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30 lbs savings!! Interior Stripping...

Well...have a couple of days scrapping away at the interior of my car, I have completely removed all the factory tar paper and sound deadening. Now I have to start stripping the paint out and grinding away the seam sealer.

I know that some thinks highly of this procedure to both 911 chassis and 914 chassis and after doing this I would have to agree. I thought I had a rust free tub, but I was mistaken...I found some areas of surface rust in the corners of rear deck and some on the floor boards. I also straightened out the floorboards from people jacking the car up incorrectly. Its getting there. POR-15 to come soon.

For the weight freaks here...all the tar paper and sound deadening stuff weighed 30 lbs!!

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Dam Looking at that brings back some bad memories!!!!!!!!!!!!
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I like what you have done and I aim to follow in your footsteps.

The car is getting a new drivetrain, might as well make it look nice also.

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Thats got to be one of the nastiest tasks you can do. Here's a shot in Bahama Yellow.

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I like the idea of painting it nicely. I was planning on just hand-painting POR-15 and then putting in a nice carpet kit.

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I've seen some pics of cars where it was painted nicely and the left carpetless. That's what i'd like to do.
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I stripped that too, and talk about GLUE...it was everywhere, wonder if they threw a bucketful of it in the car. I removed all i could, wiped it clean with solvent, and painted it with Hammerite black (POR15, I think).

Came out just nicely, now to buy some carpet material.
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Yep the glue was pretty bad. I took a wire brush to mine. I'm half way through spraying the bare metal matt black.

I started out replacing the shift bushings... once I lifted the carpet to get the gear stick out I couldn't stop

(gee my phone takes bad pictures!)

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I have already done that trick.. two years ago.. and yeah it DOES remove a crap load of weight. and it's FREE if you don't put a $ on your time.
it's a messy job that yeah , take a few good days of work to get done right.
NICE work though.. There is more of it up on the foot well on the side of the tub aswell as more on the inside of the door.. if you're goona remove it ..might as well get it all.
weight is a killer!!!!


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.what he said, brings up bad memories of squatting in the car and soaking up aircraft stripper fumes...

Mine had been painted with textured trunk paint over all the factory crap making a HUGE mess...

Looks good now though...


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I've seen some pics of cars where it was painted nicely and the left carpetless. That's what i'd lie to do.
I did that to mine - the transmission noise was un-freakin-bearable.
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Wow, you guys have gotten me all motivated now. Pics of cleanly painted stripped out P-car interiors do funny things to me. AMK -- love the way the finished spots look -- how is it that you're doing that? Maybe it's just the low quality of the phone-generated image, but it looks pretty sweet.

Cstreit -- yours looks like a lot more than what I'm going for. Is it possible to compromise somewhere between the ultimate track-day car and the luxury of a quiet interior? Is it possible to gain some weight savings without making the car miserable to take a date out in?

You guys are amazing,

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Yuou may be willing to sprip it bare and then just glue Pelon to the tub.. it works for me.. still a bit loud for those who like quiet cars.. but i love it . less weight mean a snappier car.

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Dan, Do a search on sounproofing or interior. There were a few discussions on lightweight soundproofing materials to use when lightening up.
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Dan, Do a search on sounproofing or interior. There were a few discussions on lightweight soundproofing materials to use when lightening up.
Beautiful -- thanks Rick. And I was worried I wouldn't have a good weekend project! :>


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Wil, It's a Fittapaldi Suede if I recall correctly.

Dan,

If I were to compromise, I'd probably put some of those self-stick sound-mats on the rear of the compartment, around the trans and engine... ANd just perlon felt the rest of the car...
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If you want to go for the stripped out look while still having some soundproofing I recommend this product:

http://www.noisekiller.com/NK_gray.htm

It's a liquid sound deadening material.
Spray it on first, then paint it the color of your choice. The sound deadening material will then be almost invisible. Much lighter than the asphalt mats, and any overspray can be cleaned up with plain water.

Your local auto hifi shop should have it (or a similar product).
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has anyone actually used the noisekiller - real world experiences/feedback would be appreciated.

for those of you who will not be re-installing new sound deadening material - is it a street car as well? i am currently ripping out my interior to replace with RS carpet. i was only half done and the noise was ridiculous just putting the car back in the garage. i want to save weight but i will not sacrifice driveability.

i plan to use brown bread and bquiet vcomp.
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Putting in a perlon carpet kit cuts the noise consideralbly. Much more user friendly.
Here are pictures of my interior that was totally stripped and replaced with perlon.
http://www.msailer.com/porsche4sale/interior/interior.htm

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