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    Molded carpet

    Is there a difference in a molded carpet for a 55 Chev 2 door hardtop vs a post car? Some say yes and others say no difference. If there is, how much fitting and cutting is required?

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    All I know is the carpet I bought for my 56 2 door sedan fit very well (after I laid it in the sun for a while) and required very little trimming. I don't recall being asked if it was a sedan or hardtop when I ordered.

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    I would suggest calling Ciadella's or CARS and asking the suppliers of carpet if the carpet they sold was different between the two? IIRC the rear side panel for a hardtop is different than that for a sedan, and 'might' take up a bit more room at the floor...? (been a long time since I owned a hardtop or post car)...

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    Front carpet would be the same, the rear carpet would be different because the hardtop has less rear leg room. But it would be easy to trim a sedan carpet to fit.

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    Trimming carpet is easy... unless it has 'finished edges'... ?

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    If your carpet is molded I'd throw it away and get a new one!!!

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    [QUOTE][Trimming carpet is easy... unless it has 'finished edges'... ?/QUOTE]

    You don't need a finished edge when it's out of sight under the seat.

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    [QUOTE=Rick_L;60337]
    [Trimming carpet is easy... unless it has 'finished edges'... ?/QUOTE]

    You don't need a finished edge when it's out of sight under the seat.
    Does the carpet along the side panel go UNDER? or is it visible?

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