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Doorsill Carpeting Installation (1/3)
 9/12/20 6:21pm
CurtSutherly
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Steelton, PA - USA

Vette(s):
1992 white roadster, removable glass top, red leather.


Joined: 7/8/2019
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I recently purchased and just received door sill carpeting for my 1992. The pieces are form pressed and are currently hanging from my stairway banister while they "unfold" and un-crease from their packed position. My Vette is in a storage garage some 18 miles from my house, so I have not had a chance to lay the new pieces atop the sills or check for fit in any way, but it appears they should go in nicely, including form fitting over the front stereo speakers. What I would like to know is if anyone has ever replaced the sill carpeting on their Vette and if so, are there any problems I can anticipate, panels to be removed, etc.? Any tips for proceeding would be hugely appreciated! The carpeting came from a U.S. outfit called Factory Interiors.

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Curt

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Re: Doorsill Carpeting Installation (2/3)
 9/23/20 10:12am
LeesVette
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England, AR - USA

Vette(s):
1992 Bright Red Coupe


Joined: 3/24/2009
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Which backing to you buy?

Re: Doorsill Carpeting Installation (3/3)
 10/6/20 9:22pm
helphos
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Olney, MD - USA

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93 Polo Green Convertible with Bilstein Shocks, Autopower RollBar, Simpson 5 point harness, Grand Sport wheels, bald tires and dirty air filter!


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The sills were very worn on my '93 vert, and when I replaced them, it really improved the looks of my car.  I had to remove some trim around the sills to get the old sills out.  (I think I had to remove the seatbelts, and handbrake, too, but I'm not sure.) It was easy to peel the carpeting off of the old plastic base.  I used spray glue from 3M to affix the new carpet to the sill base.  You'll need to trim the carpet with heavy duty scissors.  Then poke holes in the carpet for the screws that hold the carpeted sills to the body.  Use the old holes as your guide.  

I had no problems re-installing the newly carpeted sills, and the car looked so much better!

Good luck with your project!

 

paul



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