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Username Post: 48 Coupe carpet        (Topic#252152)
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11-05-10 12:56 AM - Post#1999853    

Installing carpet in my coupe. What are you using to cover the edge of the carpet to the sill plate?

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11-05-10 07:24 AM - Post#1999954    
    In response to Keith_Knox

Doesn't the sill plate lay on top of the carpet and then screws hold it and the carpet in place


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11-05-10 08:15 AM - Post#1999973    
    In response to REBORN55

48s originally did not have carpet on the front floor. They had a rubber mat. So since the carpet is not original, you could have a carpet shop sew binding on the edge, or serge the edge. If you lay the sill plate on top of the carpet edge to hold it in place, every time you want to check the brake fluid (master cylinder access in floorboard) you'll have to take up the sill plate instead of just folding the mat (or carpet) up to get to it.


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11-05-10 10:42 AM - Post#2000021    
    In response to ken48

forgot about master cylinder access


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05-31-17 09:40 PM - Post#2693788    
    In response to ken48

I thought the front had a rubber matt and the back had carpet. As I recall, Hampton Coach had samples for carpet.

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