[Healeys] Carpet fit - on top of trans tunnel - BJ-8

BJ8Healeys sbyers at ec.rr.com
Mon Mar 19 14:16:24 MDT 2018

The new carpet for my BJ8 was in flat pieces without any pre-molding for
curves.  When I installed the carpet on my BJ8 tunnel, I found that it
bunched up in some places but fit much better smoother I covered the top
side of the fiberglass tunnel with 1/4" mylar-faced bubble wrap insulation
like I put on the underside.    

The first thing I did to locate the carpet was to cut a small hole just big
enough for the gearshift to pass through.  This allowed an initial
positioning of the carpet on the tunnel with enough margin for trimming the
hole so that the carpet covered the bellhousing hump.  Once this was done, I
cut a slit fore-and-aft from the front and rear edges of the hole to allow
the carpet to sit down on the gearshift hump.  This is trial and error to
get the length of the slits long enough but not too long.   Since the slits
were to be covered by the console, I left them as they were but as I recall
I did trim the areas of carpet around the gearshift.  


Steve Byers


BJ8 Registry

AHCA Delegate at Large

Havelock, NC  



From: Healeys [mailto:healeys-bounces at autox.team.net] On Behalf Of Al Fuller
Sent: Monday, March 19, 2018 11:41 AM
To: healeys at autox.team.net
Subject: [Healeys] Carpet fit - on top of trans tunnel - BJ-8


OK, it's time to [finally] get the new-ish carpet to fit as it drapes down
the trans tunnel.  As it stands, the carpet is too big for the tunnel and
bunches up on top, as well as on the sides.  This is likely made worse by
the fact that the trans tunnel has been lowered and narrowed a bit.


I think I have seen cars where the carpet was cut along the top of the trans
tunnel, and the cut hidden by the console.  If anyone has pictures and
description, it would be appreciated.  Also, any other tips would go a long




Al Fuller

al at bighealey dot org

'65 BJ-8

'85 Rx-7



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