Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: Walnut Creek, CA
Re: Mold your own carpets?
Donald d. Locklear, Iím running a 6L50e transmission and itís giagantic. I did make my own transmission tunnel. And driveshaft tunnel too since the transmission output flange is so high up.
I did talk to a local upholstery shop and they said there were a couple solutions. First would be to use carpet by the yard to cover the trans tunnel and then split the ACC carpet I already bought in the middle, installing it from the door sills in. The transtunnel carpet would go over the ACC carpet on the sides of the tunnel hiding the seam somewhat. The console will help too.
Second was he said ACC WILL sell him wider cuts of molded carpet (ACC has still not responded to my info request for the same thing).
Iíve attached a pic of how much the carpet misses by. Itís actually worst than this pic shows because itís not sitting down on the floor in the rear.
66 Chevelle hardtop - LFX 3.6 liter V6/6L50 6 speed auto trans, 3.07 10 bolt, full Hotchkis suspension, Wilwood 4 wheel discs, white with red interior, cowl hood.