We finished up the front ceiling area, so lets move on to the front floor. It’s fairly straight forward, just a bit of work. So, I’ll just let the pictures do the talking.
First up, remove the front seats.
Then remove the doghouse. The floor mat extends up under the lip of the doghouse, and with it gone, the space is very open and easy to work in. Just as a side note, the doghouse can not be completely taken out unless at least one of the seats is removed, also note that some plastic pieces on both sides of the dash have to be removed… some pretty big oversights from Chevy, in my opinion.
Next, remove the plastic foot well steps and rubber floor mat, taking note of where wiring came through.
Then we went to work on the sound deadener, though we kind of ran out before we could completely finish. Consequently, the foot wells have somewhat scattered scraps of Roadkill, but we certainly didn’t want to buy another box of the stuff for so little use, and figured the scraps would do better than nothing (and they do!). In total, we used 7 “bulk” boxes of Roadkill sound deadener to cover the entire van. Each bulk box has 9 18″x36″ sheets. There is a noticeable sound difference, but I actually think the reflectix deadens more road noise than the sticky rubber Roadkill stuff. Would I use sound deadener on an entire van again? No. Do I regret it? No.
We put the reflectix down, pulled the wiring through where necessary, then put the floor mat back down, followed by the doghouse, and finally put the seats back.
We had contemplated getting a small all-in-one amplifier/sub-woofer/enclosure to install under the passenger seat for improved audio and now would be the best time to run wiring, but honestly, there is such a large improvement in sound by just replacing the door speakers, that we didn’t bother. (2016 update: We caved and later installed a very small sub, luckily we didn’t have to pull the whole floor up to do it.)