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61Lark
05-28-2017, 10:31 AM
I'm going to order carpet for my 60 Lark convertible from Automotive Interiors, but they only list 62-66 convertible and hardtop models. I've contacted them about it and they said that they need to check into it. http://www.automotiveinteriors.com/carpetcars/studebakers/stude.htm

Is there a significant difference between the 60 and 62 floors where the later carpet wouldn't work in the 60?

Thank you,
Nick

4jc8z
05-28-2017, 10:49 AM
Transmission tunnel is different shape/height starting in 61

jackb
05-29-2017, 10:18 AM
they may have no cutouts for the floor pedal(s)...

61Lark
05-31-2017, 01:20 PM
Thank you both for your help.

I might just end up ordering carpet for a 60 hardtop. The front would fit, but I would expect the back to need some trimming.

Dave Bates
05-31-2017, 04:32 PM
Maybe the rear carpet for a 62 might be easier to trim down.I could measure mine if that would help.

SScopelli
05-31-2017, 06:15 PM
It odd that they list

1959 - 1966 Lark & Regal 2 Door Hardtop & Sedan Models
and
1962 - 1966 Daytona 2 Door Hardtop & Convertible

as noted above 59 and 60 had a different tunnel and the pedals through the floor, nothing in common with 61 to 66..

You might be better off seeking a local shop to make you a carpet.

http://i1286.photobucket.com/albums/a609/R2Whistler/R1%20Lark/06%20Interior/10070300014_zpsd75503bd.jpg

While the above is a 61 Convertible, this hot rod style will allow you to access the AT dipstick (if AT) and the brake master cylinder under the floor with more ease than a 2 piece set..

These have heavy Velcro strips to secure them in place and, while I have never had to put brake fluid in a floor pedal car, It was nice to remove a section to clean it off..

61Lark
05-31-2017, 11:21 PM
Maybe the rear carpet for a 62 might be easier to trim down.I could measure mine if that would help.

Thank you for the offer, but I'll probably stick with the earlier set.




You might be better off seeking a local shop to make you a carpet.

http://i1286.photobucket.com/albums/a609/R2Whistler/R1%20Lark/06%20Interior/10070300014_zpsd75503bd.jpg

While the above is a 61 Convertible, this hot rod style will allow you to access the AT dipstick (if AT) and the brake master cylinder under the floor with more ease than a 2 piece set..

These have heavy Velcro strips to secure them in place and, while I have never had to put brake fluid in a floor pedal car, It was nice to remove a section to clean it off..

Thank you for the picture, that's looks real nice. There is an excellent shop here in town that I have used before, but his prices his quality. I'm still waiting to hear back from Automotive Interiors, if I don't hear anything in the morning I'll give them a call at lunch.

mbstude
06-01-2017, 08:19 PM
Thank you for the picture, that's looks real nice. There is an excellent shop here in town that I have used before, but his prices his quality. I'm still waiting to hear back from Automotive Interiors, if I don't hear anything in the morning I'll give them a call at lunch.

Be sure to keep us posted. I've heard that Automotive Interiors is where John Poulos sourced his carpet sets from back in the day. It'd be nice to know if that's true as those carpets sets were a pretty good product for the money.

Bordeaux Daytona
06-01-2017, 09:06 PM
During the International Meet S.I. had a loop carpet set for an early Lark 2dr in what I think was aqua or maybe turquoise. I think they wanted $100.00 for it. I thought about getting it but the color wasn't good for my 65 and I wasn't sure about the fit.
I had a carpet set for a 64 wagon and a friend on here used it in his 59 wagon so I guess that's possible.