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Matt P
15-05-2005, 03:33 PM
Ok, stripped whole car out and only got cage and buckets, as i will be using it regularly i want a carpet, thin and hardwearing in red like the s1 but that will cover the whole floor right up to the boot...

ANy ideas? Am i gonna have to go to these interior specialists? Or just rally prep place? ANy help much appreciated lads and lassess.. worthy

Matthew H
15-05-2005, 03:40 PM
Big girl what do you want a carpet for lol , go to an audio shop and get some acoustic carpet they use for stereo installs. With it being thin you can mould it round everything and glue it down.

Matt P
15-05-2005, 03:50 PM
Got a bird to think about as well mate.. and them long motorway drives, will be a bit of an arse.. audio carpet? Will that shape aroun the footwells etc..? And stick down with what? Something turbo permanent?

philgs2
15-05-2005, 03:54 PM
just put some carpet mats in mate! thats what i did in my stripped and caged 205 rallye

Matt P
15-05-2005, 04:19 PM
What at the front or loads of em? And tape em together? :o

philgs2
15-05-2005, 04:25 PM
just at the front! my feet used to get really cold with just bare metal!

Matt P
15-05-2005, 04:31 PM
Haha!! Mate i don't know wot to do about your manifold? Could try and get it to fcs or mite just drop it off on thurs nite, preston aint far from blackpool is it? Mite get you to meet me at a junction or something?? That k?

philgs2
15-05-2005, 05:01 PM
when u pickin your car up? i can meet u at the garage if you want?

G-sport
15-05-2005, 05:50 PM
if your wanting the carpet to absorb some sound the audio carpet wont do the job as it is designed to stop as little sound as possible,

imo if your caging up a car and going rally slag go full hog and dont worry about the discomfort tongue out

all or nothing the american way

Matt P
15-05-2005, 06:09 PM
Not arsed about sound, just want a red carpet all the way thru.. thats all.. rather than a rusty or even newly painted floor, just personal view!! :D

dynofiend
16-05-2005, 12:35 AM
i would be tempted to leave in the original red carpet and then use either more red carpet to cover the boot, or even grey or black, it will look fine that way i think.

Miggy
16-05-2005, 09:22 AM
Get some shag pile in that bad boy very happy you won't hear the missus complaining then mwahahaha :p

Matt P
16-05-2005, 05:26 PM
HAHAHA!! very happy

Matt P
18-05-2005, 04:31 PM
Right, i have decided to ask a company to copy the red rallye carpet with that plastic underneath etc to make it hardwearing.. the idea will be for them to make a mould of the back of the car which should be easy.. suppose i could just supply them with that and then, get a copy but the full length made..

Anyone got any contacts or ideas? Am willing to travel.. thanks for advice, but am gonna be different and go the whole way, think it will look really good if done properly!! Will have to tell em about seat mountings as they are welded and also roll cage.. :D

Looks like this at the moment without cage.. just stripped..

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v245/Prazza/28Jan002.jpg

swallet
19-05-2005, 08:27 AM
Have you taken it to a weighbridge yet?

Matt P
19-05-2005, 11:36 AM
Nope how come?

Tom J
21-05-2005, 04:49 PM
I doubt there's much left to weigh!

Mine's in much the same state at the moment, spent most of yesterday afternoon with a bucket balanced on bits of wood and bricks trying to find the optimum driving position - the back of the seat is less than an inch away from the raised bit of the chassis where the rear seat used to reside!

Can anyone tell me how well my carpet will fit back in with the soundproofing removed? I would rather keep my red carpet too, but I've had to cut away most of the soundproofing material A) Because it was soaking wet (I'm thinking a leak somewhere at the front of the floorpan, does that hole where you access the front suspension bolts leak? and B) Because I need all the space I can get for my size 15 feet.

It just struck me that with the soundproofing gone the carpet may no longer be the perfect shape to fit round the floorpan as it is.

Any thoughts guys?