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  • Where is the best carpet

    Has anybody had a good experience ordering a new carpet set?
    Who supplied it?
    Which is correct for a '62 Hawk, loop pile or cut pile?

    thanks
    bob

  • #2
    I have had good luck with Studebaker International.

    Dan White
    64 R1 GT
    64 R2 GT
    Dan White
    64 R1 GT
    64 R2 GT
    58 C Cab
    57 Broadmoor (Marvin)

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    • #3
      How much do you want to spend? Historic (JDP here) sells several "grades" of carpet for a GT, or you could go for the gusto and order a 100% correct set from Phantom. I have no experience with SI's carpet (because JDP lives less than 20 miles from me) so I can't comment.

      nate

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      • #4
        Phantom has excellent products.
        They advertise in Turning Wheels -- page 56 of the August Issue.
        Phantom Auto Works 865-525-6025
        Out of Knoxville Tn.
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        55/53 Studebaker President S/R
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        • #5
          My carpet sets are $220/$15, two weeks to your door. Send them back if you have a problem with fit or finish. Optional matching panel kit for the doors, quarters and firewall $90. They come with padding and the factory style heel pad.


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          • #6
            Thanks for the info. I'm going to give JDP a try. The previous owner used SI and he didn't do a superior job of installation and some of the seams are breaking loose. Then his cat did a number on it and I can't get the smell out. I'm hoping JDP does a better seam job.

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            • #7
              Many years ago (20+) my dad bought a carpet set for his 64 GT, and it
              was total crap. The carpet was so thin you could see through it. I
              doubt the company is still in business. It didnt fit right, & started
              to fall apart within a year. It looked OK for one National Meet.

              The front carpet in the Avanti was replaced at sometime, probably when
              it was "restored" in the 80's. The rear carpet is faded, but its not
              torn. Anyone found a decent black carpet dye?? A new carpet is WAY
              down on the list.

              Tom
              '63 Avanti R1, '03 Mustang Cobra 13" front disc/98 GT rear brakes, 03 Cobra 17" wheels, GM alt, 97 Z28 leather seats, TKO 5-spd, Ported heads w/SST full flow valves.
              Check out my disc brake adapters to install 1994-2004 Mustang disc brakes on your Studebaker!!
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              • #8
                I installed a carpet on my 63 hawk a few weeks ago --bought from JDP. Fit was very good. Only problen was lack of directions. When I put in the back floor piece, the rear seat steel support was showing,so I decides to paint the area flat black---then I found another supplied piece that was cut to cover that area. Then all looked really super!!. Glue it down with Scotch adhesive, both underlayment and carpet, except over master cylinder fill hole. Also,be sure to order the color. There ar different colors of blue!!

                1950 Champion Starlight
                1963 Hawk GT
                Santa Barbara
                CA
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                • #9
                  The big brown truck arrived today and delivered new carpet from JDP. I haven't installed it yet but it looks like better stuff than what the previous owner had put in. I think I made a good choice. I hope it fits as good as it looks.


                  62 GT Hawk

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                  • #10
                    I found some fabric dye at Walmart for 1.97, it was enough to one half
                    of the rear carpet. I took a couple pictures along the way, and when
                    I finished. Easy enough to apply with a brush - dabbing it on. Dont
                    know how long it'll last, but it will look good tomorrow for the show.







                    And finished ...



                    Tom
                    '63 Avanti R1, '03 Mustang Cobra 13" front disc/98 GT rear brakes, 03 Cobra 17" wheels, GM alt, 97 Z28 leather seats, TKO 5-spd, Ported heads w/SST full flow valves.
                    Check out my disc brake adapters to install 1994-2004 Mustang disc brakes on your Studebaker!!
                    http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.c...bracket-update
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                    • #11
                      You might want to consider cleaning up the ash receivers in the rear seating compartment and sill {threshold} plates also. I know you have been super busy. Just to let you know my first impression upon looking at the photos. jimmijim
                      sigpicAnything worth doing deserves your best shot. Do it right the first time. When you're done you will know it. { I'm just the guy who thinks he knows everything, my buddy is the guy who knows everything.} cheers jimmijim*****SDC***** member

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                      • #12
                        For a Hawk, I have to say that the Speedster/Golden Hawk carpet is much nicer than the other carpets, it's a much heavier loop. Gives the car a classier look, very similar to some of the better German carpets. If you're not an originality buff, I'd suggest going that route.

                        nate

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                        • #13
                          Jimmijim,

                          Just not enough time. Redyeing the carpet took a few hours all said
                          and done, looked great at the show though. Doors stayed closed, ash
                          trays? There are ash trays?? Do they speakers that fit the holes?

                          Tom

                          '63 Avanti R1, '03 Mustang Cobra 13" front disc/98 GT rear brakes, 03 Cobra 17" wheels, GM alt, 97 Z28 leather seats, TKO 5-spd, Ported heads w/SST full flow valves.
                          Check out my disc brake adapters to install 1994-2004 Mustang disc brakes on your Studebaker!!
                          http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.c...bracket-update
                          I have also written many TECH how to articles, do a search for my Forum name to find them

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                          • #14


                            Would have to be some really small speakers...[8D]


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                            • #15
                              Matt ... funny guy ... I was joking, the older cars came with SO many
                              ash trays! I think I can put some tweeters there, & drop some 8 inch
                              speakers in the rear package shelf. I have no need for ash trays.

                              Not even cars smoke in California.

                              Tom
                              '63 Avanti R1, '03 Mustang Cobra 13" front disc/98 GT rear brakes, 03 Cobra 17" wheels, GM alt, 97 Z28 leather seats, TKO 5-spd, Ported heads w/SST full flow valves.
                              Check out my disc brake adapters to install 1994-2004 Mustang disc brakes on your Studebaker!!
                              http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.c...bracket-update
                              I have also written many TECH how to articles, do a search for my Forum name to find them

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