When you install the carpet it helps to leave it a bit long where the sill pates go. make sure the sill plate screws go through the carpet. This helps hold the carpet in place.Well after lots of fighting it, heating it to mold it to a new shape and a fair amount of grumbling to myself.....The carpet is in. It is not perfect, but it is not to bad, all things considered. I still have to anchor the front seat belts and put in the sill plates. So once I get that done I'll post a picture or two.
When and IF I ever find the proper carpet kit I will swap it into the car, but this will have to do for now.
Thanks. One thing I was surprised to find out was that even though all the rest of the interior is black, it originally had Blue carpet.Nice Find. Floors look pretty good. I certainly don't want to volunteer to do floorpans in my cars in place of driving them sooner but if they have to be done I welcome the challenge.
This carpet is temporary. I hope to find one that fits better than this one does, I plan on doing a new sound deadener then. I should have my shop in by some time this summer, I plan on doing much more to it then. Right now my objective is to make a good daily driver out of it. I have just a few more small things to do to it, (tires, wheels, new A.C. compressor, interior trim and exterior body trim) and that will be it for a while.You're moving too fast, you're missing out on potential improvements.
Before the carpet went back in would have been a good time to add improved sound deadener on the floor.
Dyna-Mat, Fat-Mat, Lizard Skin, etc.
Looks solid so far.