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new carpet set

Posted: Mon Oct 01, 2018 5:17 pm
by moggiethouable
Hi all, I have just fitted a new carpet set to Doris, I am about to take off the gearbox gaiter and cover plate in order to fit the carpet underneath it to get a tidy job as the carpet in question came without trim around the gearbox hole, this is the norm apparently?
Anyway the carpet I took out had a slot and trim a bit like the handbrake carpet, the new one doesnt.
Does anyone have photos perhaps of their own installation?
Just to get ideas of the neatest finish.
Thanks.

Re: new carpet set

Posted: Fri Oct 05, 2018 12:25 am
by irmscher
Try some carpet binding tape

Re: new carpet set

Posted: Sat Oct 06, 2018 7:10 am
by charlie_morris_minor
the carpet will be trapped under \ covered by the metal cover plate so it will look neat..
these pictures are from a carpet set i made up..
the first picture shows what it looks like before the cover goes on, the second with it in place.. before anyone asks i did trim it back a bit further before putting the cover on..
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Re: new carpet set

Posted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:41 pm
by moggiethouable
Thank you both, I will try carpet trim Irmscher,and I note from your picture you have painted the cover Charlie, nice one I shall follow suit.

Re: new carpet set

Posted: Wed Oct 17, 2018 6:26 pm
by moggiethouable
Well I did that and it does look rather swish though I say so myself, downloading photos on this website however has over the years become no easier, I shall persist however.

Re: new carpet set

Posted: Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:23 pm
by moggiethouable
re sized and ok I think.
It looks far better than it did.

Re: new carpet set

Posted: Tue Oct 23, 2018 6:53 pm
by charlie_morris_minor
looks nice.. does the surround match the colour of your car? or is that the carpet.. i used old english white to match the grill etc.

Re: new carpet set

Posted: Wed Oct 31, 2018 12:24 pm
by moggiethouable
Indeed the surround matches the colour of the car, as the dashboard and doors internally are also smoke grey blue I thought that would be in keeping.