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Old 04-07-2006, 04:47 PM   #1
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Crazy Crazy Coroplast. DIY interior and Grille Block

Geez. Once you work with coroplast you get all kinds of crazy ideas about how to use this durable, lightweight, sound deadening material. Since I noticed a significant reduction in road noise, I decided to add more soundproofing. I cut panels and slid them between the carpet and floorboard. And while I was doing that, I kept looking at the el cheapo rear bin plastic interior of the del sol. Not only does it look cheap, it rattles and squeaks every time I hit a bump. So as part of my weight reduction program , I removed about 22 lbs of that ugly stuff. But that left an even uglier bare metal and wires to look at. Then the lightbulb went off! Coroplast interior! I forgot to take before pics, but here are the after pics...



The coroplast , black carpeting and rubberized mesh (lighter colored stuff on upper and sides, cost about $25 all together.



No more squeeks or rattles and another slight improvement on road noise reduction.

Next project? Coroplast wheel skirts and grille block.
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Yo, if you do this

Yo, if you do this undercarpet lemme know, I want to take out all the sound deadening material, and I might replace with cloroplast!
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Yo, if you do this undercarpet lemme know, I want to take out all the sound deadening material, and I might replace with cloroplast!
I remember your comment about how heavy your soundproofing was. Mine is like a hard lightweight fiber that is bonded to the floorboard. I decided to leave it in place and slide coroplast under the carpet for additional soundproofing. So yes, i did do the undercarpet thing.
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Yo, if you do this undercarpet lemme know, I want to take out all the sound deadening material, and I might replace with cloroplast!
I remember your comment about how heavy your soundproofing was. Mine is like a hard lightweight fiber that is bonded to the floorboard. I decided to leave it in place and slide coroplast under the carpet for additional soundproofing. So yes, i did do the undercarpet thing.
That's how all honda stuff is... you have to either use a heat gun or dry ice to remove it. It's no fun at all.
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Here is the completed Grille

Here is the completed Grille Block. Notice the rectangular hole for cooling durnig warmer temps. Next winter i will cover the hole with duct tape and paint it balck.
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Old 04-08-2006, 10:50 AM   #6
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Give us a shot from the

Give us a shot from the front! I wanna see what it looksss like from afar.
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Man, that looks pretty

Man, that looks pretty badass. How did you decide on the size of the hole?

I will want to do this when I get some coroplast but I'll prolly use some sort of grilley for the hole, mehbe.
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This one is flush with the

This one is flush with the bumper. My previous one was made from a shingle and was recessed. Hopefully being flush will improve my CD from really crappy to slightly less than really crappy.

I would like to tell you that I got our my fluid mechanics and thremodynamics books and performed a series of complex multivariable equations to calculate the hole size. But since I forgot that stuff a long tome ago, I just swagged it.
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Check out the engine temps

Check out the engine temps for us when you go running around then!
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