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Old 12-20-2018, 07:33 AM
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Carpet replacement

I seldom get to add anything to the forum as I am not much of a mechanic.

I have had carpet for my 93 Toyota RV for some time and decided to get er done. My piece is regular house carpet and most of what I read on the net says to use preformed to save a lot of grief. But I had my remnant and what was in the RV was house type carpet so I figured if they could do it I might be able to also! If I can't I will simply order some pre made.

I was surprised to find the old carpet was installed in 3 pieces, using some cuts and angled cuts to make it fit, there was also quite a few self tapping screws used in corners and such. The first piece goes from the fire wall to the hump under seats, the second piece from there to the rear wall and the 3rd covers the rear wall.

Much easier to add a couple photos than try to explain. Will add anything that comes up on install if it is our of the ordinary. The only thing I have found so far is old glue I have no desire to try and remove the adhesive so have some regular carpet adhesive from Home Depot that I am experiment on a small area with.


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Old 12-25-2018, 11:43 AM
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So whats it lookin like now?

And thanks for the contribution, "even if not mechanical".
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Thanks for asking, did not seem to be much interest so I did not document it.

Total time so far about 8 hours.

I used indoor outdoor carpet adhesive and self tapping screws, seems to be holding up, will see in a couple years.

Hotmelt glue can be used to keep edges from unraveling.

Hot screwdriver can be used to poke holes where needed.

Putting seats back in is a bear, the holes do not want to line up.

Couple opp's but under the seat, very minor. I think it looks good.




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Old 12-26-2018, 01:38 PM
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Carpet

It looks pretty good to me, and I learned a couple of things from your description (hot screwdriver to poke holes, and the hotmelt to hold edges).
Maybe you should try a second career in the carpet business.
I am going to try mine now with a really nice quality remnant that I have
Thanks for your input.
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I neglected to add I also used a heat gun to help mold the carpet. They recommend a steamer but the heat gun on the back of the carpet did not seem to do any harm.
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Looks good to me!!! An old solder gun/stick also works great for holes too, just figured that out when carpeting my work van and remounting all the bins
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Nice job!
Yeah, I also use soldering iron to melt holes, including making new mounting slots on vertical blinds slats.
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