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Rat's Nest
« on: December 23, 2011, 08:10:06 PM »
So I found this filling my quarter panel:


Then discovered it goes all the way through the right side of my headliner.  Seems to be made from the headliner padding, plus a ton of rat turds.  It'll be fun ripping out the headliner and cleaning that...
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Re: Rat's Nest
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2011, 09:50:00 PM »
Oh no! Darn rats! I hope you can clean it without pulling too much apart. I don't envy you.  :-\
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Re: Rat's Nest
« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2011, 09:52:25 PM »
Well I got the quarter panel cleared out.  I think I'm just going to rip the headliner out and toss it.  It's got about 5 tears in it, although they'd be patchable and it hasn't sagged at all.  I don't think I can pull it out without ruining it though, right?
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Re: Rat's Nest
« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2011, 09:57:17 PM »
Maybe use one or more of those tears and gently use a vacuum hose (from a small shop vac) and snake the hose and zoop stuff out then patch your holes. That's what I would do, because I know what a pain in the arse installing a headliner in a Pinto can be.  :o
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Re: Rat's Nest
« Reply #4 on: December 23, 2011, 10:17:15 PM »
Regardless I'll have to tear it out to reinsulate it.  There's nothing in the center, haha.
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Re: Rat's Nest
« Reply #5 on: December 24, 2011, 08:26:05 AM »
Check every where in the interior.I pulled out 13 different mouse nest in the 74 i had.I spent lots of money trying to get the smell out also,never did get all the smell out.So good luck.
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Re: Rat's Nest
« Reply #6 on: December 25, 2011, 04:24:25 PM »
If you take the headliner out take some good pitcures the Ford Book is not all that great.

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Re: Rat's Nest
« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2012, 10:35:46 AM »
At least you are only cleaning one interior. I had about five pretty much complete interiors stashed on shelves in the back room of my garage. They got into that and I had to tear almost everything in the room out to get rid of the smell.

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