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PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 9:55 am    Post subject: Found this under my carpet, is it standard? Reply with quote

So I pulled my carpet last night to prep for adding sound deadening and on the drivers side I found some sort of pad. Is it a standard thing on 85 Westys? Is it for sound deadening? Just curious if I should remove it or cover it up with the raammat.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 10:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had the same (although grey, not white) and I removed it before adding the sound deadening (Fatmat) and insulation (EZ-Cool).
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 10:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

it's factory sound deadening,
pull it up and replace that inferior tar product with a modern tar product..

or just consider your work done for you by the factory and move on.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 10:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mine was quite a bear to remove good luck
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 11:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

GBA 88West LA wrote:
mine was quite a bear to remove good luck


use a heatgun - helps a lot.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 11:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

GBA 88West LA wrote:
mine was quite a bear to remove good luck


Mine was cracked to isht.. I had to hit it hard with the heat gun, came off easily when heated.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 11:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

From the subject line I was expecting a doobie or a baggie.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 11:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ahwahnee wrote:
From the subject line I was expecting a doobie or a baggie.

must mean it's still there!

experiment: grab the heat gun and seal the van up and I'll tell you when your getting close....

....cold.... warm.... warmer... warmer..... HOT, LAVA HOT, keep the heat gun RIGHT there Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 12:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well I'm glad to know it's a standard thing and not something weird the previous owner did to patch a hole or something. So far I've found that the PO like to use clear caulking for a wide range of fixes.
I'll just remove it with the aid of a heatgun and try and get the sound deadening done before winter hits.
I think the doobie is stashed in the hidden storage compartment under the passenger seat, I'll let you know after I take the sawzall to it.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 12:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

akgp wrote:
I think the doobie is stashed in the hidden storage compartment under the passenger seat, I'll let you know after I take the sawzall to it.


I vote oxy-acetylene, minimum. these V-gon's are tough nuts to crack (driven by a bunch of cracked nuts!), just those guys at the border prolly just slap some thermite on both seat pedestals, SOP.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 6:17 pm    Post subject: tar is tar Reply with quote

[quote="danfromsyr"]it's factory sound deadening,
pull it up and replace that inferior tar product with a modern tar product..

that's funny.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 9:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

modern tar, hahaha
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