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There are 2 main approaches to the carpet. One is the factory pattern carpets.The other is more of a custom setup that usually covers the transmission tunnel and sometimes the rear strut towers.

I am of course assuming "restore"means replacing. If not you could redye the carpet you have and respray vinyl to get good color.

There was an older thread on the original supplier of the carpet kits

@Zup

If you do a custom kit they sometimes need massaging with heat to get them to fit properly

 

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Alsooo... you can always call a carpet restore company 😄  Like, if I were you I'd rather call some professionals than try and fix something myself. Maybe it is cheaper, but not always practical. I agree that there are people who are talented at everything and can do better themselves. But let's be honest... not all of us are the same 🙂 When I burned a hole in my carpet, I called radiant carpet repairs, and they got it fixed and even brought it back to life with an update. And it didn't cost that much money. Sometimes, it is better to give some cash for a better job that will bring you satisfaction further 🙂




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On 1/16/2018 at 2:01 PM, trevorgrubb said:

 

What is the best way to restore the carpet and padding in a 240z? Are there kits out there that work well, or should I just cut everything myself? Is there sound deadening material I should use?

 

Cutting carpet to fit the Z, unless you do it for a living, probably won't give you the results you seek.  Preformed carpet sets are available for floor and rear deck at a reasonable price from several sources like:

https://www.thezstore.com/page/TZS/CTGY/classic08g07

You can add sound deadening or heat insulating material under the carpet.  Again, many ways to go with costs that vary.  However, not a big expense for something functional that dresses up the Z interior.

Dennis

 

 

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I was surprised when I found carpets for the ZX on Rockauto. They look pretty decent and have a couple of options to chose from. No idea on quality.

I didn’t look for earlier Zs but would assume they do since they have them for the less loved ZX’s.


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On 4/20/2021 at 7:39 PM, siteunseen said:

Would they need my car or just the carpets? What about shipping? I have ACC 30 minutes from me so I'm a little prejudiced. LOL

 

Tell me more, share a link. I vaguely recall seeing a thread on the topic but my summer work schedule has limited my Z homework time. 
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42 minutes ago, Trnelson said:

Tell me more, share a link. I vaguely recall seeing a thread on the topic but my summer work schedule has limited my Z homework time. 
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https://www.accmats.com/

That's their website but you can buy way cheaper, about half their price buying from one of their vendors. rockauto.com is where I would buy but their carpets are all over Ebay too. Go to the website and get the kit number after you decide what you want then google that number + auto carpet and see what pops up. rockauto.com is quicker though. Lots of choices to consider. If I remember right the 70 thru 78 have loop originally but then they went to cut pile on the ZX. 

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Don’t drink the pink sugar!!  That stuff will kill you, stick to the Milo’s original sweet tea. Thanks for the info, Hopefully I can get some time soon for my next project. 
Did you ever get a Mata’s pizza?

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41 minutes ago, siteunseen said:

Well the Sweet'n Low has finally give me the Alzheimers.

My original '72 240 has loop carpet but the original '77 280 is cut pile. Maybe 70 thru 73 is loop and the rest was cut?

Sorry. I had to walk downstairs to look.

My 260Z was loop, the "museum" '75 280Z is loop, my son's '76 was loop so maybe it's just the late 280Z's that had cut pile.

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12 hours ago, Trnelson said:

Don’t drink the pink sugar!!  That stuff will kill you, stick to the Milo’s original sweet tea. Thanks for the info, Hopefully I can get some time soon for my next project. 
Did you ever get a Mata’s pizza?

Milo's is good stuff but I don't drink much tea, too sweet for me. I'd rather have a V-8. LOL

I haven't been out of Gadsden in over a year now. Safer at home but a nice thick slice of Extra Special sure would be good! And a pitcher or two of beer. :beer:

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I am about to do my interior so this is a timely thread. I bought a loop carpet kit about 2 yrs ago from MSA. It is basically garbage. Paid around $200 for the whole thing and it’s going into the trash. Fitment was terrible as well as the material quality. I think going custom is a better approach. Do it once right and never look back. I’m going to take mine to be custom done at a local shop with a guy that been doing it for 25 years. Sometimes it better to have someone who does this everyday then have a half arse job on your hands. Sure it’s more $$ probably 3x but then your have something to be proud of. That’s my opinion. I also prefer the loop over the cut pile.


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31 minutes ago, Av8ferg said:

 I also prefer the loop over the cut pile.

I agree 100% and I've long wanted to replace the cut-pile in my 77 with some new loop. The cut pile screams "plush" 70's to me. Makes me want to do some disco.

Even though it's older, I think the loop pile looks more modern.

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15 hours ago, siteunseen said:

Did those cars have vinyl on the tunnel like the 240s? My '77 is "door to door" carpeted.

The 260's have small diamond pattern vinyl on the trans tunnel and on the panel behind the seats, hide grain vinyl on the inner rocker. Vinyl (hide grain) on the rear strut towers.

The 280's have carpet on the trans tunnel, vinyl on the rear strut towers. Can't remember what's on the panel behind the seats. Pics of the '75:

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