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Cutting the carpet for the four speed shifter in a LM
Posted by: Chasgee ()
Date: January 16, 2018 05:39PM

For those who have replaced their carpet, how big did you make the hole for the shifter? It seems if you cut all the way to the edge of where the shifter goes through the floor, you will see a gap. What was done at the factory? Anyone have a pic?

The carpet I replaced was missing around the shifter, so I don’t have anything to use as a pattern.

Thanks in advance!

Chuck Gee
Carlsbad, CA

1963 Monza 102 - in the family from new
1966 Corsa 140 Coupe - new project

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Re: Cutting the carpet for the four speed shifter in a LM
Date: January 16, 2018 06:43PM

Original factory carpet from my 1966 Corsa



The lower right is taken from the finished edge. Not sure if that is exact to a replacement carpet, so use caution.

I also cut a small X in the probable shifter center area so that I can slip it over and lay the carpet roughly in place to make sure it is located correctly.
Then you can enlarge the hole for a good fit.
Once you get the shifter done right, the others are much easier to locate.

I use an ice-pick to locate the holes for the seat belt retaining bolts.
Up from the bottom on the ones in the middle.


Dan Davis ~ Pierce County, WA ~ CORSA Western Director + Corvairs NW + North Cascades Corvairs + Corvanatics
1966 Corsa Turbo coupe ~ ~ 1966 140 Corsa ~ ~ 1965 Monza 140/4 'Vert Sierra Tan/Fawn ~ 1964 Monza 'Vert (SOLD) ~ 1960 Monza Ermine White/Red PG ++ ~ 1965 Monza 140/4 Evening Orchid w/ ivory/black interior ~ 1962 Monza Wagon 102/4 ~ 1963 Rampside/Scamper ~ 1963 Red/Greenbrier ~ 1969 Ultra Van #468

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Re: Cutting the carpet for the four speed shifter in a LM
Posted by: Chasgee ()
Date: January 17, 2018 06:18AM

Perfect. Looks like the hole measures 2 by 3 inches?

Chuck Gee
Carlsbad, CA

1963 Monza 102 - in the family from new
1966 Corsa 140 Coupe - new project

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Re: Cutting the carpet for the four speed shifter in a LM
Posted by: ken ()
Date: January 17, 2018 06:43AM

I took my shifter out which made it easy . Not that hard to do .

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Re: Cutting the carpet for the four speed shifter in a LM
Posted by: jjohnsonjo ()
Date: January 17, 2018 06:58AM

I cut an "X" first which is easily carpet taped if you miss a little. Then make the final cuts after the carpet is in place.

J.O.

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Re: Cutting the carpet for the four speed shifter in a LM
Posted by: gnvair ()
Date: January 17, 2018 07:10AM

I did mine with the shifter removed. I made sure the carpet was exactly where I wanted it. I cut an X in the shifter hole and gradually opened it up until the rubber boot would tuck into it.

Lee J

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Re: Cutting the carpet for the four speed shifter in a LM
Date: January 17, 2018 07:23AM

Chasgee Wrote:
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> Perfect. Looks like the hole measures 2 by 3
> inches?
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Yes, that fits around the riser for the shifter.
You can slightly see the indentation of the chrome "console" cover which
attached with two screws to the riser.
Do you have that Corsa only cast cover?
The other models used the rubber boot.


Dan Davis ~ Pierce County, WA ~ CORSA Western Director + Corvairs NW + North Cascades Corvairs + Corvanatics
1966 Corsa Turbo coupe ~ ~ 1966 140 Corsa ~ ~ 1965 Monza 140/4 'Vert Sierra Tan/Fawn ~ 1964 Monza 'Vert (SOLD) ~ 1960 Monza Ermine White/Red PG ++ ~ 1965 Monza 140/4 Evening Orchid w/ ivory/black interior ~ 1962 Monza Wagon 102/4 ~ 1963 Rampside/Scamper ~ 1963 Red/Greenbrier ~ 1969 Ultra Van #468

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Re: Cutting the carpet for the four speed shifter in a LM
Posted by: Chasgee ()
Date: January 17, 2018 07:33AM

Yes, I have that Corsa only cover, so that pic is exactly what I was looking for.

Thanks!

Chuck Gee
Carlsbad, CA

1963 Monza 102 - in the family from new
1966 Corsa 140 Coupe - new project

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Re: Cutting the carpet for the four speed shifter in a LM
Posted by: corventure Dave ()
Date: January 17, 2018 08:16AM

I had always removed the shifter. Placed the carpet where it will go, and cut the hole.
Just missing the mark once... is all it takes to wish one had taken the time to remove the shifter and got the cut in the correct spot.

Corventure ave

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Re: Cutting the carpet for the four speed shifter in a LM
Posted by: Spectre ()
Date: January 17, 2018 08:22AM

I used an old soldering iron to singe the holes I cut for the shifter, dimmer, and gas pedal. Also used it to poke holes through the carpet where the door sill trim screws went and seat belt bolts so it wouldn't snag on the screws.

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Re: Cutting the carpet for the four speed shifter in a LM
Posted by: Chasgee ()
Date: January 17, 2018 08:47AM

Hi Spectre,

Great minds think alike! That’s what I did too. Makes the carpet install much cleaner.

Chuck Gee
Carlsbad, CA

1963 Monza 102 - in the family from new
1966 Corsa 140 Coupe - new project

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