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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old Oct 31st, 18, 07:45 AM Thread Starter
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Carpet Recommendation

I am working on my first restoration, and I would like to replace the carpet in my 69 Camaro. I'm wondering if there are certain manufacturers with better quality than others, or if there are manufacturers to avoid, or if they're all pretty much the same?

I know it's kind of an odd question, but I've been told that the quality of restoration products can be all over the place.
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post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old Oct 31st, 18, 08:05 AM
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Re: Carpet Recommendation

ACC, Auto Custom Carpets, has been the leader for a long time. Rockauto has good pricing and you can find a 5% discount with a Google search.

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I used ACC,
I went with the Essex material and mass backing. I'm pretty sure I used Rockauto.

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Awesome! Thanks for the info!
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When you fit the carpet and get to the point of cutting holes for seat belts and console, you might try using a soldering iron. I bought one with several tip. It had flat circular tips of different diameters. It was far cleaner burning the holes than cutting. It also keeps the carpet from fraying.
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That is good advice. I did the same. Worked well. I used a pick to find the holes.
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Re: Carpet Recommendation

I have seen the Daytona style material in a couple of DSE cars. Another option for you.

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That is good advice. I did the same. Worked well. I used a pick to find the holes.
That is correct. i stuck the pick in from underneath the car. Then I would go into the car and place the iron over the pick and push it out, using the pick as a guide to align over the holes.
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Try Classic Industries, that's who I bought mine off of for my 91 Z/28, looked great and matched perfect.
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Try Classic Industries, that's who I bought mine off of for my 91 Z/28, looked great and matched perfect.
I bought the OER brand that Clasic Industries sells. It was too short on the passanger front toe board. I then bought the ACC one piece. A much better product. Juts threw the OER stuff away. Was not worth the time and hassle of trying to get a replacement.

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Re: Carpet Recommendation

Ive used ACC in the past but used Trim Parts the last time and felt it was better quality and fit well.

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I bought" MOLDED" carpet from classic industries. the back fit perfect.
when I placed the front, it was 6" short from meeting the front
I contacted "CLASSIC INDUSTRIES" I was told I put the carpet in backwards. I replied IT WAS MOLDED AND ONLY FIT ONE WAY
never did get any satisfaction [email protected]#$^& them
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I just purchased the ACC 1 piece with mass backing from Rockauto last week or so. Great price!!! It was 100 more from Summit. Quality bar none.

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I bought" MOLDED" carpet from classic industries. the back fit perfect.
when I placed the front, it was 6" short from meeting the front
I contacted "CLASSIC INDUSTRIES" I was told I put the carpet in backwards. I replied IT WAS MOLDED AND ONLY FIT ONE WAY
never did get any satisfaction [email protected]#$^& them
That's why I didn't even waste my time arguing with them. I have used trim parts in second gens , and it worked good too.

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Re: Carpet Recommendation

Another ACC from Rock Auto here. Perfect. Previous order from Eckler's (Rick's Camaro) fell short.

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