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Any experience with carpet kits?


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#1 1986Brat

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Posted 01 January 2014 - 01:51 AM

I'm going to replace the carpet on my 86 Brat and I was wondering if anyone has had experience with ordering carpet kits online? Most of the carpet kit reviews are bad it seems. Would it be better to just take the original carpet out and use it to cut some out from new carpet (and take original velcro and buttons off the old ones) or have any if you ordered satisfying carpet kits for these things before?
Thanks for the help with my boring questions.

#2 disom93

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Posted 01 January 2014 - 01:55 AM

Wanting to know the same. Bump!

#3 Crazyeights

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Posted 01 January 2014 - 04:13 AM

In my experience most of the aftermarket kits are not molded properly, if at all. For an older car say a Gen 2, perhaps find a nice factory Legacy, Honda, or ? carpet at the local wrecking yard and trim it to fit. You will probably want to take a few measurements before selecting and pulling it out. This is also a good time to clean and or dye it if needed.


Edited by Crazyeights, 01 January 2014 - 04:16 AM.


#4 jonas

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Posted 01 January 2014 - 05:06 AM

I just used my old carpet from my Brat as a pattern and got some carpet from my local home improvement store. Came out great, easy to do,and not a lot of $$. If you search my old posts i think i made a thread with pics about it, but it was a few years ago.



#5 92_rugby_subie

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Posted 01 January 2014 - 06:03 PM

http://www.ultimates...r-hatch-carpet/

 

heres his thread:

 

http://www.ultimates...n-with-the-new/



#6 MilesFox

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Posted 01 January 2014 - 06:14 PM

If you are making a new carpet, you will want to cut it so you can contour around the trans tunnel. etc. This will be pbvois as when you lay the carped down, it will want to fold or crease in the tight areas. Just cut the crease, overlap, trim the excess, done. You can tape the back side of the seam with carpet tape as this is hw home installed carpet is joined. 

 

If you are lever enough, allt he trim pieces and the holes you make for the seat rails will hold it down. 



#7 bratman2

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Posted 01 January 2014 - 09:30 PM

Carpet kit that I got 7-8 years ago sucked. It was poor fitting and faded rather fast. I would like to replace it but would gladly pay twice the price for a proper fitting, decent quality carpet.






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