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    Thread: how to remove the carpet on a jetta

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      11-02-2011 09:38 PM #1
      im sending my car out to the body shop to fix the floorboards on my car before the winter comes.
      does anyone have a DIY for it or could tell me how to do it that way i don't damage the carpet.

      before you say to search i did already couldn't find anything.
      hope someone can help me out.

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      11-02-2011 10:42 PM #2
      anyone?

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      11-02-2011 11:14 PM #3
      you have to virtually take everything out.
      take out seats, center console, door sill, and all the rest of the lower trim.

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      11-02-2011 11:20 PM #4
      you cant really mess anything up. unless you try really hard. just unhook the seats unbolt the one bolt on the front pull the seats out. remove thee center console and all of the plastic molding pieces around the edges of thee carpet unbolt the seatbelts and the rear seat brackets. then the clip/ push pin things up under the dash.. then start pulling
      hope this helped a little

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      11-03-2011 12:13 AM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by cll2993 View Post
      you cant really mess anything up. unless you try really hard. just unhook the seats unbolt the one bolt on the front pull the seats out. remove thee center console and all of the plastic molding pieces around the edges of thee carpet unbolt the seatbelts and the rear seat brackets. then the clip/ push pin things up under the dash.. then start pulling
      hope this helped a little
      thanks for the reply im gonna remove it tomorrow will let you know how it goes.
      the only reason i asked because my friend did it on his mk2 and he said he had to cut the carpet the where the seat rails were. So i thought maybe the mk3 would be the same. unless he was doing it wrong

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      11-03-2011 12:22 AM #6
      Nope, should pull right out when you get all the above mentioned out of the way. Front seats, rear seat bottom, whole front and rear center console, and the lower door sills. Just be careful of the loops going around the clips under the sills. If you just yank it, they'll rip.
      I like ride height alteration in either direction.

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      11-03-2011 01:04 AM #7
      hey bro...there is DIY for part of the rear of the center console for replacing the ebrake and stuff...i used it when i put new ebrake lines in.

      http://faculty.ccp.edu/faculty/dreed...rake/index.htm

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    8. 11-03-2011 05:59 AM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by killercoconuts View Post
      Just be careful of the loops going around the clips under the sills. If you just yank it, they'll rip.

      Came in to say this.

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      11-03-2011 08:03 PM #9
      so the removal of the carpet was a success.. managed to no break anything which is always good haha.
      i only snapped 2 pics here they are:
      surprisingly this was actually the only visible hole on the floor board. other spots in the car were weak so ill probably just get a majority cut and redone.
      Also behind the sideskirts is a mess not sure if thats complicated to fix or not, but its gotta get fixed.


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      11-03-2011 10:05 PM #10
      thats why i pulled mine out... start hitting the floor with a hammer youll find more holes.. i thought i had 2... nope 5

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      11-03-2011 10:48 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by cm123 View Post
      WOOF. Been there, done that. You're lucky someone else is doing it for you.
      I like ride height alteration in either direction.

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      11-03-2011 10:54 PM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by cll2993 View Post
      thats why i pulled mine out... start hitting the floor with a hammer youll find more holes.. i thought i had 2... nope 5
      i can only imagine what will happen haha.


      Quote Originally Posted by killercoconuts View Post
      WOOF. Been there, done that. You're lucky someone else is doing it for you.
      yeah i know.. all the padding that it had is shot since it was all wet.. did you have to replace yours?

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      11-03-2011 10:58 PM #13
      i just ripped it out.. my carpet is still out because i havent fixed the holes yet ive got it all cleaned up and now have to shape the metal and weeld which is a pain. but no i wont put nee padding in or whatever.. i can do without

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      11-03-2011 11:00 PM #14
      haha that message obviously wasnt for me..

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      11-03-2011 11:15 PM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by cm123 View Post
      yeah i know.. all the padding that it had is shot since it was all wet.. did you have to replace yours?
      Just patched it. didn't take the time to take a pic when i was done. Mine was nasty, cancer was up behind the seat rail.

      I like ride height alteration in either direction.

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      11-03-2011 11:26 PM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by killercoconuts View Post
      Just patched it. didn't take the time to take a pic when i was done. Mine was nasty, cancer was up behind the seat rail.
      wow yea yours looks pretty bad.. my rocker panels are real bad. ill take some pics of it tomorrow.

      cll2993, did you replace the padding with anything or did use the original?

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      11-05-2011 12:06 AM #17
      ok so i forgot to take pics of the rockers since i was busy but ill do it tomorrow when i drop the car off.
      but after doing some searching on google and vortex i found some helpful information.

      for rocker and rear wheel arches RustRepair has them for amazing prices:
      http://rustrepair.com/index-mf.html

      and for those who has their gas cap area all rotted Afazz posted up a DIY on how to replace it which is what im gonna have to do:
      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...=gas+door+rust

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      11-05-2011 01:14 AM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by cm123 View Post
      wow yea yours looks pretty bad.. my rocker panels are real bad. ill take some pics of it tomorrow.

      cll2993, did you replace the padding with anything or did use the original?
      no im just leaving it out i think. i havent gotten to it yet i havent welded yet. but ill probably leave it out

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      11-05-2011 07:53 AM #19
      get rubberized undercoating after you get it fixed or it shall happen again, mwahahaha, as for the carpet, unbolt ur interior, the end.
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      11-05-2011 07:53 AM #20
      undercoating- Not spray paint
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      11-05-2011 07:54 AM #21
      that rust is badass
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      11-05-2011 07:55 AM #22
      get 2 cans lol
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      11-05-2011 07:57 PM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by coolvr6 View Post
      get rubberized undercoating after you get it fixed or it shall happen again, mwahahaha, as for the carpet, unbolt ur interior, the end.
      thanks for the tip

      i left it at the body shop today so they can start working on it as soon as they can.
      for some good news, the rockers only cost me $110 shipped through some website he gets his part from.
      im hoping to get it back before thanksgiving, but if not w.e haha. as long as it gets done right

      and for the bad news, here are some pics of my rockers



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      11-05-2011 08:03 PM #24
      : O... get 4 cans, lol ive had 3 jettas and not 1 of them had any rust, do you live in the salt lake city?? lol
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      11-05-2011 08:05 PM #25
      i think i would cry if i saw that on my car, then i would hug my car and sing to it slowly , LOL
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      11-05-2011 08:13 PM #26
      http://www.rustrepair.com/repair_pan....htm?r=ru&p=sm

      ^^^ they have replacement rocker panels.
      I like ride height alteration in either direction.

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      11-05-2011 08:57 PM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by coolvr6 View Post
      : O... get 4 cans, lol ive had 3 jettas and not 1 of them had any rust, do you live in the salt lake city?? lol
      Quote Originally Posted by coolvr6 View Post
      i think i would cry if i saw that on my car, then i would hug my car and sing to it slowly , LOL
      haha nope im in NY. its just that the car was sitting for a while through snow and rain and thats what happened i guess

      Quote Originally Posted by killercoconuts View Post
      http://www.rustrepair.com/repair_pan....htm?r=ru&p=sm

      ^^^ they have replacement rocker panels.
      yeah i was checking their site out but he ordered them for me already. $110 3 day shipped for both, cant really beat that i think?

      now i just have to decide on what sideskirts to purchase... OEM or ABT reps?

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      11-05-2011 09:05 PM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by coolvr6 View Post
      get rubberized undercoating after you get it fixed or it shall happen again, mwahahaha, as for the carpet, unbolt ur interior, the end.
      epoxy primer then undercoat

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