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WTB: Original Carpet Piece for 74- 76 2002 Trunk

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On July 19, 2016 at 4:58 PM, MikeG said:

Anybody have the Original Carpet Piece for Rear Trunk area for 74 or later 2002 in Black/Grey color? Please PM me with what you might have.

                                             Thanks

 

Mike,

 

There was no original carpet in the trunk of an '02.  None, not even as a dealer accessory.  The two trunk boards were wrapped in gray vinyl and the area between the two wheel wells was covered with a thick gray vinyl often referred to as "elephant skin."  Two narrow side pieces of elephant skin flanked this central area and hid the fuel line.

 

A gray vinyl trunk mat was a dealer accessory but these are rare as hen's teeth.  I have a duplicate copy, custom-fitted to my '76's trunk, of an original mat that I used for years but which turned brittle as stone.

 

Aftermarket suppliers are a different story: everyone did, and a few still do, make trunk carpets.  I'd bet that forum user Esty makes super dooper trunk floor carpets.

 

Regards,

 

Steve

 

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Thanks Steve

       My 1975 2002 Turbo had one.Pretty sure it was an original.I guess maybe it was an option,like you said.I am helping a friend who is the Original owner of a 74 2002.Car got rear ended and she had it fixed.She swears there was one in the car, but Body Shop misplaced it.If I can't find an Original in Charcoal I will probably have Esty make her one.Anybody have a 2002 that came with Factory Trunk Mat? My CS Coupe has One that came on the car new for sure.it matches interior Carpet

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19 hours ago, MikeG said:

Thanks Steve

       My 1975 2002 Turbo had one.Pretty sure it was an original.I guess maybe it was an option,like you said.I am helping a friend who is the Original owner of a 74 2002.Car got rear ended and she had it fixed.She swears there was one in the car, but Body Shop misplaced it.If I can't find an Original in Charcoal I will probably have Esty make her one.Anybody have a 2002 that came with Factory Trunk Mat? My CS Coupe has One that came on the car new for sure.it matches interior Carpet

 

Mike,

 

I honestly don't know about the turbo, with its bi-level trunk, and perhaps it had its own set of dealer accessories.

 

Below, in the first photo, is the vinyl trunk mat listing from a ca. 1972 U.S. accessories brochure.  In the second photo is the mat I purchased at my local dealer in 1973.  By 2011, however, it had dried up and crumbled to dust.  The mat was simply thick, almost greasy-feeling, gray vinyl with a 1/4" foam rubber backing and cheap edging.  Items sank into the mat and hence didn't slip around -- well, as much.

 

The trunk mat, however, was never up-dated to fit U.S. square taillight cars (narrower trunk due to crash reinforcements), and by 1976, when I tried to buy a fresh mat for my fresh car, the trunk mat -- which had been available at least as early as '67 -- was already NLA.

 

And, of course, you're absolutely correct about the big coupes: they had trunk carpets.  But they were in a very different price range!

 

Regards,

 

Steve

 

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       Steve

        Thanks for posting that.There is a 02 Turbo on Ebay that has a picture of Trunk.It has the Mat I had in my Turbo and have seen it in Many Turbos.Here is a link to the car with picture of Trunk

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/BMW-2002-Turbo-Sedan-2-Door-/222188723180?forcerrptr=true&hash=item33bb7adbec:g:PZMAAOSwaB5XiaDa&item=222188723180

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10 hours ago, MikeG said:

       Steve

        Thanks for posting that.There is a 02 Turbo on Ebay that has a picture of Trunk.It has the Mat I had in my Turbo and have seen it in Many Turbos.Here is a link to the car with picture of Trunk

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/BMW-2002-Turbo-Sedan-2-Door-/222188723180?forcerrptr=true&hash=item33bb7adbec:g:PZMAAOSwaB5XiaDa&item=222188723180

 

Thanks, Mike,

 

And the carpet even has a nice...patina!  So maybe a turbo-only accessory or option.

 

Best regards,

 

Steve

 

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Decades ago my company's office was re-carpeted.  The color was a good match for the '02 interior and I was able to salvage a scrap piece that was big enough to do my trunk and the rear parcel shelf behind the rear seat.  It is sort of an industrial-strength carpet and not suitable for a home.  Perhaps you could find an outlet or a remodeling business with leftover pieces.

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