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Replacing rear carpet panels with wood?

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Replacing rear carpet panels with wood?

Post by plumsmooth » Sun Aug 21, 2016 3:54 pm

HI There proud Volvo enthusiasts. Has anyone thought of or actually replaced rear carpet panels with something other than junkyard replacements...

I see no benefit with the carpet back there; I take my trash to my local dumpster; I think I'll get another trash juice spill...

I kind of use my 850 like a cramped pick up truck with a cap; over 8 ft lumber slides out the front windows, hell, I might as well just load the back up with the stay-mat I need to help level my driveway in preparation for my first vehicle jacking... I'm feeling paranoid at the moment but that is another story...

How cool would it be to load gravel right in to a rear 850 cubical... I guess the sides (curved carpeting) would be difficult. But not to remove who needs them. You can't tell me sound deadening is going on much behind the backseats?
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Re: Replacing rear carpet panels with wood?

Post by bmdubya1198 » Sun Aug 21, 2016 5:52 pm

You could probably tear up the carpet that's there. Those panels are made of wood anyway. As for the sides, I couldn't tell ya what to do.
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Re: Replacing rear carpet panels with wood?

Post by beigg » Sun Aug 21, 2016 6:42 pm

Pull the panel fabric and rhino spray them
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Re: Replacing rear carpet panels with wood?

Post by BEJinFbk » Sun Aug 21, 2016 7:51 pm

Dude... :roll: "Versatile" doesn't mean pickup versatile.
It's a station wagon - If you need a truck, get a truck.
It seems like a crying shame that it's thrashed like that.
If a truck is out of the question for you, at least
line it with a tarp when you haul trash.

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Re: Replacing rear carpet panels with wood?

Post by Sommerfeldt » Mon Aug 22, 2016 3:28 am

BEJinFbk wrote:Dude... :roll: "Versatile" doesn't mean pickup versatile.
It's a station wagon - If you need a truck, get a truck.
It seems like a crying shame that it's thrashed like that.
If a truck is out of the question for you, at least
line it with a tarp when you haul trash.

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Re: Replacing rear carpet panels with wood?

Post by bmdubya1198 » Mon Aug 22, 2016 6:51 am

beigg wrote:Pull the panel fabric and rhino spray them
There you go!
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Re: Replacing rear carpet panels with wood?

Post by mecheng » Mon Aug 22, 2016 7:06 am

Your car must stink like shit. Trash juice... that' the putrid smell my wife avoids and puts me on trash duty.
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Re: Replacing rear carpet panels with wood?

Post by plumsmooth » Tue Nov 15, 2016 11:50 am

Wow you guys are harsh.
I'll bet none of you live in rural Vermont..

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Re: Replacing rear carpet panels with wood?

Post by scot850 » Tue Nov 15, 2016 12:35 pm

In the 240 days, Volvo used to sell a canvas waterproof liner that you could fit in the rear of a wagon. I think I even still have a brand new one in my garage some where that has followed me around for 30+ years. Great idea as it clipped into the trunk area to prevent messes like that. You can also get the plastic trays with raise (maybe 1-1.5") liners for wagons. I have picked a couple up at PnP. You could line the trunk area with a tarp covered by the plastic liner wit a flap at the rear to fold up when moving and drop down to protect the bumper when loading/un-loading.

I live in a city, but still do garden and other building material trash runs in my car and it still is good.

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Re: Replacing rear carpet panels with wood?

Post by BEJinFbk » Tue Nov 15, 2016 2:39 pm

plumsmooth wrote:Wow you guys are harsh.
I'll bet none of you live in rural Vermont..
No - Just the sub-arctic.

I'm not trying to be harsh, I just don't cut my 2x4's with a screwdriver.
This is a Volvo wagon we're talking about here, not a trash hauler.
My solution is an old pickup that gets used for stuff like that.
The wagon is my Swedish DD "Lux-O-ride"! 8)

Respect the Wagon - Treat it right!
Tarps go on sale all the time.
Wrap that rascal. Just saying'... :mrgreen:
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