I have bought a few replacement carpets for old cars, and have almost always been very disappointed. Even now as I shop, I find "molded" carpets that magically are supposed to fit 10 years of the same car, with far different floor pans, probably don't fit any of them correctly. Some of the "cut and sewn" mat are suspect as well. I don't think any of them use the thick "jute" backing that was original or even offer that as an option.
I also need trunk covering, but am not sure if my 59 Imperial Crown Southampton 4dr HT came with rubber or carpet, does anyone know for sure?
Has anyone had any GOOD experiences with a vendor?
Posted 2019-12-01 4:58 PM (#590984 - in reply to #590497) Subject: Re: Lets Talk Carpets
Location: Camptown PA
I bought carpet for my 60 Dart convert from Chester and Herod, Automotive Floor & Carpets Mfg,, 1924 West Mission Rd #F, Escondido, CA. 92029 Phone 760 738 4296. I bought it in May of 2010. It fit well and has held up good so far.
Tried to buy from these guys. They ship to every country in the world it seems but not Australia so I emailed them and yes sure enough they confirmed they dont ship to OZ. Boy thats a lot of business there missing out on.
Posted 2020-02-28 11:43 AM (#594952 - in reply to #590497) Subject: Re: Lets Talk Carpets
I am still looking with no real success. ACC looks like some fine stuff, I even got samples. They however maintain that theirs will NOT fit a four door hardtop or swivel seats. I even suggested they might be able to leave a bit more material here or there and open themselves to a much wider market, no success, like they don't even care. I just cannot believe there is that much difference between the floor pan between 4 dr and 2 dr.
Posted 2020-02-28 12:05 PM (#594953 - in reply to #594952) Subject: Re: Lets Talk Carpets
Location: Lower Mainland BC
Try asking them for measurements along the sides and the "humps" and if you get them, make your own
assessment of whether they fit your car. You just need some over lap (under the front seat). 1" would be
tight but 6" would be too much. 2" to 4" would be perfect (in my opinion).
Posted 2020-02-28 8:06 PM (#594962 - in reply to #590497) Subject: RE: Lets Talk Carpets
Location: The Great Northwest
I called ACC a few years ago and asked them if they would make a molded set for my 61 NYer and let the rear carpet piece run a foot longer. This would eliminate the need for the two small triangular pieces that are sewn on to cover the space between the back seat and the sill plate on my four door. She called me back and said the guys in the plant could do it but one foot was about the maximum that could be added. The carpet fit just fine and presents a more finished look than the added on extra pieces. I called back and said they could advertise carpets for four door models since it fit very well. It is surprising that they turned down your request for a little extra length on the rear carpet.
Posted 2020-02-29 11:13 AM (#594974 - in reply to #590497) Subject: Re: Lets Talk Carpets
Part of the problem is that I do not know what the differences are between what they offer and what I need. Neither do they. I am finding that Newark seems to be the only maker that has them all, but they have them listed for bucket or bench seats. Problem is a 1959 Imperial has neither they use swivel seats! I have asked them if they know the difference, no answer yet. Very frustrating, they have what I need, and I cannot determine which one that is.
Posted 2020-02-29 11:10 PM (#595011 - in reply to #590497) Subject: Re: Lets Talk Carpets
<p>Apparently not. Even though the body is enough alike you can swap fenders etc, the change from hemi to wedge 413 required some changes. I notice for floor carpets, they often group 59 to 61 alike (all 413 ci cars) but to me the 60 and 61 were totally diferent cars. My fear over the seat situation is that the factory may have a cutout for one or the other, leaving a bare spot for me perhaps.</p><p>I think I will go with the Neward carpets from J C Whitney, $104 and I can return them if I get the wrong ones.</p><p><a href="https://cart.jcwhitney.com/basket?ai=true">https://cart.jcwhitney.com/basket?ai=true</a></p>
Posted 2020-03-02 1:01 PM (#595077 - in reply to #590497) Subject: Re: Lets Talk Carpets
For anyone following this thread, I just found out from Newark that the only difference between bench and bucket seat is that they add a center flap on the bench seat pattern to cover the space between the seats if exposed. I ordered the bucket seat option, gives me an extra piece of carpet if I don't need it in the center section