View Full Version : Hawk trunk carpeting

03-29-2009, 12:55 PM
There is a Silver Hawk on ebay (#180341324381) that looks like it has carpeting in the whole trunk compartment.

I like the looks of it, and was wondering if anyone knows if this can be bought anyhwere. It may be custom made, but if it is available, I'd like to get a set for my car.

Anne F. Goodman
03-29-2009, 01:27 PM
Any upholsterer can do trunks. We are having it put in Blue. I think that is a neater job than most that I have seen. Gotta make sure your trunk seals good to put carpet in retains moisture. Leads to more trunk rot. We actually use water to wash our cars so they can't leak. Or at least we track the leaks down.

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Chucks Stude
03-29-2009, 08:49 PM
Amen, Anne. There is no faster way to rust out a trunk floor than carpeting it. Not only does it hold moisture, it traps the moisture underneath the carpet. And if you use padding of any type, it is like a sponge, and hold the moisture next to the metal. Good seals and good ventilation. This keeps the rust worms at bay.

03-29-2009, 11:34 PM
I bought a new trunk seal at York, that will be put in once the car is painted. Also, I just POR-15'd and painted my entire trunk, so I'm hoping any moisture wont affect anything. Car wont intentionally be driven in the rain.

Shouldnt that be enough?

03-29-2009, 11:37 PM
Nope, it'll rust. I've seldom seen a trunk that would stay bone dry enough for carpets.