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Old 03-04-2019, 04:17 PM
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Default DSE subframe connectors- Interior finishing question

I've installed DSE subframe connectors on my 68 Camaro and they protrude into the rear passenger floor pan area. This will prevent the carpet from laying totally flat.

Has anyone come up with a solution to build up the area on either side of the connector so the floor is flat? Maybe use dense foam, balsa, or ???

Or should I just not worry about it, throw in the carpet and go?

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Old 03-04-2019, 06:23 PM
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I use dense foam and jute.

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I used 1" dense foam and built it up in layers to follow the floor contours. Glued the layers together with 3M spray adhesive. A 4" grinder with a flapper disc works perfect for shaping it. Here's what mine looked like when it was done...
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Thanks guys. Foam it is.

Thanks for the photo Shane.

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I used 1" dense foam and built it up in layers to follow the floor contours. Glued the layers together with 3M spray adhesive. A 4" grinder with a flapper disc works perfect for shaping it. Here's what mine looked like when it was done...
Wow that looks really good.
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I used 1" dense foam and built it up in layers to follow the floor contours. Glued the layers together with 3M spray adhesive. A 4" grinder with a flapper disc works perfect for shaping it. Here's what mine looked like when it was done...
Looks awesome can you tell me about your shifter setup, shift boot, shift lever and lever size?
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I wanted to follow up with my solution. I found some anti-fatigue mat from Northern Tool for $10. It was dense enough to accomplish what I wanted. Cheap, simple, effective.

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Looks awesome can you tell me about your shifter setup, shift boot, shift lever and lever size?
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Thanks! No problem...the shifter boot, trim ring and lever are from Finch. It's the smaller of the two sizes he offers. The shift lever is the 8" and the shifter handle is from American Powertrain. The trim ring is a two-piece design and everything was top notch quality. The shifter handle came with two set of bushings with different offsets so you can get the angle you want. Hope that helps!
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I used Harbor Freight floor mats that I cut to shape: dense, cheap, easy to cut!
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