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Author:  JerryInman [ Fri Jul 16, 2010 7:12 pm ]
Post subject:  1931 DeSoto Carpeting

Does anyone out there know of a vendor who supplies sculptured carpeting for an 1931 DeSoto 4 Dr. Sedan. I can get carpeting through Ledgendary Auto Interiors, however I would like to have it already cut for installation if possible.

Author:  TimBowers [ Fri Jul 16, 2010 8:24 pm ]
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My advice would be to find an upholsterer that can custom cut and bind the edges to be able to make an exact fit to your floorboard.

Too often pre-cut carpets have annoying gaps/voids due to discrepancies in the car manufacturing process.

Author:  martinlum [ Sat Jul 17, 2010 3:38 pm ]
Post subject:  carpeting-31 DeSoto

Jerry---If you want an authentic upholstery restoration, the carpeting would be wool. LeBaron Bonney and Bill Hirsch are suppliers I buy correct early carpeting from. I would expect the carpeting to be a short pile. These vendors can send you samples of their materials. These comments based on the assumption you are doing a period correct restoration.
The front floor would have been covered with a rubber mat of probably the same pattern as your runningboard rubber.
Marty Lum

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