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    Quote Originally Posted by irarref View Post
    Hi Pete I have seen them when I bought the pedal set. I thought it was a step to far and was worried
    I’d end up over blinging it! Lol

    at least I know what’s involved if I ever evidently to change it.
    Jeff: “…a step too far…”? Oxymoron in the case of your project, Sir.

    Fantastic to see the latest photos. Please don’t ever wonder whether or not it’s worth your time sharing them, because I for one am in awe.

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    Thank you :-)

    More carpet pics....

    There is just enough width to get both main pieces out of one width of carpet

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    I lay the carpet on top as a pattern and carefully cut the rough shape first ignoring any indentations

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    Then go back for the cut-outs

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    Due to all the bits and bobs the driver's side main carpet is quite complicated

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    I put the original sill carpet back to help me check I didn't overtrim the carpet

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    I've left plenty of spare on the inside age as this just gets tucked under the transmission tunnel

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    Just became a case of jiggling the carpet round and then trimming it as I se fir - don't forget that once the carpet piece is cut it will have piping round teh edges to stop it fraying.

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    More trimming - rather than keep pulling the carpet up I tried to do as much as possible in place.

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    Rear was straightened up.

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    Side just gets tucked under transmission tunnel so trimmed that edge down so there wasn't an excessive amount of carpet under it.

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    Further trimming around accelerator pedal

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    And the rod around the accelerator cable

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    I briefly put the pedal surround trim back to check that I hadn't trimmed the carpet too much

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    Another pic of edge tucked under

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    Not too sure about the carpet going up and over the pedal box trim - all gets a bit ropey there - as per original!

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    Still debating whether I should cut the carpet short and just glue it to the car itself.

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    Just laid teh passenger side over the driver side which illustrates the differences between each side and confirming they are not mirror images.

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    Next was the driver's sill piece which is a very long piece and quite wasteful of carpet :-(

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    Again using the original as a pattern I overlaid it and cut it out being careful not to twist the carpet (very easily done).

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    As each of the pieces were done I pegged them together so I didn't lose track of what I'd done.

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    Cant remember why I took this - think I was just checking widths

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    I put the original back briefly just to check the lay of the land

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    Then put the new piece in whilst I could remember how it went in! LOL

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    As I went I would make the snips in the carpet to make it lie flat etc.

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    Where the carpet bends in you have to cut out a triangle...hopefully not overdoing it and leaving a gap!

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    Lots of trimming went on but once I'd got it to lie flat I then moved on the piece above it.

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    Lots of trimming - TBH the original fit of teh carpets is a bit MEH!!!!

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    The 2 pieces in situ - this is without the sill carpet being glued down and no piping round the other piece.

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    So that's as far as I got with the carpet as I ran out I need another 2m at £65 per meter :-(

    I went to the carpet place which is called Coverdale (in Wigan) and took all my pre-cut pieces with me so they could do the piping for me (don't have a heavy duty machine to sew carpet).

    Whilst I was there I showed them the 2 remaining pieces that I needed the carpet for and ended up letting them keep them to use as a pattern so they could cut the roll as per the original pieces and get all the piping done all at the same time so I don't have to make 2 trips.

    Only downer is they said it will take 4 weeks!!!!! GRRR!!! :-(

    Not a lot I can do so there you go.

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    I really (sincerely) hope this isn’t misconstrued as a pi$$ take, because anyone following Jeff’s thread can see how much work he’s putting into it (aka: how bonkers he is, and how skilled), but what are you using for the carpet piping, Jeff?

    And do you want more pics of where the OEM carpet does (and does not) have piping? Parts of my floor (mainly out of sight), still has evidence of the original clear protective plastic film. Ordinarily I wouldn’t even mention such things, but the work you’re putting into this restoration warrants the help of any of us that can offer it.

    Just saying: ask, if you’re curious or if it will be something that irritates you in <<insert here>> months’ time.

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    Here's the piping I am using:

    https://www.carcarpets.co.uk/burgund...ng-76994-p.asp

    Id attached it myself but you need quite a heavy duty sewing machine and needles etc in order to sew it to the carpet.

    I've given them my original pieces of carpet as well as the new pieces I've cut out so they can sew which parts of the edges need the piping as some edges are left without piping.


    If you look closely at pic below you can see that I have pegged the ols piece of carpet to my newly cut piece so they can just refer to the original piece when deciding where to sew the piping

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    The carpets are back from having their piping done - hope they still fit! LOL

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    Looks good Jeff. You’ll need sun glasses in that car!

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