Tip for installing carpet
When making holes for the seat and seat belt mounting bolts, use an old soldering iron or gun once the hole location has been determined with an ice pick, It makes really nice holes, plus it seals the material to keep it from unraveling and is much easier than using a utility knife, But do it when the wifey's not home because it stinks!
Each of my posts is a sincere attempt to correlate & compound the collective knowledge of this community for the benefit of myself & all Mach1 owners who read these pages today, and in the future!
Welcome all Mach1 enthusiasts were glad your here! Jump on in and spread all the knowledge you can.Rockxtreme

Current Vehicles:
2015 Harley-Davidson Electra Glide Ultra Classic
2014 Ford F150 Platinum 4x4 5.0
2013 Shelby GT500 SVT 20th Anniversary Edition
2013 Mustang GT 5.0
2007 Kawasaki Brute Force 750i 4x4
2006 Kawasaki Brute Force 750i 4x4
2006 Yamaha Raptor 700R
1979 Pontiac Trans Am

Sell your Mustang or Mustang Parts free!
   [Image: sellmymustang.JPG]

"Horsepower sells cars, torque wins races" - Carroll Shelby
My Mustang just used the gas your Prius saved. Thanks!

Phoenix Arizona
[Image: USA.gif]  [Image: Arizona_flag_32w.gif]

Very cool tip never thought about that one. JTS 71 Mach1
"We built these cars to drive the "HELL" out of them, not to be museum pieces!"  Carroll Shelby

2008 Mustang V6 5 speed "Diablo Sport Predator" tuner, 87 octane tune. WOW!
1994 Ford F150 Shortbed
1986 Honda 450 Rebel
1995 Honda Pacific Coast
1989 Jacobra / Jag xjs

If a soldering gun is not available you can always use an old Philip's screwdriver and heat it up for the same results.
[Image: Arizona_flag_32w.gif]
Southern Arizona
Current Mustangs:
1973 Mach 1

1971 Mustang Grande
1965 Mustang
[Image: stevenharris.jpg]

Great tip!
We had to re-install the new carpets 6 - 8 times before the fit was 'just so'. If you want a good job just re-do what the 'professionals' have done.
We also cut and installed extra sound deadening at that time - well worth while.
                                    Good; Fast; Cheap.  Pick any two.
                                    The best mechanic you know holds the steering wheel when you drive  Thumbsup
                                     Current Rides:
                                     The Daughter's '70 Mach 1.  Nana
                                     My: 3 x E32; 2 x E38; X5 BMWs; 2 x BMW MINIs (R50 & R55);
                                     Daimler Sovereign(s)  S1 and X40     Cool
                                     Parts car:  E38 Confused    

Thanks for the tip...the timing is perfect for me. I am just about ready to install my carpet. And to be honest, I have never done this before.

Appreciate the tip!

I got the same tip from a 69 Bose 302 owner this last weekend. Great tip to keep in mind.
Bob Harlan
1969 Mach 1
North Central Kansas
[Image: 1zejj8x.jpg]

Possibly Related Threads...
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
  installing full consoles in '71-'73's gxr02190 11 9,939 01-04-2015, 03:35 PM
Last Post: Rare Pony
  Adding FatMat To Classic Car: 72 Mustang Sound Deadener: Carpet Installation Prep Mach 1 Club 1 2,628 02-15-2012, 09:27 AM
Last Post: Steven Harris
  Any Tips for Installing New Door Weatherstrip Rare Pony 10 10,607 09-18-2011, 12:23 PM
Last Post: Rare Pony

Forum Jump:

Users browsing this thread:
1 Guest(s)

Forum software by © MyBB Theme © iAndrew 2016