Original carpet binding and heel toe mat for 1960-1963 Ferrari

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Original carpet binding and heel toe mat for 1960-1963 Ferrari

Post by chris » Sat Nov 10, 2018 4:34 am

Dear All,

How would Original carpet binding and heel toe matt look for 1960-1963 Ferrari, e.g. 1963 Gte. Was the carpet bound in leather, sky or wool?

How did the original toe mat look like?

Thanks a lot.
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Re: Original carpet binding and heel toe mat for 1960-1963 Ferrari

Post by tyang » Sat Nov 10, 2018 7:58 am

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Here's a picture of original carpet binding on SN 2259. It's very thin with an exposed stitch. A common problem with redone interiors is the upholsterer sews the binding very wide. It takes skill and sometime a special guide to sew the binding tight and thin to the carpets. Most original binding I have found was vinyl.

On this car, the heel pad was a piece of vinyl, but this is not normal for a GTE. I think they didn't have the same material for the heel pad to match the carpet so that was what they used. You can see it in this picture. What color will your carpet be?

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Re: Original carpet binding and heel toe mat for 1960-1963 Ferrari

Post by tyang » Sat Nov 10, 2018 8:05 am

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Here are some more details of an original carpet in 2259.

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Re: Original carpet binding and heel toe mat for 1960-1963 Ferrari

Post by chris » Sat Nov 10, 2018 10:34 am

Hi Tom,

thanks for the info. The carpet will be red. Car is silver with black leather.

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Post by chris » Tue Nov 13, 2018 1:49 am

Dear All,

I do have some questions you might be able to answer with your experience:

1.) What would be the color of the boot carpet for a 250 Gte with red interior carpet? Would it be also red or black?

2.) Would it have driver and passenger toe heel pads? What color and material would these be? Is the material available somewhere?

Thanks a lot. Your help is greatly appreciated.

Thanks
Christopher

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Post by Tom Wilson » Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:57 pm

My Series III has red carpet and red in the trunk It also has a red drivers toe mat, but will have to check on the material.
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Re: Original carpet binding and heel toe mat for 1960-1963 Ferrari

Post by chris » Wed Nov 14, 2018 2:59 am

Hi Tom,

I have pictures of your trunk with the nice suitcases :-) from Minterey.

So red in the trunk was original.

It would be great to see a picture of an original toe mat. Thanks
Chris

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Re: Original carpet binding and heel toe mat for 1960-1963 Ferrari

Post by Melchior » Wed Nov 14, 2018 2:40 pm

Hi all, I am also redoing my carpets in very near future - already dissambled the whole interior. A picture of the toe mat would be very helpful - thank you.

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Re: Original carpet binding and heel toe mat for 1960-1963 Ferrari

Post by chris » Mon Nov 04, 2019 6:29 am

Hi All, hi Tom,

what color would the binding originally be. Same color as carpet? My carpet will be red. Would red binding be right ?

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Re: Original carpet binding and heel toe mat for 1960-1963 Ferrari

Post by tyang » Mon Nov 04, 2019 6:47 pm

chris wrote:
Mon Nov 04, 2019 6:29 am
Hi All, hi Tom,

what color would the binding originally be. Same color as carpet? My carpet will be red. Would red binding be right ?

Thanks
Christopher
Yes, red binding would probably be correct.

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Post by John Vardanian » Tue Nov 05, 2019 1:51 am

Hi Chris. If I make a suggestion, it would be worth your while to look into HVL's offerings before you commit to purchasing the material. In my experience, their material comes closest to the original.

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Post by chris » Tue Nov 05, 2019 2:13 am

Hi John,

thanks for the hint. Will check with them. Carpet I already have from Trinchero, same as you get from Reoriginals. Need just binding.

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Christopher

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Re: Original carpet binding and heel toe mat for 1960-1963 Ferrari

Post by chris » Tue Nov 05, 2019 2:14 am

Hi Tom,

thanks fir the answer on the color of binding!

BR
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Re: Original carpet binding and heel toe mat for 1960-1963 Ferrari

Post by John Vardanian » Thu Nov 07, 2019 1:38 am

Chris, speaking from recent experience, I'd leave the binding to your upholsterer. Apparently, there is vinyl and then there is vinyl. I bought spools of binding from HVL and my upholsterer rejected them, and he showed me why he refused to use it. He found vinyl in the same color and then when he showed me a side by side comparison of his vs. mine, I understood why he didn't want to use the binding I bought. It's hard to get clean results around the tight bends unless the vinyl is forgiving form multi directions. Now, there you have it.

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Re: Original carpet binding and heel toe mat for 1960-1963 Ferrari

Post by chris » Thu Nov 07, 2019 2:40 pm

Hi John,

thanks for the advice. I asked Trinchero for a sample to discuss with my upholsterer. He already gave me advice on what to look for. As soon as I have something that I consider I will post it to discuss. Thanks for all your support and the positive and constructive communication on this site. I very often makes my day! The car is one part of the fun, reading and communicating with you all is the other part.

Christopher

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