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Started putting the interior back in. started with the rear area first. Did sound deadener, and placed the carpet down just to see what it looks like. 1st question, does the carpet get glued down or when I re-install the compartment doorframe, does that hold the carpet in place? The carpet looks baggie.
 

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The factory does not glue the carpet down, but if yours is wrinkled in some areas you can glue it to smooth out the wrinkles. In the areas where it's wrinkled use the 3M stuff a previous poster suggested and then place a brick or weight or something with some weight behind it to hold in place. Good luck!:thumbsup3:
 

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There are some good instructions on another forum. I can not post URLs since I do not have enought history on this site. So google Corvette Carpet Replacement and scroll down to Webvette entry and this title "Corvette Carpet Replacement - C5 On A Shoestring Part 7 - Vette" I hope this helps.
 

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The carpet kit i got on e-bay from someone that sold his vette project. I got the 16-piece kit and four new seat cushions wrapped in new covers for 550.00. I got lucky. The carpet kit is from corvette America. It fits nice but is out of shape cause it was folded for a while. The hole for the compartment door is a little big so it can be trimmed perfect. I don’t want to glue it down permanently. I’m thinking maybe a tacky adhesive to just keep it in place. Do they have an adhesive that will not permanently glue it down? The sound deadener I got at a local speed shop its called cool it-thermo tec. Comes in two size rolls 24X36 and 60x36. I’m using the 60x36 roll. One roll did the entire back. Doing the seat area today.
 

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Ok, I installed the doorframe fits very nice. the carpet is a little short where the back meets the bottom. Since the carpet is short it doesn’t make the curve smooth. Other then that it looks really good. I think I can cut a relief in the carpet on the front corners of the doorframe and maybe slide more carpet back.
 

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BEFORE you use glue try blowing hot air from a hair dryer. This will relax the carpet greatly and give you a much better fit. then, if needed I would think the tack spray would work good with the sound deadner
 
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