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Carpeting & Interior Painting of the Hard Top



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Flip your carpeting over (DOH!  the sticky stuff goes on the back side!) and apply the adhesive.  You may wish to do about 1/2 of the carpet for now as it may get a little sticky to handle if you do it all at once.


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You can use the cardboard here too as you work your way across the top.  Apply the adhesive (follow the directions on the can) and press it down firmly to ensure good contact between the carpet and hard top.


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Ken has it all glued down and looking pretty good.


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With the hard top mounted back on the Jeep, here is another picture of the finished product.  The nice thing about putting carpeting on the underside of your roof is that when you roll the vehicle, you'll have good carpet to crawl out on....and like most carpeting, you can clean it up afterwards.  <grin>
 

I want to thank Ken for sharing his comments and pictures.  Ken said that as he lives in Wisconsin, the carpeting does help reduce the lost heat to some degree (yes, that is a pun) and reduce the noise a bit at the same time.  From what I was told, he only has two seasons up there, 4th of July and winter.  Being from Minnesota, I can really appreciate that.  They've got one more than Minnesota has. 

I took the liberty to mix a few of my own comments in with Ken's.  I hope he doesn't mind too much.  From the looks of it, the project really did turn out quite nicely.  If I get back into using my hard top again, I just might have to give this one a try.  It should help with the summer time A/C we use out here in good 'ol Arizona.

 

 

 

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