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post #31 of 45 (permalink) Old Mar 23rd, 13, 11:49 AM
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Re: How to cut carpet for seat tracks

When I got my car the seat tracks were on top of the new carpet and so rusty you couldn't even move the seat. I ended up taking the tracks off the seat and sandblasting them and then wire brushed them to give them a new look. I cut
u-shaped slits in the carpet right where the tracks mounted (front slit flips forward and rear slit flips backward) and after bolting the tracks back down you just fold the slit carpet over the bolted down track. To me it looks terrible to see new rugs and seat covers with rusty track legs sticking up out of the carpet. Next time your looking at pictures of a car saying all new interior look and see how many have rusted track legs showing.
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post #32 of 45 (permalink) Old Dec 25th, 13, 6:30 AM
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Re: How to cut carpet for seat tracks

Installers, soory for the Stupid question, but WHICH is done/laid out first, the front or rear carpet?
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Re: How to cut carpet for seat tracks

The front prices lays over the top of the rear piece. The back edge (of the front piece) has trim sewn on it.

Hope this helps!

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Does anyone have new links to the photos?

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post #35 of 45 (permalink) Old Nov 6th, 14, 7:54 PM
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I did my El Camino today by the instructions on the first page here. It went perfect, and looks much better than the cuts I did no the Chevelle several years ago. You really don't need any extra pics Dave. When you do the pair of inch and a half splits just forward of the rear two attaching points and two more just to the rear of the front attaching points, it'll be easy to make the front to rear splits from the inside edges of all 4.
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Thanks 2BlueLS6's... I did get mine installed just fine, but I'd like to have seen larger pics before I started. (My eyes are really old!)

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Post #16 in this thread, on page 2, has great pics & diagram showing how to do this.

Its been there a looong time.
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post #38 of 45 (permalink) Old Dec 23rd, 14, 3:28 PM
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still works!! just did this with mine and looks great!!
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Re: How to cut carpet for seat tracks

For those of you that do Facebook I posted MANY photos to my page yesterday. This was on a 1970 Chevelle with a bench seat column shift but a 4-speed bench would be very similar. Bench seats are cut in different than buckets so use this method only on a bench car and this will work for many years.

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Nicely done! Thanks for sharing!
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Re: How to cut carpet for seat tracks

I used this method to cut the carpet when I switched to buckets from bench and it looks good. I am now going to install new carpet and was wondering, did the factory cut the carpet in this way or did they just bolt the seats on top of the carpet?
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Dan-Cin that is how the carpet was cut from the factory
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That's awesome
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Re: How to cut carpet for seat tracks

Great instruction on the carpeting,, Very detailed. I am doing my carpeting this spring and want to make sure I take my time and do the job right the first time. Thank you so much.







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For those of you that do Facebook I posted MANY photos to my page yesterday. This was on a 1970 Chevelle with a bench seat column shift but a 4-speed bench would be very similar. Bench seats are cut in different than buckets so use this method only on a bench car and this will work for many years.

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Glad it came in handy Dennis. I need to do one on bucket seat console cars too.


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