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    • Just getting ready it's bl**** cold 
    • Hi, Stephen, There were no holes in my carpet set for either the gear lever or the handbrake.  Carpet is easy enough to cut with a Stanley knife (this is how the professionals cut them).  I worked from behind, marking the centres with a Sharpie pen and working out progressively. For the gear lever, I chose not to use the supplied gaiter (which looked more like a handbrake gaiter in my eyes).  I used an eBay sourced CV boot which I fixed to the aluminium tunnel top using  a (Car Builder Solutions supplied) trim ring, rivnuts and M5 button bolts.  When fitting the carpets, I cut a small round hole in exactly the right position and I feel it snuggles over the CV boot rather nicely.  I have a quickshift gearlever fitted so there are no problems accommodating the required movement.  It may be worth checking how much travel would have to be accommodated with a standard lever. The alternative for the gear lever gaiter is to take it to a trimmer and have them cut the supplied vinyl one to size and shape and then sew it into place.  My experience in looking for a trimmer is that they are very busy people and will quote lengthy lead times, even for the smallest of jobs.  My son is friends with a local trimmer's daughter, yet I still had to wait six weeks for four hours of (excellent) work to be fitted in! Moving on to the handbrake, I am offended by the suggestion in the Eleven Build Manual where a hole is cut through the carpet for the lever and mechanism to be passed through and square of carpet is "popper" fixed to cover this.  I, therefore, took the chance to (over-)engineer my own solution.  I made and vinyl trimmed a perimeter ring, made a (double thickness, contact adhesive glued together) carpet "box" over the handbrake mechanism, with the opening sealed at the lever with an adapted (Land Rover 110) rubber gaiter (I must paint those rivets satin black). Since finishing my car, I have seen the below solution to the handbrake on Si Richard's build: http://www.dogs-agility.com/westy_11_build_.htm He appears to have cut a slit in the side carpet and trimmed the opening with red vinyl.  Whilst this has left a little "rucking" in both the side and the top of the carpet, it looks to have been a lot less time consuming to accomplish than my efforts.  Looks like you will need a thick needle and a couple of strong thimbles if you go down this road, unless Mrs H has a rather substantial sewing machine! Si seems to have used a larger radius trim ring than I did, on top of the carpets, to trim around the gearlever gaiter so there's another option that I discounted. Simon
    • Just leaving now! Must bl**** mad don't get up at this time in the week! See you all in a bit.
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