Re: 1965 and 1966 Floor Shift Carpet Grommet
Many years ago I went thru a search and destroy mission to find a carpet grommet. They were around $.85 if I remember correctly, and came in the color of your interior. Many of you have the "drawings" and maybe GM part number if you were to look closely "wink"...
Upon my search, I came to realize the metal hump floor repair patch for the 66/67 WITHOUT console was incorrect and everyone sold the part as to be correct for cars. To this day, many still sell the incorrect 4speed metal patch kit floor hump. I still have the scrap metal in the shed rusting away.
So, what this did was compound the problem when you bought CARPET and trim rings and even the 67 chrome bezel! Carpet and other aftermarket companies would take the incorrect sheet metal sold to them by the Chevelle parts companies assuming the part to be correct, then the carpet company would use the molded floor patch parts and wooden blocks to PRE-MOLD the carpet that you purchase hence molded incorrectly. I discovered this when I purchased a pre-molded rubber floor cover many moons ago.
What’s my point? If you buy pre-molded carpet or rubber floor for a 66/67 Chevelle for a non-console car with 4speed, you will likely have too much carpet or rubber bunch up at the shifter hole that will not allow proper lament when you try to screw down the trim ring……….. (NOTE: I want to add, I might need to add all 4speed floors with or without carpet. As I was I thinking the problem might be the same for both… it’s been awhile…)
My suggestion to be on the safe side is to purchase carpet/rubber floor for the standard Chevelle with a bench seat automatic on the column. Better fitment, lays flatter…
If anyone has any updated info I’m not aware of, please let me know. I’ve been out of the loop a couple years.
MikeS ~ Gateway Area Chevelle Club #004
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