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    I was hoping to obtain some suggestions / recommendations about carpet and suppliers. Right now money is definitely a factor but I want to install the seat brackets and finish the interior. I would love to hear from anyone who has recently made a purchase and installation and could give an opinion as to fit and quality.

    Thanks in advance.
    Anthony
    1976 TR6 originally white now Porsche Voodoo Blue
    Frame off resto started May 2015
    Tshirts and TA boxes replaced
    Diff braced and reinforced
    Engine and head rebuilt
    Header and Intake ported
    SS exhaust
    Floors repaired, new metal at rear bumper mounting points
    New Rockers
    AAW wiring - GM alternator
    Complete suspension and brake rebuild, poly bushings

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    I recently put the "Wilton Wool" set from TRF into my 76 and was very pleased with the fit and finish. They go on sale once or twice a year.
    Here's the thread, (no pun intended) http://www.6-pack.org/vb5/the-6-pack...g-new-knickers

    One tip I highly recommend is to locate your holes carefully, (for the seat tracks & belts, etc.) and then heat a punch or all red hot and poke through from the underside. The heat will seal the hole edges and you won't create a source for future rips or tears. Don't breath the fumes though....it's nasty!

    Cheers,

    Wolf
    76 TR6 CF58170UO (The Lady)
    72 TR6 CC80068UO (The Slut)
    68 TR250 CD4893L (retirement project)

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    • #3
      That looks great.
      1976 TR6 originally white now Porsche Voodoo Blue
      Frame off resto started May 2015
      Tshirts and TA boxes replaced
      Diff braced and reinforced
      Engine and head rebuilt
      Header and Intake ported
      SS exhaust
      Floors repaired, new metal at rear bumper mounting points
      New Rockers
      AAW wiring - GM alternator
      Complete suspension and brake rebuild, poly bushings

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Wolf76STL View Post
        I recently put the "Wilton Wool" set from TRF...

        Cheers,

        Wolf
        Agreed as to Wilton wool, and the installation tip sounds solid as well.

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        • #5
          The hot tip of a solder gun will also work for burning the holes.
          Walt
          CC80954U '72 TR6 original condition/sold 16.500.
          poolboy rebuilt the Z-S Carbs. Philstr6 rebuilt both rear hubs.

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          • #6
            I also installed the TRF Wilton Wool carpet and I am very happy. Its a very luxurious thick carpet.
            TRminator 1968 TR250
            Frame off rotisserie restoration completed by myself and brother in 2014

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            • #7
              There is no doubt that the Wilton sets are about as good as it gets.

              But I bought a set on eBay for 20% of the cost of the TRF set. It fit fine, and looks way better than the old carpet. No where near as nice as Wilton, but on the other hand, about all the carpet you end up seeing is the trans tunnel and rear package shelf. My floor carpeting is covered up by TRF rubber floor mats.

              i did use Mr Danielsons vinyl kit, which I liked a lot. After I finished the interior I realized that you see a lot more vinyl than you see carpet.
              Last edited by UberXY; 05-12-2019, 09:41 AM.
              SR
              73 TR6. HT/AC/OD
              86 930
              91 535i

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              • #8
                I put in the TRF tufted nylon carpet at least 10 years ago and it still looks like new. Excellent quality and fit.

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                • #9
                  I just installed a Skinner wool set; very happy with fit and quality.

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                  • #10
                    Where did you get the Skinner set?
                    1976 TR6 originally white now Porsche Voodoo Blue
                    Frame off resto started May 2015
                    Tshirts and TA boxes replaced
                    Diff braced and reinforced
                    Engine and head rebuilt
                    Header and Intake ported
                    SS exhaust
                    Floors repaired, new metal at rear bumper mounting points
                    New Rockers
                    AAW wiring - GM alternator
                    Complete suspension and brake rebuild, poly bushings

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Anthony View Post
                      I was hoping to obtain some suggestions / recommendations about carpet and suppliers. Right now money is definitely a factor but I want to install the seat brackets and finish the interior. I would love to hear from anyone who has recently made a purchase and installation and could give an opinion as to fit and quality.

                      Thanks in advance.
                      Anthony
                      Anthony --- After about 20 years with the wool carpet set, last year I elected to install the (TRF) nylon carpet. The fit was good, tho it did require some scissor work on some of the generous pieces, to limit the overlap. The reason for not going with the wool was it's inability for Velcro to stick to it. Not a deal breaker for many, I know...

                      Dick

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                      • #12
                        There was a cheap nylon short pile carpet kit that came with my sons 74 car that we picked up last year. Think it was from Victoria British. I had a couple of other new sets (both wool) that either came with a car I had bought or I purchased in advance for the TR5. Anyway, I threw the cheap set in the sons car figuring that, well, he's 16 and its Seattle so over the winter its going to get abused a bit. Gotta say, it has held up really well and substantially improved the look of things. So, if money is an issue, go for a low end set. Over the years having had many TR's outfitted with different carpets, I'd recommend staying away from the low end looped nylon sets and go for the pile sets. The low end looped nylon sets in my cars seem to have the backing disintegrate and age pretty rapidly. Maybe the pile carpet has to be made a bit better so the pile doesn't fall out. Hope this helps out for a budget minded view. The wool stuff is nice, no doubt but not for everyones situation.

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                        • #13
                          Thanks for all the input! I'm leaning towards Rimmer wool set in the 400's with shipping, but the beige may be too light. There are a couple of pile suppliers that have the right color in the mid 200's. Moss in honey tan, I like the color, is mid 500's for pile.
                          1976 TR6 originally white now Porsche Voodoo Blue
                          Frame off resto started May 2015
                          Tshirts and TA boxes replaced
                          Diff braced and reinforced
                          Engine and head rebuilt
                          Header and Intake ported
                          SS exhaust
                          Floors repaired, new metal at rear bumper mounting points
                          New Rockers
                          AAW wiring - GM alternator
                          Complete suspension and brake rebuild, poly bushings

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Anthony View Post
                            Where did you get the Skinner set?
                            https://www.john-skinner.co.uk/triumph/tr6/

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                            • #15
                              The Skinner set looks impressive. I gather you have to spec out you needs and they will issue a quote?
                              1976 TR6 originally white now Porsche Voodoo Blue
                              Frame off resto started May 2015
                              Tshirts and TA boxes replaced
                              Diff braced and reinforced
                              Engine and head rebuilt
                              Header and Intake ported
                              SS exhaust
                              Floors repaired, new metal at rear bumper mounting points
                              New Rockers
                              AAW wiring - GM alternator
                              Complete suspension and brake rebuild, poly bushings

                              Comment

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