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Username Post: Carpet replacement...        (Topic#359615)
docjns1 
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docjns1
Loc: upstate NY
Reg: 11-12-19
01-27-20 05:22 PM - Post#2785303    

Hi all, looking for your thoughts on what vendor/brand offers the best replacement carpets? I'm definitely going with molded but see a variety of prices, etc out there. From what I gather I'll be cutting holes for seat and console mounting ( & possibly gas pedal) and I'd like to have the best fit possible going in.
Thanks in advance for your input!


Steve
*********
'65 Impala SS, Crocus Yellow/blk
327 / 300 L74
M11 3 on the tree
12 bolt 3.31 open dif


 


Oshawa65SS 
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Age: 59
Loc: Burnaby BC Canada
Reg: 09-22-14
01-27-20 06:32 PM - Post#2785311    
    In response to docjns1

I bought Trim Parts carpet, but their carpet division has since been swallowed up by ACC.
Don't cut for the gas pedal, you only need 2 holes for the ball studs the pedal pushes onto.
I used chalk to mark where they could be felt under the carpet along with the seat studs and pushed through the marks with an awl.
A pointy soldering iron seals and enlarges the awl holes when poked through from the back of the carpet.
I made a cardboard template for how to cut around the shifter area and then chalk outlined it on the carpet.
Do you have the factory sound deadener in place?
If not, you need some aftermarket version about 1/4" thick to make the carpet fit right.
I bought the Trim Parts underlay and it was just thin torch on roofing material which was less than ideal.
Here's a good article with some carpet pics and installation tips if you scroll down to near the bottom of the thread.
http://z28camaro.com/our-cars-1965-impala- ss/
Don't buy 4 speed carpet for a 65-67 because the tunnel hump is low profile compared to 68/69, and since all carpets kits are made for 65-70, they're made to fit the later cars and look balloned out on the early cars.

Ryan

65 Impala SS Evening Orchid convertible 283 2V with Powerglide and 10 bolt 3.08 open by PO, originally 3.36
Build date Dec. 21 '64 Oshawa


 
rick1965 
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01-28-20 07:01 AM - Post#2785336    
    In response to docjns1

i see your in upstate ny , so gonna offer a tip ive learned after a good many carpet installs, hard as it may be to wait to install new parts , a nice real warm sunny day does wonders for a molded carpet job. on the day you select to take it on , let it sit out unfolded in the direct sun for an hr or so and it will be much more workable to complete.you will get it right in under 5 cuss words guaranteed. cuz after they mold them , they roll em up and right into the box they go .



 
SSvert396 
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SSvert396
Loc: GA
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01-28-20 12:54 PM - Post#2785362    
    In response to docjns1

I put an ACC carpet in just last weekend. Pretty easy, install all your seatbelt and seat bolts/nuts, start in the center, once you get to a bolt or nut, put pressure on the top of them with a new razor blade and they pop right through. Only advice I got is ensure your footwell areas are pushed down well before you cut the edges off, I got close on one of mine (only about 1/2 inch under the sill plate.

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Joe

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1965 Impala 396 convertible


 
mjc1 
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01-28-20 04:26 PM - Post#2785371    
    In response to SSvert396

When you cut a carpet, do you have to seal the edge to prevent running?

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Oshawa65SS 
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01-28-20 08:33 PM - Post#2785386    
    In response to mjc1

  • mjc1 Said:
When you cut a carpet, do you have to seal the edge to prevent running?



No because of the plastic type backing of the carpet, and the edges are all covered except for under the dash where the cut is in parallel with the weave anyway.
The only sealing I did was with a soldering iron making the holes for the gas pedal ball studs, bucket seat studs, and seat belt holes.


Ryan

65 Impala SS Evening Orchid convertible 283 2V with Powerglide and 10 bolt 3.08 open by PO, originally 3.36
Build date Dec. 21 '64 Oshawa


 
Bramlettjk 
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01-30-20 06:29 AM - Post#2785447    
    In response to SSvert396

Man, that is a pretty car. Thanks for sharing.

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65 SS 396 IMPALA

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docjns1 
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Loc: upstate NY
Reg: 11-12-19
01-30-20 06:59 PM - Post#2785491    
    In response to docjns1

Thanks for all your input (easier to replay to all of you from here than individually)! For sure on the warm weather thing. Currently a replacement done very poorly by a previous owner....front half is crooked and wasn't cut for console mounts, hi-beam button, etc. No padding underneath as well. I'm looking at molded with jute backing and considering a heat/sound layer as well, probably the foil backed as they seem to be easily molded.

Steve
*********
'65 Impala SS, Crocus Yellow/blk
327 / 300 L74
M11 3 on the tree
12 bolt 3.31 open dif


 


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