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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-30-2016, 01:12 PM Thread Starter
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hand brake boot/cover

could any one tell me how the handbrake rubber boot/cover stays in place? ever time I let the hand brake off (lower position) the rear of the rubber boot lifts up? should there be a strap that holds it in place?

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It's normally attached to the ribbed floor matting (missing in your pic). I think mine was stitched in place, but a mechanic cut the stitches to access the ratchet mechanism a few years ago, and I haven't got 'round to re-securing it !

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It's stitched to the carpet.

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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-01-2016, 12:53 AM Thread Starter
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Great, thanks guys... Time to come up with a solution!

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I made a new leather boot that went over the original rubber, but I have carpets. I left the boot long enough to tuck under the carpet.

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I am fitting carpets too so that may be a good option....Thanks for sharing..

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I made a new leather boot that went over the original rubber, but I have carpets. I left the boot long enough to tuck under the carpet.

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I used the Alfaholic's carpet set on mine, but added a little twist with burgundy stitching to the carpet edging, and boots to match my upholstery.
The pieces were of excellent quality, but I did have a fitment issue with the sill/rocker pieces. I spoke with Alfaholics and they were going to figure out why that was so, so maybe check with them that it is resolved now?



The shape of the handbrake boot was kinda like this, but I did multiple versions, and I am not sure this was the final one, but close..


I also picked apart the shift boot to copy it, and boy, its a weird asymmetrical shape!


My shift boot.

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Excellent interior colour... thats what I have in mine, however I have just had some burgundy carpets made to match them... I like your gear boot cover and try and do the same...


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I used the Alfaholic's carpet set on mine, but added a little twist with burgundy stitching to the carpet edging, and boots to match my upholstery.
The pieces were of excellent quality, but I did have a fitment issue with the sill/rocker pieces. I spoke with Alfaholics and they were going to figure out why that was so, so maybe check with them that it is resolved now?



The shape of the handbrake boot was kinda like this, but I did multiple versions, and I am not sure this was the final one, but close..


I also picked apart the shift boot to copy it, and boy, its a weird asymmetrical shape!


My shift boot.

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I used the Alfaholic's carpet set on mine, but added a little twist with burgundy stitching to the carpet edging, and boots to match my upholstery.
The pieces were of excellent quality, but I did have a fitment issue with the sill/rocker pieces. I spoke with Alfaholics and they were going to figure out why that was so, so maybe check with them that it is resolved now?



The shape of the handbrake boot was kinda like this, but I did multiple versions, and I am not sure this was the final one, but close..



I also picked apart the shift boot to copy it, and boy, its a weird asymmetrical shape!


My shift boot.
Very good. I take some ideas from you. Thanks.

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