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Unread 04-21-2013, 04:29 PM   #1
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carpet or no?

My Jeep is a daily driver that has been recently restored. The tub is rhino lined, but I thought the carpet might give it a much more finished look. I bought the carpet already, but need second and third opinions before I install it...

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Unread 04-21-2013, 04:32 PM   #2
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here's what I ordered, only in black...


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Unread 04-21-2013, 05:00 PM   #3
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How likely is it that you'll ever have the top off in a storm? That would be my consideration. If it's like my CJ, and spends its evenings in a garage and is primarily driven on sunny days and when the roads are dry, I think you'll be fine.

I know it's lined, but even with that I'd be hesitant to have carpet in there if your interior will ever see water.
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Unread 04-21-2013, 05:06 PM   #4
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I like your carpet, but if your like me the top is never up and that carpet wouldn't last a year here in texas
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Unread 04-21-2013, 05:10 PM   #5
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If there's a remote chance that the interior will get wet, I wouldn't do it. If you have a hard top that doesn't come off, don't go traipsing in the mud or water, in short, keep it on the roads, sure why not.

For MY Jeep, it would be a disaster. It's what you do that best answers your question,
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Unread 04-21-2013, 05:59 PM   #6
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I'm doing a total restoration on my cj8 as we speak and I've asked myself the same question. My final answer is this... It's a JEEP, it's meant for the sunny days, beach, rain, no top or doors! Built it to last not for it to look pretty! No carpet just spray liner, just my opinion, good luck
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Unread 04-21-2013, 06:05 PM   #7
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Unread 04-21-2013, 07:12 PM   #8
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If a jeep ever had carpet, it had its floor boards replaced
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Unread 04-21-2013, 07:50 PM   #9
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If a jeep ever had carpet, it had its floor boards replaced
When I purchased my 7 it had the original carpet and floorboards. I'll try to dig up some pictures to prove it......
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Unread 04-21-2013, 08:15 PM   #10
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I really like the looks of the carpet in the above pic. But with that said. I would NEVER have carpet in a Jeep of mine. It would not be a Jeep if you could not grab the hose and wash it out.
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Unread 04-21-2013, 08:58 PM   #11
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I would not do it..Its a utility vehicle... the bedliner will make it easy to maintain and looks good!
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Unread 04-21-2013, 09:07 PM   #12
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I have owned my CJ for 30 years and have tried it both ways.
Carpets, hands down.
Quieter, cooler in the summer/warmer in the winter. I use remnants that can be easily removed for cleaning. Properly trimmed, they are hard to distinguish from stock. If your going to mount them, I would recommend using rubber mats to keep the mud and water from getting into them.
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Unread 04-22-2013, 05:47 AM   #13
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I really like the looks of the carpet in the above pic. But with that said. I would NEVER have carpet in a Jeep of mine. It would not be a Jeep if you could not grab the hose and wash it out.
So I guess my 85 CJ7 isn't really a Jeep because I have carpet in it and can't hose it out?
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Unread 04-22-2013, 05:53 AM   #14
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good quality carpet mats

i am restoring a 84 cj7 and installed the crapet kit. it has a hard top will not likely ever be rained in "but" in hind sight i should have simply got some really nice floor mats and that would have been better. this is a "no rust jeep" and the floor area still has the original paint in good condition. i used the spray adhesive to mount the carpet kit, got cold feet after a week and thought ill just take it out. wrong, that spray shreds the felt jupe backing and i have a major project to remove it with acetone. just use removeable mats!
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Unread 04-22-2013, 05:58 AM   #15
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If a jeep ever had carpet, it had its floor boards replaced
BS. Many of us have run carpet in our CJs for their entire lives, and prefer it over bare floors. Without carpet, a CJ sounds like you're driving in a Coors Lite can.

Just keep it dry, or pull it out to dry it when it gets wet, and you'll be fine.

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