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I really was not looking forward to the carpeting. Given that I had almost completely changed the MK1 frame, sheet metal, etc., the original FFR carpet was not very useful as a template - and rather ugly anyway. I had planned to have a local auto upholstery shop do everything but without a trailer to transport the Cobra, this would be a painful exercise. In the end I decided to do myself. Bought 80 sq. ft of "Bentley" carpet and 3/4 of a gallon of 3M adhesive.
1) Cutting: At first I used the cardboard templates to trace (using a marker) the perimeter on the carpet... then I cut with scissors - don't do this .. takes too much time. Instead hold the template steady with one hand and with the other hand, cut he carpet using a carpet knife.
2) Glue: The local carpet upholsterer told me that the 3M "spray can" is as good as it gets for consumer grade glue (he had not heard of the Second Skin Glue) and suggested that under high heat this glue may loose its' bond. Instead he uses a 3M glue that can only be purchased in 5 gallon pails and is intended to be sprayed from a typical paint gun. He poured 3 quarts for me - I'm guessing most pro shops would do the same if asked.
I sprayed where overspray would not hurt and used a paint brush to coat in the tight areas.
3) Carpet: You can use a heat gun to easily form carpet into the odd shapes that the Cobra demands.
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