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Any interest in a correct fitting carpet for 75 monza

Postby monzaaddict » Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:55 pm

I have emailed ACC carpet and they seem willing to make a carpet mold for the 75 Monza (Hatch and Coupe). Skyhawk, Starfire. 75 models have a taller transmission tunnel (for rotary engine that was eventually cancelled). The tunnel was lower approximately 3" for the 76 model year. The mold ACC now has is for 76 and up.
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Re: Any interest in a correct fitting carpet for 75 monza

Postby cjbiagi » Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:06 pm

Anyone with a 75 will probably eventually need a carpet and I know many of us have made the 76 - 80 work. It would certainly be nice to have one that fits better or at least with less of a headache to get a proper fit. I replaced mine about 3 years ago so I am fine for now but I think it would be great to have that option.
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Re: Any interest in a correct fitting carpet for 75 monza

Postby monzaaddict » Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:40 pm

I am going to try to get them to make molds for the rear side carpet pieces and a pattern for the hatch floor carpet. I have a used 75 hatch carpet and the rear side pieces to send to them. The hatch floor carpet seems to have shrunk a bit. They also sound willing to make floor mats in the same pattern as factory if I send templates. They offer carpet options that are more plush than original.
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Re: Any interest in a correct fitting carpet for 75 monza

Postby Brad C » Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:31 am

I would be up for a complete properly fitting carpet set, fronts and rear hatch area. While my carpet is not bad, it would be nice to have new.
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Re: Any interest in a correct fitting carpet for 75 monza

Postby chevyart » Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:34 pm

does anyone know if the 75 monza floor pan is the same as a 75 vega(notchback) floorpan. i need a new carpet, but all i hear is stories about a bad fitting carpets from ACC for our h-bodies. thanks art
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Re: Any interest in a correct fitting carpet for 75 monza

Postby sirrick4 » Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:52 pm

I would definitely be up for some rear carpets
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Re: Any interest in a correct fitting carpet for 75 monza

Postby monzaaddict » Thu Aug 16, 2018 7:11 pm

chevyart wrote:does anyone know if the 75 monza floor pan is the same as a 75 vega(notchback) floorpan. i need a new carpet, but all i hear is stories about a bad fitting carpets from ACC for our h-bodies. thanks art

Not the same, although 76 -80 might be. Where are you hearing about bad fitting acc carpet for vega's
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Re: Any interest in a correct fitting carpet for 75 monza

Postby monzaaddict » Thu Aug 16, 2018 7:14 pm

sirrick4 wrote:I would definitely be up for some rear carpets


Are you talking about along the wheel wells, hatch floor, seat back and fold down metal plate or all of above?
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Re: Any interest in a correct fitting carpet for 75 monza

Postby chevyart » Thu Aug 16, 2018 7:42 pm

i have heard and seen on you tube that the carpets are too big and padding has to be tucked under to get a better fit and a while back i had read from one or our members that the carpets did not go up the firewall behind the gas and brake pedals. biggest problem for all of the car carpets was the way they were shipped. the creases from being in too small of a shipping carton did not want to come out, even after much time in sun or uderr a heat gun. ACC is the only show in town for auto carpets art.
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Re: Any interest in a correct fitting carpet for 75 monza

Postby 75Monz » Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:22 am

I would definitely be after one. I got a replacement about 6 years ago for mine, don't remember who made it, but it is a pretty poor fit. Still have not installed it yet, just sat it in place once to scope it out.
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Re: Any interest in a correct fitting carpet for 75 monza

Postby cjbiagi » Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:20 am

I would actually like to see a 2 piece carpet. I think that would make it much easier to install. This is the way carpet is in older cars. The problem is you have to get the carpet to sit in the rear seat area because of the way it is molded, once you get that tucked in by the rear seats the front ends up being wherever it is, you can't really move it around. I am sure they are not going to do this, but just saying..........
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Re: Any interest in a correct fitting carpet for 75 monza

Postby dindin » Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:45 am

I just did mine in my Vega and it looks nice BUT I think if you really want it to look perfect you need to get it oversized and have it fitted by a very good experienced upholstery shop, they would slice it in spots and glue it in spots for that perfect look without wrinkles or puckers..

I don't think a e DIYer could make it look as good as a pro who has done it thousands of times ..but its risky because sometimes a so called pro will do a crappy job or rush it, and they are expensive..

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Re: Any interest in a correct fitting carpet for 75 monza

Postby SeniorSavage » Fri Aug 17, 2018 3:07 pm

I am currently installing a new carpet from ACC in my '75 Skyhawk and am not liking it much as you can see in the pictures ..

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Re: Any interest in a correct fitting carpet for 75 monza

Postby cjbiagi » Fri Aug 17, 2018 3:17 pm

Yeah, that is going to take some work............and a lot of patience and time. The carpet can be made to fit, sometimes a little extra padding can help along with a hair dryer (don't use too much heat, it will melt the carpet). As your picture shows, it comes up short on the firewall which is why I ordered mine "untrimmed" so I had extra material. It's not visible in the pic but the carpet goes up to the heater box on the bottom and then up and around the right side of it. I spent days getting it to fit the way I wanted. Mine is also a 75....... Monza.
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Re: Any interest in a correct fitting carpet for 75 monza

Postby cjbiagi » Fri Aug 17, 2018 3:35 pm

Ok, here's another pic
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