Friday, I cut out the carpets in the front floor of my truck, 75 ford ranger f100 supercab, and began fabricating some makeshift floor pans. nothing fancy, just functional, using the materials and tools that I had at hand.
I made some progress. I had some 1/8 stainless steel plate, and some galvanized sheet metal about the same thickness as the original material, and some galv. angle shapes. I got the drivers side pretty much done Friday. I was feeling pretty good.
the problem is that I woke up Saturday morning and felt horrible. it hurt to breathe and I had gunk in my lung (I only have the one left) that I was coughing up. it got steadily worse throughout the day . chest hurting with every breath, coughing , crap in my lung. only taking shallow breathes all night. wheezing a bit too.
I woke up this morning, sunday, and I m no worse, but no better either. I didn t even go to church.
I m wondering if I got the respiratory thing that s going around in the Midwest, and some of you have mentioned having also, I m in lower Delaware, but it could have gotten here, my daughter was sick last week.
but I m wondering if I could have gotten some kind of fungus or mold in my lung from the old carpet in my truck. it was pretty much a fred flintstone vehicle under the carpet. large holes on both sides. everything was dry and dusty when I worked on it, but it obviously had been rusting away and wet for years.
anyone ever gotten sick from old mildewed car carpeting?