Remove the screws holding each of the 2 fastener studs near the transmission tunnel. Using a razor knife, cut loose the vinyl around each of the 3 riveted fastener studs at the top of the deck. Pull the old carpet out and fit the new carpet in dry to check size. Trim carpet with scissors if necessary around transmission tunnel and at each edge, making sure the door sill carpets are overlapped slightly. Spray deck area and back of carpet, (do not spray vinyl strip yet) and when tacky, press into place (Fig. 11). Start at center and work outwards and downwards, making sure to line up the edge of the carpet with the top edge of the deck for a smooth edge when the vinyl is turned back.
Figure 12: Apply glue to the top of deck and vinyl strip.
Replace panels on the outside of each footwell with the appropriate hardware and glue. Glue into place the inside carpeted kick panels. Trim the carpet as needed, remembering that the toeboard will cover the front edge, the tunnel carpet will cover the back edge and the floor carpet will cover the bottom edge (Fig. 13). Fit the carpeted toeboards and trim as needed. Cut a hole for the A/C condenser line if required and screw into place.
Figure 13: Toeboard covers the front edge, floor carpet covers the bottom edge of the kick panels.
Fig.14: Fit a scrap vinyl piece and replace handbrake.
Unscrew the handbrake lever, leaving the brake cables connected.
Trim a scrap piece of vinyl to fit around the screw holes, approximately 2" to 3" on each side and above (Fig. 14), glue into place.
Replace the handbrake lever over scrap vinyl.
Figure 15: Cut out hole for gear shift.
Lay out the new tunnel carpet face up on the floor with the old tunnel carpet on top. Mark holes for gear shift and seat belt anchoring bolts. Cut an X and trim out a hole at the spot for the gear shift (Fig. 15). Place the new carpet over transmission tunnel, by working the front end under the radio console, then dropping it into place.
Lay both the front and back floor mats into place and check the fit. The front floor mat should slightly overlap the toeboard and the back floor carpet.
Trim back carpet, as needed, and cut holes just large enough for the seat spacers and seat belt warning wire to fit through. Glue into place and add clips to front floor mats, as described above for the rear deck carpet.
No trimming of the backing will be necessary.
Lay the floor mats down inside the car and snap them into place. Repeat procedure for other side of the car.