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Floor & Carpet

Carpet Diem

carpet install Mercury CometAfter returning from a weeks vacation in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, I began to tackle the carpet installation. Now, my father-in-law purchased the carpet in 2005 and it sat in his shed until a few months ago, so it has lost some of the preformed-ness. So it took a while to get it into position and coax the carpet to accept some of the corners. They say not to use any adhesive since the seats and scuff plates will hold it in place. I did make use of some adhesive in one place near the hump in the rear seat foot area. I just couldn't get the carpet to lay flat.

1962 Comet Carpet installationNext I carefully punched a hole in the carpet everywhere there would be a bolt going through it. That included 4 for the front seat and two for the front seat belts. What I had forgotten to do was cut a hole for the front seat spring. The spring attached to the back of the seat track and stretches up to a metal tab in the floor near the front of the seat.

Fortunately, I was able to get to the point after the fact since this is where the rear carpet piece and the front carpet overlap.

1962 Comet carpet - Back Seat

...more to come