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Offline OK

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'49 convertible trunk carpet replacement
« on: July 29, 2016, 03:22:22 AM »
I need a new carpet for the trunk of my '49 Cadillac convertible.  Does anyone have recommendations of where I should purchase a kit for that?  The more it is pre-assembled and leaves less room for me to mess it up on installation, the better. ;)  Thanks as always, either for responses here or as private messages.
O. Kerr

Offline Jay Friedman

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Re: '49 convertible trunk carpet replacement
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2016, 10:49:17 PM »
Orin,

Try Jenkins Restorations in N. Carolina or SMS Upholstery in Oregon.
1949 Cadillac 6107 Club Coupe
1932 Ford V8 Phaeton (restored, not a rod).  Sold
Decatur, Georgia
CLC # 3210, since 1984
"If it won't work, get a bigger hammer."

Offline 49 Convertible

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  • Name: Herman Desser
Re: '49 convertible trunk carpet replacement
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2016, 09:30:11 PM »
SMS IN OREGON IS A GOOD BET. The material should be a grey with a dark blue thread...it is NOT TAN as in earlier thru 1947 cars.  The cardboard is also grey with a kind of mottled effect with grey vinyl binding.  The material is on the floor of the trunk as a separate piece and the hump on each side is a separate piece as is the piece that goes to the rear of the seat above the trunl floor pan.  The 4  body mounting bolts with thick flat washers (cad plated)  go thru the material with material under the washer and bolt  to be 100% correct.  The trunk lining was installed in the body BEFORE the body was mounted to the frame.

Herman
Herman Desser
clc # 19416

Offline jdemerson

  • 1952 Cadillac 6219X Vermont -- Emerson
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Re: '49 convertible trunk carpet replacement
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2016, 07:04:15 AM »
SMS IN OREGON IS A GOOD BET. The material should be a grey with a dark blue thread...it is NOT TAN as in earlier thru 1947 cars.  The cardboard is also grey with a kind of mottled effect with grey vinyl binding.  The material is on the floor of the trunk as a separate piece and the hump on each side is a separate piece as is the piece that goes to the rear of the seat above the trunl floor pan.  The 4  body mounting bolts with thick flat washers (cad plated)  go thru the material with material under the washer and bolt  to be 100% correct.  The trunk lining was installed in the body BEFORE the body was mounted to the frame.

Herman

Is it straightforward to remove the four body mounting bolts, install the material, and re-install the bolts? Any risks in doing that? I'm working on the trunk in my 1952. Thanks.
John Emerson
Middlebury, Vermont
CLC member #26790
1952 Series 6219X
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Offline Jay Friedman

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Re: '49 convertible trunk carpet replacement
« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2016, 12:21:25 PM »
The 48-49 Authenticity Manual has good photos of the trunk material and the cardboard pieces in the trunk.  A new 3rd edition has just been published.  You can find details on how to buy it elsewhere on this CLC web site. 
1949 Cadillac 6107 Club Coupe
1932 Ford V8 Phaeton (restored, not a rod).  Sold
Decatur, Georgia
CLC # 3210, since 1984
"If it won't work, get a bigger hammer."

Offline dan48

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Re: '49 convertible trunk carpet replacement
« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2016, 01:43:37 PM »
Re 48-49  authenticity manual - 3rd addition. The merchandise section only shows an older edition. Know how to get the current version ?
Dan Lough

Offline Jay Friedman

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Re: '49 convertible trunk carpet replacement
« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2016, 03:25:46 PM »
Go to this web site to buy a manual.  Although the web site shows an image of the cover of the 2nd edition of the Class 13 1948-49 manual, I can assure you that the 3rd edition with a different cover is now being sold.  You can confirm this with Bill Anderson, CLC Tech Director who is in charge of sales. 
1949 Cadillac 6107 Club Coupe
1932 Ford V8 Phaeton (restored, not a rod).  Sold
Decatur, Georgia
CLC # 3210, since 1984
"If it won't work, get a bigger hammer."

Offline Tito Sobrinho

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Re: '49 convertible trunk carpet replacement
« Reply #7 on: September 17, 2016, 03:17:39 PM »
SMS IN OREGON IS A GOOD BET. The material should be a grey with a dark blue thread...it is NOT TAN as in earlier thru 1947 cars.  The cardboard is also grey with a kind of mottled effect with grey vinyl binding.  The material is on the floor of the trunk as a separate piece and the hump on each side is a separate piece as is the piece that goes to the rear of the seat above the trunl floor pan.  The 4  body mounting bolts with thick flat washers (cad plated)  go thru the material with material under the washer and bolt  to be 100% correct.  The trunk lining was installed in the body BEFORE the body was mounted to the frame.

Herman





Herman
I would like to know the trunk carpet colour in the 1948 Cadillac convertible. My 1949 has the '48 configuration where the spare tire lays flat a la Sedanette. The car have 2 strong springs to support the trunk lid when open and not the telescopic support of late '49s.
Thanks, Tito.
Tito S.

1949 CCP 6267X  (First Series)

Thanks to Frank Hershey for its design and thanks to Harry Barr, Ed Cole, John Gordon and Byron Ellis for its engine.

Offline P W Allen CLC# 20193

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Re: '49 convertible trunk carpet replacement
« Reply #8 on: September 18, 2016, 07:03:00 PM »
Here's some before and after pics of my 53 using the Jenkins kit. Came out pretty good.
Paul
53 Coupe
Twin Turbine

Offline 49 Convertible

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  • Name: Herman Desser
Re: '49 convertible trunk carpet replacement
« Reply #9 on: October 07, 2016, 01:00:44 PM »
The same material was used in all the 48 & 49 cars.  On the grey side with dark blue/blackish criss cross lines as stated above.  The 48-49 Authenticity Manual has a picture of the fabric.  SMS in Oregon has the material.  No sewing is involved just cut and glue.
Herman Desser
clc # 19416

 

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