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Malc Posted - 01 May 2021 : 16:02:17
Hi All,

Me again, I can get a carpet to fit a series 1V, does anyone know if this will fit my series V


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Malc Posted - 22 May 2021 : 12:31:35
Thanks for your help guys, found out the two carpets are the same, just looking for where the best place to buy one is now.

hillman Posted - 20 May 2021 : 09:56:17
Hi according to the part list serie V is the same as serie 3. only the colour code may differ.
jimlagos Posted - 19 May 2021 : 23:14:31
Hello Malc. Did you find the information you were searching for? I reckon a few people would like to know!

Malc Posted - 10 May 2021 : 13:19:19
Not sure yet Jim, I am still looking through the part book, like war & peace that thing.

jimlagos Posted - 09 May 2021 : 21:57:30
Just a thought, were new carpets available from the agents? In which case they would be in the parts list with a part number.

Malc Posted - 08 May 2021 : 14:09:12
Thanks Jim, that is what I will do, not had a chance to have a good look through them anyway, so kill two birds with one stone.

jimlagos Posted - 07 May 2021 : 17:43:00
It would take an hour or two (as I found on occasions I used it) to check in the parts list that I sent to you. Looking at part numbers of bodywork panels etc. you could get a reasonable idea of dimensions?
It's a bit of a palaver but going through the bodywork pages of series 5 and 4, see if the apropriate parts are the same part number. Perhaps there's a part number for a complete shell or floor panel for each.
Good luck!

828CC Posted - 06 May 2021 : 17:42:41
Might be worth a shot at the Rootes Archive Centre, see if they have blueprints/drawings for comparing the two models, if all else fails??
Malc Posted - 06 May 2021 : 16:42:10
Sorry Jim, just picked up your post yes that could be a option I could try.

Malc Posted - 06 May 2021 : 16:37:01
If the gearbox tunnel is higher it would mean cutting the 1V carpet under the gear leaver and fitting a piece in I should think.
As you say you would think one of the supplies of these carpets should know but they don't seem to, series 1-1V that's it.

The tunnel on my V is 8" high from carpet to top under the gear stick, could anyone with a 1V check the height on their car and let me know please

828CC Posted - 04 May 2021 : 13:36:24
It's a shame no owners can step forward and offer a couple of basic measurements to determine if there is a difference.
Assuming that would be the only anomaly, and things like throttle pedals, dip switches, seat runners et al are the same, can the Mk IV carpet not be adapted at all?
As some of it would be under the small centre console, how much else would be in view?
Obviously the right tool is always best for the right job, just throwing a few random thoughts in on a blustery day
Malc Posted - 04 May 2021 : 13:03:13
Yes the gearshift in my V is cranked, the question is will this make a difference to the carpet, I suppose my option is to try and get one made to measure from some where.
828CC Posted - 04 May 2021 : 08:51:46
Whilst I doubt the position of the main drive train components would have been altered, your information does suggest perhaps the linkage above the gearbox may be different.
The few reprints I have (and a poor memory) suggest the Mk IV had a straight gear lever, the Mk V cranked.
Why the change? Simple ergonomics or do they start from a different position?

jimlagos Posted - 03 May 2021 : 22:57:02
Can you compare the part numbers of body shells, or parts thereof. If series IV has the same number as series V, that means no diference.

Malc Posted - 03 May 2021 : 14:42:02
It seems I need to fine out if the gearbox tunnel is higher on a series V

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