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PostSubject: Molded carpet   Mon May 02, 2011 2:05 pm

Does anyone know of a reliable place where I could get new carpet? Decided to keep the RIviera and got a Pacifica for the family so I'm trying to fix it up.

Somehow I've worn a hole in the carpet where the heel of my foot goes.
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PostSubject: Re: Molded carpet   Mon May 02, 2011 7:15 pm

You have two choices - to patch the current carpet or get new.

I have purchased carpet (not for the Riv) from Auto Custom Carpets of Anniston, Alabama. If they did not get whacked by the tornados... the carpet I got from them for my Volvo was fine. They supply JCWhitney and others, and also sell direct.

For that matter you may want to try JCWhitney.

As for a patch, what you do is find a junked GM car with same color carpet and cut a section out that's somewhat larger than your holey portion. Basically then you use a knife to trip the edges of the holey section away (get rid of the curl) and cement the new behind, using a hair comb (yeah, a hard-rubber Ace comb works well for this) to pull the nap up so you can't see the cut-in line. If you can get a large enough section of carpet of matching color, best thing to do is cut the replacement section in along the lines where there are major 'valley' bends in the current carpeting. PM me if you have more questions about this.

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PostSubject: Re: Molded carpet   Tue May 03, 2011 4:16 pm

The entire carpet is in terrible condition so I'll be opting for a new molded carpet.

Unfortunately it doesn't appear ACC carries carpet for the Riviera, which is the problem I'm running into everywhere. I'll check with JC Whitney later this evening.
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PostSubject: Re: Molded carpet   Wed May 04, 2011 6:01 pm

manofmany wrote:
The entire carpet is in terrible condition so I'll be opting for a new molded carpet.

Unfortunately it doesn't appear ACC carries carpet for the Riviera, which is the problem I'm running into everywhere. I'll check with JC Whitney later this evening.

Because the "molds" are blocks and pans of various sizes that are arranged on a stage, you maybe might want to phone them and see if they will make you one. The "stock" carpets are made to order not necessarily inventoried, it's just that they have the patterns.

You also may find someone who will cut-and-sew one for you -- ACC can for instance, they do for the early cars.
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