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  1. 340six

    340six Well-Known Member

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    Let me start off saying my car is a 3 owner car. It was bought new by a man who lived in new orlleans east, then sold top a friend of mine then sold to me.So I know the history and what was done to it.When i got it it still had the org. carpets in it as it lest the factory but needed redone.
    When write this keep in mind that Loop is 80/20 loop like was used on the front and rear carpets set.
    Plush is what is used on new cars today.

    So I wanted to post a how to on and what was done to make it as new again.
    Trunk floor when new and {was redone the same way}loop Carpet on floor it was molded to fit the contour{like they do with the front and rear sets}
    Since I had no way of molding it was done in 2 parts and it looks ok.
    The wheel house is loop.
    The inside of the qquarter panels are plush.
    Back of the rear seat that folds down is loop
    The devider is loop on the side that faces forward{towards seat when in up position}
    And plush on the inside that you would see in the trunk if in the up position.
    This is so when the devider is open{down} the seat,devider and trunck floor are all matching with loop.
    There is a hard plastic {think ABS} panel that covers the tail lamps and wires.
    There is also a cover for the jack assembly but 2 types were used.
    A soft Plasic/vinly one with snaps and a hard Plastic one
    The edges of the trunk floor carpet is surged as well as the "sides" of the carpet that is on the back of the seat
    I will be posting pics soon to clear up confusion
     
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    340six Well-Known Member

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    From the start I did the wheel house since it gets glued on so no glue would get on anything it should not.
    bare wheel well
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    I made a pattern out of paper since the old carpet was not still 100%.
    and cut out some 80/20 loop
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    yes it is a crazy shape
    After test fitting I had to add some since parts of it were uncovered doing it the way the factory did it.
    I am the guy that goes the extra mile so having it not 100% covered would not do.
    Being short was due to carpet needing to be in 2 places at once But it was not due to me cutting short the carpet.
    So extra carpet was added by seaming it on with 3-M contack and a spare piece as a back up as seaming tape.
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    Next I sprayed glue on the carpet and the wheel house and after dry installed it.
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    I also made my wheel house carpet go way forward to cover all the wheel house. The factory was not as concerned as I was about looks.
    I also used a spare piece of plush to get it the right distance from the quater panel
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    In this pic you can see why the factory used Molded carpet like the front and rear set. It needs to conform to the truck floor. I went and did it 2 parts and had the edges surged like the side of the floor for a clean look
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    View of what it looks like in 2 parts
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    View of carpet behind seat
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    I used 3-M glue to put install the loop and plush carpet on the plywood divider
    Divider up
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    Plywood Divider down
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    The Hard plasic jack cover yes I restored it with the same type pad as it was when new even though no one will ever see it
    Also the jack assembly is realy that nice and not redone.
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    And a shot of straight threw from inside the car with it all open
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  3. rumblefish360

    rumblefish360 So close, yet so far away FABO Gold Member

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    Nice work. (I miss mine.)
     
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    340six Well-Known Member

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    I sure hope the 1st/top post was clear as to what gets what type carpet
    one last picture
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    KenZ Well-Known Member

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    Your car looks awesome!! Just amazing. Where did you get the edges of the carpet, surged, you call it?

    I hope our turns out half that nice.

    Thanks,
    Ken
     
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    340six Well-Known Member

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    I cut it all out and brought it to the Carpet Work shop in Jefferson parish /Elmwood bissiness area.
    The onwer Kevin has had the place quite awhile now and bought the Biz from the owner of Bixco in new orleans who ran it as a side biz for years.
    They do all kinds of custom rugs and the work is top notch
     
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