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  1. Nicholas Coe
    Joined: Jul 5, 2017
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    Nicholas Coe

    Alright. I'm going for a later 1960s unfinished home built hotrod look (hence the lack of a top insert). I'm not going for a crazy show build....yet! Could y'all please send examples or give suggestions to improve my interior.

    Here's my to-do list:

    Sew vintage Mexican blanket to minivan seat.
    Install or dye the carpet black.

    Should I install or have rubber mats made? What type of carpet would you use? Go! IMG_20180818_201246.jpeg IMG_20180818_201253.jpeg IMG_20180928_134545.jpeg IMG_20180818_201301.jpeg IMG_20180928_134515.jpeg

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  2. FrankenRodz
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    You'll spend more money on dye, than replacing the carpet with an indoor/outdoor carpet from your home center.
    If you template correctly, you can use the factory binding, so no sewing required. I've done this on dozens of Builds. Check out my Website for examples. In fact, my latest Build uses a home area rug from HomeGoods!
    As far as seats go, get some SmittyBilt buckets... one and done!

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  3. Nicholas Coe
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    Looks great! Thank you.

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  5. moparjimd60
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    Lowe’s has hook and loop carpet area rugs 5x8 I bought 2 for 24.00 each. Cut and layed in looks like car carpet .mine is black, looks great


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  6. Tractor supply has some nice rubber mat, that's what I had in my old Deuce 4 door hiboy. HRP
     
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  7. Atwater Mike
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    Throughout the '60s, I never saw a Mexican blanket used for interior cover.
    Tijuana tuck and roll? Lots, mucho. But I'm from here...California. Mexico's right below. vvvv
    Cum to think about it, some of our pals had Mexican blankets folded and placed on the back seat...Not as 'seat covers', but as 'beach mat', to prevent sandburns on girlfriends' butts. Logical confusion. :confused::p
     
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  8. Marty Strode
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    I am building a COE and didn't didn't want carpet, and found some thin, flexible rubber with a nice grain, to match the original seat cover. IMG_5013.JPG IMG_2045.JPG
     
  9. ol-nobull
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    Hi. On the seats if you want something different & don't mind spending some money I have 2 excellent Buffalo hides with full winter hair on. Very professionally tanned by well known taxidermist in Montanna about 12 years ago. Taken in South Dakota on thanksgiving weekends in I believe 2005 & 6. I had planned a project for them but now am never going to get around to that. Jimmie
     
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  10. 1pickup
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    If you really want the look from that era, you need the black "welded" diamond pattern vinyl for the door/side panels. It even had fake "buttons!" Also, if the "homebuilt" look is what you want, the seats shouldn't match the doors. Just some mid 60's black buckets. Maybe from a Corvair or Falcon.
     
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  11. scrap metal 48
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    Hey Nicholas, I like your build and your garage... Your interior panels look a lot like my panels...**clic pic** MR 800 for sale 006.JPG
     
  12. Nicholas Coe
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    Very nice car! More pics please!

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  13. scrap metal 48
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    OK.. But it's your thread.. **clic pic** MR 800 for sale 010.JPG MR 800 for sale 011.JPG
     
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  14. Nicholas Coe
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  15. When cutting carpet or even padding, use that brown roll paper for masking painting from home depot. For larger areas, cut strips and tape them together, FLAT.....Get some chalk, and lay the paper wherever and however you want, press in the angles, and mark with chalk. then take the paper, cut a little inside or outside the chalk lines, however you choose to do it, then lay the paper on your carpet and cut... pretty simple, but works like a champ !
     
  16. scrap metal 48
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    Nicholas, Those are louvers...
     
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  17. Nicholas Coe
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    I knew that! My bad.

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  18. I thought I posted a photo of the rubber mat, this is th photo I omitted. HRP

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  19. scrap metal 48
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    What motor is in your coupe, Nicholas???
     
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  20. Nasukau
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    Hotrodprimer,
    I like that rear door lock! What year is you car. Can you PM me some more pictures of your car inside and out.



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  21. Nicholas Coe
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    1974 455 Oldsmobile Rocket that's been mildly built and "desmogged". IMG_20180924_193124.jpeg

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  22. Rich B.
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    1/8" rubber diamond plate for the floor, and metal for interior panels.
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  23. Mike Colemire
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    Marty, that is one heck of a job on your truck. Where did you find that rubber mat?
     
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  24. Liking the diamond plate rubber mat. I can find some real thick stuff, but that looks thin.
     
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  26. The Shift Wizard
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    That's too nice of a rod for the blanket on the seat idea. It's a mismatch. I understand the connection with the time period you are going for, though. How about some well-done seat covers with 12"+/- wide Mexican blanket inserts in the two sitting areas, the balance in black? I haven't seen that done but it looks good in my imagination.
    The burgundy carpet looks a little off in the photos so your plan for black (or charcoal) is the right way to go.
    Just a couple minor changes should make it more tasty than it already is. ;)
     
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  27. x2 on the rubber mat HRP suggested.
     
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