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Old 01-30-2008, 08:48 AM
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What type of carpet would be close to factory

car 70 cougar 2 door coupe h/t front bucket seats rear bench auto 3spd blue carpet warn out. What do i ask for when they ask for type ... loom's and such all i know is its blue and a 2 piece ( front half , back half ) unless there's an up grade here i should do , ill just keep it factory. what should i ask for other then the factory blue molded 2 piece carpet?

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The proper name for the type of carpet weave that came stock on a 70 Cougar is "level loop".

As the name implies. it is a bunch of loops. A better choice would be "cut pile", if they offer such a thing for your car.

Loop type carpet catches and holds the dirt and debris under the loop, while a cut pile will allow much of the dirt to get vacuumed out.

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Mikey is exactly right. Your car came with nylon level loop carpeting. Cut pile carpet is basically just level loop with the tops of the loops cut off. Because the ends are cut off, it feels softer and looks more luxurious, but level loop is more durable than cut pile and the loops actually prevent dirt from penetrating better than cut pile. The picture shows level loop on the right, and cut pile on the left. What you want is a carpet set molded for your particular car, and there are all kinds of places to order it on the internet. One good place is Auto Custom Carpets: www.accmats.com
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I called hotrods&classics and they said they have molded carpet loom type ( they have to get back to me on the cutpile) and will be somewhere under $200.00 cnd. does this sound like a reasonable price? thanks guys!

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The level loop carpet for your car at Auto Custom Carpets is $169.00, so yes, anything under $200 for molded carpets ready to install in your car would be good.
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