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Hi, I am working on my 62 nova wagon and need to order some carpet. My floor was rusted out so I just made my own using 16 GA metal. It is now flat on both sides of the trans tunnel so a molded carpet is not going to work.

Any suggestion on what type of carpet to get? I will probably go with some sort of cutpile. Will I be able to install it in one piece, will it mold over the trans tunnel? I have a steamer. I was looking at yourautotrim and saw some superflex ozite carpet, but I think I saw on here not to use it? How about their camsal brand 9400 series?

Or will I have to sew listing on and do it in peices. If I have to do this how do I go about it? Do you just overlap pieces?


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You can use any carpet you like, but cars have traditionally used loop carpet which works better than cut pile. In general, if the tunnel is relatively high, you will need to cover that first. Then you lay down one big piece of carpet that covers the two foot wells and the area behind the tunnel to the middle of where the seat or seats are mounted, cut out around the tunnel and bind the edges of the remaining carpet that butts up to the tunnel.

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