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Carpet kit
« on: May 19, 2017, 01:58:11 PM »
Is there any carpet kits out there for the pinto wagons?

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Re: Carpet kit
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2017, 01:29:45 AM »
Yes check E Bay

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Re: Carpet kit
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2017, 07:39:48 AM »
 :) :)check out    ebay.com/autocarpetdirect.   they are one of many. If you want original interior fabrics and carpet check www.smsautofab rics.com.  They are the best.......... ..and probably the costliest. ;) ;)

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Re: Carpet kit
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2017, 09:30:56 AM »
Awesome thanks guys. I was asking because I was looking but could only find it for the car and not the wagon. Is it the same accept for behind the back seat.

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Re: Carpet kit
« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2017, 06:21:29 PM »
Ardvark or varkmotors has the front will sell a pice for rear have used many times very good product

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Re: Carpet kit
« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2017, 12:44:15 PM »
Who ever you get a carpet from ask for extra 3 inchs on each side because the mfg's cut it too close to add sound padding under it in most I've seen.
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Re: Carpet kit
« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2017, 11:16:00 AM »
This is not as easy as it sounds.

1. Do not get loop carpet of any kit, the modern versions are of miserable quality.
2. Most places make no distinction of early vs late floor pans saying all Pintos have the same carpet kit. They do not.
3. Vacuum formed kits never fit right. I have 4 installed and thy take a lot of work. A hot summer day will help them melt into place but they are never going to be like the original
4. Get extra for the load bay.
5. Like Dick1172762 says, they are all cut too narrow and are impossible to get to tuck into the side rails correctly.

Personally, It took me 4 tries to realize it is a waste of time and the final 2 cars I had professionally upholstered for double the price.
I have many Pintos, I like them....
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Re: Carpet kit
« Reply #7 on: July 25, 2017, 12:13:38 PM »
This is not as easy as it sounds.

1. Do not get loop carpet of any kit, the modern versions are of miserable quality.
2. Most places make no distinction of early vs late floor pans saying all Pintos have the same carpet kit. They do not.
3. Vacuum formed kits never fit right. I have 4 installed and thy take a lot of work. A hot summer day will help them melt into place but they are never going to be like the original
4. Get extra for the load bay.
5. Like Dick1172762 says, they are all cut too narrow and are impossible to get to tuck into the side rails correctly.

Personally, It took me 4 tries to realize it is a waste of time and the final 2 cars I had professionally upholstered for double the price.

Is that just with the wagons or in general?
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Re: Carpet kit
« Reply #8 on: July 26, 2017, 01:18:27 PM »
SSC Enterprises sell a good carpet and will add 3" to each side if you ask for it.  Their a Mustang II store but sell Pinto stuff too.  http://www.sscenterprises.net 
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Re: Carpet kit
« Reply #9 on: July 26, 2017, 02:45:24 PM »
Is that just with the wagons or in general?

With respect to the floor pans, the issue relates to all of them. They are hard to get to fit properly. I have tried a few brands and like @dick1172766 says, SCC makes a good one but it is nothing even close to the one I had installed. Looks better, feels better, sounds deadening is better and the finish is out of this world. If you want a nice kit, get SCC and confirm the difference in floor pans with the company. Do not get anything from eBay. If you want it better than original, find a place that will not make that idiotic split line through the middle of the car and you will be all set.
I have many Pintos, I like them....
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#2. 1977 Wagon V6 Restored
#3. 1980 Sedan I4 Original
#4. 1974 Pangra Wagon I4 Turbo
#5. 1980 Wagon I4 Restored
#6. 1976 Bobcat Squire Hatchback (Restoring)
...Like i said, I like them.
...and I have 4 Fiats.

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Re: Carpet kit
« Reply #10 on: July 26, 2017, 05:43:53 PM »
I've seen some VERY nice carpet work on a Datsun web site that was done with indoor / outdoor carpet. Wear forever too.
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