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Old 09-06-2010, 11:29 AM
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Wool-pile Mercedes type carpet and forming it in general

Im taking the interior in my 02 Camaro SS upscale . I have the outlets and abilities to handle everything I want to do except the carpet . The cherry on top of the entire project, would be to get away from the nylon cut-pile type carpet typical in american late model cars. Even the more plush upscale marketed versions of the nylon cutpile, which I can get premolded for the Camaro, just doesnt hold a candle to how good the wool-pile(some call it velour) carpet seen most commonly in Mercedes, Porsche and BMW vehicles. I see this type of carpet Im referring to used alot in hot rod and classic car resto's, so just curious if anyone here can clue me in with outlets to get it . Is there any company that has the abiltiy to mold this type of carpet to 93-02 Camaro floor pan ? Ive drawn blanks there and cant find anything other than nylon cutpile options. I think ultimately the answer to that question is gonna be no. So the next avenue to explore, is ....where can you buy this type of carpet in bulk ? Are there any really good tutorials on how to form carpet to the floorpan of a car ? Is that even possible at a hobbyist level, without the molds that are typically used to form carpet . Im not a newb with interior fabbing, I have never messed with carpet though . Any direction would be greatly appreciated .

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Yes, you can buy high end carpet like that in bulk , but you'd never be able to mold it like original. You'd have to cut it and form it over any humps and bumps in small sections and then bind the edges of the carpet sections that butt up next to the areas like the transmission tunnel. Get ahold of a place like Krist Kustoms www.kristkustoms.com who does stuff like that all the time for sources for the carpet.
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Thanks alot Dan . Those guys are about and hour from me . Amazing whats in your backyard that you know about .
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