View Full Version : Brazilian Cherry flooring....

Kyle H
08-05-2010, 09:25 PM
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs257.snc4/40177_10150230167730293_770295292_13966604_4122577 _n.jpg

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http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/hs113.ash2/38981_10150230233410293_770295292_13968591_7980516 _n.jpg

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I notched the pegboard for the bolts that used to hold the hooks in place. It's cut in half 20" from the rear seat (front of the trunk) so it can come out pretty easily. Took ~3 hours, not too hard. Still have to trim up the sides a little and then glue the wood down to the pegboard.


08-05-2010, 09:34 PM
nice project. not quite my style but good job.

i think would look better if you had the grain going front to back and not side to side..

08-05-2010, 09:54 PM
thats ummmm... interesting.

cool concept though.

08-05-2010, 10:47 PM

08-05-2010, 10:52 PM
Reminds me of the Top Gear when Jeremy built a car with a cottage interior, haha. Not really my thing, but looks clean though, it's pretty cool.

I'm definitely stealing that pegboard idea though for the trunk shelf. Mine keeps bending in half and collapsing, and the glue between the plastic and carpet is separating.

Kyle H
08-05-2010, 10:57 PM
Yeah my carpet got soaked with oil when i took a bunch of bins of it to be recycled, so it was either $20 to re carpet it, or $25 to do the wood flooring. I'm curious to see how it holds up.

Lazer Viking
08-06-2010, 05:31 AM
it hold up well, but its annoying listening to shit sliding around in the trunk

Kyle H
08-06-2010, 07:21 AM
sticky rubber pads under everything that needs it [:)]

08-06-2010, 08:23 AM
I like it. Do 98s have the d-rings and cargo net for the trunk? it would be pretty cool to have those inlayed in the wood so you can net stuff down if needed.

Kyle H
08-06-2010, 08:38 AM
yeah, mine were all bent up though. I think when I trim it up I'll put some new hooks in there.

Kyle H
08-06-2010, 08:38 AM
daylight shot:
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/hs131.ash2/39902_10150230463890293_770295292_13975104_4676363 _n.jpg

08-06-2010, 11:21 AM
Loosk good Kyle! [up]

You still in SD?

08-06-2010, 01:55 PM
Looks good. I wanted to do this and delete my rear seats though.

My buddy Joe has an ill setup.

J Ozzie
08-06-2010, 02:07 PM
Noice! Ive seen a few members do this now.

Quattro Fury
08-06-2010, 10:36 PM
I did this in my old GTI. Planning on doing it again soon. I have been looking at a particular shade that matches the texture and color of my glossy beltline trim. I will be using true hardwood though so it will be a bit heavier.

.Mad Hatter.
08-07-2010, 08:00 AM
i appreciate the work, but wood does not belong in a car.

08-07-2010, 10:07 AM
How about on the outside?^^ I like woodys when they are restored and lookin cherry...

Good werk Kyle!

Kyle H
08-07-2010, 10:56 AM
I'm going to ucsd this fall, up in norcal until mid September though. You in LA?

Yeah the funny thing is that i hate wood trim in cars.... the flooring in the trunk just works. :]

08-07-2010, 11:37 AM
Totally agree^

The wood beltline trim audi uses is just kinda..bleeh eww?

I'm totally diggin the wood floor! The daylight shot makes it look so good.