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Interior carpet question!

Postby celigts » Thu Feb 09, 2012 9:44 am

I'm wanting to change the carpet color in my 185 cuz its worn and not fitting with the body plans and such.

So I'm wondering what you guys have done when it comes to changing the carpet in the car
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Interior carpet question!

Postby celigts » Tue Feb 14, 2012 11:06 pm

I'm sure someone has done this. Or something similar atleast.

What have you changed the carpet to then if you've taken it out?


I drive my car year round and don't want back seats so solutions to removing the carpet and making he car cleaner would be awesome too so give me something to run with.

Please
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Re: Interior carpet question!

Postby DudeMan » Tue Feb 14, 2012 11:41 pm

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Re: Interior carpet question!

Postby UtahSleeper » Wed Feb 15, 2012 12:26 am

I bought new carpet for my rolla. Figure it's the best option to get a newer feel.
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Re: Interior carpet question!

Postby toayoztan » Wed Feb 15, 2012 6:21 am

If there was some material that could be heaed and moulded and stretched, I'd get it. I would want a darker color carpet than the stock grey, and besides, my carpet has a nasty burnt looking spot (no clue how it got there).

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Re: Interior carpet question!

Postby spitfiremk16 » Wed Feb 15, 2012 11:21 am

i know you can get aftermarket carpet on the internet for a fwd 5th gen. you would have to get a sample from the company selling it to match the color you want to get. i have the carpet from my fwd 5th gen in my alltrac. it fits a little tight in places and loose in others but it works.
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Re: Interior carpet question!

Postby tubasteve » Thu Feb 16, 2012 1:36 am

The tunnel where the drive shaft goes is a little tight is what was said, there was a company willing to make a mold a few years back, just no where near me.
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Re: Interior carpet question!

Postby toayoztan » Thu Feb 16, 2012 3:54 am

Is there some kind of flexible resin/fiberglass-like material? WTF am I talking about and why?

Well, I was thinking of making a mould of the carpet area in my car. Lay down some plastic sheeting or saran wrap material, lay down that resin/fiberglass like material so when it dries, it can still flex but retains it's shape, then just get some carpet and work it onto the mould and glue it down securely onto the mould. This way, I can remove the carpet w/o having to glue it to my car.

Seems like a bit of work and maybe completely ridiculous, but what do you guys think?

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Re: Interior carpet question!

Postby temperacerguy » Fri Feb 17, 2012 7:45 am

tubasteve wrote:The tunnel where the drive shaft goes is a little tight is what was said, there was a company willing to make a mold a few years back, just no where near me.
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I contacted a company in Atlanta that seems to be willing to make molded carpets for many obscure vehicles. I'm waiting to hear back from them, and there are many all trac owners in Georgia who I am sure would be willing to donate their cars for a few days.
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Interior carpet question!

Postby celigts » Sat Feb 18, 2012 10:49 am

Yea would be nice to find a carpet with an underside that melds at higher temps from a hot blow gun and form it to the areas needed.

Thanks alot for the links and info. Hopefully it'll go somewhere for new molds :)
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Re: Interior carpet question!

Postby tubasteve » Wed Feb 22, 2012 9:42 pm

I tried molding my own in my red car...looked okay, just poofy everywhere. Heat gun and 5 his later....i put the stocker back in two months later.
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Interior carpet question!

Postby celigts » Thu Feb 23, 2012 12:20 am

Lol it was that bad eh ;)
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Re: Interior carpet question!

Postby toayoztan » Thu Feb 23, 2012 12:25 am

But how about making a mould with flexible fiber glass like material or any flexible material, and glue carpet to that.

Any such material?

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Re: Interior carpet question!

Postby tubasteve » Thu Feb 23, 2012 1:18 am

toayoztan wrote:But how about making a mould with flexible fiber glass like material or any flexible material, and glue carpet to that.

Any such material?

Bryan

Good idea.....too lazy, I'll go no carpet before trying again :sad:
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Re: Interior carpet question!

Postby toayoztan » Thu Feb 23, 2012 1:33 am

I don't mean using a heat gun.

Basically, lay down plastic/saran sheeting directly onto the car floor bare, then lay down flex fiberlgass/resin material ontop, which will give you a hardened shell of the interior carpet area (but allow it to flex somewhat so it's not just a sheet of hard fiberglass). Then take it out of the car, remove the saran/plastic sheeting, then permamently glue the carpet to that shell, put it back in the car, and one.

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