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Postby utah vega » Thu Jun 28, 2012 10:22 pm

My stock carpet was shot so I ordered some "trim parts" molded carpet from summit and it might as well be a rug.... :rolleyes: I'm having a hell of a time getting it in and looking ok. Is there another brand that might fit better or are there any tricks to make it fit better?
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Re: does all replacement carpet suck?

Postby cjbiagi » Thu Jun 28, 2012 10:40 pm

Is this a molded carpet? Most of the replacement ones are supposed to be molded to the factory floorpan. It generally helps to lay it out in the sun to help soften the backing and get the wrinkles out. From there you center it on the trans tunnel and then work it down and toward the sill plates. Can you give us more detail or some pics?
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Re: does all replacement carpet suck?

Postby Bobrsss » Thu Jun 28, 2012 11:08 pm

Got mine off Ebay. It was a pita too.
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Re: does all replacement carpet suck?

Postby utah vega » Fri Jun 29, 2012 12:58 am

I'll try to get some pics up tomorrow, I'm going to leave the car in the sun to hopefully help it lay down better. It is really sloppy by the tunnel in the very front and behind the park brake. I figured getting a molded one from summit it should fit half decent
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Re: does all replacement carpet suck?

Postby cjbiagi » Fri Jun 29, 2012 8:14 am

You can also get spray on fabric adhesive that may help with some wrinkles etc. You spray both contact surfaces and let it dry and then press them together. Kind of a contact adhesive.
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Re: does all replacement carpet suck?

Postby 73Vegaguy » Fri Jun 29, 2012 9:09 am

The early and late Vegas use different carpets because the floorpans were changed. Is it possible you were sent the wrong one?
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Re: does all replacement carpet suck?

Postby utah vega » Sun Jul 01, 2012 4:21 pm

I wonder if that's what happened, it seems like it was moulded on a wider tunnel, do you know what all is different between the years on the floor pan?
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Re: does all replacement carpet suck?

Postby Monzamaddogger » Sun Jul 01, 2012 9:52 pm

I know the tunnel on my '80 Monza is bigger than my '75 Skyhawk. I put a later console in the Skyhawk and it was way too wide for the hump.
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Re: does all replacement carpet suck?

Postby cjbiagi » Sun Jul 01, 2012 10:16 pm

Wow, I thought it was the other way around, the 75's had the bigger tunnel because the early cars were designed for the Wankel rotary engine which required a higher tunnel to accommodate the high output shaft of the rotary.
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Postby Monzamaddogger » Sun Jul 01, 2012 10:29 pm

I should have said wider for the '80. Maybe the '75 is higher, but narrower at the top. Overall size, between the two, I am not sure.
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Postby cjbiagi » Mon Jul 02, 2012 6:28 am

And to think everybody makes one carpet to fit all years :(
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Re: does all replacement carpet suck?

Postby utah vega » Mon Jul 02, 2012 2:23 pm

Ya I could see that my carpet was made for a taller tunnel.... I'm bummed, I figured getting the nicest one I could find I wouldn't get screwed!
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Re: does all replacement carpet suck?

Postby utah vega » Mon Jul 02, 2012 7:07 pm

Turns out I supposedly got the right year of carpet, but when I called and talked to them all they could say was to try and pull the sides out to make it fit the tunnel better :rolleyes: I'm going to call again tomorrow so I can email them some pictures. Till then I guess I'll just run a bare floor like a race car :)
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Re: does all replacement carpet suck?

Postby utah vega » Mon Jul 02, 2012 7:52 pm

heres a couple pics showing what I mean
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Re: does all replacement carpet suck?

Postby cjbiagi » Mon Jul 02, 2012 8:15 pm

If that is actually in position tell them it doesn't fit up the firewall far enough either. Same problem I had with ACC carpet.
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