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The hunt for a suitable carpet.... GOT IT!!

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Mitchman2 Avatar
Mitchman2 Mitchell Andrus
Mills River, NC, USA   USA
I've been to a few antique/junk shops. Holy cow. They all think their worn out pieces of trash were last trodden upon by the queen herself. The best so far, a 10 x 16 thread-bare dining room used Persian for $215.00.

I don't have the heart to tell them I'm going to build a car on it.

....the hunt continues....



Buy a man a plane ticket and he flies for a day,
push a man out of an airplane and he'll fly for the rest of his life.

'30 Model A Ford
'48 MGTC
'58 MGA
'58 MGA



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2018-05-16 08:51 AM by Mitchman2.

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TD4834 Avatar
TD4834 Bill Chasser
Sacramento, CA, USA   USA
LOL. Have you thought about patio covering. It’s that high wear, really short for the lack of a better word (plasticized) pile. It has a rubberized backing so it won’t skid around on your concrete. Comes in various colors brown green and blue and others Same stuff miniature golf courses use. I believe you can get this at Lowe’s, HD , OSH etc. buy it by the foot to whatever size you need. Not terribly expensive either.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2018-05-14 02:16 PM by TD4834.

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RedDuck Gold Member Richard P.
Jacksonville, FL, USA   USA
I think if you were to call several carpet stores and tell them what your are trying to do, you will find a reasonable priced piece of carpet. They always have remnants left over from jobs. You just might not be able to find a piece to match the color of your car!!!spinning smiley sticking its tongue out
If you are close to an Ollie's Outlet store you will be able to find an inexpensive piece of carpet that will work.

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hurst280 Gold Member Sean D
Plano, TX, USA   USA
1954 MG TF "The MG"
I am trying to find this carpet for my TF. The TF has custom carpets made out of this (pictured) sometime in the 70s. Now the backing is flaking off.



"the pursuit is the thing, not the reward, not the gain."


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LaVerne LaVerne Downey
Fruita, CO, USA   USA
1954 MG TF "Green Hornet"
1969 MG MGB
1979 Triumph TR8 "Wedgie"
215 bucks is probably the flying model Mitch. Doubles as a lift for working on the TC.grinning smiley


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Mitchman2 Avatar
Mitchman2 Mitchell Andrus
Mills River, NC, USA   USA
In reply to # 3736146 by LaVerne 215 bucks is probably the flying model Mitch. Doubles as a lift for working on the TC.grinning smiley

That's the idea.



Buy a man a plane ticket and he flies for a day,
push a man out of an airplane and he'll fly for the rest of his life.

'30 Model A Ford
'48 MGTC
'58 MGA
'58 MGA

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BonezTD Gold Member Tom Thorington
Atlanta, GA, USA   USA
1951 MG TD "Mouse"
Wifey had one going to goodwill. I said woah! Perfect reassembly surface for minty fresh parts, girl. Will send pics when I win the battle.

Tom

TD 10180

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Mitchman2 Avatar
Mitchman2 Mitchell Andrus
Mills River, NC, USA   USA
Got it. I went back and offered $175.00.

Done, but still.... for that price it had better hand me a wrench now and then.



Buy a man a plane ticket and he flies for a day,
push a man out of an airplane and he'll fly for the rest of his life.

'30 Model A Ford
'48 MGTC
'58 MGA
'58 MGA


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sonofmagni Karl Thorkildsen
Mason, NH, USA   USA
When you drop a little screw on that, is it easy to find? spinning smiley sticking its tongue out

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LaVerne Avatar
LaVerne LaVerne Downey
Fruita, CO, USA   USA
1954 MG TF "Green Hornet"
1969 MG MGB
1979 Triumph TR8 "Wedgie"
Sure...ya do your work with bare feet on the carpet...you have no trouble finding screws.hot smiley

Mitchman2 Avatar
Mitchman2 Mitchell Andrus
Mills River, NC, USA   USA
I search with my knees.



Buy a man a plane ticket and he flies for a day,
push a man out of an airplane and he'll fly for the rest of his life.

'30 Model A Ford
'48 MGTC
'58 MGA
'58 MGA

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