The aluminium spacers are to be fit into the round holes in the wooden
THese are meant to avoid the wooden parts being "squeezed" broken when the
bolts are tightened.
From: Max Heim [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: woensdag 20 december 2000 19:41
Subject: Re: MGB Carpets & Seats
I assume the wooden spacer bars are to lift the seat track slightly to
keep it from jamming in the carpet pile. I don't know what the round
spacers are that you mention.
My one recommendation for the carpet is not to glue it down to horizontal
surfaces. Use the original snaps for the floor carpet, and the shelf of
course. You kind of have to glue it to the rockers, and the wheel arches,
but I installed snaps on the tunnel. This is almost essential on a Mk. 1
which has the tunnel cover access, but still useful for the inevitable
Ken Waringa had this to say:
>Any words of advise before I install the carpets in my son's 79 B tonight?
>I have the Vicky Brit book on interior installation, but I was wondering if
>anyone that had BTDT had any additional words of wisdom.
>Also, what is the purpose of the wood and aluminum spacers under the seat
>rails? I read Paul Hunts article on replacing the wood runners with
>aluminum bar stock. But I still don't understand what their purpose or the
>large round spacers is. Does it just lift the seat off the floor so it
>The car is coming along pretty good. It looks now that we may even finish
>it for my son to take back to college the 8th of January. Just have to
>and see how it goes. Needless to say, without this list we would be a lot
>further behind than we are. In fact my son is even starting to get
>with the "father & son" project, finally.
'66 MGB GHN3L76149
If you're near Mountain View, CA,
it's the red one with the silver bootlid.