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I just tried installing a brand new Trimparts carpet into my 1980 Firebird. To say this thing fits like crap is an understatement! The carpet I installed last time was a $49 cheapo carpet BUT it fit like a glove! I wanted a better thicker carpet & thought Trimparts would be an 'upgrade'...HA!

Its baggy nearly everywhere; & its supposed to be "molded".
I understand it needs to be trimmed here & there; BUT, the center hump has nearly FIVE INCHES of excess carpet!
If you try & pull it down, the the driver & passenger floor areas bunch up.






Also, the carpet doesnt go all the way to the back wall where the rear upper seat mounts. It BARELY makes it to the hump in the upper rear seat. It goes about 1/2 an inch under. If you sat on the rear seat, you can see the damn insulation on the floor! If you pull the carpet back to compensate for this, the carpet on the firewall area slides below the pedals. It simply isnt long enough.

Sooo....I need to buy a new carpet....again ::) .... I have seen good & bad about ACC carpets; but I think ANY other carpet would be better than this piece of garbage.

Anybody have any good experiences with ACC or others?

Thanks!
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Re: Trimparts Carpet fits like CRAP! Any suggestions for a better carpet??
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2016, 05:10:41 PM »
UPDATE:

Bit the bullet & bought a new carpet rather than trying to make the Trim Parts carpet fit.

Bought an ACC Carpet & it fits GREAT!...No issues.


« Last Edit: October 31, 2016, 05:33:59 PM by meltdown »
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Re: Trimparts Carpet fits like CRAP! Any suggestions for a better carpet??
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2016, 10:22:13 PM »
Good move, there's only so much suggestions you can make for a badly fitting carpet to make it better. ACC have much better reputation, have one here, yet to fit.

By the way, quick mover! Don't forget your rear seat base screws.

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Re: Trimparts Carpet fits like CRAP! Any suggestions for a better carpet??
« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2016, 06:01:34 PM »
Whoops! Did I forget something?

Do you mean the 2 bolts on the bottom of the rear back bench seat?
If so, did 'em.....But if you aren't talking about those, what did I forget?!  :o
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Re: Trimparts Carpet fits like CRAP! Any suggestions for a better carpet??
« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2016, 10:47:32 PM »
Yep, that's all. just the seat base screws that are not shown during your test fit pics.

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Re: Trimparts Carpet fits like CRAP! Any suggestions for a better carpet??
« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2016, 06:09:49 AM »
Whew!
Gotcha...Thanks!
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