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Posted: Wed Dec 13, 2006 7:46 pm 
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I don't know if this has been covered before - I haven't seen anything that I can remember.
Just a quick example, as I've seen genuine carpeted items go for fairly large prices.
Used E series rear parcel shelf carpet for the covering (peel off the underfelt) - cost $5 from the wreckers. You can use any similar material you wish - so long as it is reasonably thin, as it is really easy to work with.
Cut to shape and use contact glue. Pretty easy and relatively quick to do.

Don't use normal car floor carpet as it's too thick to work with, and looks s**t.

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Posted: Wed Dec 13, 2006 7:49 pm 
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i always like looking at your work! its awesome!
i especially like all the custom work you do on your ute!
good job as always!

 

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Posted: Wed Dec 13, 2006 7:51 pm 
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Well done mate, looks tops! ;)

 

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Posted: Wed Dec 13, 2006 7:55 pm 
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they look geniune to me :lol:

you sure your not rattling our chains here? :P :P :P

 

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Posted: Wed Dec 13, 2006 8:02 pm 
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how do u make it follow the curve in the plactic?

 

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Posted: Wed Dec 13, 2006 8:58 pm 
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You have to pull it really tight in all directions Sean. It's easy enough to do hey

 

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Posted: Thu Dec 14, 2006 8:43 pm 
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That is really nice. I might try that as my next mod.

 

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Posted: Fri Dec 15, 2006 12:17 am 
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mitch_anderson wrote:
i always like looking at your work! its awesome!
i especially like all the custom work you do on your ute!
good job as always!
EF-XRAN wrote:
Well done mate, looks tops! ;)
EFfalconsrule wrote:
That is really nice. I might try that as my next mod.
Yeah thanks fellas.
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they look geniune to me :lol:
you sure your not rattling our chains here? :P :P :P
Definitely not genuine - velour has a smoother and finer finish.
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how do u make it follow the curve in the plactic?
it will follow the curve pretty easy - if you want you can tape a couple of A4 paper sheets together and trace the curve, and transfer that on to your material - make the overall size a tad bigger, so you can trim the edges nice and flush.
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You have to pull it really tight in all directions Sean. It's easy enough to do hey
The material used in the rear parcel carpet (looks like the same as the car jack bags too) will stretch, but you don't need to.
As I say, very cheap, quick and effective mod to do - there's no special 'skills' involved.

 

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Posted: Fri Dec 15, 2006 1:04 pm 
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Sweet, my old parcel shelf is sitting around doing nothing - might peel the material off that insulating stuff or whatever it is and give it a go ;)

My parcel shelf is now MDF, car bog and fur lol so I may aswell use it for something :)

 

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Posted: Fri Dec 15, 2006 1:07 pm 
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I used some supercheap carpet mats without the backing, no problems fitting and sticking with contact adheasive. I have since changed to different floor carpet and now they no longer match.

 

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Posted: Fri Dec 15, 2006 3:03 pm 
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great job this mod you've done "snap"... looks factory...-to your credit.. and saved a packet too... :wink:

 

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Posted: Fri Dec 15, 2006 6:26 pm 
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send me a square of that jais.

 

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Posted: Fri Dec 15, 2006 6:52 pm 
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i bought my carpeted kick panels for $45 :mrgreen:

 

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