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Runabout rear hatch carpet being made?
« on: October 18, 2011, 04:45:48 PM »
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I'm waiting on some more answers about molding around the spare, color choices & the clip that attaches to the seat panel but I did find out that it will be a carpet not a rubber mat. I'll post when I get the answers.
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Re: Runabout rear hatch carpet being made?
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2011, 09:19:18 PM »
just posting here so that It will pop up when you update
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Re: Runabout rear hatch carpet being made?
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2011, 05:05:08 PM »
Still waiting to hear from them. Depending on the answers I'll buy one & review it. This is the only part of my '80 interior that isn't perfect so  I really want one of these.
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Re: Runabout rear hatch carpet being made?
« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2011, 02:03:15 PM »
I bought one for my 80 ESS. Not sure if it was this exact one. Got it in black to match the rest of the interior. Very nice product. Has the plastic clip-thing that attatches to the metal folding portion on the back seat.

Unfortunately, it was not molded to have a bump where the spare tire is. I pulled mine out since it was the wrong size, and wrong bolt pattern. Put an amp for the radio in that portion, then put a piece of plywood over it, and then the flat carpet. Looks really nice now.

For some reason, mine is roughly 4 inches too long. I'm not sure if it is supposed to tuck inside of the rear plastic molding or what. I just folded it 90 degrees up and it rests on the plastic molding. nobody notices and it doesnt look bad unless you are being really picky.

I can take some pics tonight if you would like to see.
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Re: Runabout rear hatch carpet being made?
« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2011, 02:09:47 PM »
Sounds like your carpet is for a station wagon, which does not have a raised spare tire well, and is longer in the back than the hatch is. Now us station wagon people are interested, where did you get it?! :)
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Re: Runabout rear hatch carpet being made?
« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2011, 09:17:58 PM »
I'll have to ask my dad tomorrow, he was the one who found it. I could have sworn he got it from someone on ebay, but I think he called and spoke with them and ordered it over the phone. I'll take some pics tomorrow when I get out of work, and I will ask him what the story is on it.
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Re: Runabout rear hatch carpet being made?
« Reply #6 on: October 21, 2011, 12:01:30 PM »
I re-sent my questions, I have the money ready to Paypal this just as soon as I get my answers.
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Re: Runabout rear hatch carpet being made?
« Reply #7 on: October 21, 2011, 08:04:40 PM »
I finally got a reply. Here it is right out of my email.
 
"Our trunk mat is not molded, but sewn. Our reproduction trunk mat has two extra layers of jute that will go around the spare tire so that the trunk mat lays flat and there is no bulge. No sewing is needed. As for the clip, a piece of abs plastic is sewn to the back of the carpet along the edge that reaches the folding seat. This is the part that will fit to the folding rear seat and seems to be exactly like the 'clip' you are looking for.

If you choose to order this trunk mat I would like to guarantee satisfaction. Please keep in mind this is a replacement reproduction mat and may not be Exactly like the original.
We have very positive customer feed back on our reproduction items and I encourage you to check some of those comments out.

Thanks for your interest,
Erin"

It sounds like there will be 1 1/2" of padding around the spare so this sits flat. Thats a cool idea but if your hatch seal leaks the jute will hold moisture & rust the floor. I was planning to use a Mustang aluminum 4 bolt mini-spare anyway so I may be able to remove the padding & get this flat anyhow.
 
I think I may just have to pull the trigger & see what I get for my money. I wish they would have answered the color question. I'll have ti try again.
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Re: Runabout rear hatch carpet being made?
« Reply #8 on: October 22, 2011, 12:59:09 AM »
In that case I might just get a hold of SMS auto fabrics and order matching carpet to what my passenger area is, then get some medium tone brown vinyl to sew on around it. I figure if I am making cargo covers for my rear cargo area, I'm sure I can do the carpet up!
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Re: Runabout rear hatch carpet being made?
« Reply #9 on: October 22, 2011, 10:38:36 AM »
My original plan was to get a black vinyl tire cover & cut a Pinto logo out of gold vinyl & have it sewed on then get automotive carpet & trim it to fit including cut a hole for the spare & have border edging sewn on & attach the stock clip at the front.
 
I figure that was gonna run me 200 of better but would look pretty good.
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Re: Runabout rear hatch carpet being made?
« Reply #10 on: October 26, 2011, 10:08:30 AM »
Hey guys, just wanted to drop you a line.

I have been really busy these past couple days, and I just finally found my camera. I will be taking pics of the carpet tonight.
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Re: Runabout rear hatch carpet being made?
« Reply #11 on: October 26, 2011, 10:40:33 AM »
I was planning to use a Mustang aluminum 4 bolt mini-spare anyway so I may be able to remove the padding & get this flat anyhow.
What year Mustangs had them?  Fox bodys?  And do you think the factory jack would fit under it?
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Re: Runabout rear hatch carpet being made?
« Reply #12 on: October 26, 2011, 06:00:21 PM »
What year Mustangs had them?  Fox bodys?  And do you think the factory jack would fit under it?

This is what you want. I picked up 2 of them(1 rim & the other with a nice 165R15 tire on it) for $50 on craigslist. The jack should fit fine.
 
http://www.ebay.com/itm/79-93-Ford-Mustang-GT-Capri-RS-4-lug-Factory-Aluminum-Spare-Wheel-Tire-/370552715670?hash=item5646a9b996&item=370552715670&pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&vxp=mtr
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Re: Runabout rear hatch carpet being made?
« Reply #13 on: October 26, 2011, 06:24:51 PM »
Okay, got some pics for you guys.

I talked to my dad, and he said he remembers calling to order it, and speaking to them over the phone. I am almost certain that he found the place on Ebay though, so I do not know who the exact vendor or company was.

I took these pics for you guys as requested. It is flat, and you can see in the back where it folds up cause it's too long. The package came with both pieces of carpet, the one for the back of the rear seat, and the one for the back of the hatch area.

I also took a pic of the clip that holds it to the metal backing of the seat. it is nice and robust, and holds the carpet there well.









Let me know if there is any other pics or info you guys may need / want.
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Re: Runabout rear hatch carpet being made?
« Reply #14 on: October 26, 2011, 08:56:46 PM »

This is what you want. I picked up 2 of them(1 rim & the other with a nice 165R15 tire on it) for $50 on craigslist. The jack should fit fine.
 
http://www.ebay.com/itm/79-93-Ford-Mustang-GT-Capri-RS-4-lug-Factory-Aluminum-Spare-Wheel-Tire-/370552715670?hash=item5646a9b996&item=370552715670&pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&vxp=mtr
They came in the t-birds too?  I know a turbo one I've been keeping my eye on for the engine swap that might have one then.  What's the diameter of the tire?
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Re: Runabout rear hatch carpet being made?
« Reply #15 on: October 26, 2011, 09:22:25 PM »
They came in the t-birds too?  I know a turbo one I've been keeping my eye on for the engine swap that might have one then.  What's the diameter of the tire?

I read that ebay post where it says it was removed from a 88 turbocoupe. Well im here to say I think hes full of crap! Cause ive owned 3 one 87s and two 88s and none of them came with and aluminum spare they all had the 16" spare that is steel.
The only TC ive seen with the 15 inch aluminum wheels is the 83-86 and supposedly some 90 mustang GTs.
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Re: Runabout rear hatch carpet being made?
« Reply #16 on: October 27, 2011, 05:10:31 AM »
Okay, got some pics for you guys.

I like the look of that with the flat floor. I'm glad I decided to go that route.
 

I read that ebay post where it says it was removed from a 88 turbocoupe. Well im here to say I think hes full of crap! Cause ive owned 3 one 87s and two 88s and none of them came with and aluminum spare they all had the 16" spare that is steel.
The only TC ive seen with the 15 inch aluminum wheels is the 83-86 and supposedly some 90 mustang GTs.

I think it all depended on which wheels came on your car as to whether it came with the aluminum spare. If I think about it I'll snap pix of mine in the trunk well to see how it fits with the 165/80-15 front runner tire. Thats the size I'll be running up front anyhow so it's a perfect spare if it fits the well. If you are running 13's then you may want to opt for the porta-spare tire that comes on them since it's way shorter.
 
BTW, there is no reason you cant run the steel Mustang porta-spare if you can't find an aluminum one. The only difference is maybe 8 pounds & it isn't as pretty. Either one will flatten the hatch floor if you wanna go with flat carpet back there.
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Re: Runabout rear hatch carpet being made?
« Reply #17 on: October 27, 2011, 12:12:47 PM »
I think it all depended on which wheels came on your car as to whether it came with the aluminum spare. 

Yah but as I was stating that ebay listing said its from and 88 turbocoupe not just a normal thunderbird. An well 87-88 thunderbird didnt have wheel options they only came with one kind of wheels which was 16 inch snowflakes and they all had a 16 inch steel spare. Thats why I said I think that guys full of crap. So if your gunna go look through wrecking yards for these spare dont look through 87-88 thunderbirds it will be a waste of time they dont have them.
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Re: Runabout rear hatch carpet being made?
« Reply #18 on: October 27, 2011, 09:32:38 PM »

Yah but as I was stating that ebay listing said its from and 88 turbocoupe not just a normal thunderbird. An well 87-88 thunderbird didnt have wheel options they only came with one kind of wheels which was 16 inch snowflakes and they all had a 16 inch steel spare. Thats why I said I think that guys full of crap. So if your gunna go look through wrecking yards for these spare dont look through 87-88 thunderbirds it will be a waste of time they dont have them.

I see what you meant now. I heard TurboCoupe from quite a few people so I assumed they had them. I know Mustangs for sure were outfitted with them based on wheel options & all Cobra's had one but I'm no expert.
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