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Old 07-04-2010, 11:01 AM
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I bought a carpet for my 54 Ford from Stock Interiors, their applications started at 1955, but they said it's the same. The carpet fits pretty good everywhere but the front section of the tunnel, it's baggy. Is there anything, like maybe very dense foam rubber or some kind of padding that could be put over the tunnel to take up the space and snug it up a little? As it is, it can be smoothed over here and there, but it would have to be glued to stay that way and I'd still be left with a baggy area in another spot. Is the tunnel on the 55 Ford bigger? Thanks, Joe

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Yes, you can put more padding under the carpet just in the tunnel area if that's what it needs. You can use any carpet padding you like. You could also cut the tunnel area out, trim it to fit, and bind the edges of the carpet that butt up to the tunnel. You could also get a carpet layer to cut the carpet apart, trim the tunnel area down and then glue the carpet back together with carpet seaming tape.

What model car do you have? I'm pretty sure Stock sells carpet from Auto Custom Carpets, and they list carpet for 1954 Fords on their web site. CLICK HERE

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baggy carpet

Dan, thanks for the reply. I paid way less for my carpet than the sets from ACC. Maybe I got what I paid for. I'll try putting some kind of padding over the tunnel till I get it to where it's reasonably snug. I saw what I believe to be the same carpet in a 56 Ford and it fit much better than mine, couldn't find the owner though. Incidentally, mine is a Mainline model. I'll let you know how I make out, to me the hump is like the focal point when you're looking at the carpeting. Thanks Joe
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