I have Earl's touring trunk kit which comes with carpget for the horizontal surfaces. The carpet is very nice and the cuts are well-done. So I installed all that carpet with very good results and decided I would carpet the vertical surfaces in the trunk area using the FFR-supplied carpet (I had already ordered and received a nice loop pile kit and will be using that in the interior - so I figured I had plenty to work with). when I opened up the box and started pulling the carpet out, I was really surprised at how poor the quality was and how sloppily it was cut. I'm glad I had already decided to go in a different direction, but I really think this is an area where FFR can look at improving. There also needs to be some kind of rhyme or reason to organizing the pieces.
Anyway... no big deal, just thought I would mention.
i am not sure what kind of carpet comes with earl's kit, but i would highly recommend replacing the kit's carpet with the boat carpet from lowes. it is more pliable, inexpensive, wears better, has less fuzz, is waterproof (rubber bottom), and is u.v. protected.
use the kit pieces as a guide and cut your own pieces.
Don - I hope the "cut and paste" link below works. It's a company called CobraHeat (if you Google them the below Forum thread comes up) and they sell carpet sets made for them by Mid-America. Pretty nice stuff, too. I got just the interior and not the trunk and my set was $199.00 plus shipping.
Eddie - the carpet that comes with Earl's cut in cut pile and is very nice. I wanted the loop pile on the interior because that is what I had in my '71 Corvette while my '88 had cut pile and somehow the loop appears neater when it's clean - could be just a perception thing. I thought there might be a diagram in the manual, but honestly, I haven't referred to my manual for about 6 months of build time now. I will check it out, though, thanks.
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