View Full Version : ordinarily I like to do my own legwork but - carpets ?

03-08-2013, 09:31 PM
I have a customer who is nearing the need for carpeting and underlayment kits for his restoration on a TR3.

I have given him some tips, but now he would like to have more current information on brands and vendors pricing, etc.

I personally prefer cut pile over the loop stuff and synthetic over wool, but I have no recent experience with either of the above.

I'm busy as can be so I want to gather what I can from you folks.

All information much appreciated.:D


03-08-2013, 09:45 PM
Jack, Moss never disappoints and I agree on the synthetic and cut pile, so much easier to keep clean. Get the sound proofing, big expense but worth the effort. If this is going to be a trailer queen the wool loop, not my bag but it works for a lot of folks.


Geo Hahn
03-09-2013, 04:22 PM
Depends somewhat on how he plans to use the car and what color carpet is planned. This would affect my decision were I deciding today. Poe exemplo: is concours correct important? will he be likely to drive in the rain?

03-10-2013, 09:49 AM
Mine had "shag" carpet when I bought it. You mean that wasn't original?

03-10-2013, 12:39 PM
Mine had "shag" carpet when I bought it. You mean that wasn't original?

Apparently a rare factory option as my first TR4A came with shag carpet as well!


03-24-2013, 09:28 AM
FWIW In 1985 I installed Wilton wool in the TR250. It's still looks great and cleans up very nicely. Wool carpet is the best IMHO!

03-24-2013, 10:16 AM
Frank- Can it stand the southern Summers?

03-24-2013, 10:58 AM
I installed the wool also and it still looks great.


03-24-2013, 06:37 PM
Elliot- Where'd you dig up a pic from a show room car?

03-24-2013, 07:43 PM
Thanks Don. Try and stay dry!