Carpet replacement

Carpet replacement

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Let off some steam Bennett

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2,085 posts

110 months

Thursday 22nd November 2018
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Hi. How many of you have swapped your carpet in your tuscan for a new tailored set. Just wondering of any issues you had fitting it yourself. Can't be that hard, can it.
Cheers
Si

nawarne

2,721 posts

199 months

Thursday 22nd November 2018
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Si, I did mine a few years ago with a set from Odin Vanpoorten (Sp?).

Did it with a (capable) mate over a long week-end. Had to remove steering column - which meant cutting wires to ignition switch, in order to get the front 'tray' out to renew covering on that.

Not too difficult. I went for synthetic fibre as the colour is put in during manufacture, it hasn't faded at all so far.

Nick

Let off some steam Bennett

Original Poster:

2,085 posts

110 months

Thursday 22nd November 2018
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Hi Nick

Thanks for the reply, you mean the front tray inbetween the top and bottom of dash

Cheers

Si

MartinBrown2409

51 posts

48 months

Thursday 22nd November 2018
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Hi, this is a winter project for me with my 2001 mark 1 Tuscan. It was supposed to be last years winter project but that didn’t happen so I can’t put it off again. I would be very interested to hear any advice or issues you may discover as I am a little daunted by the task.
Thanks
Martin

Let off some steam Bennett

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110 months

Thursday 22nd November 2018
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The only part that concerns me is the dash end.
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PetrolHeadPete

628 posts

128 months

Friday 23rd November 2018
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This is a good read

https://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&...

The tray does come out without removing the column...you have to cut a piece of the tray's fibre glass away behind the column in-situ so that you can wiggle it out...its a pig and *watch out for the light dimmer pot* !!!! I "wiped" the top off mine during re-install...buggar! Lucky they are still available off ebay!

nawarne

2,721 posts

199 months

Friday 23rd November 2018
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Let off some steam Bennett said:
Hi Nick

Thanks for the reply, you mean the front tray inbetween the top and bottom of dash

Cheers

Si
- - Yes, the tray/oddments shelf surrounds the steering column. The multi-pin plug disconnects all the 'instrument' feeds, but the wires to the ignition switch are more of an issue. Had to cut in the end. The column is reasonably easy to detach...best with 2 of you though - one person to take the weight/jiggle whilst attending to support bolting. Torx type bolts for the clamp to the shaft piercing the bulkhead.


The way we found best to place carpet pieces was to 'spot' glue and offer up to grp tub, then once happy with position, do a full spray glue job. I used German contact adhesive in an aerosol, also got several cans of adhesive remover....Quite happy with results.


Nick

Let off some steam Bennett

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Friday 23rd November 2018
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Great, thanks for all your help