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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
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    @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
    1982 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
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    @pmossberg

    Thanks Ed.

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

    Paul Mossberg
    1982 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
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    @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
    1982 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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