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Post by peugeotman » Thu Apr 09, 2020 7:30 pm

I'm just embarking on a full carpet replacement on my 1979 SE6A Auto. I have no previous experience of trim work, but I'm going to do it myself because I want the experience, and I can't afford to pay a professional to do it for me. I may be wrong (I usually am!) but I can't find any useful info or guidelines on the net for doing this.
Would it be of any interest to other members if I did a blow-by-blow account of the job, mistakes and all, with photos and advice where possible?
I'm using a Coverdale carpet set (just because they are close to where I live !) and the adhesive and solvent supplied by them. Other sources may well produce different results.



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Post by AJL Electronics » Thu Apr 09, 2020 7:53 pm

Do yourself a favour and search for Coverdale Carpets in the forum posts.


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Post by gtcse8 » Thu Apr 09, 2020 8:25 pm

Good Luck Mr peugeot.
Many years ago I tried to "Steer" Coverdale in a better direction than they were heading in, but they had the fire and shut down for a while until they found new premises.
They told me the "plans" had been lost and they were starting from scratch again.
They never took me up on my offer of help.
A blow by blow account would be useful and help others going down your route.
I have a GTC set supplied by them a few years ago and it has wrong cuts and parts that baffle even me.


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Post by Geraint SabreGTCse5 » Thu Apr 09, 2020 8:50 pm

well my mistake was buying a Coverdale carpet set for a GTC, I had to alter every piece to match the original carpets, a number of pieces were missing and I ended up buying more carpet and cutting some myself. Maybe the GTE set fits.... :w


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Post by gtcse8 » Thu Apr 09, 2020 9:29 pm

Geraint SabreGTCse5 wrote:
Thu Apr 09, 2020 8:50 pm
Maybe the GTE set fits..
Didn`t when I was buying them, gave up after a few cars.
Gary Taylor where are you :W
He fitted a few sets and was fed up of the hassle, although he did a couple of cars for me and the end product looked great. :clap:


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Post by philhoward » Thu Apr 09, 2020 10:08 pm

Buy the carpet off the roll off them (it’s not bad quality), just not their sets (it’s not good quality).

Whichever car you buy then for, they won’t fit without a (large) degree of adjustment. I fitted some to my 5a in the mid 90’s; having seen their set allegedly for an SE5 a few years ago, it’s exactly the same pattern (and as everyone will tell you, they’re not the same) and they still don’t fit. You’ll be sat there wondering where the leftover bits are supposed to go, and why the other bits don’t quite fit right or are edge trimmed in the wrong places.

Naturally Coverdale have “never had an issue”. Don’t acknowledge an issue is my personal opinion.


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Post by gtcse8 » Thu Apr 09, 2020 10:45 pm

philhoward wrote:
Thu Apr 09, 2020 10:08 pm
Naturally Coverdale have “never had an issue”. Don’t acknowledge an issue is my personal opinion.
AND MINE. Just like a certain company who refused to acknowledge the tubular manifolds are bent wrongly :cloud:
I think we must ALL put pressure on the "TRADERS" who are making a living out of Scimitar owners who are a captive audience and really need a better service.
I stopped advertising my services after a few years as I was actually cheaper than the Big Four at the time and could not make a profit out of RSSOC sales.
But the "Big Four" bought parts and services from me at a Trade Price. :roll:


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Post by ray._b » Fri Apr 10, 2020 7:59 pm

I am in the same boat I have no carpets as a pattern. Other than the mentioned supplier, what others are available?
I have searched on numerous occasions and sent emails all over the place but only found one other that could supply and was a lot, lot more expensive Hamilton Classic.

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Post by Benc » Fri Apr 10, 2020 8:27 pm

peugeotman wrote:
Thu Apr 09, 2020 7:30 pm
I'm just embarking on a full carpet replacement on my 1979 SE6A Auto. I have no previous experience of trim work, but I'm going to do it myself because I want the experience, and I can't afford to pay a professional to do it for me. I may be wrong (I usually am!) but I can't find any useful info or guidelines on the net for doing this.
Would it be of any interest to other members if I did a blow-by-blow account of the job, mistakes and all, with photos and advice where possible?
I'm using a Coverdale carpet set (just because they are close to where I live !) and the adhesive and solvent supplied by them. Other sources may well produce different results.
I have fitted two Coverdale sets over the years both 6a and found the set to be Okay. Yes you do need to trim them a bit.

I also made a wrong cut on one piece, rang them up explained the situation they sent me a new piece and a piece of carpet double the size completely free.



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