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asm69

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Interior restoration
« on: February 10, 2016, 12:25:59 AM »
Who makes the best interior floor carpet and standard front door panels for a restoration. Early built (Oct 1968) 1969 Z28 with 711 black interior. I have the original two piece carpet, a little worn, would like to replace. My standard door panels also are original, but the original owner installed speakers in the door panel.

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Re: Interior restoration
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2016, 04:18:11 PM »
In my opinion, YearOne has good carpet and HeartbeatCity has good door panels, if you spring for the top-quality versions. I'm not saying other sources aren't as good, I'm speaking from my experience, I purchased these two items at these businesses
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Re: Interior restoration
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2016, 04:54:29 PM »
I went with ACC after doing a lot of research. I didnít have to trim the sides. They fit perfectly from the get go. Of course you need to trim a few spots like by the kick panels though. Check out RockAuto.com. They were the best price. John ($vegas69) over on Camaros.net had a code for something like $20 off too.
Hereís a couple shots of mine:






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Re: Interior restoration
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2016, 04:57:57 PM »
Who makes the best interior floor carpet and standard front door panels for a restoration. Early built (Oct 1968) 1969 Z28 with 711 black interior. I have the original two piece carpet, a little worn, would like to replace. My standard door panels also are original, but the original owner installed speakers in the door panel.

Thanks.
Have your original door panes re-done by Al Knoch Interiors. They will re-use the metal part which will enhance fit. Year One only sells carpet made by someone else as does Heartbeat who sells PUK door panels I believe. I only bring that up as your asking who makes the best and neither of them make those products.  Agree ACC is the route to go but buy the heavy version (yes they have a second type) and it has more backing and lays out nicer. I have ACC in our 68Z restoration....
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Re: Interior restoration
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2016, 05:01:07 PM »
That carpet looks nice Dave. I don't know why I don't think to ask these same questions. I've ordered my new carpet from Rick's and I hope I'm not disappointed.

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Re: Interior restoration
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2016, 05:20:35 PM »
Agree ACC is the route to go but buy the heavy version (yes they have a second type) and it has more backing and lays out nicer. I have ACC in our 68Z restoration....
I heard the same thing after ordering mine. I went without the mass backing because I was going with sound deadener. My understanding is that wouldn't matter and you should still get the mass backing. Luckily I'm still happy with mine...

That carpet looks nice Dave. I don't know why I don't think to ask these same questions. I've ordered my new carpet from Rick's and I hope I'm not disappointed.
Thanks a lot. Rick's is just a re-seller like the rest of them. Do you know what brand they're sending you?
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Re: Interior restoration
« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2016, 05:50:06 PM »
That carpet looks nice Dave. I don't know why I don't think to ask these same questions. I've ordered my new carpet from Rick's and I hope I'm not disappointed.
Thanks a lot. Rick's is just a re-seller like the rest of them. Do you know what brand they're sending you?
Company is trimparts in Lebanon Oh. I just opened the box.

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Re: Interior restoration
« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2016, 07:43:16 PM »
That carpet looks nice Dave. I don't know why I don't think to ask these same questions. I've ordered my new carpet from Rick's and I hope I'm not disappointed.
Thanks a lot. Rick's is just a re-seller like the rest of them. Do you know what brand they're sending you?
Company is trimparts in Lebanon Oh. I just opened the box.
Here's the thread I was talking about. Lots of good info...
http://www.camaros.net/forums/showthread.php?t=358169&highlight=carpet
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Re: Interior restoration
« Reply #8 on: February 10, 2016, 10:59:54 PM »
My ACC carpet should be here tomorrow. I also ordered it from Rockauto.com for 166 +15 for shipping.. I did get the Mass backing. It was a no brainer. I think we are all at the same place on our restos :)

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Re: Interior restoration
« Reply #9 on: February 11, 2016, 06:42:11 AM »
Was looking at my carpet and I noticed that the sound deadening was fibrous and light brown in color.
Also noticed the the front carpet had a rectangular cutout where the floor console mounts to the floor.
Does anyone have a similar finding with their front floor carpet?

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Re: Interior restoration
« Reply #10 on: February 11, 2016, 12:51:00 PM »
Was looking at my carpet and I noticed that the sound deadening was fibrous and light brown in color.
Also noticed the the front carpet had a rectangular cutout where the floor console mounts to the floor.
Does anyone have a similar finding with their front floor carpet?
Is this your original one or one you bought? If it's your original one then yes you should have a cut out. You have to cut the hole yourself on a/m. Make sure you use a pick to find the seat belt bolt holes etc and a soldering iron to punch the hole. Be real careful on cutting out the shifter hole and singe it when you're done. You'll need a cut out for the front console mount bracket also. That should be mounted directly to the floor.
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Re: Interior restoration
« Reply #11 on: February 11, 2016, 04:48:49 PM »
Yes, it is my original floor carpet. As I said, the sound deadener is attached to the bottom side of the carpet and appears fibrous. I also have what appears to be the original floor mats.

When ordering new carpet should I get the Mass backing? Is the standard sound deadener good enough?
 
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Re: Interior restoration
« Reply #12 on: February 11, 2016, 04:55:23 PM »
Yes, it is my original floor carpet. As I said, the sound deadener is attached to the bottom side of the carpet and appears fibrous. I also have what appears to be the original floor mats.

When ordering new carpet should I get the Mass backing? Is the standard sound deadener good enough?
 
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Yes. You should get the mass backing according to what others have said. I did not. Take a look at the link I posted above. It'll probably answer a lot of questions you didn't know you had. Sound deadener isn't a one liner answer other than it was good enough in '69. It all depends on your needs. If you do a quick search on it, you'll find all kinds of information. If you have a specific question after that, post it up and I'm sure someone will be happy to answer.
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Re: Interior restoration
« Reply #13 on: February 11, 2016, 05:38:23 PM »
Was looking at my carpet and I noticed that the sound deadening was fibrous and light brown in color.
Also noticed the the front carpet had a rectangular cutout where the floor console mounts to the floor.
Does anyone have a similar finding with their front floor carpet?

I removed/replaced my original '69 Camaro carpet about 14-15 yrs ago, and that is what I remember.. a heavy 'brown colored'  insulation material between the carpet and the floor.  I think there are some detailed threads here (or maybe on TC?) with photos.. but it sounds like your carpet/floor insulation was the factory stuff.. :)
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Re: Interior restoration
« Reply #14 on: February 12, 2016, 07:19:05 PM »
Wanted to post pictures of original carpet, carpet backing and carpet mats. (1 of 2)