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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old Jul 13th, 20, 10:46 PM Thread Starter
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Hi Guys. Does someone have a pic of their carpet install with the horseshoe shifter? Thanks Terry
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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old Jul 14th, 20, 12:55 PM
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Make sure you have plenty of carpet on the drivers side of the console by the shifter mounting bracket. You need to have the carpet overlap the shifter mounting bracket/ base. If you cut the carpet right up to the shifter base you will be able to see in under the console shell when the carpet is installed. You will see the shifter and you need to be seeing carpet. The shifter mounting bracket/ base gets mounted directly to the trans hump with no carpet under it.


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Make sure you have plenty of carpet on the drivers side of the console by the shifter mounting bracket. You need to have the carpet overlap the shifter mounting bracket/ base. If you cut the carpet right up to the shifter base you will be able to see in under the console shell when the carpet is installed. You will see the shifter and you need to be seeing carpet. The shifter mounting bracket/ base gets mounted directly to the trans hump with no carpet under it.
Exactly why i wanted to see a picture of how others have done it. Your explanation makes perfect sense, because i put the carpet in place and placed the console on top to see how it fit, and i could see that i would have to remove less, not more of the carpet. My main concern was the area immediately around the shift cable where it comes up through the floor. Thanks, Terry
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Don't know if this will help you or not. When we install carpet here in the shop, especially with a floor shifter, we only SLIT the carpet wherever something comes through it. Just enough so it doesn't interfere with the operation of the shifter mechanism, cable, or whatever. Then after the console or shifter plate is installed, you can make the slit into a small hole if needed.

Same with seat mounting bolts, seat belt bolts, gas pedal, dimmer switch, etc.
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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old Jul 15th, 20, 11:07 AM Thread Starter
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Thank you Steve. That is what i planned on, remove a little at a time to ensure i don't take too big a first bite. Still would like to see a picture. Terry
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Terry,

Here are a couple pics of a recent new carpet/console install on my '68. Not sure if this helps or not for you.
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I see the ignition switch is lit up. Is that a push to start ignition conversion, or is that still a key switch with a light built in. Nice interior BTW. Very clean looking.

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I see the ignition switch is lit up. Is that a push to start ignition conversion, or is that still a key switch with a light built in. Nice interior BTW. Very clean looking.
What started out as buying a pretty clean numbers matching 68 SS with the thought of simply putting the A/C back in took on a life of its own. Almost 2 years later, it is almost completed and involved a lot of changes. Indeed what you are seeing is a push button start added onto it. Additionally, the car now has interior LED lighting in the footwells as you can see in the photo. A ton more changes/additions to the car, but those are two of the bigger ones you are seeing in this photo. I think my favorite upgrade of anything is the steering wheel we put in it (and the chrome tilt column to match up with it). It also has a backup camera installed inside of the glove compartment.
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