carpet on kick panels???

Discussion in 'Buick FAQ' started by Shayne Dillinge, Jan 11, 2005.

  1. Shayne Dillinge

    Shayne Dillinge Well-Known Member

    Hello all,

    The previous owner of my 70 GS had new carpet installed at a local trim shop. This carpet is very very wrong. It's not even a loop, instead it's just kinda fuzzy. :spank: Here's the thing. The kick panels are covered in the same stuff. But when I look a replacement carpets I never see pieces that go there. Is this just something that the trim shop did or did it come that way from Buick? I'm sure if I have to remove the carpet from the kick panels it will look really bad unless I recover it agian with the correct material.

    Thanks for any help.
  2. 70gsrick

    70gsrick 1 of 66

    I don't think Buick put carpet on them. I've never seen one with carpet on the panels. But watch...I'll be wrong!! :Dou:
  3. flynbuick

    flynbuick Super Moderator Staff Member

    The same loop 80/20 loop carpet came on the kick panels as the floor. It is remade by Auto Custom Carpets in Alabama. It was not a cut pile carpet as you describe. They have a website.
  4. Shayne Dillinge

    Shayne Dillinge Well-Known Member

    Rick, That's not what I want to hear :ball: . But I've never seen it either, of course I never look.

    Jim, are you saying that the factory DID install carpet on the kick panels. I hope that's the case. Then I could just buy the new pieces when I do the rest of the carpet.
  5. BadBrad

    BadBrad Got 4-speed?

    Legendary Interiors sells these. Beautiful quality. Perfect fit and finish.
  6. flynbuick

    flynbuick Super Moderator Staff Member

  7. Shayne Dillinge

    Shayne Dillinge Well-Known Member

    Thanks Jim .... everyone. :TU: :TU:
  8. BOOST!

    BOOST! Love Drunk

    I just bought new carpet from Year One, ~$119.00 + $28.00 in shipping. (I had a $50.00 Gift Certificate and it still was ~$100.00 to me). :puzzled:

    Anyway it is nice carpet, but there is nothing extra to do my door panels.

    I called YO back and they said "Oh yea, it will take a square yard to do both lower doors and it is $55.00 and shipping!!!

    If I can come up with a loom, I will come our cheaper making my own carpet.
    Last edited: Jan 11, 2005
  9. 70 gsconvt

    70 gsconvt Silver Level contributor

    My kick panels have carpet on them.
  10. 70gsrick

    70gsrick 1 of 66

    See, I told you I'd be wrong!!! Mine don't have carpet on them, was it an option? part of the upgraded interior?
  11. Eric

    Eric Founders Club Member

    My 1970 GSX Stage 1 came from the factory with carpeted kick panels.
  12. Duane

    Duane Member

    OK Guys, here's the deal about 69-70 kick panel carpets.

    69 and 70 Buick A-bodies with the deluxe/custom interiors got kick panel carpets. There were 2 different styles, AC and non-AC.

    69 and 70 Buick A-bodies with the standard interiors did not get kick panel carpets.

    71 and 72 cars also did not get them.

    I wish someone would put this in the FAQ section.
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  13. flynbuick

    flynbuick Super Moderator Staff Member


    Thanks for that clarification. I presume that he had carpet which is now cut pile. I think you will agree that kick panel carpet was loop and never cut pile.
  14. Russ Waters

    Russ Waters Well-Known Member

    I get a lot of comments about my Year One carpet, purchased in 2000. A lot of the comments aren't favorable... ( Frayed-look, fading in spots, cut incorrectly)
    My original kick panels are intact, and have the dark brown loop carpet on them. Nice to know there is a reliable supplier for these.
    BTW, does anyone make a dark brown floormat to match my dark saddle interior? The closest match I see is tan or light saddle in color and it doesn't look good. Maybe I could dye some of the lighter mats....

    Russ Waters
    1970 Skylark Custom Convertible 455/TH-350
  15. Brad Conley

    Brad Conley Super Moderator Staff Member

    You wish is my command....
  16. 70gsrick

    70gsrick 1 of 66

    Great, now I have to put carpet on the freakin kick panels :Dou:

    Well you guys may have carpet on your kick panels but my GS came with these!! :eek2: From the factory :Brow: Really it's on my build sheet!!!!!!!!! :laugh: so, there!!!

    Attached Files:

  17. Duane

    Duane Member

    I thought the fuzzy dice were only stock on 55-64 chevies.

    Brad, Thanks again.
  18. Truzi

    Truzi Perpetual Student

    Maybe I'm a bit late, but my 70 Skylark Custom has carpet on the kickpanels.
  19. Russ Waters

    Russ Waters Well-Known Member

    I never cease laughing at the friendly jabs at "Chevy" from you guys. Our supervisor at work is the ultimate Ford guy and he is easier on the Chevy bunch. Pretty funny stuff, really!
    Of course, when I had my 87 GN a few years back, it got old when people who couldn't read would ask " Is that a Monte Carlo?" :rant:
    Hey Truzi, are you still in college? If so, when is the big day? It took me 11 years from start to finish, but it was worth itto receive that diploma. Ask my parents!
    Russ Waters
    1970 Skylark Custom Convertible 455 :3gears:
  20. oPh

    oPh Well-Known Member

    Great post Duane.
    Is there something that can be used to help desolve the old glue on these ex carpeted kickpanels?


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