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Carpet Kits - ACC, ChevyDuty, LMC ??

Discussion in '1969-1972 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Greg72, Oct 15, 2001.

  1. Greg72

    Greg72 "Might As Well..." Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Anyone here have a personal expereince with the carpet kits from ACC, LMC, ChevyDuty etc?

    I'm wondering if they all sell the same basic one, or if there are differences in materials, workmanship, number of pieces in kits, etc. I assume they all come with a backing pad already bonded to the carpet?

    I don't necessarily need the "factory style" carpet pattern, but I would like a durable, high-quality carpet. I assume the front carpet is a single piece that just lays in, and you cut all the holes youself. In the rear kit, does the carpet go 'up and over' the rear fenderwells, or does it just go over the flat portion of the bed?

    Any input would be great.....I am getting REALLY tired of driving around in a Blazer with no carpet.....it's noisy enough already, and the lack of carpet makes it unbearable. [​IMG]

    -Greg72
     
  2. blazerman

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    Not yet, but hopefully I will have soon! Mine is barely tolerable w/out the top, and I am dreading putting the top back on w/out some carpet down!

    72 K5 - 33's on stock susp. and lots of rust! But at least it's payed for!!!
     
  3. Greg72

    Greg72 "Might As Well..." Staff Member Super Moderator

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    That's my exact problem too. The top went on a few days ago and the "metallic drone" inside the cab is making me nuts!!!

    -Greg72
     
  4. EricM

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    I bought a black kit from LMC 3 years ago. It was an absolute peice of crap. It didn't fit very nicely at all and after a year with only about three months of no top use the sun had faded the carpet to brown in some areas and dark purple in others. An absolute waste of $280. I'm now driving around with no carpet. The front came with the padding attached. There was no padding for the rear I had to buy some from a local upohlstry shop. the rear fender covers were seperate pieces from the rear floor.
     
  5. tmanofcali

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    Greg, try going around to upholstry shops in your area. when i had mine done he did it in marine carpet. its more fade resistant and water wont ruin it.its pretty tuff stuff. besides the upholstry guy can do custom stuff such as going around roll bars, speaker boxes,etc. just a thought. besides that way you dont have to do the work. later......tmanofcali

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    For $30 and a couple of hours with a carpet cutter, Home Depot has a nice indoor, outdoor black carpet with a rubber backing. The install took a little bit, but it turned out real well, as well as some replacement kits I have seen. It has been in the truck for about a month, so I do not know how it will standup longterm. I took out all the seats, and laid a piece straight across from door to door, and used the straight edge at the back of the drivers compartment as a guide. Then started cutting at the firewall to make it fit around the air vents. Good luck.

    Jim Riley
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    Hey Greg when I restored my 69 Roadrunner I used Legendary Auto Interiors LTD. http://shop.store.yahoo.com/super-store/196972blazer.html

    I was really impressed with these guys.

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