Carpet Installation


Locating the holes for the seats.


Removing the insulation.


Holding the carpet in place



Holding the back in place



Old carpet removal

Start by removing the seats, radio surround vinyl piece, the shift  vinyl piece, and glove box unit.  Next remove the seat belts and plastic trim pieces.  Remove the furry piece of pressboard under the back window.  Slide your hand under the bottom and you will find two nylon fasteners on each side, Be gentle and it will come right out.  Remove the “C” clips on the console and lift the carpet out of the car.


Take the carpet out of the box as soon as you receive it and smooth out some of the wrinkles. Clean out the floor pans in the car and repair any rust spots you may have.  I recommend you put the carpet in and check the fit of the carpet.  Push, pull and tug, it will start to fit into place.  If you take a hammer and tap lightly on the studs (I said lightly), remove the carpet and look for the indents on the back of the carpet and mark them.

Installing the Insulation

Take the old carpet and turn it upside down.  Slowly remove the insulation. A putty knife helps to release it from the old carpet.  Take these pieces of insulation and lay them back in the floorboard in the area they came out.  The old installation will be a little tacky, but that will hold it in place once the new carpet in installed.

Installing the new carpet

Carefully place the new carpet on top of the tacky insulation.  Find the holes for the seat, place a washer on the stud and hold in place with the nut.  Once again, pull , tug and smooth the carpet into place.  When you cut the holes in the back portion, use a length of 3/16 welding rod or coat hanger to hold the carpet in place until you reinstall the fuzzy particle board.  Reinstall the trim, console items, seat belts and seats.