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Old 08-08-2004, 08:14 PM   #1
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Today I was able to finally put new material on the headliner and install it. This went pretty well. I had to repair some areas on the board itself as there were a couple of significant tears in the fiberous stuff. After installation, I decided to do something with the sunroof gasket cause it was in rough condition as well. I found a way to recover it without the use of any adhesive and with my newly aquires sewing skills.

Yesterday, I wrestled with the new carpet. It'* nice to see a beautiful, clean, solid color carpet for a change but I'm rather dissapointed with it. If you remember, I was wondering what to do about the pre-formed OEM carpet padding. This gives the carpet a specific shape especially under and forward of the seatbelt mounts. I decided to reuse the old ones because they have been out of the car for so long, they were very dry and no longer smelled. Well, the new carpet is not formed for this padding anyway. Personally I think it looks like hell.

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Where did you get the carpet from? I have thought about redoing my interior in the near future.
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That head liner looks tight Well done.

The carpet is a too baggy, guess theres no real way to kick' it down, maybe some relief cuts?

ps. luv the sig...yup, yup, yup.
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Where did you get the carpet from? I have thought about redoing my interior in the near future.
I ordered it through a local shop called Just Rite Auto trim but it came from Auto Custom Carpets out of Anniston, AL. It is the "mass back" type of carpet. If you pull up a corner of your carpet, you;ll fimd a black rubber backing on it. Mass back is the same thing.

It'* good carpet but I don't think it fits very well.
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That head liner looks tight Well done.

The carpet is a too baggy, guess theres no real way to kick' it down, maybe some relief cuts?

ps. luv the sig...yup, yup, yup.
Thanks PDad. It'* actually a little too tight in some areas. Given a second chance, I would have done it just a little differently. Adhere the middle section (flat part) first from back to front then do each side independently. Once I started, I couldn't change. The spray adhesive is not forgiving.

PS the sig is a link to the actuall "tel-le-phone" episode. Check it out. Brings back memories.
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it looks good...i need new carpet also, but im on a budget, and learning to deal. i think once you get the seats and console in, it will all flow together.
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With the new headliner, was the material thin, or was it backed like the carpeting? If it was thin, couldn't we use that to our advantage to make "custom logo'd" headliners?
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With the new headliner, was the material thin, or was it backed like the carpeting? If it was thin, couldn't we use that to our advantage to make "custom logo'd" headliners?
my headliner was about 1/4" thick, but they make different thicknesses
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With the new headliner, was the material thin, or was it backed like the carpeting? If it was thin, couldn't we use that to our advantage to make "custom logo'd" headliners?
It'* thin enough to embroider. I recovered my visors with the same material and tomorrow they're gonna get the treatment. My buddy has a screenprinting business in CT and is doing the work. I asked him about silkscreening but the inks he uses needs to be baked at a pretty high temp and the material can't handle it.

Fortunately, I was able to inspect the material prior to buying at Just Rite. This material is roughly 1/8" thick with the foam back but I have seen thicker. Nearly 1/4"
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I gotta say, I'm speechless. I ended up sending an email to the manufacturer of the carpet and explained my dissapointment in the fit. A customer service rep just called and asked if I still had the OEM carpet. I replied yes. She said that a box and UPS call tag will be sent to me so that the OEM carpet can be sent to their product development team to have a new mold made. Although she didn't specifically say, I believe they are going to send me a newly molded carpet along with the OEM when the new mold is complete!

Holy step up to the plate Batman! Now that'* what I call customer service.

Soon, others will be able to replace their carpet with an OEM fit!
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