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 Post subject: Recarpet w/ pics
PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2012 2:15 pm 
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The old cardboard had disintegrated, so I recarpeted using 3M spray and that wood/carboard stuff that's really light yet relatively strong. I made a template using cardboard, then cut it with a jigsaw and used 3M spray to adhere some indoor/outdoor carpet to it. I used flat head screws to secure it to the back seats. Turned out great, was cheap, and only took an hour or so.

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Also rattle canned the wheels satin black, since the stock hubcaps were falling apart:
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 Post subject: Re: Recarpet w/ pics
PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2012 6:00 pm 
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Looks great. Nice work. That's a pretty cool little car.


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 Post subject: Re: Recarpet w/ pics
PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2012 7:12 pm 
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Looks great. Nice work. That's a pretty cool little car.

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 Post subject: Re: Recarpet w/ pics
PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2012 9:52 pm 
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Thanks, I'm happy with it :D

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 Post subject: Re: Recarpet w/ pics
PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2012 11:19 pm 
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looking good... Top notch ......ok here come the half empty glass question.!
so cali.? glued carpet + hot days = high maintanace?.................just asking....jv&s
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 Post subject: Re: Recarpet w/ pics
PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2012 11:35 am 
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Hahaha, no I don't think it'll be an issue :D

The 3M stuff dries hard, and as long as the right amount of tack (on both surfaces) has built up before the the surfaces are bonded, it works well.If I need to, I can always put a few short staples in on the backside, but I've used the 3M before on speaker boxes, and never had an issue.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2012 3:04 pm 
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I'm sure it'll be fine. Its not really glue, its contact cement in an aerosol can. As long as you do it properly it'll be pretty permanent. Spray booth sides and wait til its tacky before putting the two pieces together. Not the type of stuff that will melt with high temps.


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looks very well done based on those pics.

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 Post subject: Re: Recarpet w/ pics
PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2012 10:37 pm 
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Thanks all, not too shabby for a quickie/cheapie.... :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Recarpet w/ pics
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That looks really good. If you are ever in TN I'll let you do mine!


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