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I dont know how I did it, but I cut the hole for the shifter a freckle too low on the drivers side. With the console installed , the cut is visible.

Has anyone the proper procudure to splice rug side-by-side? I have the cut hole scrap and can match the contour. Was just going to use some weatherstrip adhesive and butt it together.

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It might be a little much for most but I usually get ahold of one of my carpet layer buddies. He just hot seams the joint the same as what would be done on your living room carpet. This makes for a solid seam and it won't unravel. Works for me.

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WalMart sells "cold seam" tape. Use this under the carpet. Get some seam sealer glue at Home Depot to put on the actual joint to keep the carpet from unravelling.

I used to do home maintenance, repairs, and remodeling work. Worked on alot of mobile homes too. Repairing cigarette burns in carpet was very common.

I never tried the cold seaming tape, always used hot melt. A hot glue gun would accomplish the same thing as the hot melt tape. Just be careful not to get hot glue everywhere. And make sure to seal the seam so the carpet doesn't unravel.

BTW, I like the way you illustrated the transmission conversion. Nice work.

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I would call around and ask several local carpet stores if they could help you out. Tell them you're going to take the carpet out and take it over to them. Once it's out of the car it's a 2 minute procedure, heck it takes longer to warm up the iron, and should only cost you $5 to get done. My dads owned a carpet store for 37 years and we've had several people come in with similar requests. Most of the time we wouldn't even charge them.
It's the "correct" way to have it done if you want it to last.
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I did the same thing with my carpet when installing the new shifter hump.
Thirty minutes with some heavy (upholstery)thread and needle and the 6" to 8" piece was back in and undetectable.
Also, I was able to do it with the carpet still in the car. A big plus.

P.S. I'm no seamstress, just basic sewing skills I learned out of neccessity.

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Rusty, I think that's the ticket. I;ve already laid the front rug down and it's tucked in nice on the drivers side. Prefer to do the job "in the car". I was thinking of simply using a piece of heat/sound insulation, weatherstrip adhesive and join the two pieces. But the needle and thread is what I'll do. Happen to have some heavy black thread and a needle large enough to handle it.

Hey "Rusted" looks pretty sharp! Nice shade of blue.

THNX to all!


EDIT: Rusty, I kept the pice of duct tape on , which was holding the pieces together, filled the seam with just a touch of weatherstrip adhesive and sewed it all together. Mint. THNX Again.

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