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 ?
Ain't no going back once you make that first cut.
65, 289 A code, 5 speed, convertible.