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Victory Lane
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I do believe it is the same piece. When Steve & I first spoke he said he had a couple used Camaro moldings which he would give me for a much lower price if they fit... but they were too short. Even before we went this route, John & I went through a bunch of moldings in his attic & found the same problem (coupe moldings, all too short by about an inch).

I guess 'pricy' depends on one's perception. Over the last year & a half, my perception has become recalibrated! The repair was $160 labor plus shipping, which I felt was reasonable. The picture doesn't show the full extent of the original damage-- aside from the mangled end also it was kinked in two places.

By comparison, I did see ONE complete set of original convertible moldings on Ebay a few weeks ago-- they were selling as a complete set for upwards of $400. So I'm not unhappy at all. And the finished piece looks amazing-- just like new-- fantastic work!

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Any update on the carpet? Like T.M. Said
"You know we are watching and waiting! The wallets are fat and ready to open"
 
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Its a tough run getting this interior stuff done..that I can attest Cool


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Victory Lane
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Wow. Long story short-- We are still trying to get our hands on samples we like. Never imagined it would be this difficult. Also I've had to put this on a back burner for several weeks due to other priorities. Made a few calls yesterday, expecting some more stuff to go over next weekend (hopefully)...
 
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Thanks for the update! Keep up the awesome work. Your sharing is appreciated.
 
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RE: CARPETING----- Just a quick update while I'm online this morning-- I will follow this up with more details (& pics) when time permits (soon- I promise!). We finally received the additional samples I was waiting for and spent a couple hours Monday 11/18 looking things over. Unfortunately this did not turn out to be the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow I was hoping for. So far everything I am finding out has pointed to essentially the same conclusions KevinK & Mike Rossi reached a couple years ago (see https://camaropacecars.com/eve/...0019733/m/9101051836 )... I.E. Carpeting itself we can get very close-- but getting the edge banding right is turning out to be a royal PITA. We may end up settling for the lesser of two evils.

The Problem is compounded in that we've seen (at least in my original samples) that the door panel carpeting & floor carpeting appear to have two different edge bandings.

My restoration guy John had on hand; a set of the Trim Parts #512 Sky Blue carpeting, which he had purchased for another customer's blue Camaro who decided he didn't like it. I went over it thoroughly and I decided I would take it for my car. The heel pad looks identical to the original one in my coupe, but the edge banding doesn't look right. It's also stitched with black thread, which looks very nice, but my original has white stitching (there is a picture at bottom of p.22 showing this).

So our game plan at this point is starting to shape up as follows;
1. Stick with the TrimParts #512 we already have for floor carpet;
2. Have his upholsterer change the edge banding on the floor carpet-- using white stitching-- once we can decide on whatever we can actually get, that is 'least incorrect'.
3. See if we can get more of the same TP#512 carpet for the door panels?
4. John exploring with some local contacts to see if they have any edge banding we haven't already seen for the door panels? (Obi-Wan... You're our only hope...)
5. Ultimately- a decision on door panel edge banding-- and have upholster make up new carpet inserts for the door panels.

(Edited: Picture shows the #512 carpeting, new out of box, overlay with original carpet from my 732-Z coupe)

AAARRRRRGGGGHHHH........

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Victory Lane
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TP heel pad---

 
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Original heel pad--

 
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Oh boy...

If you can't do it Charley nobody can!

Thanks for not quitting on this. I'm following VERY closely Big Grin


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regarding the stitching, sometimes original black will fade out to appear white. Just asking if this may have happened
 
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Victory Lane
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Brad; I really don't think so... the car we're using for comparison had very little UV exposure-- it was under roof with a tarp over it from approx. 1980-1995; then in enclosed storage (still under tarp) from 1995-2012.

Also, one piece of the floor carpet edging was pulled off while I was visiting Monday (don't ask/AARGH)... but I have it with me & examined it closely... the stitching is white not only on both sides (top/bottom) but inside as well.

Closeup below shows compare to the ACC KVD welting...

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Victory Lane
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While I'm at it: This pic shows the TP#512 carpet, overlaid on top of original carpet at the door sill area (outer 1"-2" appx.)... & on top of that are the 3 Knock samples. I was told these are the only 3 shades of blue they offer...

 
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Victory Lane
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Last one for tonight-- Overlay new samples with a door panel. Will post more progress pictures from door panel sub-project as soon as time permits (but sadly these will still not unveil the secrets of the universe) Frowner

 
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Color is close on the center patch but the welting is different.

This is tough.


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I have a piece of Tom's welt and carpet from #78's door panel. The 512 and vinyl from Knoch's factory (shown in the next post) were a close match. Charley - I am not sure if it will match the original carpet welt that you have. How close is the welt from the door panel and original carpet? I am off for a few days. I can call you.

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