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I recently bought some carpet for a 63 galaxie 2 door sedan from auto custom carpet through summit. When I was ordering it the guy asked if I wanted it flat or to fit in the footwells. I wasn't sure of the difference so we decided maybe the footwell set went all the way up to the firewall and the flat set stopped at the bottom of the toeboard. I ended up with the one molded for footwells. Well, I'm now in the process of installing it and it fits good everywhere except the back outside corners of the front floorboards because it is molded to drop down into deep footwells.Did the different models have different front footwells? Or is this as good as this is going to fit?
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The carpet was $140.69 at Summit racing. With a $9.50 handling fee and Ohio sales tax it cast me 160 bucks. It was special order so it took 5 or 6 days to arrive. Be sure to order the right stuff. Apparently different cars within the same year have different front floor boards? Can anyone confirm this? Because if not this carpet doesn't fit well up front!
 

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I've never heard of different sized floorboards . . . it sounds like crap carpet.

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That's kinda what I was starting to think too so I did a search for places that sell carpet and the majority of them (especially the higher priced ones) listed 63 galaxie sedan 2 door,fits foot wells OR fits flat front under different part #'s. This carpet I got is definatly molded to drop down into some resessed footwells just in front of the holes to mount the seat. My floor is just a slight slope forward to the toe plate, no wells. I guess I'll send it back to summit in exchange for the "fits flat front" carpet.
 

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I have owened several 63/64 Fords and the front floorboards were flat. The rear on Convt. and Fastbacks had wells. Don't remember about the sedans. The front mat overlaps the rear mat under the seat..
 

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Thanks for the responses guys. I don't know if maybe this was something unique to the sedans or something maybe? Either way, this carpet is going back cause it for sure ain't gonna fit right in this car! The rear and the rest of the front seem to fit fine,just not in front of the seat closest to the outside of the car. Hopefully, the flat carpet will fit or I guess I'll have to find some somewhere else. Thanks again!
 

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I've never heard of recessed footwells. That carpet is crap. I've lain enough carpet in these old cars that I woulda come across that.

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I called ACC to ask what the difference was in the two carpet sets and was give the pretty obvious answer of "one set is for cars with footwells and the other is for cars with a flat front." Gee, thanks! They didn't know what models had what floorboards. But she did say the molded footwells was the only difference so I guess I need the flat front,because it fit good everywhere else and it did look to be pretty nice carpet. So now it is on a big brown truck headed for Summit to be exchanged for the right carpet(I hope!) But of course they don't have it in stock either so it will be another 5 or 6 days till I find out for sure. That's OK though. I got PLENTY of other stuff to work on while waiting for it!
 

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When buying carpet for my 64 I found out that indeed,some of the Galaxies had flat floors and some were more recessed.I think the later 64s were recessed but I thought all 63s were flat.Greg Donahue is an expert on 63-64 Galaxies and he might could tell you exactly.He has a web site.The carpet I ordered for my 64 convertible fit like crap too.It was a Trim Parts piece of crap.The fronts were ok but the back had to be cut and glued because after much discussion with them they refused to take it back.The back carpet was moulded like it fit a car with a front hump in the back.
 

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Well, I'm glad to say that I just finished installing the new "fits flat front" carpet and it is MUCH BETTER! It pretty much fits like a glove everywhere but (there's always a but) up along the firewall. Nothing major or too noticable, it just looks like it was cut to fit around the heater box maybe,it just doesn't line up too good. But all in all, I'm quite happy with it. Thanks again for all the input guys!
 
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