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When I first built my car back in the 90's I worked at an upholstery shop. I did my carpet on a Saturday afternoon and worked late into the night. Factory underlay, then glued a full layer of Reflectix, a full layer of jute, then a molded carpet. The glue was 3M contact adhesive in a glue pot (basically a paint sprayer).

That night my girlfriend (now wife) said she could smell glue on my breath.
 

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My neighbour stopped by when he saw the door open. He noticed there is what looks like a very small white string that is similar to fishing line inter-twined withe the heavier stitching. We opened up both loops to where I wanted to cut and tied both in a knot and touched with a barbecue lighter. Appreciate all the suggestions.
 

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I just installed ACC mass back in my 67 fastback. Upholsterer was going to do it but got slammed so I was on my own to stay on My schedule. Seems no one's schedule seems to jive with mine?! Anyway, I laid it in the car for about a week or so and it relaxed pretty well. I too trimmed to the top of the sill but not over it. Where the front carpet overlaps the rear piece I cut that lapped piece out where it wraps up to the sill.(the mass back was too thick for the sill plate without bulging. I used the sill plate as a cut guide as the plastic Interior panels both front and rear slide under the sill plates. Had to trim fairly close to the edges of the front kick panels as I was concerned with cracking 50 year old parts while trying to screw them into place. All in all, it wasn't as scary as I first thought.
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I agree it's definitely not a bad job for a DIY guy or gal. I had a couple of big wrinkles where the toe boards met the side cowl panel but they disappeared after trimming. I left about 2 cms to tuck under the side panels. I was given new Corvex sill plates but man they are thin, I was thinking about buying stainless ones from NPD instead.
 

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It may depend on the carpet you use. I just installed an ACC mass backed carpet in my 64.5 and it laid down smooth with no wrinkles at all, and that was AFTER it spent 6 months folded up in the shipping box waiting for me to finally install it.
 

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My 65 has the early vinyl covered sill risers. Will the original stainless sill plates work with the added thickness of the mass backed carpet tucked under it.

Gregg
 
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