam.
Second reason for doing this would be keeping the truck as close to original as possible, but you already used the butyl mats so I see no point in that.

I already made a few "slow" road trips with my wife, the longest was 500 miles and it was perfect.

I recently took a friend of mine for a spin(he drives a 70s charger) and his comment was priceless: Man, I can hear my thoughts in here;)

I think it's worth the effort and I plan to do it to my blue truck as well.

I'd suggest replacing all the door seals at the same time for a better result.
 

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Mass backing reduces some of the noises but combined with the additional foam makes a huge difference when it comes to ride comfort.

I testes decibel level after each layer(butyl, foam and carpets with mass backing) and noticed differences after each of them.

Let me put it this way. If you're not planning any long trips you can skip foam.
Second reason for doing this would be keeping the truck as close to original as possible, but you already used the butyl mats so I see no point in that.

I already made a few "slow" road trips with my wife, the longest was 500 miles and it was perfect.

I recently took a friend of mine for a spin(he drives a 70s charger) and his comment was priceless: Man, I can hear my thoughts in here;)

I think it's worth the effort and I plan to do it to my blue truck as well.

I'd suggest replacing all the door seals at the same time for a better result.
What type of foam are you using?
 

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What type of foam are you using?
I used closed cell foam 9mm on the doors and floors, 6mm on the door panels(for better audio). I used two layers on the tunnel to reduce the shaft noise and it also helped with the wrinkles on carpet.

It's more or less this one but I bought the length, it was arounr 4 feet wide, it's easier to apply on flat surfaces.

Noico Red 150 mil (4mm) 36 sqft (3.4 sqm) Noico Liner Car Heat and Sound Insulation,Heat and Cool Liner, Self-Adhesive Closed Cell Foam (PE Foam) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07TKXMPH7/ref=cm_sw_r_awdo_AKTQVNJ2H6HY1EJTJ7R8
 

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