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  1. #1
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    Default carpet on kick panels???

    Hello all,

    The previous owner of my 70 GS had new carpet installed at a local trim shop. This carpet is very very wrong. It's not even a loop, instead it's just kinda fuzzy. Here's the thing. The kick panels are covered in the same stuff. But when I look a replacement carpets I never see pieces that go there. Is this just something that the trim shop did or did it come that way from Buick? I'm sure if I have to remove the carpet from the kick panels it will look really bad unless I recover it agian with the correct material.

    Thanks for any help.
    Shayne Dillinger
    69 GS Stage I, 10.99 @ 120.97
    70 Stage I Conv., 13.91 @ 98, Stock

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    I don't think Buick put carpet on them. I've never seen one with carpet on the panels. But watch...I'll be wrong!!
    Rick Sanford
    1970 GS 455 4spd, Original 3 spd Car
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    "I got news for you pal. You ain't leading but two things right now: Jack and $hit, and Jack just left town."

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    The same loop 80/20 loop carpet came on the kick panels as the floor. It is remade by Auto Custom Carpets in Alabama. It was not a cut pile carpet as you describe. They have a website.
    Jim Lore
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    Rick, That's not what I want to hear . But I've never seen it either, of course I never look.

    Jim, are you saying that the factory DID install carpet on the kick panels. I hope that's the case. Then I could just buy the new pieces when I do the rest of the carpet.
    Shayne Dillinger
    69 GS Stage I, 10.99 @ 120.97
    70 Stage I Conv., 13.91 @ 98, Stock

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    Legendary Interiors sells these. Beautiful quality. Perfect fit and finish.
    BadBrad
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    [QUOTE=Shayne DillingeJim, are you saying that the factory DID install carpet on the kick panels. .[/QUOTE]

    Yes
    Jim Lore
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    "If you cannot clear up the confusion at least make the confusion clear."

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    Thanks Jim .... everyone.
    Shayne Dillinger
    69 GS Stage I, 10.99 @ 120.97
    70 Stage I Conv., 13.91 @ 98, Stock

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    I just bought new carpet from Year One, ~$119.00 + $28.00 in shipping. (I had a $50.00 Gift Certificate and it still was ~$100.00 to me).

    Anyway it is nice carpet, but there is nothing extra to do my door panels.

    I called YO back and they said "Oh yea, it will take a square yard to do both lower doors and it is $55.00 and shipping!!!

    If I can come up with a loom, I will come our cheaper making my own carpet.
    Last edited by BOOST!; 01-11-2005 at 10:06 PM.

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    My kick panels have carpet on them.
    Phillip Sedlon
    Wadswoth,OH
    1970 GS convertible, 462/200-4R, (4250 lbs with me), 11.86 at 112 mph, 1.59 60'
    1978 Chevy Z28, 350/4-speed, no where near as fast.........yet!

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    See, I told you I'd be wrong!!! Mine don't have carpet on them, was it an option? part of the upgraded interior?
    Rick Sanford
    1970 GS 455 4spd, Original 3 spd Car
    BPG #1541

    "I got news for you pal. You ain't leading but two things right now: Jack and $hit, and Jack just left town."

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    My 1970 GSX Stage 1 came from the factory with carpeted kick panels.

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    OK Guys, here's the deal about 69-70 kick panel carpets.

    69 and 70 Buick A-bodies with the deluxe/custom interiors got kick panel carpets. There were 2 different styles, AC and non-AC.

    69 and 70 Buick A-bodies with the standard interiors did not get kick panel carpets.

    71 and 72 cars also did not get them.

    I wish someone would put this in the FAQ section.
    Duane
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    Duane


    Thanks for that clarification. I presume that he had carpet which is now cut pile. I think you will agree that kick panel carpet was loop and never cut pile.
    Jim Lore
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    I get a lot of comments about my Year One carpet, purchased in 2000. A lot of the comments aren't favorable... ( Frayed-look, fading in spots, cut incorrectly)
    My original kick panels are intact, and have the dark brown loop carpet on them. Nice to know there is a reliable supplier for these.
    BTW, does anyone make a dark brown floormat to match my dark saddle interior? The closest match I see is tan or light saddle in color and it doesn't look good. Maybe I could dye some of the lighter mats....

    Russ Waters
    1970 Skylark Custom Convertible 455/TH-350

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duane
    I wish someone would put this in the FAQ section.
    Duane
    You wish is my command....
    Brad Conley. 70 GSX Prototype, 71 Black GSX, 87 GNX Prototype, 75 Skyhawk, 2 86 GN's, 72 Centurion Convert and a host of other Buicks!

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    Great, now I have to put carpet on the freakin kick panels

    Well you guys may have carpet on your kick panels but my GS came with these!! From the factory Really it's on my build sheet!!!!!!!!! so, there!!!
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    Rick Sanford
    1970 GS 455 4spd, Original 3 spd Car
    BPG #1541

    "I got news for you pal. You ain't leading but two things right now: Jack and $hit, and Jack just left town."

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    Rick,
    I thought the fuzzy dice were only stock on 55-64 chevies.

    Brad, Thanks again.
    Duane
    Duane Heckman, Owner of Classic Car Interiors

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    Maybe I'm a bit late, but my 70 Skylark Custom has carpet on the kickpanels.
    Truzi
    1970 Buick Skylark Custom Convertible

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    I never cease laughing at the friendly jabs at "Chevy" from you guys. Our supervisor at work is the ultimate Ford guy and he is easier on the Chevy bunch. Pretty funny stuff, really!
    Of course, when I had my 87 GN a few years back, it got old when people who couldn't read would ask " Is that a Monte Carlo?"
    Hey Truzi, are you still in college? If so, when is the big day? It took me 11 years from start to finish, but it was worth itto receive that diploma. Ask my parents!
    Russ Waters
    1970 Skylark Custom Convertible 455

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    Great post Duane.
    Is there something that can be used to help desolve the old glue on these ex carpeted kickpanels?

    Roger

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    Quote Originally Posted by oPh
    Great post Duane.
    Is there something that can be used to help desolve the old glue on these ex carpeted kickpanels?

    Roger
    You can use paint thinner on them, it will not hurt the plastic and if you can soak them in the paint thinner for a few so the glue will absorb the thinner then the glue will come off pretty easy.
    72 GS Stage1

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    Russ,
    I can't really tease much about chevy or olds, I own a 70 Chevelle convertible that will end up being a SS454 automatic clone, and also own a 70 442 convertible.

    I guess I can bust on pontiacs, but I really like the early goats.
    Duane

    Roger,
    You can also use prep-sol or mineral spirits to take off the glue, it will not hurt plastic.
    Duane Heckman, Owner of Classic Car Interiors

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duane
    Rick,
    I thought the fuzzy dice were only stock on 55-64 chevies.

    Brad, Thanks again.
    Duane

    Rick Sanford
    1970 GS 455 4spd, Original 3 spd Car
    BPG #1541

    "I got news for you pal. You ain't leading but two things right now: Jack and $hit, and Jack just left town."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Russ Waters
    Hey Truzi, are you still in college? If so, when is the big day? It took me 11 years from start to finish, but it was worth itto receive that diploma. Ask my parents!
    Russ Waters
    1970 Skylark Custom Convertible 455
    Yep, still in school. My undergrad took me 6 years (for 2 separate degrees). As for my MA, I only have my thesis left, and I'm lagging behind. Add a computer crash and having to recreate everything.... hopefully I'll be done this summer.
    Truzi
    1970 Buick Skylark Custom Convertible

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    Default Kick Panels

    I have a 1965 Skylark and they have carpet on the kick panels.
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