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YLD244
02-06-2008, 01:20 AM
My old carpet was original and 32 years old. It was badly faded, had coolant stains, soldering iron burns, tar stains and water damage. So i think it was time to get a new one.
At first i checked all the wreckers, but all they had was blue, which wasnt suitable.

So upon advice from Midge245 i contacted www.knoxautocarpets.com.au.
I ordered a new carpet in "loop", and the colour "bark".

4 days later it arrived:
http://home.exetel.com.au/yld244/pics/Carpet_000.jpg

so today i ripped out the whole interior and began the installation.
The New carpet had NO HOLES at all, which was a bummer.
So i had to cut every hole, for the seat mounts, gear stick, around heater box /centre console, handbrake, as well as trim all the sides.
It was a big job and it took all day to get it right. i braved the 30C heat, as well as slicing my big toe with the stanley knife!!!
But i got it done in the end, and i am very happy with the results.

now the pics:

old icky carpet... ewww!
cant believe i didnt do this sooner.

http://home.exetel.com.au/yld244/pics/Carpet_003.jpg

new carpert finally in:

http://home.exetel.com.au/yld244/pics/Carpet_002.jpg

http://home.exetel.com.au/yld244/pics/Carpet_005.jpg

back seat view:
http://home.exetel.com.au/yld244/pics/Carpet_006.jpg

Such an improvement:
http://home.exetel.com.au/yld244/pics/Carpet_007.jpg

The cockpit:
http://home.exetel.com.au/yld244/pics/Carpet_008.jpg


I love the old retro look of the loop pile.
They also make plush and superplush.

The carpet is very good quality, has a nice thick backing, and is nicely moulded.
So yeah im very happy with the results.

Vol242vo
02-06-2008, 01:22 AM
Looks great!

slowmotion
02-06-2008, 01:26 AM
Man, that colour is weird but matches your car (and your bricks) perfectly. Mad props to you, sir.

McLovin
02-06-2008, 01:42 AM
That is so ballin'.

Seriously though, how did you live with that old carpet? I thought mine was bad!

2fast242gt
02-06-2008, 01:42 AM
how much $$??

Rockmonton
02-06-2008, 01:59 AM
pffft i just run no carpet.... until i rhinoline the thing!

Captain Slow
02-06-2008, 02:04 AM
Nice, I like it. :)

I would do my carpet..................................no need now.........................boom! goes the redblock!

340GL
02-06-2008, 02:11 AM
Those seats are amazingly hot

Midgie245R
02-06-2008, 02:48 AM
BUNG! Nice work mate. It's come out great. I meant to give you a heads up about the whole no holes thing (sorry about that) but it looks like you've done very well. Did you use the olds as a template? Nice colour choice too man.

YLD244
02-06-2008, 02:50 AM
BUNG! Nice work mate. It's come out great. I meant to give you a heads up about the whole no holes thing (sorry about that) but it looks like you've done very well. Did you use the olds as a template? Nice colour choice too man.

yeah i place the old ontop of the new and marked it out with chalk.
Then i cut about 15mm inside the chalk lines, fitted it in place, then cut a bit extra here and there.