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Installing new carpet.

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by JimmyJuneau, Aug 11, 2003.

  1. JimmyJuneau

    JimmyJuneau 1/2 ton status

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    Any tips on how to do this? I have taken out the passenger seat once before but never the driver seat. How hard is it to do? Also Id like to raise the seat if it is possible I heard of people doing this in here but not sure how to do it.

    Should I use adhesive spray to hold down the carpet?
     
  2. daleearnhardt01

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    I just put new carpet down in mine. Its not too hard but it took me a while since I wanted to be sure that it looked right. Anyways the back portion of the carpet is easy, just cut holes for where the 2 seat bolts are. The front portion is obviously a bit harder. I thought the hardest part was cuttin the hole for the shifter. Take your time on that part cause you dont want to mess up. Heres a tip for the bolt holes: Put all the bolts in their holes and lay the carpet down over them. With your knife cut an X over the bolt and push the carpet over the bolt. Then you can cut a small circle around the bolt. Just make sure your speaker wires are out of the way if you have any, I nicked one of mine and had to replace it a few weeks later /forums/images/graemlins/mad.gif I dont see a need in putting adhesive down really. As far as raising the seats, Im not sure, I didnt do that. Ive got pics of the new carpet in my sig.
     
  3. Rolled

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    Here is another tip for you-

    Go get some carpet padding for homes and put it in. I put in a LMC carpet kit and did not like the way it looked and felt in the rear. The only factory padding I had went under the seat so I added more and it not only looks better but feels better on the knees. I think it cost me $10 for 5/8 inch carpet pad.

    Good luck
     
  4. jakeslim

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    if you can remove the seatbelts, you should so you can remove the old carpet that is under them. If the bolts are frozen, do not even try..you will strip them. I spent 4 days and $60(drill bits, bolt lube, fire, ice, dremmel,etc). Got the bastard out but #$%#@. Anyways, I used the homedepot water heater insullation as carpet padding and soundproofing. Easy to cut(scissors) and cheap!
    I agree about the carpet, no need to glue it, mayber just a little trim adhesive on the corners to hold down.
     
  5. daleearnhardt01

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    Your right about the seatbelt bolts. The fronts came out no problem but the rear was another story. I broke one T-50 torx before we started to use the torch. The torch worked but the truck stank for a few days.
     
  6. JimmyJuneau

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    Well the front bolts came out ok the back seatbelt bolts wouldnt budge so I left them as is and cut the carpet to fit.
     

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