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Carpet Installation Question

Discussion in '"Stock" Alpine' started by thill35803, Feb 6, 2021.

  1. thill35803

    thill35803 Donation Time

    Hi Folks,

    I'm installing a SS carpet kit in my SV and the side pieces are vexing me.

    When I have the edge of the carpet touching the floor, everything looks ok but I will need to trim about half of the carpet to get it under the sill plates. Is this normal? I don't want to start cutting without some confirmation.

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  2. Silver Creek Sunbeam

    Silver Creek Sunbeam Platinum Level Sponsor

    I was in the same boat as you when installing my carpet last year.
    Those pieces were the only ones I had to trim at all and I did have to trim a significant amount.
    I think the further rearward I got, the more I had to trim.
    I actually screwed my sills down on the uncut piece and then used the sill as a cutting guide.
     
  3. hartmandm

    hartmandm Moderator Platinum Level Sponsor

    I have a carpet set from SS waiting for install, so interested in hearing how this goes.

    I've been told that originally there were cardboard (?) pieces along a portion of the door sill. They ran from the top edge of the door sill to the floor. I think having those in place might require more carpet than not having them. But based on your pictures, it looks like carpet trimming would still be needed. I'm guessing SS wanted to provide extra material to deal with variances in setups.

    Mike
     
  4. Silver Creek Sunbeam

    Silver Creek Sunbeam Platinum Level Sponsor

    That was my thinking on the reason for the extra. My car does not have the cardboard you’re taking about. I did some research on those pieces on the forum before installing my carpet and the consensus from the members was that it really wasn’t needed and did not detract from the looks of the carpet to not have it.

    ‘My carpet didn’t come from SS but did come from Martha, so it would be her same.
     

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