Replacing carpet with vinyl in 100 series

Submitted: Sunday, Jan 10, 2010 at 23:00
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Hi all.

Before we head off for four months in September we wan't to get rid of the carpet and replace with vinyl. I am wondering if anyone else has done this and how hard, expensive this is to do.

We are wanting to this for a couple of reasons.

1. Cape york... Mud and water will ruin the carpet.
2. Sand... can never get it all out.

Any info is appreciated.

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Reply By: Member - Duncs - Sunday, Jan 10, 2010 at 23:04

Sunday, Jan 10, 2010 at 23:04
There is a mob in Carlton in Sydney called 'Department of the Interior'. They do all kinds of car carpet and interior modifications.

I am sure they would be able to help you out. Sorry I don't have their number but I know it will come up if you Google.

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Reply By: Member - Myles F (QLD) - Monday, Jan 11, 2010 at 07:29

Monday, Jan 11, 2010 at 07:29
G’day Lyndsey,
I suppose you are aware of and have considered Sand Grabber Mats. They are moulded and give a perfect fit with press studs to keep them in place. They can be easily removed to dispose of the sand. I have them front and rear of my 100 series. I’m quite pedantic about sand in the car and find these a very good product. I’m a regular to Fraser and our trips through the Simpson makes them a very good investment.
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Follow Up By: chisel - Monday, Jan 11, 2010 at 07:50

Monday, Jan 11, 2010 at 07:50
Another vote for the sandgrabba mats. I have them in my 100.
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Follow Up By: Member - Timbo - Monday, Jan 11, 2010 at 13:11

Monday, Jan 11, 2010 at 13:11
I just had generic rubber mats (from Big W I think) and they had rubber prickles on the back which gripped onto the carpet and they never moved around - they keep all the mud and sand etc. off the carpets.

I also jump into my seat and leave my feet dangling out so I can bang them together and shake off most of the loose sand/gravel/mud/etc. and then I swing my legs up inside the car - keeps most of the dirt outside.
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Reply By: Member - Andrew L (QLD) - Monday, Jan 11, 2010 at 08:24

Monday, Jan 11, 2010 at 08:24
I have vinyl in my 105, but I still have a small banister brush beside the seat to brush the sand off feet/shoes before we get in off sand, it's quick and easy to do.
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Follow Up By: ob - Monday, Jan 11, 2010 at 11:58

Monday, Jan 11, 2010 at 11:58
I've got a 75 series and do the same as Andrew with a bannister brush

Nathan & Lyndsey have you considered doing your trip and replacing the now not-so-new carpet with a floor covering of your choice when you return?

Personally I wouldn't have carpet in a 4wd that was doing anything other than towing a van or mums taxi. (:-)) (or dads)

Cheers ob
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Reply By: Moose - Monday, Jan 11, 2010 at 14:21

Monday, Jan 11, 2010 at 14:21
Hello Lyndsey
Surely you're not planning on sitting the vehicle in water deep enough to flood the interior?
Been to CY a number of times via TT and never had water inside.
What I did in the the previous couple of vehicles was to lay clear plastic over the whole carpet. When removed at sale the carpet underneath was in pristine condition despite many years of use.
In the current vehicle we we've gone with the sand grabba type of mats. Too hard to remove all the seats etc to lay plastic again and now kids have grown up. I don't think it's worth the effort.
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Reply By: Member - mazcan - Monday, Jan 11, 2010 at 15:00

Monday, Jan 11, 2010 at 15:00
hi nathan and lyndsey
try the l-z yellow pages perth page 1653
there a lot of motorbody /upholsterers listed
a few ph calls may unearth something
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Reply By: Member - Nathan & Lyndsey (WA) - Tuesday, Jan 12, 2010 at 12:02

Tuesday, Jan 12, 2010 at 12:02
Hi everyone, thanks for all the relpies.

I do have the heavy duty sand grabber mats but the sand still gets all over the rest of the car and just can't seem to get it all out with the vacuum.
Hopefully we won't be "washing" our car at Cape york but you never know. I can't imagine the carpet smelling too nice after a wash in Nolans.
Have just found a mob on ebay that do it for $300.00 so will have a think about it and see how we go.
Thanks again for the replies.
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