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2001 Dodge Ram 2500 Restoration

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Old 08-04-2018, 05:53 PM
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Could be fun to throw people off with them badges tho. ....Ram Duster with a four barrel that year?

I was checking out your floorboard pics and was wondering, is a lot of that rust starting from the inside and not all from the underside?
My experience has been the floor board rust is generally starting from the carpet side. Usually if you see your seat bracket rusting where it connects to the floor, you've got floor rot from the inside. I caught the passenger side of my truck early, wire brushed and coated with rusty metal primer - easy if you pull the seats and floor covering. Driver side got cut out and replaced, not fun and really time consuming.
 
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My experience has been the floor board rust is generally starting from the carpet side. Usually if you see your seat bracket rusting where it connects to the floor, you've got floor rot from the inside. I caught the passenger side of my truck early, wire brushed and coated with rusty metal primer - easy if you pull the seats and floor covering. Driver side got cut out and replaced, not fun and really time consuming.
That's helpful to know. I've never tore into the carpet of any vehicle to notice whats going on. Seems like kind of a design flaw if that much moisture can go on through. I've never thought it looked like much fun pulling all that stuff out. Well, looks like more projects for down the road.

Thanks for the photos and reviews!

 
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On about every old used vehicle I buy, that is one of the first things that happens. Out come the seats and carpet. You'd be surprised how good the carpet looks after being pressure washed. The seat covers, if they come off easily, clean up really nice after being dunked in a 5 gallon bucket with dish soap and then flushed out with water.
 
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Originally Posted by racefan41 View Post
Could be fun to throw people off with them badges tho. ....Ram Duster with a four barrel that year?

I was checking out your floorboard pics and was wondering, is a lot of that rust starting from the inside and not all from the underside?
Yes it is I took the truck through a puddle Off-road and got it into the cab from a year or so ago. Which caused my seat brackets to rust and start to rust the floor
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My experience has been the floor board rust is generally starting from the carpet side. Usually if you see your seat bracket rusting where it connects to the floor, you've got floor rot from the inside. I caught the passenger side of my truck early, wire brushed and coated with rusty metal primer - easy if you pull the seats and floor covering. Driver side got cut out and replaced, not fun and really time consuming.
Exactly it was just surface rust and nothing major. Only two through rust spots on this northern truck
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That's helpful to know. I've never tore into the carpet of any vehicle to notice whats going on. Seems like kind of a design flaw if that much moisture can go on through. I've never thought it looked like much fun pulling all that stuff out. Well, looks like more projects for down the road.

Thanks for the photos and reviews!
It is fun (for me anyway ) no problem! I get the undercoating for free so I decided to do a review and try to save people money!
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On about every old used vehicle I buy, that is one of the first things that happens. Out come the seats and carpet. You'd be surprised how good the carpet looks after being pressure washed. The seat covers, if they come off easily, clean up really nice after being dunked in a 5 gallon bucket with dish soap and then flushed out with water.
I use a formula I made and use a extractor after sorry the formula and scrubbing with a brush. Didn't take the covers off because of the U Staples

 
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Ahh, running the truck through water. That would definitely count as a big spill on the carpet. .

That's pretty cool you got that stuff to use and review.
 
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Ahh, running the truck through water. That would definitely count as a big spill on the carpet. .

That's pretty cool you got that stuff to use and review.
It is the 3m stuff is amazing! Honestly I can't describe how happy I am with it
 
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How about a pic of the 64 Polara?
 
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Originally Posted by fj5gtx View Post
How about a pic of the 64 Polara?
You like it? That's one of many in my collection lol
I own a 68 Charger R/T, 74 Duster 340, 39 Plymouth Truck, 74 PowerWagon, 67 Dodge Dart, 56 Plymouth, 56 Dodge Custom Royal, 64 Polara, 66 Plymouth Valiant Convertible. I'm only in my 20s to
 
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Originally Posted by MoparFanatic21 View Post
You like it? That's one of many in my collection lol
I own a 68 Charger R/T, 74 Duster 340, 39 Plymouth Truck, 74 PowerWagon, 67 Dodge Dart, 56 Plymouth, 56 Dodge Custom Royal, 64 Polara, 66 Plymouth Valiant Convertible. I'm only in my 20s to

Lets see some of those....like all of them lol
 
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Where do you store all of them? I have no more room for any more. LOL
 

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