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Nice, was it a huge pita to install?
You think 1 box will do roof and 4 doors?

Hard part is pulling the head liner, working upside down, and getting everything back together correctly. I broke a few clips. 3rd gens are a little smaller than the 4th gens so one box might do it.
 

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Hard part is pulling the head liner, working upside down, and getting everything back together correctly. I broke a few clips. 3rd gens are a little smaller than the 4th gens so one box might do it.
What kind of clips?

Most of the body panels are held on with plastic clips, I noticed that the rear plastic around the rear hatch has metal lining around the clips, those are harder to replace
 

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When it comes to sound deadening and such, I also really want to insulate from heat. I think a headliner would really solve that problem but I know it wont be cheap to get a custom headliner made around the roll cage tubes. Sound deadening does help with heat but is there a specific mat that is made to do both really well?
Once I get the bugs worked out I want to get carpet for the floor and a headliner, and even upholster/pad the roll cage tubes where the door bars are to use as an arm rest while driving since factory door panels will likely have to go for clearance issues.
 

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What kind of clips?

Most of the body panels are held on with plastic clips, I noticed that the rear plastic around the rear hatch has metal lining around the clips, those are harder to replace

Broke the sun visor clips, the rear light, driver side pillar (which is why my seat belt doesn't always work), couple other minor ones.
 

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Watched that the other day. It's crazy watching how much the body flexes around with all the supports cut out. Going to be fun watching it all come together. I got all this sound deadening in my trunk for you too but you're a ways off from needing it.
Yeah this thing is super flimsy now. I need to get the back half started sooner than later to start supporting the weak body shell. Just waiting for my 2" tube die to get the ball rolling.
 

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When it comes to sound deadening and such, I also really want to insulate from heat. I think a headliner would really solve that problem but I know it wont be cheap to get a custom headliner made around the roll cage tubes. Sound deadening does help with heat but is there a specific mat that is made to do both really well?
Once I get the bugs worked out I want to get carpet for the floor and a headliner, and even upholster/pad the roll cage tubes where the door bars are to use as an arm rest while driving since factory door panels will likely have to go for clearance issues.

The 50mil on my roof seems to cut down on the outside heat from the sun. The kilmat I've got for you should be fine, it's an insulator as much as it is sound deadening material.
 
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When it comes to sound deadening and such, I also really want to insulate from heat. I think a headliner would really solve that problem but I know it wont be cheap to get a custom headliner made around the roll cage tubes. Sound deadening does help with heat but is there a specific mat that is made to do both really well?

what about a spray on heat/sound insulator? When I researched this topic for a project a few yrs back Lizard skin came up as a good option but I couldn't c paying the price for what I learned is latex paint with buckyballs, so I bought high-end exterior latex paint, ceramic (for heat) and carbon (for sound) buckyballs from 3m and made some lizard skin. sprayed an epoxy enamel as a base like one does normally for painting a vehicle. Then sprayed the latex in two diff layers (one for sound and one for heat) then sprayed a two epoxy followed by 3 clear coat layers.
sure there r other options out or ideas that mite fit ur plans
 

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When it comes to sound deadening and such, I also really want to insulate from heat. I think a headliner would really solve that problem but I know it wont be cheap to get a custom headliner made around the roll cage tubes. Sound deadening does help with heat but is there a specific mat that is made to do both really well?
Once I get the bugs worked out I want to get carpet for the floor and a headliner, and even upholster/pad the roll cage tubes where the door bars are to use as an arm rest while driving since factory door panels will likely have to go for clearance issues.

This is going to sound super fucking stupid. And I'm saying it, so that's really saying something. . .

But check out what types of sound insulation fr buildings you can get. We've used a bubble wrap type shit that is basically really fine bubble wrap under a foil sheet.

The other type is Reflector, which is a fine foam or textile under a foil sheet, which may work better. Foil to the outside, and you might have something that works kinda like an exhaust heat shield? :noidea:
 
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I use the above in my windows when camping, cut to fit inside the window seal, works nicely as an insulator and for privacy
 

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My 2" tube die finally shipped after almost 2 months of waiting. Should have it sometime next week. From there I can finally start working on the tube structure for the cage and back half. I'm nervous about cutting anymore of the sheet metal until I can get more of the chassis built for the back half. Hoping to have the fuel cell in the next few weeks as well to really start laying out the back half.
 
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My 2" tube die finally shipped after almost 2 months of waiting. Should have it sometime next week. From there I can finally start working on the tube structure for the cage and back half. I'm nervous about cutting anymore of the sheet metal until I can get more of the chassis built for the back half. Hoping to have the fuel cell in the next few weeks as well to really start laying out the back half.
Dusy here we come!!!
 

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More goodies to start the back half!
Too bad I probably won’t be working on it this weekend. I ate shit on my pit bike this weekend in Johnson Valley and landed on my back super hard. I don’t bounce back like I used to. Luckily the X-rays came back with no issues. Just some good bruising and swelling. Hurts to do anything so I guess I’ll be taking a week or two off from any physical work.

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More goodies to start the back half!
Too bad I probably won’t be working on it this weekend. I ate shit on my pit bike this weekend in Johnson Valley and landed on my back super hard. I don’t bounce back like I used to. Luckily the X-rays came back with no issues. Just some good bruising and swelling. Hurts to do anything so I guess I’ll be taking a week or two off from any physical work.

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Make sure you follow up on those x rays.

Bone breakage isn't the most common concern in spinal injuries.

It's loss of the soft tissue between vertebrae, which allows them to move without causing pain.

Source:
Binned a 450 hard 2 years ago.
Was fine for a year.
Started having back pain and stiffness.

Turns out, hurt myself worse than I thought.
 

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Make sure you follow up on those x rays.

Bone breakage isn't the most common concern in spinal injuries.

It's loss of the soft tissue between vertebrae, which allows them to move without causing pain.

Source:
Binned a 450 hard 2 years ago.
Was fine for a year.
Started having back pain and stiffness.

Turns out, hurt myself worse than I thought.
They looked and said no issues with the spine. They did say there are signs of mild degenerative disc disease which seems to be pretty common but no injuries. The doc said where I hit on my lower back there is a bunch of muscle in that area so luckily the muscle took all the hit and just has been really bruised and inflamed.
 

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They looked and said no issues with the spine. They did say there are signs of mild degenerative disc disease which seems to be pretty common but no injuries. The doc said where I hit on my lower back there is a bunch of muscle in that area so luckily the muscle took all the hit and just has been really bruised and inflamed.

Probably wouldn't hurt to consult with a chiropractor. Mines done wonders for the pain I've had the past 7 years from my bike accident. Turns out my spine never realigned correctly from my pelvis splitting.
 

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They looked and said no issues with the spine. They did say there are signs of mild degenerative disc disease which seems to be pretty common but no injuries. The doc said where I hit on my lower back there is a bunch of muscle in that area so luckily the muscle took all the hit and just has been really bruised and inflamed.

Danny is correct, physio/chiro can help lots too.

I started yoga a while back, it has made a huge difference. If your discs are showing wear and tear, it can help alot.

Not that you may need it now, but it can keep you younger, longer.
 

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Finally made some progress on the back half after some minor back injuries that is finally starting to go away enough where I can work on stuff without too much pain. This was as far as I got before I ran out of 2" tube. This morning I picked up some more 2" DOM in .0120" and .090" wall. I kicked in the frame rails a little above the axle to fit a bump stop in there and still give room for the mezzanine arm to swing. Axle will end up being pushed forward about 0.5" - 1.0" to give a little more clearance between the fuel cell and axle housing.
Still lots left to do but hopefully I cam make some more progress this weekend.


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