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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-11-2017, 12:25 AM Thread Starter
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Transmission hump question.

I have a 66 Biscayne that was originally a three on the tree car. When I bought the car it had been converted to a floor shift. It looks like the transmission hump is not factory to me. I'm looking to put carpet in the car and want to make sure I buy the correct one. I've attached a pic to help. Any thoughts?




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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-11-2017, 08:10 AM
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That is a do it yoh self hump. Not aftermarket add on or factory original in my opinion. The hump was drawn in a die from flat metal, not fabricated from parts welded together.

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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-11-2017, 12:27 PM Thread Starter
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Hmm. That's interesting. Are the carpet kits made to fit very snug? I'm wondering if a carpet kit for a factory 4 speed or floor shift car.


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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-20-2017, 04:18 PM Thread Starter
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-22-2017, 07:49 AM
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The four speed carpet kits are notoriously too big across the hump, even for a factory four speed. So it's your only chance. But it is heat molded for the factory hump which is rounded, unlike your flat top. Maybe a heat gun will relax it.

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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-23-2017, 11:29 AM
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which ever carpet you go with, you can just pad or fill any differences with the floor insulation material. that way you can more sound deadening, and you can maintain a nice shape on the carpet.
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-24-2017, 01:19 AM
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The first 4 speed carpet I got a few years ago for a 66 was totally wrong. It had the hump dead center, as in 68-69 style. I returned it and got a column shift carpet. I sold the car before installing it but the guy who bought the car from me and finished putting it together said the carpet fit nice.
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