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Carpet nightmare!

Post by Chgperformance » Fri Jul 08, 2016 8:14 pm

Bought a set of carpets from classic car carpets.

Firstly, the transmission tunnel carpet has been made wrong, the side pieces for the seat we'll have been sewn on the wrong way round! :evil: that means the step which should go up, in fact goes down :( the boot carpet is fine, as are the floor runners and the backs of the seats.

Secondly, apart from the boot we are struggling to find any that fit decently. The cills sort of fit. They overhang the door aperture, they don't fit the seat belt mounting points properly.


Any idea where these carpet pieces go? Me and Dave Poole have spent ages and we can't seem to match any other pieces with locations. Can't find any that match the centre console, any that fit the appropriate curves and corners in the car :(

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Re: Carpet nightmare!

Post by philhoward » Fri Jul 08, 2016 8:20 pm

Just been through a similar issue with the ones for scimjim's 8Ball... Carpet patterns in the mainstream seem to think a 5 and 5a are the same.


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Re: Carpet nightmare!

Post by scimmy_man » Fri Jul 08, 2016 8:45 pm

The guy that did the carpets for Paul and myself used to include bits for se5 and se5a,
lots of calls saying bits left over,

as the changeover was variable, it was easier to supply both.


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Re: Carpet nightmare!

Post by scimjim » Fri Jul 08, 2016 8:51 pm

I've already complained to them but of course they've never had a problem and could I take lots of photos and explain which bits didn't fit. There were no pieces for the SE5 centre console or under dash and the forward and outer footwells took lots of cutting.

I'm putting together a full complaint but here's a pic I took for the bits that did fit.
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Re: Carpet nightmare!

Post by Chgperformance » Fri Jul 08, 2016 9:18 pm

That's one hell of a lot that don't fit Jim. :(

I found the drivers side runner was shorter than need be, the passenger was better. Which bits fitted ok? I'm tempted to write a large complaint too. Also to the trading standards as they state they are cut to manufacturers standards or whatever it said.



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Re: Carpet nightmare!

Post by Chgperformance » Fri Jul 08, 2016 9:27 pm

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My hand is where the boot area is :( totally back to front :(



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Re: Carpet nightmare!

Post by scimjim » Fri Jul 08, 2016 9:38 pm

That's atrocious!

This is the front of my trans tunnel piece - gearstick hole in the wrong place and at the rear it was too wide.
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And the fully edge bound drivers side front bulkhead needed cutting to bits - the red line on the cardboard is the original shape.
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Most bits that were edge bound didn't need it (or it needed cutting off) and pieces that did need it weren't. The only bits that fitted (or to be more correct, were only slightly out) were the long pieces from the front footwells, under the seats to the rear footwells.


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Re: Carpet nightmare!

Post by rkclodhopper » Sat Jul 09, 2016 8:21 am

I have been considering buying a new carpet set for my SE5a but after seeing this I will be looking elsewhere. Recently Stu sold his SE5a JOAN and in the advert the interior pictures showed lovely deep red carpets. Does anyone know who his supplier was.

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Re: Carpet nightmare!

Post by Chgperformance » Sat Jul 09, 2016 10:09 pm

After a long day, myself and Dave Poole have managed to fit most of the carpet. The tunnel obviously I can't fit as its been made wrong so I've used some slightly different beige carpet for the tunnel as a temp fix. I've emailed them with a decent long complaint. If they won't sort the transmission tunnel, I will be forced to take action against them.

I now have 90% carpeted. I'm struggling to find the right bits for the seat well outer wall in the rear.



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Re: Carpet nightmare!

Post by scimjim » Sat Jul 09, 2016 10:14 pm

Chgperformance wrote:I'm struggling to find the right bits for the seat well outer wall in the rear.
semi-circular bit, top right of my pic (flat face downwards). the front edge is rounded instead of square but if you modify the sill sections slightly you can cover the gap.


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Re: Carpet nightmare!

Post by Joe. » Sat Jul 09, 2016 10:36 pm

This diagram was a big help when fitting Joe's Coverdale Carpet Set to the GTE:
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Think I got it from somewhere on here originally so credit to the original poster.

The Coverdale set was fairly accurate with only a few inches of misplaced edging next to the seatbelt reels. Its worth noting that the front footwell side carpets are all supposed to be glued to the jute insulation and the edges folded over before glueing into the car.

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Re: Carpet nightmare!

Post by scimjim » Sat Jul 09, 2016 10:43 pm

yes, I put that in the wiki years ago (from Steve C possibly?) - unfortunately the important bits are (a) for a 5a and (b) don't relate to the same shapes to the "classic car carpets" sets, in the most important parts :-)


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Re: Carpet nightmare!

Post by DarrylWebb » Thu Jul 14, 2016 6:37 pm

I know it's too late for the OP, but I bought carpet off the roll from Coverdale, so I could make the pieces to my own shape.

6 metres carpet, 6 metres green felt, P&P came to £185. I seem to remember this was way better value than a pre-cut carpet set. Sorry to rub salt in the wound, but hopefully it helps someone else.


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Re: Carpet nightmare!

Post by scimjim » Thu Jul 14, 2016 6:46 pm

cheaper - not necessarily better value.

If you set out to make your own carpet from a roll, you know where you stand.

If you pay the extra to have some nice bound edges in the right place and pre-cut sections that just need trimming, that's what you should get.


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Re: Carpet nightmare!

Post by Lukeyboy46 » Mon Nov 07, 2016 6:34 am

Have been fitting a kit from QRG into an Se5a, same as these kits here I think, just awful.

The last pic in James' first post, any idea what it's supposed to be!?

The rear seat side panels are stupidly too small...

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I had to cut the transmission piece quite heavily it was so long, masked the cut with a nice fold.

Anyone know the colour of the carpet and if it's available from martrim?


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