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Carpet LM...what do you prefer?
Posted by: Billb ()
Date: January 06, 2018 07:32PM

Which is better Clarks molded or unmolded carpet. Is it molded worth the price



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Re: Carpet LM
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: January 06, 2018 07:44PM

I feel it is.





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Re: Carpet LM...what do you prefer?
Posted by: oldqmguy ()
Date: January 06, 2018 08:33PM

Yes, molded is the better choice!

That is on my 'to do' list when I get that far!

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Re: Carpet LM...what do you prefer?
Posted by: TerribleTed ()
Date: January 06, 2018 08:57PM

Another vote for the molded. I have used both the molded and un-molded. The molded fits better for sure and looks better IMO.

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Re: Carpet LM...what do you prefer?
Date: January 06, 2018 09:24PM

Originals were molded carpet. They fit best - in my humble opinion.
I still don't understand why they left that hole in the carpet underneath the seats though...


Dan Davis ~ Pierce County, WA ~ CORSA Western Director + Corvairs NW + North Cascades Corvairs + Corvanatics
1966 Corsa Turbo coupe ~ ~ 1966 140 Corsa ~ ~ 1965 Monza 140/4 'Vert Sierra Tan/Fawn ~ 1964 Monza 'Vert (SOLD) ~ 1960 Monza Ermine White/Red PG ++ ~ 1965 Monza 140/4 Evening Orchid w/ ivory/black interior ~ 1962 Monza Wagon 102/4 ~ 1963 Rampside/Scamper ~ 1963 Red/Greenbrier ~ 1969 Ultra Van #468

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Re: Carpet LM...what do you prefer?
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: January 06, 2018 09:44PM

Dan!! Heat from the Catalytic Converter!!! ggg





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Re: Carpet LM...what do you prefer?
Posted by: Chasgee ()
Date: January 06, 2018 09:55PM

I’m putting in new carpet right now and just finished the rear piece. I’m using the molded kit from Clark’s. It literally dropped right in and was very easy to do with just a little trimming. I think it would have been more challenging if it wasn’t molded.

Chuck Gee
Carlsbad, CA

1963 Monza 102 - in the family from new
1966 Corsa 140 Coupe - new project

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Re: Carpet LM...what do you prefer?
Posted by: jjohnsonjo ()
Date: January 07, 2018 05:24AM

I put Clarks unmolded in about 15 years ago, never really liked the fit. Still like new , but gave it to a member of the group a couple years ago and replaced it with molded. Clarks does not make their own molded. I went with the original supplier because they had a larger color selection.

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Re: Carpet LM...what do you prefer?
Posted by: 65CrownV8 ()
Date: January 07, 2018 06:34AM

.Molded, definitely, but I bought mine from ACC at Carlisle, They supplied Clark's with their molded carpet at the time. Easy to install.

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Re: Carpet LM...what do you prefer?
Posted by: Lalkie ()
Date: January 07, 2018 06:55AM

I would take the car and have an upholster put in a carpet. I have the molded carpet from clarks and it fits well with the hole under the seat. An can use better quality carpet and a better pad underneath. Clean and paint the floor and possibly spray it with under coat.

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Re: Carpet LM...what do you prefer?
Posted by: Caraholic4life ()
Date: January 07, 2018 07:35AM

Lalkie Wrote:
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> I would take the car and have an upholster put in
> a carpet. I have the molded carpet from clarks
> and it fits well with the hole under the seat. An
> can use better quality carpet and a better pad
> underneath. Clean and paint the floor and
> possibly spray it with under coat.

Rather than spraying undercoating on the floor, might I suggest painting the floors with a Zinc Chromate Primer instead. [en.wikipedia.org]

My logic is as follows:

Zinc Chromate Primer contains special rust-inhibitive pigments and can be applied to lightly rusted surfaces, as well as clean/previously painted surfaces. I tend to believe this is a better choice than undercoating when it comes to rust prevention.

Undercoating may offer some sound and vibration reducing qualities but could potentially allow for moisture to become trapped between it and the surface it is intended to protect. I for one am not interested in taking that chance. It also , again in my opinion would be much more difficult to remove should the need arise.

If sound deadening or insulation is a consideration, there are products out there that meet that need better these days.

Regarding carpet choice, my preference is for molded carpet whenever I have the option.

1962 95 F.C. Van
1965 Monza Coupe
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Re: Carpet LM...what do you prefer?
Posted by: Wagon Master ()
Date: January 07, 2018 07:53AM

My under molded carpet coating of choice on my latest project is

Media blast
Epoxy primer
Seam seal
Rustoleum with hardener
DynaMat
Carpet



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Re: Carpet LM...what do you prefer?
Posted by: 66vairman ()
Date: January 07, 2018 11:04AM

1966-Corsa-GT-180 Wrote:
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> Originals were molded carpet. They fit best - in
> my humble opinion.
> I still don't understand why they left that hole
> in the carpet underneath the seats though...

That hole probably saved GM 5cents per carper times at least 1 million Corvairs that had carpet in them.

I liked the molded carpet, but mine did require some trimming. Probably for the variations between convertible, coupe, four door.

A suggesting - DO NOT GLUE DOWN EVERY PART OF THE CARPET. Just the area under the feet front and rear to allow partial pull back of the carpet for repairs - especially up front.

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Re: Carpet LM...what do you prefer?
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: January 07, 2018 11:07AM

I think the hole is for "Breathing"





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Re: Carpet LM...what do you prefer?
Posted by: jastranc ()
Date: January 07, 2018 11:14AM

Take from Master Concours Interior Judge I have yet to see Non-Molded LM carpet fits correctly.I my own 69 Monza Coupe I used molded but not from Clarks as they didn't have molded at the time.Only thing I see carpet material of late is it fades after a few years if out in Sun.Way to correct this without replacing carpet is spray with carpet dye.

Jim Stranc

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Re: Carpet LM...what do you prefer?
Posted by: Chasgee ()
Date: January 08, 2018 06:30AM

In case you need more convincing to go with a molded, I just finished the front carpet install yesterday. It would have been much more difficult to align without the molded locations for where the floor turns down by the seats. Lots of extra material on the front that requires trimming. This extra material would make it hard to line things up without the molded guide.

Chuck Gee
Carlsbad, CA

1963 Monza 102 - in the family from new
1966 Corsa 140 Coupe - new project

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Re: Carpet LM...what do you prefer?
Posted by: 67 airvair ()
Date: January 08, 2018 08:19AM

I'v never seen a flat-cut carpet in a LM that fit near as well as the molded. Besides, molded is what the factory used, and undoubtedly for the same reason.

I've been working on a customer car in which some nimnal used flat-cut in it, then to make it lie down like molded, he glued down every square inch of it. IDIOT! angry smiley Moron! angry smiley He ought to be shot! angry smiley Just in order to access the tunnel has required me to rip up at least half of it.hot smiley So be wise and don't pull the same stunt! EVER! Always leave all floor covering loose.

BTW, all replacement carpet sets should have any binding sewn on the front piece ONLY, NEVER the back piece!

-Mark

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Re: Carpet LM...what do you prefer?
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: January 08, 2018 05:27PM

67 airvair Wrote:
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> BTW, all replacement carpet sets should have any
> binding sewn on the front piece ONLY, NEVER the
> back piece!
>
> -Mark


Mark, is this a "stock is" thing or a personal idea?
Just wondering if there is a particular reason behind this?

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WA. state, 1 mile south of the Canadian border,
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Re: Carpet LM...what do you prefer?
Posted by: 4carbcorvair ()
Date: January 09, 2018 09:05AM

Molded!!!! I have a non molded in my Corsa, do not like the fit. And after about 5 years it started fading..... And it's not out every day.

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Southern Maine.
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65 Monza Convertible, 110, PG.




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Re: Carpet LM...what do you prefer?
Posted by: isucorvair ()
Date: January 10, 2018 10:16AM

As almost everyone has mentioned, molded is good.

I have not found a replacement molded carpeting that fit as good as FACTORY molded carpeting though. The factory carpet almost snaps into place!


Eric P.
DeWitt, IA
66 Monza - Non-Clarks Molded
65 Monza - Clarks Molded
66 Monza Vert - Clarks Molded on order.

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