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Carpet. Done.
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Cat's been a big help.
I've tried to get mine to help but she just wants to eat and sleep. She does keep the mice away though.

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Old 06-19-2015, 09:15 AM
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I've tried to get mine to help but she just wants to eat and sleep. She does keep the mice away though.

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Mine's reached the ripe old age of 15. Just beginning to like me.
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Old 06-19-2015, 09:21 AM
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Yeah, I've had cats like that. They ignore you for 10 years and then all of a sudden they act like your best friend.

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Old 06-19-2015, 11:18 AM
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Yeah, I've had cats like that. They ignore you for 10 years and then all of a sudden they act like your best friend.

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It might have had something to do with my dog, who is about 10# heavier, being out of the house with my daughter while she is at college. Although they've been living in the same house their whole lives they hate each other. The dog's instinct to chase and kill anything that moves is too strong.
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Steve when you attached your speed pedal and dip switch did you cut a slot in your carpet or use longer screws and screw through it?
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The correct way is to cut a slot in the carpet and bolt the pedal and switch directly to the floor. The bolts should be covered by the carpet. A lot of the new carpet sets already have the slot and hole cut out.

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I cut a rectangle in the carpet for the pedal to poke through. Remove the pedal then put the screws back in, using them to locate the hole. The hole is forward of the screws. Cut this hole last for that section because once you do, the carpet is fixed at that point. Use multiple fittings of the pedal and cut a little at a time. Once you get it right bolt the pedal down, bend it as far back as you need to and push the carpet over it.

After I work out all the electrical modifications and bugs and know I won't be pulling the carpet back up again I'll apply some sealer to the area to keep the threads from unraveling and keep trash out of the hole.

I have a little modification for the way the pedal bolts to the floor. It is with large sheet metal screws. I'm not sure if this is factory or not because I replaced so many floor panels, but that was almost 30 years ago. The area below the screws is a boxed in so the screw tips don't show below the car.

The screws fasten though two holes in a the steel plate, and the pedal rubber is formed around the holes in an area about the size of a standard washer. A regular hex bolt doesn't work because a socket is too large. I found that license plate screws with a #4 Phillips drive work perfectly.
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Finally got the windshield installed today. Three weeks waiting for the upper clips, then last week when the installer showed up he didn't like the seal that I had purchased from Mac's 18 months ago. So he ordered one from Dennis Carpenter, and mine's in the trash.

Now I can move along to the side windows and trim...
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