Originally Posted by 69bossnine
Naw, Trim Parts molds their own carpets... But it's the same Dorsett carpeting that ACC also uses..
Trim Parts has tried to get us to buy their carpets, but they don't have a COMPLETE enough line for us to be able to make the seismic shift. I also can't say whether or not you'd consider it better or worse than ACC. It's shades of grey in positives and negatives..
Also, I think they only recently finally invested in machinery to properly attach the heel pads.
Didn't realize you guys weren't aware of the Trim Parts option..
I have sent several emails to the guy who is the CEO of the AMERICAN company that produces Weathertech molded floor mats. His company uses 100% American materials, equipment, and labor.
He has the laser measuring and digitizing capability.
I tried to convince him that making HIGH QUALITY molded carpet for classics would be a very good goal. Almost as large of demand as his mats for SUV's and trucks.
Yes it's apples and oranges mats vs. tufted carpet but there's a big-time vacuum to be filled!
MY BELIEF IS THAT SYNTHETIC BACKING COULD BE MOLDED PER A DIGITIZED 3-D DEVELOPMENT, AND TUFTED AFTER
BEING MOLDED USING CNC TUFTING EQUIPMENT THAT PLACES EVERY TUFT MATHEMATICALLY, SO THAT CONVEX AREAS HAVE THE SAME NUMBER OF TUFTS PER INCH THAT THE CONCAVE AREAS HAVE.