Is this an original carpet set?

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Is this an original carpet set?

Postby chief » Thu Dec 15, 2016 9:18 pm

Hi,
Over on the MMOC forums (before they went down) I had a thread in which I asked if the carpets I had in my car were the original carpets (and was told, no - they're not).

In the thread I believe I was told that original carpets had no piping on the edges, that the carpets were just folded over and stitched at the edges. I know that the carpets that preceded the rubberized backing style carpet were stamped on the in-built drivers side foot well rubber mat with the word Morris, but what about the later carpets (also does anyone know when the switch of carpets was made, all NC say is mid-60's)?

The reason I ask is because I'd like to know if the below image is an original carpet (note the stitched edges and studs, but no visible Morris logo on other photos not shown) or not:

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Thanks :)
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Re: Is this an original carpet set?

Postby Plin » Thu Dec 15, 2016 11:33 pm

:? sorry I also am no help with your carpet query but just want to welcome you to the forum :D
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Re: Is this an original carpet set?

Postby emjay » Fri Dec 16, 2016 3:08 pm

Folded over and stitched? So fancy. The Series III vintage just had a rough cut.
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Re: Is this an original carpet set?

Postby old english white » Fri Dec 16, 2016 11:23 pm

I don't think the carpets pictured are original. They're certainly unlike my originals and I've never seen ANY with "Morris" on the mat originally.
The later type carpets went across the width of the car (so not 4 separate footwell mats) and came in sometime in the late 1960s. My 1967 car still had the early type.
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Re: Is this an original carpet set?

Postby chief » Sat Dec 17, 2016 11:02 am

Hi,
Thanks for the words of welcome and the responses to my query. Also thanks to OEW for letting me know that your '67 car still had the early type as that helps me know which carpets my own car should actually have (the early ones). This was useful as I've been offered a set of early ones :D (my own non-standard carpets which I believe were fitted for a previous owner in the '90's are disintegrating rapidly).
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