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Old 11-09-2012, 12:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I know, this subject has been beaten to death about the ACC carpets and quality, or lack of.
Has anyone noticed that TMI is now offering carpet kits? Any idea if it is just an ACC repackaged or an all new line up offering us a better quality?
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Old 11-09-2012, 01:42 PM   #2 (permalink)
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According to the web site, TMI makes their "Interior products" in Corona, California. If that includes, carpet, then it's not ACC Carpet. It's worth a phone call for confirmation.
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Old 11-09-2012, 02:12 PM   #3 (permalink)
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According to the web site, TMI makes their "Interior products" in Corona, California. If that includes, carpet, then it's not ACC Carpet. It's worth a phone call for confirmation.
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Old 11-09-2012, 03:56 PM   #4 (permalink)
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No, they are not making their own Mustang carpet (although they would like to someday)... They are selling Trim Parts brand carpet sets...
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No, they are not making their own Mustang carpet (although they would like to someday)... They are selling Trim Parts brand carpet sets...
You don't say if that is a re-packaged ACC product?
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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..
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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.
http://www.weathertech.com/assets/1/...oyou112SCR.pdf


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Old 11-09-2012, 11:08 PM   #8 (permalink)
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So what is considered the most like original quality replacement carpet? Mine is an early 65 (64 1/2) style black carpet that is bald along the center hump and begs to be replaced. Haven't done it due to higher priority restorations. I'm aware that the heel pads should be molded to the carpeting, not sewn, but what about the tuft quality etc?
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