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 Posted: 02-04-2019 06:47 pm
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I've just ordered a carpet kit from McGregor. They have a black one in stock but I needed a brown one so they have to ship it from England, will see how long that takes but at least it's in the pipeline. As mentioned before their web site is out of date so the $450 price listed is actually going to be more like $700+. Best thing to do if you want to order from them is give them a phone call, I found them knowledgeable and helpful.

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 Posted: 05-07-2019 05:30 pm
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It took almost 3 months but the McGregor carpet kit finally arrived. As expected it's around 700 bucks, due to the US/Canada exchange rate I won't know the exact price until a get my VISA bill.

The quality is nice, not sure it's 700 bucks nice, but I'm just glad someone still supplies them. As expected it comes with no instructions of any kind, you'll just have to figure it out yourself.

I've started interior removal and figuring out how the new pieces fit. I'll let you know how it goes.

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 Posted: 05-21-2019 04:21 pm
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Looks beautiful! Keep the updates coming!

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 Posted: 06-05-2019 05:11 pm
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Well I've gotten the old seats and what was left of the carpeting out along with the requisite clean up, rust mitigation, resealing and painting.

Next is figuring out where everything in the new carpet kit goes, typical of any Brit trim kit there are no directions. Over the years I've replaced; tops, tonneau covers, carpeting, seat covers with zero directions, I guess the assumption is you know what you're doing.

Some of the carpet pieces are obvious others not so much, it's sort of a process of elimination, but the pieces are starting to fall into place(pun intended).

A word about the jute backing. If your ordering from McGregor it's good stuff and pretty close to the original but make sure you measure up for what you need. I ordered 3 yards and I probably needed twice that since I'm doing the floor boards as well as the trans tunnel and rear wheel arches.

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 Posted: 06-06-2019 01:12 pm
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here is a diagram of the carpet lay out.
Brett.
http://www.deltamotorsports.com/products/pg10b-deltas-carpet-kits.html

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 Posted: 06-06-2019 05:45 pm
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Thanks Brett,

I have seen that Delta diagram, the carpet kit I got from McGregor is somewhat different, for example the front floor mats aren't one piece including the firewall, it's two pieces, one for the floor and one for the firewall. I'm sure that everything will go in just fine and look great once installed.

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 Posted: 06-06-2019 09:36 pm
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Something you may want to check if you're installing the "extra thick" padding, especially on the firewall and floors.
Having just finished working on a '75 that had this super thick padding:
1) the gas pedal will NOT go down far enough to full open the chokes(only on left hand drive cars, U.S.A., etc) .
2) the seat would not go back very far and get "jammed" by the extra thick junk.
You may wish to eliminate extra padding in those spots.
best wishes, bruce

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 Posted: 06-07-2019 12:40 am
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Thanks for the heads up Bruce, I usually learn that stuff the hard way.

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 Posted: 06-17-2019 03:32 pm
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Well everything is going in and it's starting to look pretty nice. My biggest problem now is figuring out the overlaps, in other words which piece needs to go in first before you can install the next piece, but it's all coming together.

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