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post #1 of 45 (permalink) Old Aug 10th, 08, 6:46 PM Thread Starter
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How to cut carpet for seat tracks

Fit and install your carpet making all your cuts for seatbelts,shifter,console,anything else that is needed on you car.
Making the seat track cuts should be the last thing you do before trimming the edges and installing your door sills.
1. Locate your forward mount points for your seat(s) make a 1.5" cut left to right, about .5"aft of those mount points. Center of the cut should be center of the mount point. Fig 1

2. From the center of the 1.5" cut,make a cut all the way back to the seam for the front to rear carpet.You will make 1 of these cuts for each forward seat mount point. Fig 2

3. For the rear mount bolts repeat the cuts as above. Except the 1.5" cut will be towards the forward side of the mount bolts. Make the lengthwise cut meet he lengthwise cuts you made in the foward carpet pieces.

4. Now from the underseat seam roll rear carpet section aft and the forward carpet section forward. Fig 3

5. Install seat securing it to the floor with proper hardware and to proper torque.

6. Roll/Stuff rear carpet piece under your seat(s). Now do the foward carpet. Front carpet lays over the top of the rear carpet. Fig 4
Installation complete Seat plastic trim was removed for clarity Fig 5
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post #2 of 45 (permalink) Old Aug 10th, 08, 8:50 PM
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Re: How to cut carpet for seat tracks

Good stuff Phil. Thanks for posting this. I've been asked several times, how to do the correct cuts, but never knew exactly how to describe it. Well done.


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Thanks for the info and the pictures.

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Thanks Phil, you beat me to it but your pics were nicer than the ones I took anyway

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One of the most common MISTAKES made in otherwise great restorations.. seat tracks sitting on top of carpet


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Re: How to cut carpet for seat tracks

Phil, I saved those pics from a year ago and passed them along many times!!! Perfect fit if you follow the directions and limit the beer!!

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Re: How to cut carpet for seat tracks

Pics no longer work...

Anybody got some new ones?


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They work for me...

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Re: How to cut carpet for seat tracks

thats really weird...

Only the one works for me...


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only one works for me also
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Only the second pic works, wonder whats up
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post #12 of 45 (permalink) Old Mar 9th, 09, 6:25 PM
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Same here also. Only one photo works.
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Re: How to cut carpet for seat tracks

Even though the photos are dead I still went ahead and cut my carpet.

I must say I am very impressed. You cant see the tracks at all and the carpet just flows in. Looks really good I think...

now to go find the trimparts carpet thread and make some corrections...


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Re: How to cut carpet for seat tracks

Does that apply to bench seats as well as bucket seats?
FYI only one pic. worked for may also.
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Re: How to cut carpet for seat tracks

Just did this today with my new carpet, what a simple thing- but looks so trick.

i kept my origianl carpet which had the same cuts, li'll take a couple pics and post them to help the folks that want to see photos.


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