Installing Carpet

When installing carpet, you have two choices: you can custom make your own carpet or purchase aftermarket carpet if available. Fortunately, there is lots of suppliers of aftermarket carpet for my vehicle. The aftermarket carpet manufacturers have done a great job of cataloging and keeping templates of past years carpets.

The first step in installing carpet is to make sure the floor is ready. All holes in the floor should be patched and any factory holes should be plugged or filled with silicone to stop water from entering. An underpadding should be installed to shield against noise and heat then the carpet installed. Most all carpet is formed fitted and you don't have to secure it by gluing or other methods.

The carpet that I purchased is similar to this one except black. It is two pieces: front and back and can be installed with the seats in place.

Before you run carpet down on the floor, you have to make sure that any wiring is laid flat. Putting a wide strip of duct tape over it to hold it in place is a good idea.

The wiring is running on the side of the transmission tunnel so that people don't step on it.

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