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OK - words of wisdom on carpet install needed...

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Starting this step tonight. Thought I'd ask the veterans for advice.

- Any cutting required?
- Overlap or butt all edges?
- Any mistakes I can avoid?

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Matt, I don't know what's the best way to do the carpets, but this is the way I would do it if I were doing another one.I would install the floors first and leave equal spaces all around the bottom edges. Then do the back large piece and butt it against the floor and try to have the sides line up with their respective corners.If it is a little short wdith-wise you might gain a little by trimming some off the bottom.Because the sides are tapered you will gain width by dropping the back piece a little.Also watch where they cut the slits for the seat belts when you do this. then I would just install each side piece going around the cockpit and butting them against the floor and the sides of its mating piece.This might require slight trimming of the sides to mate perfectly with the preceding piece.There is a little fussing to do around the door latch piece. I used contact cement with a paint brush to try and eliminate the overspray you get with spray adhesives, but if you're careful the sprays work good. I'm no expert (I've only done one), but I hope these tips help a little.
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