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  1. GatedF355GTB

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    Hey everybody,

    I’m going to be changing my interior color from tan to black. Unfortunately the molded carpets are not available from Ferrari, so I’ll need to enlist the help of an upholstery guy. I spoke to one who wants to sew the new carpet to the old. Does anyone know if this is the correct way to do this job? I’m wondering if we could instead just glue the new carpet in. That’s what I did with my 993 and it looks fine.

    Does anyone know any good upholsterers in the SF Bay Area?

    Thanks!
     
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  4. Ferrarium

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    Carpet can be put in but it will be put in in pieces around the footwell it won't look exactly OEM. It actually looks better than OEM.

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    It does seem a little unnecessary to attach the new carpet to the old. To your point, I dont care if it doesn’t look exactly OE as long as it looks good.
     
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  8. Ferrarium

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    you remove all the old carpet and insulation, apply sound deadening to the metal, lay foam down and trim and get it all nice and flat, then use Wilton Wool.
    For example in this 348 which looks better than newer Ferraris.

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  9. Tarek307

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    Guys the carpets in ferraris are molded - so you can't just rip out the carpet and put in new carpet- on my 550 i hated the interior blue color, i removed the parts and had them redyed from blue to Black and it turned out perfect..i had the car about 6 months and during that time it held up well
     
  10. Ferrarium

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    Sure you can pull it up and replace it with non molded, but better. Look at the pics above. The idea that the stock is molded therefore you can only put molded back in is not accurate.

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  11. A348W

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    A friend just did his 348. As mentioned above; take out the old; use it as a template; get required edging bound etc, re install.

    Lots of individual pieces to do so takes a bit of time.

    Lots of companies supplying carpets for cars, edging trim etc.
     
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  13. 348Jeff

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    I've just in the middle of re-carpeting my 348 and it is quite an involved job. The approach I have taken is to remove each piece and then use it as a template to make the new piece but make the new piece a bit bigger than pit it back in teh car and using some decent quality carpet scissors trim to be an exact fit.

    With regard to the moulded pieces ie the piece that runs along the sill and the piece that just goes under teh dash in front of it a bit of judicial cutting plus using carpet tack glue should make it look ok. Some, not all pices have bound edges so once I got them the right shape I sent them back to the place where I bought the carpet from to have teh edges bound.

    Progress so far....

    https://www.clubscuderia.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?45388-348-DIY-quot-Restoration-quot&p=845133#post845133

    https://www.clubscuderia.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?45388-348-DIY-quot-Restoration-quot&p=845272#post845272

    Few teaser pics....

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  14. GatedF355GTB

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    Update: not surprisingly the carpet is not available from Ferrari. It was worth a shot. Next stop is my upholsterer.
     
  15. Ferrarium

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    Wilton wool can be sourced front the UK direct or a few resellers stateside. Try re-originals.
     
  16. 348Jeff

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    That's no big loss - the original carpet isn't the best TBH. When I bought mine I went for a thicker, better quality carpet which looks and feels much better. Take the opportunity to upgrade! :)
     
  17. Ferrarium

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    The original 348 carpet is total garbage and not color fast so it fades badly. The 355 was way nicer.
     
  18. A348W

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    You not finished that yet Jeff???
     
  19. 348Jeff

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    Not yet - had the small matter of rebuilding my suspension to take care of! :-(
     
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  21. Ferrarium

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    I bought my roll of carpet from them. Took 3 trips to get it right. Final correct carpet is amazing but EXPENSIVE as I bought enough for car and mats and spare panel parts for future wear and tear.

    "Roll? why did you buy a huge azz roll, why not just the carpet set?" Been there... call and try and buy it. ;)
     
  22. Tarek307

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    keep us updated
     
  23. GatedF355GTB

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    Im in a holding pattern until March when my upholsterer has an open slot. He actually wants to attach the new carpet to the existing carpet as he (and another upholsterer I spoke with) said that it’s the best way to adhere to the curves of the floor. If I’m honest I do have some indecision about the best way to proceed.
     
  24. Tarek307

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    Thats what my upholsterer said as well, attach new to existing is best route- i'll probably have mine done before that and update
     
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  25. GatedF355GTB

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    That's 3 upholsterers recommending the same method. I'll take that as a positive. Looking forward to your update.
     
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    This looks amazing!
     
  27. Tarek307

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    ok guys, so i said i'd update the thread, i removed all my carpets from the car, i hated the old tan carpets and have never liked tan carpeted interior..i decided to change the color to black which will contrast great with the tan interior / deviated carpets are always nice.

    Anyways had all the carpeting removed, professionally cleaned and redyed, turned out spectacular,but took about a week of work the shop told me (anyone interested i can send you their info, not sure yet if he's going to do this commercially though)

    i even did the old faded floormats (ignore the vacuum lines)
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  28. GatedF355GTB

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    Thanks for the update, Tarek. I like the idea of re-dying the carpet. One question though - did the carpet retain it’s ply-ability and softness?

    Years ago I once tried this myself on a ratty old Porsche and it didn’t turn out very well. The carpet ended up with a rough texture.
     

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