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Install Carpet Kit?
« on: January 16, 2012, 07:38:12 AM »
Has anyone installed a carpet kit in their Pinto?  I have one to install and need tips and suggestions.  Thanks jt

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Re: Install Carpet Kit?
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2012, 11:29:12 AM »
I did it with out any surprises. My carpet supplier did not give an extra inch of material. Every few months I have to pull the threshold metals and tuck the carpet again at the doors. If I had just an extra half inch of material I don't believe I would have any trouble.
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Re: Install Carpet Kit?
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2012, 12:19:26 PM »
1) remove front and rear seats from car

2) remove coin tray and mount bracket, shifter handle and emergency brake boot

3) remove door sill plates

4) remove rear cargo side panels

now you are ready to install carpet

5) lay carpet out on flat surface in warm environment for a day or 2 to help remove folds and wrinkles

now would be a good time to cleanup any rust issues with floor and clean it up

6) lay new carpet in car, the warmer the environment the better, the warmer it is the better it will mold to floor shape

Recommend = cut nothing until you are sure, take your time and I would recommend you not cut the carpet by the door sill plates until you have reinstalled the front seats.
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