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LM Carpet Question
Posted by: 19sixty5 ()
Date: September 07, 2022 11:36AM

Does anyone know what color molded carpet from Clarks is the closest to the original color? I have a 66 Marina Blue convert, with the bright metallic blue interior. Clark's has a number of colors, available just thought I would get it back to as close to original as I can. The current carpet isn't original.

Thanks!

65 Crown Conversion Hardtop
66 Monza LA Built 140/4 AC Convertible
65 GTO Convertible
70 El Camino SS396
Huntsville, AL

Re: LM Carpet Question
Posted by: jjohnsonjo ()
Date: September 07, 2022 12:03PM

ACC who supplies Clarks has a larger selection of colors if Clarks doesn't have what you want.

J.O.

65 Corsa Turbo Vert
79 Honda XL 500S
69 Honda CL 160 D
2010 BMW F 650 GS
2003 Bounder 36D
2013 KIA Optima SX turbo-AKA ZIPPY (wife,s car)
69 Newport Holiday Sailboat
Baja 150 dune buggy cart
Coleman HS 500 UTV
2016 KIA Sorento SXL Turbo

Bethlehem,Pa


Re: LM Carpet Question
Posted by: 19sixty5 ()
Date: September 07, 2022 02:08PM

ACC has about the same color selection, I just spoke to them. Their price is $322, Clark's is $219! They suggested I purchase through Clark's. Color is of course subjective, but I want to keep this car as close to the OEM color.

65 Crown Conversion Hardtop
66 Monza LA Built 140/4 AC Convertible
65 GTO Convertible
70 El Camino SS396
Huntsville, AL

Re: LM Carpet Question
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: September 07, 2022 11:09PM

Ask Clark's to send you a sample of each blue carpet they sell. They will do that, so you can make an informed decision

Re: LM Carpet Question
Posted by: RobertC ()
Date: September 07, 2022 11:39PM

Is your carpet original?

You could pull it up (or out) and check if there is the original "sticker" describing the carpet color stuck to the bottom of the carpet.

Surprised someone here does not know the correct code for a 66 Marina Blue car?

Assume it is one if the "dark blues"?

Re: LM Carpet Question
Posted by: 19sixty5 ()
Date: September 08, 2022 06:22PM

The current carpet isn't original, but is rather close to matching the upholstery. Someone's got to know, or I'll just wing it!

65 Crown Conversion Hardtop
66 Monza LA Built 140/4 AC Convertible
65 GTO Convertible
70 El Camino SS396
Huntsville, AL

Re: LM Carpet Question
Posted by: AZ Troy ()
Date: September 08, 2022 06:26PM

19sixty5 Wrote:
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> The current carpet isn't original, but is rather close to matching the upholstery. Someone's got to know, or I'll just wing it!
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Or you could do as Lane66m recommend, that would be best.





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Troy G. / Scottsdale Arizona

'65 140 Corsa Coupe, White with light blue guts
'66 140 Corsa Coupe - Crown Converted in the '60's, Black with 3 Yellow stripes

Re: LM Carpet Question
Posted by: jjohnsonjo ()
Date: September 08, 2022 06:27PM

Ask Clarks

J.O.

65 Corsa Turbo Vert
79 Honda XL 500S
69 Honda CL 160 D
2010 BMW F 650 GS
2003 Bounder 36D
2013 KIA Optima SX turbo-AKA ZIPPY (wife,s car)
69 Newport Holiday Sailboat
Baja 150 dune buggy cart
Coleman HS 500 UTV
2016 KIA Sorento SXL Turbo

Bethlehem,Pa


Re: LM Carpet Question
Posted by: isucorvair ()
Date: September 08, 2022 07:05PM

19sixty5 Wrote:
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> The current carpet isn't original, but is rather close to matching the upholstery. Someone's got to know, or I'll just wing it!


Monza67 on here has factory original carpet in his Marina Blue 67. Its not the same color as the seats - its darker, and more 'blue' in the spots its not faded, if I recall correctly.


Eric P.
DeWitt, IA

Re: LM Carpet Question
Posted by: McFry ()
Date: September 12, 2022 11:36PM

My uncle recently acquired this '65 Monza Glacier Gray and Slate interior. The carpet is probably not original and he wants to keep it stock. We'll just finish installing the rotors and method wheels on the truck before we can clear the garage and take a closer look.

Re: LM Carpet Question
Posted by: RobertC ()
Date: September 13, 2022 01:51AM

Not that this really helps the OP:

Surprised that someone does not know the code for a 66 Marina Blue interior.

Though not that many people monitor this forum, it seems.

I have a 65 Mist Blue coupe with what I call the matching "light blue / silver metallic" interior.

Checked my records and found that I used a Clark's BC (molded) carpet code.

I do not know if Marina Blue exterior cars had both a dark and light blue interior.

Somewhere, if I can find it, I might have the original paper off the bottom of the original carpet?

Re: LM Carpet Question
Posted by: JimBrandberg ()
Date: September 13, 2022 05:44AM

Since the different blues like door panels, door metal, kick panels, rear cardboard, etc. are often not the same anyway it's hard to say what would be best. Looking at the samples one of the medium blues would be my choice and I bet if you had a couple samples of the mediums you would be hard pressed to decide.
I like blue interiors anyway but the 66 is an especially nice true blue color in my view.

Jim Brandberg
Isanti, MN
CorvairRepair.com



Re: LM Carpet Question
Posted by: Layton Curtis ()
Date: September 13, 2022 05:47PM

I used Bright Blue in my 66 Marina Blue Vert and it is a perfect match.

Re: LM Carpet Question
Posted by: 19sixty5 ()
Date: September 13, 2022 06:45PM

Thank you Layton, that is the color I went with.

65 Crown Conversion Hardtop
66 Monza LA Built 140/4 AC Convertible
65 GTO Convertible
70 El Camino SS396
Huntsville, AL

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