Replacement flooring for a century

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  1. rustyshakelford

    rustyshakelford Bobtail Member

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    Pulled the rubber floor out intact but the rubber/foam under it was nasty and falling apart. I’ve tried to find a replacement from searching but am coming up with floor mats or carpets that overlay it. Does anyone have suggestions on what to put back down? Would dynamat work with the factory rubber on it or should I do some spray on bedliner? Anything that will make the trip better ie quieter, cooler etc would be a plus

    Brett

    It was pretty nasty, going to scrape and scrub tomorrow night.
     

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  3. kemosabi49

    kemosabi49 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    I think you would get more answers in the Experienced Drivers or O/O forums. There are several guys here that have done what you are wanting to do. If you want me to move it let me know.
     
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  4. rustyshakelford

    rustyshakelford Bobtail Member

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    Thank you and please move it where you think it’ll get the most feedback

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  5. Catmando

    Catmando Light Load Member

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    Dynamat would be a good choice.. I don't think I would use spray bedliner.. I used Rockmat its cheaper to buy than Dynamat
     
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  6. baha

    baha Road Train Member

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    If you try to pressure wash it out you will be making a bad mess even worse, the wiring is just sitting in open and water will get into every/thing ele. like auto/trans wiring fuel petal TPSensor, just get some spray cleaner after you scrap all the nasty floor cover off and wipe it clean, then you buy a roll of thick rubber truck floor covering that you can put on top of Dynamat or what ever you want and cut it to all the edges and seal it to edges, then you will have a floor that you can keep clean, with some carpet sq. put in the places like where you get out of bunk and in ft. of seats?
     
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  7. pavrom

    pavrom Road Train Member

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    I used dynamat in my 379 ... didn't see big difference though , used stick on and 1/2 inch foam after ...just did floor because of carpet replacement
     
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  8. rustyshakelford

    rustyshakelford Bobtail Member

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    Just checked it out! Thinking about two 50 sf rolls should be plenty! Thanks for the recommendation

    brett
     
  9. rustyshakelford

    rustyshakelford Bobtail Member

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    Great advice, definitely won’t pressure wash. Plan is to scrape everything loose, suck it up with the shop vac and then start scrubbing with a brush and soap before drying it up with some towels.

    The rubber floor is in pretty good condition still so will retain that on top of the rockmat after pressure washing and scrubbing it!

    brett
     
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  10. rustyshakelford

    rustyshakelford Bobtail Member

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    what half inch foam are you talking about? Just use adhesive to hold it down?

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  11. pavrom

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    First i laid dynamat extreme bulk , after dynamat dynoliner and carpet on top
     
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