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Can anyone suggest where I may be able to get a carpet kit for my 1957 356A? I've contacted Prostitch.com.au several times over several weeks with multiple emails and a phone call, but for some reason I can't seem to get either a quote or an idea of postage costs. I know Stoddard do a carpet kit and a few others, but I wanted to keep the money in Australia. Does anyone else in Australia do carpet apart from Pro stitch? Thank you.

 

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I initially used Prostitch a few times for carpet, that I had made up locally by my own trimmer.  However, they are often over worked and can be very slow to respond.  For my 356 I needed someone with actual measurements for my car, pre-cut.  Tony Garcia (in California sadly) at Autobahn was excellent.  Perfect weave, fast response and delivery.  https://www.autobahninteriors.com  They know their work and it is first class. You do these things once.

Blackmans in Australia also have a good reputation but perhaps not for pre-cut pieces.  http://www.blackmans.com.au/1983-porsche-911-convertible/porsche_interior_leather/ 

As to the typically square weave carpet and edging materials I found that the same material available from Prostitch was also available from my local trimmer at around half the cost.

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Daniel and Brian, there are many threads on this in the 356 Registry that are good to read about the installation sequence.  Time well spent.

There are some good quality spray adhesives that do not breakdown with heat or humidity to use, particularly on the vertical pieces (e.g., https://www.autobarn.com.au/permatex-px-bs-hdlnr-adh-16-75-oz-ae-27828).  The common ones are pretty poor quality’s and don’t last long. Also read about the use of materials under the carpet. In some places none was used originally . My car was pristine under the original carpet.  Most people tend to apply stick on sound deadening that was never there and leaves a slippery surface for the carpet.

Johnson's book makes the point that all 356s came with rubber mats on the floor and tunnel sections, but some now like to fit carpets, but I had the original rubber mats and preferred those for originality.  This is an area where some quality underfelt can be useful of the original bituminised sound deadening has been destroyed.

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How did you go Daniel? Gone?

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