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Interior Refurb Project

So, I am about to start with my interior project, I will be replacing the carpet, adding sound & Vibration dampeners, replacing door seals, and misc broken interior pieces.

My goal is to stay relarively stock, or at least low key.

So far i have found two places that have carpet kits:
1) http://www.auto-interior.com/honda3.htm
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2) http://www.stockinteriors.com

I am curious if anyone has had experience with either of these companies before. With shipping I am looking at a price around $150. Which is fine.

Also, where do you guys buy the replacement door seal rubber?

thanks in advance.
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Re: Interior Refurb Project

You didn't mention what year model, but assume it's not G5, 97-01 as I've been looking for replacement carpet for 97 Prelude and no one offers it... YET. Asked several suppliers to consider special interest and # of people looking for carpet for 8-12 year old cars. Keeping fingers crossed.
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You didn't mention what year model, but assume it's not G5, 97-01 as I've been looking for replacement carpet for 97 Prelude and no one offers it... YET. Asked several suppliers to consider special interest and # of people looking for carpet for 8-12 year old cars. Keeping fingers crossed.
oooops... your right..... sorry

it is a 92 Si - one of the links led directly to the 92 model kits, I took it for granted.
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why don't they make it for the 97! GAYYYYYY
can't wait to see it all doen,
i coulda swore you had a ****in 5gbaby
unless the crack is going to my head...
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why don't they make it for the 97! GAYYYYYY
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i coulda swore you had a ****in 5gbaby
unless the crack is going to my head...
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Re: Interior Refurb Project

I'm doing the exact same thing you are and haven't decided between the two. I'm getting my 92 Si painted first, then working on the interior. Just need new carpet, some seals, and I may be doing a 94-96 console swap...just need the parts for the swap.

Keep us posted on which supplier you go with. I was leaning on the first one myself.
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Ha thx for those sites
i looked into em and they look like legit dealers....not to mention 135 for a complete carpet PRE-CUT?!
i doesnt get any sweeter than this, ordering it tommarrow!! ;)
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No 5th gen carpet? Sadness! Looks like a good deal, though, if it's less than $150 and sounds easy to install.
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did anyone found the doors' seals? mine went dry and air is whistling everytime i go over 60... =(
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Time to revive this thread:
I just replaced the exhaust system on my baby with a new, QUIET, system. Such peace in not hearing that noisey drone all the time. The next step is to rid my interior of the wind noise, and to do that, I need nes sills.

I DID find a web site for them: Majestic Honda - The Internet's #1 Honda Automotive Parts Store

They seem to have the BEST pricing of any I have found yet.
So far I have the following.... and a few questions. (I've sent an email to Majestic Honda and am just waiting for a reply)

Prod Ref #.. Description...........................Quantity.... .Unit Price...Total Price
111145......WEATHERSTRIP, R. FR. DOOR.....1............. $73.06.......$73.06
111146......WEATHERSTRIP, R. DOOR..........1..............$73.06.......$73.06
111150......WEATHERSTRIP, FR. (LOWER)....2............. $13.36.......$26.72
111155......WEATHERSTRIP, L. DOOR..........1..............$73.06.......$73.06
111031......WEATHERSTRIP, TRUNK LID.......1..............$49.11.......$49.11

WHat do they mean by FR LOWER and FR DOOR?
I can only assume that they are referencing the frame side of the door opening???

in case you were wondering, this is a total investment, with S&H Charges, of $317.25
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Time to revive this thread:
I just replaced the exhaust system on my baby with a new, QUIET, system. Such peace in not hearing that noisey drone all the time. The next step is to rid my interior of the wind noise, and to do that, I need nes sills.

I DID find a web site for them: Majestic Honda - The Internet's #1 Honda Automotive Parts Store

They seem to have the BEST pricing of any I have found yet.
So far I have the following.... and a few questions. (I've sent an email to Majestic Honda and am just waiting for a reply)

Prod Ref #.. Description...........................Quantity.... .Unit Price...Total Price
111145......WEATHERSTRIP, R. FR. DOOR.....1............. $73.06.......$73.06
111146......WEATHERSTRIP, R. DOOR..........1..............$73.06.......$73.06
111150......WEATHERSTRIP, FR. (LOWER)....2............. $13.36.......$26.72
111155......WEATHERSTRIP, L. DOOR..........1..............$73.06.......$73.06
111031......WEATHERSTRIP, TRUNK LID.......1..............$49.11.......$49.11

WHat do they mean by FR LOWER and FR DOOR?
I can only assume that they are referencing the frame side of the door opening???

in case you were wondering, this is a total investment, with S&H Charges, of $317.25

a little peace while driving is worth upwards of $300, I'd have to say
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I just got my reply from Majestic,

they stated that these are exactly the same thing and to just order 2 of one of the item numbers (to prevent confusion.)
111145......WEATHERSTRIP, R. FR. DOOR
111146......WEATHERSTRIP, R. DOOR

as for the rest of the order, according to them, that is all I need for a complete replacement of all seals.
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Just trying to give some helpful advice, if there are some parts like weatherstripping try going to a reputable bodyshop. I've had luck with with getting new weatherstripping for my car. They can usually do you a good deal because of the volume of orders they do to replace those parts on wrecked cars, and usually you dont have to pay shipping so if something is 50 bucks its straight 50 bucks and they will let you take the part home and put it on yourself. I dont know about getting the carpet from them but other parts should be no problem, but when installing the parts yourself such as the weatherstripping INSTALL AT YOUR OWN RISK!!!
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Why is it "Risky? "
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Its only "risky" taking it off of a car. Whenever I take the weatherstripping off an "Old" car it tends to want to tear easy but a new one should be a lot stronger. I dont think it would be risky to put on
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I'm not really saying there is a huge risk factor, just take your time while doing the install, and be sure to do a good water check, using a hose with a nozzle and just letting the hose free flow over all the new weatherstripping. I worked at a body shop a few years ago and we had people all the time coming in all the time with there interior saturated with water by not installing it correctly. I don't think you will have that big of a problem, but like I said just take your time. As JCLuder95 said the old stuff if its in bad shape doesn't want to come off without tearing apart.
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Time to bump this thread up... I just ordered the carpet kit from Prelude Carpet--Molded Prelude Carpet--800-780-2974 and added the mass backing upgrade. about $230 shipped.

I have also ordered 30 square feet of 1/8" thick closed cell foam. Couple that with the MLV tiles I have been stock piling and I do believe this weekend is going to be a productive one! I just need some speaker wire to run at the same time as I do my signal wire and we will be "golden." I have been itching to get started on this again!

Pictures coming this weekend.. Promise!
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Pics/Progress as prommissed:

I got a bit more done than what the pics show. I was really into what I was doing and it just got dark... oh well, a few pics as promised:

Found a leak in a torn grommet---- thank you to indicative rust and a run through the car wash.


Factory "sound deadening' vinyl was removed:


This carpet has been abused


VERY Abused (yes, I bought it this way)


Cleaned, gutted all sorts of old wiring, and cleaned some more.



Then with the sun beating down on me, I applied my Damplifier Pro


and yes, I did a little more than 25% coverage. I gotta hedge my bet with chris after-all.

Thanks to small hands we cut 4" squares and were able to place on the outer skin of the car as well. This area had a HORRIBLE echo... not no mo--

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Still to be installed are the lighting power wires and some Cat5 - I am preparing for the future.... I do NOT want to do this again.

Flat Speaker wire, 12AWG for the mid bass, 14 AWG for the mids, and 18 AWG for the tweets. Also helps in identifying the wires. Each of these terminate under the HU and will be dead ended into a terminal strip. That way I can pull the wire in my doors TO this point instead of working the other way around... I figured that may save me some headache and assist in troubleshooting in the future if it is ever needed.


The round grayish cable is the shielded wire I have seen used in so many other installs. there are 9 runs of it from front to back. Overkill? Maybe? Backups and future growth without tearing the interior apart again; DEFINITELY!


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My closed cell foam (CCF) finally came in so I set to putting it down and getting at least one side done so I could get to work today.. 4 hours of work and...
It's a bad pic, but I went with 1/8" due to "depth" constrictions.


Cut out and seal every single "hole"


I love me some Gorilla Tape




It is important to get as close to full coverage as possible with no gaps where the noise can permeate the isolation barrier. (the plan is to decouple the sound deadener/metal panels from the Mass loaded vinyl--in this case I had it adhered to the carpet backing)

While I was installing the CCF I set the carpet on my pos truck to heat up and hopefully make it easier to put in the car.



Lots n lots of cutting and taping:



then to find all the bolt/screw holes and get the carpet in. Honestly, I found it easier, almost necessary, to cut the carpet right in half. And If I have to service anything in the future, I only have to take one half of the car apart... right?





Now my seats, that looked ok before, look like crap.... I need to get some estimates on getting them re-upholstered.




I still have a bunch of little trim work to finish, and of course the passenger side. More soon
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I spent about 6 hours driving yesterday with everything but the Passenger seat installed. (thanks to my brother and a lil sweat equity)
I'll be doing some more testing tonight (hoepfully) but I can already tell there is a significant reduction in noise. Now the door seal leaks are much more prominent. *sigh*
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whenever you fix something on an old car, it makes everything else look and sound like dookey. story of my life.
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Amen to That... but I am having fun no matter the frustrations... LOL!

And, with just doing the floor pan I have been able to reduce the noise level in my car by just over 3dB... that is like Doubling your amplifier power!!!

It is SO worth the time nad money spent so far.
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I bet, come do mine next!
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Dang, it's looking good. Wana see some pics of the finished project. My car's in a body shop having dents fixed, and new paint. Planning on doing my interior afterwards. How much you think you've spent on this so far?
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about $250 for the carpet kit with the backing....
about $200 or so on the Damplifier and foam.

Labor (installed by me) about 12 hours or so.

I still need to finish the front part of the console (shift boot, switches, etc) and "staple" the plastic pieces to the carpet to keep it in place under the sills.

all-in-all this has been VERY worth it to me. It's like riding in a new car.

I still plan on aprox another $300-$500 to finish the interior which includes the new door seals, windshield replacement and re-seal and of course a complete over-haul of both doors. Then it is on to the trunk.
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i think you did a great job. i got my carpet from stockinteriors and hot dang it was pretty awesome. i liked it alot until i stripped the whole interior for a "new" look lol. keep up the good work!
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Wow, great job! I've kind of been off the thread a while, but coming in to see your progress is amazing. I'm still getting parts for my interior and will be doing something similar: new carpet, RAAM sound deadener, and just got my S2000 seats last week. Just need rear leather seats and the leather door inserts.

Totally impressed with your work! Keep the pics coming!
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LilMsPrelude & HondaVerno: how was the fit on the carpet from the different vendors you got yours from? I always heard that there was some trimming, but I was curious to hear how it went for you all. Thanks!
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