I am in the process of making up some carpet from scratch for my eagle. I would like it to look as close to the original factory spec as possible. If anyone has photos of how the factory carpet looks on there own car I would be grateful to see pictures of how it should look. Mainly around the rear bulkhead and the sill steps.
I have had a good look through all the hundreds of photos I have of SSs and none really show the carpet in detail. I have the area you are looking at in four sections, 1, from door to door up to the parcel shelf and 2, from roof down and around to roof or the 'tunnel. 3 & 4, sides are just straight rectangular panels usually with tape bound edges. I'll see if I can do a photoshop of what I mean subject to suitable pictures of interiors.
The interior trim on the Eagles are very much down to the owner.
As we use the original chassis on the VW version one can use a standard beetle carpet set for the floors and tunnel but that still leaves bulk heads, sills and rear window so it is best to make from scratch or get a car trimmer to do it. I had a Baja bug done for £50 all in, edged an' all.
The sections usually are; tunnel, left and right floors (inc drops if done), left and right front quarters, front bulkhead, rear left and right quarters up to roof, rear bulkhead up to window, rear window tunnel from roof, down and across and back up to roof and finally door sills, (edged).
Headlining is up to you but on the SS it really needs one. I use 3mm foam all over to smooth out the ridges and then a perforated head lining or cloth over that, you will need a front across top of the screen as there isn't a rubber like a car. 3mm ply is good and the rear tucks into the top of the window rubber, so to do a 'proper job' you need to pop out the rear window, the door seal rubbers hold the door area in place.
RV are a LOT easier with just the floors and usually weatherproof.
I used a cheap carpet with a latex backing from my local DIY store at about £5 a linear meter, (x 2m wide). contact adhesive or spray glue to fix, best to use a sound deadening layer on the floors though.
And of course, as all Eagles, in fact all kit cars, are individual, you can what you like.
Post by NTG (Nicholas Betinis) on Jan 23, 2017 11:29:11 GMT
Thanks Petter are you the eagle owner on fb I tried adding as friend? Is the club still going? I will be making a new thread with pics of the car number plate etc soon. This is only my second post I new to all this. Ta Nick
Hi Nick.I am on Facebook as is the Eagle Owners Club which is open to all forum members. I also have my own Facebook page but for F & F only. I only pop onto the E.O.C. facebook page from time to time so I am well behind in that, I will check it out today.
As far as the 'Eagle Owners Club' goes it is still very much alive and Helen is the membership Secretary. membership of the 'club' and the 'forum' are two different things, forum membership is open to all and only subject to members being removed if they don't post after a year. We try and meet every year at the Stoneliegh show on May bank weekend, unfortunetly there are fewer shows each year so we try to make the best of what is left.
Keep posting and we look forward to seeing new posts in your own 'build diary' . Remember we all started somewhere so there are NO stupid questions and no one knows it all, so ask away.