Jim Smart
March 1, 2008

Custom CarpetingWhen Detroit's Art Cairo was restoring Henry Ford II's '64 1/2 289 Hi-Po hardtop for Ford's 100th Anniversary, he came to us with a request. Because the one-off hardtop had thick-pile custom carpeting, provided by Ford Design 43 years ago, Art needed to install the same material in his restoration. That's when we thought of Auto Custom Carpets.

Although Auto Custom Carpets sells plenty of ready-made 80/20 nylon-pile molded carpet for classic and Fox-bodied Mustangs, you can order just about any kind of material imaginable. If Auto Custom Carpets has it, it can be cut and molded to fit your Mustang. Art needed a thick cut-pile carpet in order to keep his restoration as authentic as possible. He also needed extra carpet for the trunk. Auto Custom Carpets was happy to oblige.

When we ordered Art's custom carpeting from Auto Custom Carpets, they asked us specific questions. Did the car have a vinyl heel pad? Was the carpeting molded? Should it be cut like a '64 1/2 or '65? We checked it all out with Art and passed this information along to Auto Custom Carpets.