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    texag71
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    @texag71

    Having recently gotten my Lafer’s interior redone, I’d like to make sure the carpeting keeps its looks as long as possible. Question: Since these cars use the stock VW Type I floorpans, am I right in assuming that mats in a stock VW pattern will fit? Should I be looking at MG mats instead? Or is the answer (C) None of the above?

    Any suggestions, pro or con?

    1981 Lafer TI
    1600 cc Type 1 engine

    #245936

    edsnova
    Participant

    @edsnova

    I did a terrible thing to mine and cut a rectangular hole in the carpet and padding into which I recessed an original MG TD rubber footwell.

    Perfect detail for the true TD fan. Looks absolutely authentic and even has the MG crest. Probably not real practical though.

    #245937

    pmossberg
    Keymaster

    @pmossberg

    In your TD replica, you are sitting in the back seat. And your footwell area is defined by the fiberglass TD body. Because of that, I believe stock VW floor mats will not fit.

    I have never compared the footwell to an original TD.
     

    Paul Mossberg
    Former Owner of a 1981 Classic Roadsters Ltd. Duchess (VW)
    2005 Intermeccanica Roadster

    If you own a TDr and are not in the Registry, please go to http://tdreplica.com/forums/topic/mg-td-replica-registry/ and register (you need to copy and paste the link)

    #245938

    edsnova
    Participant

    @edsnova

    Never compared one of our floors to the original?

    Here ya go then.

    #245939

    pmossberg
    Keymaster

    @pmossberg

    Thanks Ed.

    Neat comparison. I’m impressed by the lengths you have gone to to achieve that original TD look!

    Paul Mossberg
    Former Owner of a 1981 Classic Roadsters Ltd. Duchess (VW)
    2005 Intermeccanica Roadster

    If you own a TDr and are not in the Registry, please go to http://tdreplica.com/forums/topic/mg-td-replica-registry/ and register (you need to copy and paste the link)

    #245940

    texag71
    Participant

    @texag71

    Hmmm. Well, since Lafers aren’t anywhere near to being accurate replicas of TDs — or anything else, for that matter — I’m not too concerned about authenticity. I guess I’ll fall back on what’s worked for me in the past: trial and error. I just don’t want something that would slide up under the pedals and cause a problem.

    1981 Lafer TI
    1600 cc Type 1 engine

    #245941

    bdriver
    Participant

    @bdriver

    I take it that Edsnova’s quest for authenticity stops short of the hat?

    #245942

    pmossberg
    Keymaster

    @pmossberg

    Very short!

    Paul Mossberg
    Former Owner of a 1981 Classic Roadsters Ltd. Duchess (VW)
    2005 Intermeccanica Roadster

    If you own a TDr and are not in the Registry, please go to http://tdreplica.com/forums/topic/mg-td-replica-registry/ and register (you need to copy and paste the link)

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