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 Posted: Jun 19, 2017 07:12AM
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Around $356US for the total and that was including the extra felt set which you won't need since it's included with the kit. The carpet itself is very thick which i like vs upholstery shops that won't be formed to match your floors. The packaging is huge and the carpet set was fitted folded once across driver and passenger side to fit the package box. The little trims that goes along the sides are nicely cut and i didn't have to cut those as i learned my lesson the last DIY i made which had ugly gaps.

The toughest was installing on the crossmember as that wasn't pre folded. But with patience just pull out your handy tape measure, mark the folds underneath with the sharpee and prefold it yourself first, apply spray adhesive under the carpet and install when it's tacky. I wore cotton gloves and used my fingers to make sure all carpet corners are pressed right.. rubber mallet on some areas. 

I used my old newton grey carpet as a template to put the holes on the shifter and steering column but i think those have marks already (i can't remember) But it's a nice set. The car i have now came with grey Newtons and i'd hate to replace it with something below that quality.

This red Newton is very nice. I attached the complete receipt.

 

 Posted: Jun 19, 2017 06:32AM
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Dennis:
What was the total, converted to USD and associated charges like sales tax, duty etc. on arrival in US?

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 Posted: Jun 19, 2017 04:34AM
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I attached my receipt. My Newton set came up to £167.74 with shipping £78. the extra carpet felts are for a local friend. I like it cause it fits like a glove being molded and all especially around the pedals and front passenger are contours. There's very minimal trimming and it came with carpet clips, under felt that we're pre cut already. If you are unsure what model then i'd remove the carpets, take photos and post it here. There's a few good peeps here that can identify what floors you have for sure. 

 

 Posted: Jun 17, 2017 03:15PM
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Originally Posted by daffodildeb
Thanks--do you suggest adding additional insulation or sound-proofing (not glued)?  If so, what would you use?

I used Dynamat under the carpet but I don't think it really made a difference in the noise level. Probably a waste of time and $$

 

 

 Posted: Jun 17, 2017 08:57AM
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Yeah, about YouTube DIY videos... so many (not all by any means) are by self-defined experts who may have done something once or twice and have yet to discover the errors of their ways. Some are even akin to "Hold my beer and watch me..." kind of adventures.

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 Posted: Jun 17, 2017 08:08AM
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Thanks--do you suggest adding additional insulation or sound-proofing (not glued)?  If so, what would you use?

 Posted: Jun 16, 2017 08:51PM
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You really dont need a video, since you have a second hand set it will all just fall into place If its just the two large front and rear pieces you shouldnt even need to remove any other parts just lift the carpet out and refit the new................

Mini's are like buses they come along in a bunch

 Posted: Jun 16, 2017 05:44PM
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Okay, I bought a slightly used one piece molded set.  I hoped to find a DIY on You Tube, but no luck.  Amazing how you can type include the words "classic Mini" in your search, and you wind up with "Mustang carpet" videos!  I'm also amazed that glue seems to be a part of the videos I did find.  The advice above not to use glue makes perfect sense to me, yet it seems to be something people do.  Can anyone recommend a video?

 Posted: May 30, 2017 04:35PM
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Originally Posted by Gromit
I'm sure our host sells them I bought a few locally from http://www.hunterclassicsportscars.ca. The budget carpet was fine, and looked nice installed. easy to do. It sounds like your mini is an 80's or 90's model and is different than a 1965 as far as shifter etc. any kit should be fitable though. B


I was told it has a 93 body.  I just want to make sure that if I order a 93 carpet kit that it will fit.  I know some of you think it's no big deal to do this, but I've never done any interior work before (heck, exterior, either!), so I have considerable fear going into this.  I think I will hunt up an auto interior shop somewhere and see how much they would want to install a kit.  Probably still cheaper than going full custom.

 Posted: May 29, 2017 01:47PM
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I'm sure our host sells them

I bought a few locally from http://www.hunterclassicsportscars.ca. The budget carpet was fine, and looked nice installed. easy to do. It sounds like your mini is an 80's or 90's model and is different than a 1965 as far as shifter etc. any kit should be fitable though.

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 Posted: May 27, 2017 07:09PM
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Add to Ian's "Don't Glue". Don't glue sound deadening of any kind to the floor unless you are absolutely, positively sure you'll never get water inside the car. For instance, you never drive it in the rain and you never wash your car. Water finds its way under and prompts rust.

 Posted: May 27, 2017 03:34PM
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DIY is no big deal.  Original Mini carpet was not moulded.  If you have the original stuff you will see that it consists of a number of pieces cut from a flat sheet.  The only slightly complex issue are the strategic cuts that allow the flat carpet to fold around the few contours (mainly the floor starter bump in the floor pan).  If you don't have the originals then get some cheap offcuts (local MomnPop carpet shop?) to experiment with.  Once you get the size and shape right, use these bits as patterns to make the final products.  They should all be able to supply some heavy duty underlay...

I did mine with (very) heavy duty industrial carpet that I rescued when my (government) office was refurbished.  The carpet was quite stiff with a thick black rubber backing and took a bit of fiddling but fits perfectly (IMHO.  For a more professional finish, once you get the fit right, take the bits back to your friendly local shop and have the edges bound and stitched...

DON'T glue the carpet or underfelt to the shell.... I use bits of velcro where required to hold things in place.  That way the carpet/underfelt  can easily removed for cleaning ..or for access to things like the steering and subframe bolts or to run extra bits of wire for the stereo /whatever.

Cheers, Ian

 Posted: May 27, 2017 02:22PM
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Newton Commercial. Delivered it will cost under $300 for the moulded carpet set. It fits nice and is easy to install. I have a complete Newton interior carpets, seats, and panels. I installed it in a evening. Contact them directly, I dealt with Shaun Henderson he made the transaction really easy. He even gave me a break on a single door panel after I accidentally cut it.

 

 

 Posted: May 27, 2017 12:47PM
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Yes shipping is expensive from the UK but I've found with the lower prices available in the UK it's saves money in the long run to buy direct on some but not all products. I'd drive it to a local shop and get a quote if it were mine. Original carpets are not bound at the edges and a local shop could do that and make a much nicer end product.

Mini's are like buses they come along in a bunch

 Posted: May 27, 2017 10:56AM
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This appears to be a UK company, so that doesn't help me much.  Shipping would be very expensive.

 Posted: May 26, 2017 07:05PM
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well. you can spend STUPIC money with newton commercial.  or just buy carpet kit from www.minisport.com   I for one just get my local trim shop guy to fit for $200 TOTAL.. later b c

 Posted: May 26, 2017 04:18PM
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I want to put new carpeting in my classic, but I'm a little unsure what to order (or if I should even attempt it myself).  Are all classics the same when it comes to the floor?  I'm not talking about the little rugs under my feet, but I'm more concerned about the carpeting that crawls up the inside of the footwells, around the gear shift, etc.  Any hints?  Does one kit fit all?  My car is titled as a '65 Austin, but everything says Rover on the exterior, hence the question about universal fit.

I'm tempted to just go to an auto upholsterer, but I know that's the (very) expensive way out. The advantage there is also a better color match, since the seats are burgundy leather, and the kits only come in red or black (with trim colors).  I'm open to suggestions if it's truly a DIY project.  I should point out that I'm having foot surgery shortly, so I'm not going to be able to drive anything for a while.  If someone else does the work, this is as good a time as any to have her in the shop.