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I wish Esty was my neighbor!

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Some us can install carpet (the hump) as easily as making toast. Yet there are those of us that make Forrest Gump look like an engineer.

I have ac with two hoses in the tranny tunnel so that may be part of my challenge. The carpet is good quality so I have that to run with. I did use jute. The accelerator pedal arm gets catch in the carpet so I'm thinking of extra dynamat in that area and no jute.

For now I am going to take a break from it and catch up on my other projects.

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jute under and around the pedals will cause quite a bit of bulk as you're discovering....i never use anything thicker than stuff like fat mat or other similar products

also if you'll let the carpet warm up it will get very pliable and easier to shape over the tunnel...you'll have to figure out the best approach for the a/c plumbing

some do make it look very easy...the trick is just having patience

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and having me for a neighbor would only frustrate you...i would constantly be borrowing stuff...sugar, butter...3m spray adhesive, oil...i live in seclusion to save others from me

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You'd want to be careful, also. I hear her hubby has a 10 Ga. double-barreled shotgun. ;-)

Bob Napier

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LOL! Hello Esty.

You can borrow. I actually have fresh POR 15

You hit it on the head. " ...the trick is just having patience "

Yeah, some of the jute has to come out. The carpet really does look good. The ac is a little pain in the ass. I made some cuts that I need to fix. Do I use a carpet tape or duct tape.

This site is a great help http://carpet-install.blogspot.com/

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You'd want to be careful, also. I hear her hubby has a 10 Ga. double-barreled shotgun. ;-)

Bob Napier

Hey Bob! It might be worth it!

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Thanks Marshal. I did I site search but must have missed this link.

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Chalk up another successful carpet installation to one of Esty’s great carpet sets.  #405 is a great match for Fjord Metallic and a blue interior. 

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Yup, great product.

If I had it to do all over again, I'd do it when it was hot out and I could lay the carpet on the blacktop to heat up.

Still, it came out great.

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The first 2 photos Etsy posted are of my old 72 I sent to her several years ago. It wasn’t easy getting the carpet to form around the tunnel. My secret was 3M spray adhesive working small areas at a time with a whole bunch of thumb tact’s to pin the carpet to the tunnel board until the glue dried. 

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3 minutes ago, 72pdx02 said:

The first 2 photos Etsy posted are of my old 72 I sent to her several years ago. It wasn’t easy getting the carpet to form around the tunnel. My secret was 3M spray adhesive working small areas at a time with a whole bunch of thumb tact’s to pin the carpet to the tunnel board until the glue dried. 

I welded a round shift boot ring to the tunnel also for a early look. I never really liked a long console. 

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Ken...again, you did a great job...i've had this inner debate for years about the hardest part of installing the carpet sets, the center section...what i'm going to start doing is making that section in 2 pieces, split at the console just in front of the shifter...here's a picture of a set like that in a car zzz.thumb.jpg.2bb35406c53d5adb60b835507b357f11.jpg

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Looks very nice, and no doubt easier.  But we simply heeded your admonition above — patience above all.  And as another poster recommended, did it in stages from back to front.  We stopped occasionally to regroup and plan next steps, especially the radial cuts around the edges that enable you to keep flattening as you move.  Good German carpet shears made quick work of each cut.  We did this in 4 indistinct sections, feeling our way along the tunnel and always pressing forward and down the sides as we laid the rug.  Four hands are better than two, and push tools and chamfered wood blocks also good for pressing and tucking.  Used 3M 8090 “Industrial” adhesive, and recommend it.  

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