Who sells the best fitting carpet ?

Discussion in 'Interior Restoration' started by Orange_Z, Oct 8, 2021.

  1. Orange_Z

    Orange_Z New Member

    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2021
    Looking for a good fitting replacement carpet for my 80 Z28. Earlier this year I replaced the carpet in my 96 Impala with ACC carpet and was not impressed with the quality or fitment. Don't mind dropping more money for better quality.
     
  2. DougD

    DougD Veteran Member

    Messages:
    410
    Likes Received:
    142
    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2014
    Location:
    Bradenton, FL
    IMO nobody makes good replacement carpet these days
     
  3. Allison Winn

    Allison Winn Veteran Member

    Messages:
    295
    Likes Received:
    50
    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2021
    Agreed
    Best I have seen is a decent fit with contours that aren't as tight fitting as you'd like. For me a simple fix - a heat gun. Hair dryers and steam wands won't get you there. I used a Leister Roofing heat welder. Get some HEAT up under the back side and it will form fit however you like.
     
  4. l16pilot

    l16pilot Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

    Messages:
    2,122
    Likes Received:
    277
    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2004
    Location:
    Hurlock, MD, USA
    I've used ACC's carpet in two 1970 Z28s...the standard loop carpet, (per factory original), does not fit well. For the 70Z I just finished, I tried their standard loop carpet with mass backing. World of difference and fits very nice. Also, as Allison mentioned, a heat gun helps a lot from the back side because you can melt the rayon carpet fibers if heat is applied to the carpet side.
     
  5. Allison Winn

    Allison Winn Veteran Member

    Messages:
    295
    Likes Received:
    50
    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2021
    YES - forgot to stress the high heat goes on the back side only.
    My last ACC kit the jute backing was glued about 6" out of place so I had to peel it off, scrape it down, and re glue :(
     
  6. DougD

    DougD Veteran Member

    Messages:
    410
    Likes Received:
    142
    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2014
    Location:
    Bradenton, FL
    Somewhere I remember a detailed thread of how ACC was a disaster on fitment.
     
  7. BillyDean7173

    BillyDean7173 Psychopathy Red

    Messages:
    3,179
    Likes Received:
    1,197
    Joined:
    May 21, 2014
    Location:
    Hutto, TX
    Same here. Got mine about four years ago. Very happy with it.
     
  8. rocket dawg

    rocket dawg Veteran Member

    Messages:
    520
    Likes Received:
    71
    Joined:
    May 5, 2015
    Location:
    Grand Rapids Mi
    I did ACC about 2 years ago and it fit very nice. It was probably the standard loop with mass backing, I cant remember exactly.
     
  9. 70lt1z28

    70lt1z28 Veteran Member Gold Member

    Messages:
    4,570
    Likes Received:
    1,142
    Joined:
    Oct 3, 1999
    Location:
    Beavercreek, Ohio, USA
    On the ACC site...maybe a dumb question..what is a "Tail Loop"
     
  10. Ratty_81

    Ratty_81 Veteran Member

    Messages:
    274
    Likes Received:
    147
    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2020
    I’m in the process of putting the acc standard cut loop in my 81. Cut out for the console not even close and seems to be way too loose at the front of the trans tunnel. Rest seems to fit pretty well and follows the humps and dips in the floors good. My rear foot wells are tough to judge because I have subframe connectors running through them. I put foam on either side of the tubing to try to make the area somewhat flat.
    638E5672-8674-4D6E-9E3C-2CBFCAA72B88.jpeg
     

Share This Page