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Carpet installation

I stripped my cars interior down to bare metal, sanded, primed and painted the floor pans, and other exposed metal, and repaired the rocker panels that had more rust than I could ignore.

I added Dynamat extreme and 1/2" Dynaliner (to the floor pans) 1/4" Dynaliner (to the transmission tunnel, wanted to make sure the center console would still fit).

I've been installing new Essex style carpet and the fit is great except for the front end of the transmission tunnel @ the shifter. The carpet has at least 2-3" of extra material. It's not going to be a snug fit no matter how much I pull the carpet outward, towards the rocker panels.

I've never had a carpet fit this loosely before. There is a center console, so I'm considering slicing the carpet over the tunnel and pulling the excess material snug and then adhering it to the Dynaliner or looping the edges back together with a carpet thread and tape. Anything I'm missing ?

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As long as the console covers the split seam, I don't see any downside to your plan. If a trim shop were doing the job, they wouldn't hesitate doing exactly the same thing. They would reinstall the console and probably never even tell you that they did it.

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Too bad the carpet is a misfit. I'd go with the cut and stitch plan. That way there's no chance of foot pressure next to the tunnel pulling the carpet off the tape.
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Too bad the carpet is a misfit. I'd go with the cut and stitch plan. That way there's no chance of foot pressure next to the tunnel pulling the carpet off the tape.
Yeah, the rear fits very nicely, and the front fits great other than the excess carpet over the tunnel. Gonna stitch it up once I install the running sill plates.
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Midlothian, is this mass-backed carpet? Do you have padding, even over the transmission hump? Might explain why it's a little 'roomy' if you haven't!
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Midlothian, is this mass-backed carpet? Do you have padding, even over the transmission hump? Might explain why it's a little 'roomy' if you haven't!
No, I already had purchased Dynaliner so not mass backed. It covers the floor pans and transmission tunnel.

1/2" on floors and 1/4" on tunnel, its still got 2-2 3/4" of play so its the carpet not the padding.
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