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Old 10-24-2012, 04:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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FFR Carpet

I see FFR has carpet for our Coupes available (black) for $275. Has anyone installed this and if so, how was the quality?

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Old 10-24-2012, 05:10 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I've got that carpet set, and I found the fit was surprisingly good. Better than the fit of the aluminum panels! The only drawbacks are that there is no edging, and you'll need to find a way of keeping it stuck in place once it's installed (which I am still trying to figure out).
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Old 10-24-2012, 05:51 PM   #3 (permalink)
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We glue the sound heat proofing down and then glue the carpet to it. Never had a problem. I cut a piece for the rear and melted the edge, no binding and it worked fine also. HTH, Richard.
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Old 10-24-2012, 07:15 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I was considering industrial velcro so I could remove certain pieces if necessary but I haven't gotten to that point yet
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Old 10-25-2012, 03:07 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I tried using Velcro, but it was too thick and held the carpet too far off the surface, so a wide gap would show. I thought about gluing too, but worried about what if I need to remove them later. I've been wondering if snaps might be a better solution. I like the idea about melting the edges - I think I'll give that a try.
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Old 10-25-2012, 04:11 AM   #6 (permalink)
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We glue the sound heat proofing down and then glue the carpet to it. Never had a problem. I cut a piece for the rear and melted the edge, no binding and it worked fine also. HTH, Richard.
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What's the best way to melt the edges?
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Old 10-25-2012, 11:03 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Nowhere near this stage yet but what about a few strategically placed black rivets to hold the carpet down?

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Old 10-25-2012, 12:02 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Now that you have me thinking of the carpet...what panels does it cover?

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Old 10-25-2012, 07:03 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I have not yet installed the carpet, but it would appear that it covers all of the neatly riveted panels from foot box to the rear hatch area. I plan to glue in insulation and then glue the carpet to the insulation. The carpet and AC are my two concessions to comfort vs pure race car look. I hate to cover over all the nice and neat rivets, but I'm sure the carpet will help with sound and heat and it will look nice as well.
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Old 10-25-2012, 08:34 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Now that you have me thinking of the carpet...what panels does it cover?
It covers all the aluminum panels in the cockpit, and only the floor of the hatch. I'm pretty happy with the fit, but would have liked to have the rest of the hatch carpeted too. I ended up covering the hatch sides with padded leather and then using the left-over trans tunnel cover carpet for the aft end of the hatch as my tunnel area is also padded leather.
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Old 10-25-2012, 10:21 PM   #11 (permalink)
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It covers all the aluminum panels in the cockpit, and only the floor of the hatch.
When I asked FFR about coverage, the response I got was; "all the panels in the hatch area, floor area, but not the door sills".

Kodiak, did your carpet kit it cover the bulkhead behind the seats? I am leaning towards a local auto upolstery shop that has done some work for me in the past. I would like all the panels covered including the center stack below the dashboard. I would also prefer a closed loop ala OEM carpet from the sixties.
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They may have changed their carpet kit in the 3 years since I bought my kit, but I doubt it based on what I've read in here the last few months. And I did get carpet pieces for the vertical portion of the sills as well.

Yes, the hatch carpet extends down the bulkheads behind the seats. The inside area of both footboxes right to the center switch panel under the dash is also supplied.

One thing I'm not happy with are all the edges I need sewn for a finished look. My wife tried with a serious sewing machine but it requires skilled work.

My friend here RobbyD had all his done by a pro and it looks great. Don't know how much he paid, but parlaying the $275 to that end sounds like the way to go.
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Mine covered all the panels in the cockpit, including bulkhead sides and back behind the seats, floors, foot-boxes, sills and the trunk floor. Oddly, the only area I didn't get pieces for was the trunk side walls.

Oh, by the way, you also asked about quality. I find it to be pretty decent quality carpeting. I've seen better and worse, but I have no complaints about it.
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Old 10-26-2012, 10:25 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I also noticed that recent addition to the FFR catalog, if you can call it that.

How is the fit over the center console?

I can see using small brass grommets used to hang the carpet in place with some strategically placed screws.
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Mine covered all the panels in the cockpit, including bulkhead sides and back behind the seats, floors, foot-boxes, sills and the trunk floor. Oddly, the only area I didn't get pieces for was the trunk side walls.

Oh, by the way, you also asked about quality. I find it to be pretty decent quality carpeting. I've seen better and worse, but I have no complaints about it.
Thank you for the info!
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Old 10-27-2012, 09:43 PM   #16 (permalink)
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I got my coupe late 2008 and the carpet set that I turned back in to FFR was crap. I don't know if the've upgraded the carpets or not. I'm having an upholstery shop do mine for around $800. Hey this car is worth this extra.

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Old 10-29-2012, 12:19 AM   #17 (permalink)
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I got my coupe late 2008 and the carpet set that I turned back in to FFR was crap. I don't know if the've upgraded the carpets or not. I'm having an upholstery shop do mine for around $800. Hey this car is worth this extra.

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