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zdmiller
05-10-2005, 12:15 PM
howdy fellas, anyone have a line on a good place to buy int. carpet? I was gonna do it myself but I think a pre-molded piece with cutouts would be worth the price. Oh, and I also just trailered my Lark down to my base at Fort Hood, TX and got tons of looks on the highway! Even my young soldiers with their fancy souped-up rides are impressed. Gee, I love this car. blue skys

Roscomacaw
05-10-2005, 12:46 PM
Try Historic Automotive for your carpets.:D

Miscreant at large.

zdmiller
05-10-2005, 03:31 PM
thanks biggie.

JDP
05-10-2005, 03:38 PM
That's me. (Historic Automotive) $200 set/$15 UPS. They are sewn to fit like factory, but you still need to cut for the brake and clutch.

64 Challenger (Green Wrapper)
63 R2 4 speed GT Hawk
55 Speedster
50 2R 10 truck

studeclunker
05-10-2005, 07:04 PM
Studebaker Int. has them for Larks at about $160.:D Mr Biggs why do you recommend Hist. Auto.? Are they better?[?] After all 40bucks is 40bucks...;)

Then again... one gets what they have paid for...[B)]

Lotsa Larks!
Studeclunker
A.K.A: out2lunch

JDP
05-10-2005, 11:11 PM
I can sell you a set for less if you don't need the correct heel pad and the precut jute padding. I have no data on the SI carpets, but they are a nickle cheaper at $199.95 for sedans and I'll match that, but they are $39.95 more for Hawks, happy to match that too. :)

64 R2 4 speed Challenger (Plain Wrapper)
63 R2 4 speed GT Hawk
55 Speedster
50 2R 10 truck

studeclunker
05-11-2005, 01:43 AM
There ya go! Quality and price too. As my father used to say "Ya can't beat that even with a stick!":D

Lotsa Larks!
Studeclunker
A.K.A: out2lunch

Kdancy
05-11-2005, 05:36 AM
We've had both historic automotive carpet and Phantom Auto Works. No comparisen, the historic carpet went to the dumpster. If quality is an issue, I highly recommend Phantom Auto Works in Knoxville Tn. Rene Harger has been doing Stude upholstery for many years. They advertise in Turning Wheels. 865-525-6025 is their number.

53commander HDTP
53 Champion HDTP
64 Champ long bed V8
64 GT

N8N
05-11-2005, 05:40 AM
I agree that Phantom's carpet is nice but IMHO compared to HA the Phantom stuff is a little better for a lot more money. For a driver I wouldn't pay the $$ for Phantom, but that's just me.

nate

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JDP
05-11-2005, 07:27 AM
If you even get a set you are not satisfied with from the company that makes my carpets, I won't pretend my carpets are the same quality as Phantom's, but not everyone is building a show car and are on a budget.

64 R2 4 speed Challenger (Plain Wrapper)
63 R2 4 speed GT Hawk
55 Speedster
50 2R 10 truck

52hawk
05-11-2005, 08:25 AM
A few months ago Lionel Stone advertised Hawk carpets For $135.I don't know any thing about his stuff,but he usually seems to be the highest priced vendor,he's maybe not too proud of his carpeting?

not golden hawk,not silver hawk,just hawk.

JDP
05-11-2005, 08:49 AM
In fairness to him, I have not seen his carpets, but his price is well under my cost even before I pay extra for the large heel pad. His may be worth chenking out, that's damn cheap.

64 R2 4 speed Challenger (Plain Wrapper)
63 R2 4 speed GT Hawk
55 Speedster
50 2R 10 truck

Roscomacaw
05-11-2005, 10:57 AM
I've used Historic's carpets a number of times. I was pleased with the results. While I confess it was some time ago, I also have had a couple of sets of carpets from SI. I gave them away to Stude folks cheaper than myself and bought some from Historic. Since I'm not interested in building "show cars", decent fit and serviceability is all I care about. And I DO care about cost![}:)] Sad fact is - I HAVE to care.:(

Miscreant at large.

studeclunker
05-11-2005, 04:06 PM
Be careful about Lionel Stone. I have purchased items from him and was less than satisfied.:( He has good prices on things. Mr Stone does nothing in house. He delegates it to a third party. The quality control leaves considerable to be desired.[V] I'm not saying he does'nt have anything decent, just be careful. If carpeting is so very much less expensive beware, beware, beware.[:0] Make sure you can return it before ordering.[}:)]

Lotsa Larks!
Studeclunker
A.K.A: out2lunch

52hawk
05-11-2005, 07:58 PM
That is why I said maybe he is not so proud of his carpeting!.Maybe he is looking right now and can respond! Hi Lionel!!

not golden hawk,not silver hawk,just hawk.

Kdancy
05-11-2005, 08:43 PM
The historic carpet set we had in the Cursed Purple Hawk started coming apart in less than a year. I've never had a carpet of any brand that did that. The "black" color was a dirty gray. The material looked completely different than the one from Phantom that we replaced it with. I called Phantom and spoke with Renee about the problem we had with the less than year old carpet -- he told us that his material cost was more that what we gave for the historic version. When we pulled it (Phantom) out of the shipping box, Zach and I both looked at each other and smiled. Like I said, no comparisen.
If I were just thinking cheap, which is okay, I would just get my upholstery man to make it from scratch using auto capet material.

53commander HDTP
53 Champion HDTP
64 Champ long bed V8
64 GT

studeclunker
05-12-2005, 08:42 PM
Well, if Biggs recomends it that's good enough for me.:D JDP could you send me a swatch of your carpet? Dark green please... I will e-mail you my address.

Lotsa Larks!
Studeclunker
A.K.A: out2lunch

rsharp68
05-13-2005, 11:15 PM
zdmiller custom carpet for my 51 champ cost $175.try this web site.cstude1@cox.net

studeclunker
05-15-2005, 04:23 PM
rsharp68, your hyperlink doesn't work. Cox net is locally oriented. You need more information in your hyperlink to get the user into the proper location.

Lotsa Larks!
Studeclunker
A.K.A: out2lunch

zdmiller
05-15-2005, 08:14 PM
thanks for all the responses guys and gals. I'd like to find a very durable, and of course cheap, set. Once again thanks!

blue skys