Carpet

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Carpet

Postby Propshaft » Wed Sep 15, 2021 7:30 am

I am coming to the completion of my two door 59 restoration I am after some red carpet material to cover the back shelf does anyone know were I could purchase a small strip from

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Re: Carpet

Postby Classiccars » Wed Sep 15, 2021 10:47 am

I was advised to ask a carpet shop for a cut off

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Re: Carpet

Postby Shropshiremoggie » Wed Sep 15, 2021 11:01 am

A remnant from a carpet shop is a good call . Cut it to size and then get the edges bound .

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Re: Carpet

Postby jagnut66 » Wed Sep 15, 2021 4:57 pm

Hi,
I thought that the rear parcel shelf in saloons originally had a piece of hardboard(?) covered in the same colour material (vinyl / leatherette?) as the interior of the doors / seating.
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Mike.
1954 Series 2: 4 door: "Sally" -- on axle stands needing more welding......
1955 Series 2: Traveller: "Elsie May" -- on the road and enjoying her 'as is' for now but I see work ahead......
1970 Triumph Herald 1200: "Hetty" -- driven back from Llangollen in Wales

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Re: Carpet

Postby ManyMinors » Wed Sep 15, 2021 5:08 pm

A 1959 car would have had nothing at all originally. From about 1964 a covered hardboard panel was fitted. I assume that our friend just fancies a bit of carpet? :wink:

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Re: Carpet

Postby geoberni » Wed Sep 15, 2021 6:33 pm

ManyMinors wrote:
Wed Sep 15, 2021 5:08 pm
A 1959 car would have had nothing at all originally. From about 1964 a covered hardboard panel was fitted. I assume that our friend just fancies a bit of carpet? :wink:
That was my thinking too.... I've restored the missing press stud strap to my '55, when I got basil his rear seat was just screwed in from the boot, with the stud post doing nothing.
Basil the 1955 series II

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Re: Carpet

Postby myoldjalopy » Thu Sep 16, 2021 4:50 am

ManyMinors wrote:
Wed Sep 15, 2021 5:08 pm
A 1959 car would have had nothing at all originally. From about 1964 a covered hardboard panel was fitted. I assume that our friend just fancies a bit of carpet? :wink:
Don't do it! Just something else to vacuum! :lol:

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Re: Carpet

Postby Propshaft » Thu Sep 16, 2021 7:25 am

Yes quite true originally it was just the painted metal finish but I thought it would be nice to fit in a board and carpet it . It could always be taken out to keep it original if in future i wanted too . I have now sourced some carpet. Thanks for your comments

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Re: Carpet

Postby jagnut66 » Thu Sep 16, 2021 6:42 pm

Just be sure your rear screen is watertight, otherwise you'll end up with damp carpet and wood sat on your metal parcelshelf..........
Best wishes,
Mike.
1954 Series 2: 4 door: "Sally" -- on axle stands needing more welding......
1955 Series 2: Traveller: "Elsie May" -- on the road and enjoying her 'as is' for now but I see work ahead......
1970 Triumph Herald 1200: "Hetty" -- driven back from Llangollen in Wales


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