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Floor carpets
« on: October 07, 2011, 12:00:33 AM »
 Has anyone used regular carpet in their pinto for the front floors? Im running thin in the pocket after buying all the other things I need,and wondered if at least temporarily, I could get away with this. And how to do it.

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Re: Floor carpets
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2011, 07:20:02 AM »
Has anyone used regular carpet in their pinto for the front floors?

Tony, I have 2 cars with regular carpet... IMO = it suxs! doesn't fit right and looks terrible. If your old carpet is in OK shape but faded... carpet in a can works great!

carpet in can = cheap spray paint

I have used this method once and was surprised how it turned out
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Re: Floor carpets
« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2011, 12:07:34 PM »
 No they are useless beyond stating.

 About this carpet in a can,will it actually change the color say if I had a light brownish carpet I could spray it and change it to Red?

 I think since you say it wont look good,I might just get two strips to lay over the area being repaired in the floor,and not buy a whole big piece. Not spend as much now and try to get the molded one from ebay later. How much is the carpet in a can?

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Re: Floor carpets
« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2011, 12:11:31 PM »
Ritt dye works wonders as well. Mix it with half as much water as directed & apply it to the carpet with a sponge or rag. It lasts for years.
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Re: Floor carpets
« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2011, 12:20:03 PM »
carpet in a can is a "funny" way of saying = cheap spray paint = available at any walmart, kmart, etc

is best used to fix faded carpet, not the best for changing color. Although going from a light tan to red "may" work?
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Re: Floor carpets
« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2011, 06:29:28 PM »
Try to get a good used carpet from a Mustang etc and cut to fit.....It might work...I'm going just save some money and get the good stuff. ACC etc for about $170.00.

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Re: Floor carpets
« Reply #6 on: October 08, 2011, 12:32:20 AM »
I get carpet from stock interiors. They have an ebay store as well and it's about $135.00 with free shipping and fits great, well worth the money, even has the foot pad under the pedals.

I do use regular carpeting in my 73 station wagon, but only in the cargo area since it's not reproduced that I know of. So far so good, even though it doesn't match the passenger area or the interior color, but it is a brownish color. I am in the process of making a vinyl cargo cover that will go from the back of the rear seat to the tail gate to cover up the rear area and still look somewhat like a "Pinto option" thing, even though it wasn't.
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Re: Floor carpets
« Reply #7 on: October 08, 2011, 10:57:54 AM »
id agree with trying to find a mustang or similar and use that if your funds are low will have the hump in carpet and wont look like you are trying to glue five different things together..
 
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Re: Floor carpets
« Reply #8 on: October 08, 2011, 01:16:04 PM »
@Dave. Is that stock interiors carpet one or two piece in the passenger area?
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Re: Floor carpets
« Reply #9 on: October 08, 2011, 01:19:40 PM »
It is a one piece molded carpet for both my 73 and 78.
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Re: Floor carpets
« Reply #10 on: October 09, 2011, 09:23:02 AM »
Kinda ashamed to say this,But the black carpet in my 80 turbo car is from Lowes. Its outdoor carpet. Think I got about $40 in it plus $12 for outdoor carpet glue.
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Re: Floor carpets
« Reply #11 on: October 09, 2011, 11:28:38 AM »
Hey, it works right? Probably looks better than what was there before to!
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Re: Floor carpets
« Reply #12 on: October 09, 2011, 03:33:46 PM »
The black carpet in my '80 is perfect but sunfaded so it will get the Ritt dye treatment once I pull it to patch the 2 holes on my floor. My hatch carpet is a bit ratty on the one edge though.
 
Has anyone found a supplier for the hatch carpet?
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Re: Floor carpets
« Reply #13 on: November 04, 2011, 12:17:06 AM »
i had faded yellow shag in my pangra when i bought it .... god it was horrible

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Re: Floor carpets
« Reply #14 on: November 07, 2011, 12:50:24 PM »
J C Whitney has some for about 130.00 starting ; Allthough you get what you pay for I will say mine was well worth it,looks good, like new.