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EliasP
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PostPosted: Today 9:06 am    Post subject: Original luggage room carpet? Reply with quote

Hello,
The luggage room in my 76 bay got no carpet, just unprotected metal, whish makes that it becomes a lot of small scratches in the paint when putting stuff into it. Do anyone know if it originally used to be any type of carpet there? If the answer is yes, are there any reproduced of them? The bus is a 1976 bus with the spare tire bowl on the left side, standard model (klein), with black interior.
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PostPosted: Today 10:46 am    Post subject: Re: Original luggage room carpet? Reply with quote

Id like to know the answer to this also. I have a 1971 seven passenger bus
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PostPosted: Today 12:37 pm    Post subject: Re: Original luggage room carpet? Reply with quote

Originally full interior buses had piece of 3-4 mm thick hardboard covered in a synthetic felt fabric, almost like cut pile indoor/outdoor carpet but thinner, very dark grey in color (almost black, like seat frames and dash tops). It was diabolical stuff that attracts dog hairs and pine needles and traps them for eternity.
Not sure if anyone offers a modern version.
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PostPosted: Today 1:06 pm    Post subject: Re: Original luggage room carpet? Reply with quote

Elias, are you referring to the space over the engine and behind the rear seat?

I did have a '73 that had original carpeting back there. Just carpet, with no board underneath. I have never seen an aftermarket replacement. I would recommend just cutting your own piece from some old carpet.
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