Mike "Wuzzy121". Rest in peace, brother

Go Back   Tacoma World Forums > Tacoma Discussion > 1st Gen. Tacomas

Notices

Gear Shifter Leather Boot to Carpet Mod

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 07-06-2013, 03:40 PM   #1
Washington State University
SeattleCoug is one of the sharper tools in the shedSeattleCoug is one of the sharper tools in the shedSeattleCoug is one of the sharper tools in the shedSeattleCoug is one of the sharper tools in the shedSeattleCoug is one of the sharper tools in the shedSeattleCoug is one of the sharper tools in the shedSeattleCoug is one of the sharper tools in the shedSeattleCoug is one of the sharper tools in the shedSeattleCoug is one of the sharper tools in the shedSeattleCoug is one of the sharper tools in the shedSeattleCoug is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
SeattleCoug's Avatar
Marines: Grunt
Name: Mark
Joined: Jul 2012, #83444
Location: San Diego, CA
Age: 24
Gender: Male
Posts: 3,052
SeattleCoug's Tacoma Gallery
Gear Shifter Leather Boot to Carpet Mod

Leather Boot Replacement with Black Carpet


GOT THIS NEAT IDEA FROM HIGHERLUX
What it (roughly) looked like before:


What it looks like after:



THE MOD


You're gonna need: your black carpet, a sharpie, razor, a staple gun, a set of pliers, a set of needle nosed pliers, a measuring tape (and/or ruler), as well as some sort of good scissors that can cut carpet easily.


FIRST cut away the leather boot that attaches to the metal rectangle guide for the plastic trim.

Here are the dimensions of my template I used (it's not pictured in the phases of this project) just FYI:




1.) You're gonna need to make an initial carpet cut out, taking the length of the sides into account (roughly 6cm):



2.) Next figure out the dimensions of the rubber boots after you have lifted the bottom up! It's smaller underneath the bottom lip of the boots:



3.) Center your template and mark where the shifters will sit:



4.) You will then cut the corners by using the metal rectangle as your guide.



5.) When you start stapling the carpet to the metal rectangle, try and use up as little carpet as possible so you will have more room to work with when you go to put your rubber boots through your 2 holes.

BEFORE THIS STEP- I would strongly suggest making sure your holes are the perfect fit for the boots before you start stapling




6.) When stapling the sides, try and work your way from the outside inward:



7.) Start on your 1 side and then work your way around until they are all getting stapled down:



8.) Half way done/in progress stapling:







9.) All 4 sides stapled:
TOP


BOTTOM



10.) When inserting into your plastic trim, use your sharpie and mark where the metal rectangle is supposed to clip into the plastic trim:







11.) Use your razor and shave off a piece of that portion of your carpet so the metal rings can grab the plastic teeth on your trim piece to attach back up there-- do this for all 4 corners and it should fit (quoting Ace Ventura) "mmm like a glove":



12.) The final fitting:




The Finished Product








I haven't made many DIY threads but I thought this mod looked too good NOT to share it with this forum! If you have any questions about this mod then don't hesitate to ask. Thanks for looking!
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2013, 03:42 PM   #2
Member
JMaberry is a splendid one to beholdJMaberry is a splendid one to beholdJMaberry is a splendid one to beholdJMaberry is a splendid one to beholdJMaberry is a splendid one to beholdJMaberry is a splendid one to beholdJMaberry is a splendid one to behold
 
JMaberry's Avatar
Name: Jack
Joined: Jan 2013, #95171
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
Gender: Male
Posts: 76
JMaberry's Tacoma Gallery
Looks great, I like it! I've never been a big fan of the stock leather shifter boot.
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2013, 12:18 AM   #3
Washington State University
SeattleCoug is one of the sharper tools in the shedSeattleCoug is one of the sharper tools in the shedSeattleCoug is one of the sharper tools in the shedSeattleCoug is one of the sharper tools in the shedSeattleCoug is one of the sharper tools in the shedSeattleCoug is one of the sharper tools in the shedSeattleCoug is one of the sharper tools in the shedSeattleCoug is one of the sharper tools in the shedSeattleCoug is one of the sharper tools in the shedSeattleCoug is one of the sharper tools in the shedSeattleCoug is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
SeattleCoug's Avatar
Marines: Grunt
Name: Mark
Joined: Jul 2012, #83444
Location: San Diego, CA
Age: 24
Gender: Male
Posts: 3,052
SeattleCoug's Tacoma Gallery
Thanks! Yeah I was never a fan of that leather boot, all it did was get grungy over time, this looks better IMO and you can store all the same crap down there that you normally would with the leather boot
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2013, 09:44 PM   #4
Senior Member
higherlux is one of the sharper tools in the shedhigherlux is one of the sharper tools in the shedhigherlux is one of the sharper tools in the shedhigherlux is one of the sharper tools in the shedhigherlux is one of the sharper tools in the shedhigherlux is one of the sharper tools in the shedhigherlux is one of the sharper tools in the shedhigherlux is one of the sharper tools in the shedhigherlux is one of the sharper tools in the shedhigherlux is one of the sharper tools in the shedhigherlux is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
higherlux's Avatar
Name: Blake
Joined: Dec 2008, #11307
Location: middle of S.C.
Age: 22
Gender: Dude
Posts: 7,533
higherlux's Tacoma Gallery
Send a message via AIM to higherlux
looks alot better than mine does, good job dude
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2013, 12:41 PM   #5
Senior Member
se7enine is one of the sharper tools in the shedse7enine is one of the sharper tools in the shedse7enine is one of the sharper tools in the shedse7enine is one of the sharper tools in the shedse7enine is one of the sharper tools in the shedse7enine is one of the sharper tools in the shedse7enine is one of the sharper tools in the shedse7enine is one of the sharper tools in the shedse7enine is one of the sharper tools in the shedse7enine is one of the sharper tools in the shedse7enine is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
se7enine's Avatar
Joined: Apr 2013, #102322
Location: Reno, NV
Age: 35
Gender: Dude
Posts: 3,004
se7enine's Tacoma Gallery
That turned out great, you could also use neoprene to set it apart from the rest of the carpet.
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2013, 02:28 PM   #6
Washington State University
SeattleCoug is one of the sharper tools in the shedSeattleCoug is one of the sharper tools in the shedSeattleCoug is one of the sharper tools in the shedSeattleCoug is one of the sharper tools in the shedSeattleCoug is one of the sharper tools in the shedSeattleCoug is one of the sharper tools in the shedSeattleCoug is one of the sharper tools in the shedSeattleCoug is one of the sharper tools in the shedSeattleCoug is one of the sharper tools in the shedSeattleCoug is one of the sharper tools in the shedSeattleCoug is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
SeattleCoug's Avatar
Marines: Grunt
Name: Mark
Joined: Jul 2012, #83444
Location: San Diego, CA
Age: 24
Gender: Male
Posts: 3,052
SeattleCoug's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by higherlux View Post
looks alot better than mine does, good job dude
Thanks! You're the brains of this mod.

Quote:
Originally Posted by se7enine View Post
That turned out great, you could also use neoprene to set it apart from the rest of the carpet.
Very true, it's a pretty easy mod, just very time consuming especially with the stapling. If you choose to try with neoprene be sure and post a few pictures here so we can see!
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2013, 10:42 PM   #7
Member
MEDICDUDE423 is on a distinguished road
EMS:
Name: Matt
Joined: Mar 2013, #100015
Location: East TN
Gender: Male
Posts: 56
MEDICDUDE423's Tacoma Gallery
Good Job Bro
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2013, 10:47 PM   #8
Dorthy left Kansas for a reason
somethinboutayota is one of the sharper tools in the shedsomethinboutayota is one of the sharper tools in the shedsomethinboutayota is one of the sharper tools in the shedsomethinboutayota is one of the sharper tools in the shedsomethinboutayota is one of the sharper tools in the shedsomethinboutayota is one of the sharper tools in the shedsomethinboutayota is one of the sharper tools in the shedsomethinboutayota is one of the sharper tools in the shedsomethinboutayota is one of the sharper tools in the shedsomethinboutayota is one of the sharper tools in the shedsomethinboutayota is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
somethinboutayota's Avatar
Name: Parker
Joined: Apr 2013, #101146
Location: Dodge City, Kansas
Gender: Male
Posts: 4,335
somethinboutayota's Tacoma Gallery
Subb'd may have to do this with my 4x4 shifter it looks good, and where did you get the new shifter covers?
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2013, 11:05 PM   #9
Washington State University
SeattleCoug is one of the sharper tools in the shedSeattleCoug is one of the sharper tools in the shedSeattleCoug is one of the sharper tools in the shedSeattleCoug is one of the sharper tools in the shedSeattleCoug is one of the sharper tools in the shedSeattleCoug is one of the sharper tools in the shedSeattleCoug is one of the sharper tools in the shedSeattleCoug is one of the sharper tools in the shedSeattleCoug is one of the sharper tools in the shedSeattleCoug is one of the sharper tools in the shedSeattleCoug is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
SeattleCoug's Avatar
Marines: Grunt
Name: Mark
Joined: Jul 2012, #83444
Location: San Diego, CA
Age: 24
Gender: Male
Posts: 3,052
SeattleCoug's Tacoma Gallery
Are you talking about the rubber boots at the bottom of the 5-speed shifter & 4wd shifter?
If so, they're currently underneath your leather shifter boots
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2013, 01:22 PM   #10
Insert witty title here
Seventh is one of the sharper tools in the shedSeventh is one of the sharper tools in the shedSeventh is one of the sharper tools in the shedSeventh is one of the sharper tools in the shedSeventh is one of the sharper tools in the shedSeventh is one of the sharper tools in the shedSeventh is one of the sharper tools in the shedSeventh is one of the sharper tools in the shedSeventh is one of the sharper tools in the shedSeventh is one of the sharper tools in the shedSeventh is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
Seventh's Avatar
Air Force:
Name: Chris
Joined: Nov 2012, #91582
Location: Boston, MA
Gender: Male
Posts: 280
Seventh's Tacoma Gallery
Send a message via AIM to Seventh
That looks awesome!
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2013, 01:30 PM   #11
Washington State University
SeattleCoug is one of the sharper tools in the shedSeattleCoug is one of the sharper tools in the shedSeattleCoug is one of the sharper tools in the shedSeattleCoug is one of the sharper tools in the shedSeattleCoug is one of the sharper tools in the shedSeattleCoug is one of the sharper tools in the shedSeattleCoug is one of the sharper tools in the shedSeattleCoug is one of the sharper tools in the shedSeattleCoug is one of the sharper tools in the shedSeattleCoug is one of the sharper tools in the shedSeattleCoug is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
SeattleCoug's Avatar
Marines: Grunt
Name: Mark
Joined: Jul 2012, #83444
Location: San Diego, CA
Age: 24
Gender: Male
Posts: 3,052
SeattleCoug's Tacoma Gallery
An update I didn't think of: Those with the 4wd button on your 2nd shifter... you might have to figure something out with the wire that runs down that shifter from the "4wd" button. Just an issue my Dad ran into when considering this mod for his 2002 Tacoma.


Quote:
Originally Posted by Seventh View Post
That looks awesome!
Thanks, looks so much better than the leather boot
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2014, 04:34 PM   #12
Molon Labe
WThomas1250 is one of the sharper tools in the shedWThomas1250 is one of the sharper tools in the shedWThomas1250 is one of the sharper tools in the shedWThomas1250 is one of the sharper tools in the shedWThomas1250 is one of the sharper tools in the shedWThomas1250 is one of the sharper tools in the shedWThomas1250 is one of the sharper tools in the shedWThomas1250 is one of the sharper tools in the shedWThomas1250 is one of the sharper tools in the shedWThomas1250 is one of the sharper tools in the shedWThomas1250 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
WThomas1250's Avatar
Name: Will
Joined: Jan 2012, #71166
Location: Fredericksburg, VA
Gender: Male
Posts: 638
WThomas1250's Tacoma Gallery
Bump! Just found this thread. I'm gonna try it with neoprene tomorrow if I can find the fabric. I'll post pics if it turns out halfway decent
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2014, 12:27 PM   #13
Member
pnwtaco is on a distinguished road
 
pnwtaco's Avatar
Name: Taylor
Joined: Feb 2014, #123904
Location: WA
Gender: Male
Posts: 42
pnwtaco's Tacoma Gallery
Totally just did this, love it. reminds me of my 94 p/u

  Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2014, 08:18 AM   #14
Senior Member
VAYoder4167 is on a distinguished road
 
VAYoder4167's Avatar
Name: Frank
Joined: Nov 2013, #116998
Location: Lynchburg, VA
Gender: Male
Posts: 1,141
VAYoder4167's Tacoma Gallery
I think once I get my new black interior carpet installed I'm going to end up doing this mid.
Great write up and definitly plan on doing this.
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2014, 08:30 PM   #15
Washington State University
SeattleCoug is one of the sharper tools in the shedSeattleCoug is one of the sharper tools in the shedSeattleCoug is one of the sharper tools in the shedSeattleCoug is one of the sharper tools in the shedSeattleCoug is one of the sharper tools in the shedSeattleCoug is one of the sharper tools in the shedSeattleCoug is one of the sharper tools in the shedSeattleCoug is one of the sharper tools in the shedSeattleCoug is one of the sharper tools in the shedSeattleCoug is one of the sharper tools in the shedSeattleCoug is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
SeattleCoug's Avatar
Marines: Grunt
Name: Mark
Joined: Jul 2012, #83444
Location: San Diego, CA
Age: 24
Gender: Male
Posts: 3,052
SeattleCoug's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by WThomas1250 View Post
Bump! Just found this thread. I'm gonna try it with neoprene tomorrow if I can find the fabric. I'll post pics if it turns out halfway decent
Did you end up doing it?

Quote:
Originally Posted by pnwtaco View Post
Totally just did this, love it. reminds me of my 94 p/u

Turned out awesome!

Quote:
Originally Posted by VAYoder4167 View Post
I think once I get my new black interior carpet installed I'm going to end up doing this mid.
Great write up and definitly plan on doing this.
Thanks, so much better than the leather look! Try and post some pics when you do it, I always like seeing other people when they do it
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2014, 08:34 PM   #16
SUPER MOD
Beavis0076 is one of the sharper tools in the shedBeavis0076 is one of the sharper tools in the shedBeavis0076 is one of the sharper tools in the shedBeavis0076 is one of the sharper tools in the shedBeavis0076 is one of the sharper tools in the shedBeavis0076 is one of the sharper tools in the shedBeavis0076 is one of the sharper tools in the shedBeavis0076 is one of the sharper tools in the shedBeavis0076 is one of the sharper tools in the shedBeavis0076 is one of the sharper tools in the shedBeavis0076 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
Beavis0076's Avatar
Name: Beavis
Joined: Feb 2012, #73234
Location: Seattle ish
Age: 38
Gender: Male
Posts: 15,094
Beavis0076's Tacoma Gallery
Dude,
Where ya been?
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2014, 08:37 PM   #17
Washington State University
SeattleCoug is one of the sharper tools in the shedSeattleCoug is one of the sharper tools in the shedSeattleCoug is one of the sharper tools in the shedSeattleCoug is one of the sharper tools in the shedSeattleCoug is one of the sharper tools in the shedSeattleCoug is one of the sharper tools in the shedSeattleCoug is one of the sharper tools in the shedSeattleCoug is one of the sharper tools in the shedSeattleCoug is one of the sharper tools in the shedSeattleCoug is one of the sharper tools in the shedSeattleCoug is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
SeattleCoug's Avatar
Marines: Grunt
Name: Mark
Joined: Jul 2012, #83444
Location: San Diego, CA
Age: 24
Gender: Male
Posts: 3,052
SeattleCoug's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by Beavis0076 View Post
Dude,
Where ya been?
San Diego area. Got done with a 2 month long school a few weeks back and now I've been in adjusting to my new unit here at Pendleton so I'll be a frequent TW user again ...... but no more WA meets for a whiiiiiiiile
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2014, 08:38 PM   #18
SUPER MOD
Beavis0076 is one of the sharper tools in the shedBeavis0076 is one of the sharper tools in the shedBeavis0076 is one of the sharper tools in the shedBeavis0076 is one of the sharper tools in the shedBeavis0076 is one of the sharper tools in the shedBeavis0076 is one of the sharper tools in the shedBeavis0076 is one of the sharper tools in the shedBeavis0076 is one of the sharper tools in the shedBeavis0076 is one of the sharper tools in the shedBeavis0076 is one of the sharper tools in the shedBeavis0076 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
Beavis0076's Avatar
Name: Beavis
Joined: Feb 2012, #73234
Location: Seattle ish
Age: 38
Gender: Male
Posts: 15,094
Beavis0076's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by SeattleCoug View Post
San Diego area. Got done with a 2 month long school a few weeks back and now I've been in adjusting to my new unit here at Pendleton so I'll be a frequent TW user again ...... but no more WA meets for a whiiiiiiiile
Nice area you landed in though. Welcome back.
  Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Shifter boot fail berk 2nd Gen. Tacomas 3 12-30-2013 04:09 PM
Changing the shifter boot(s) Madjik_Man 1st Gen. Tacomas 73 03-07-2013 04:44 AM
How to paint shifter boot? austinramsay 1st Gen. Tacomas 12 06-29-2012 03:14 PM
Camo shifter boot? Max-4_Yota 1st Gen. Tacomas 6 01-01-2010 10:02 PM
Shifter Boot Question mjbartone 1st Gen. Tacomas 3 04-05-2008 08:17 AM


Copyright © 2014 Tacoma Forum. Tacoma World is not owned by, or affiliated with Toyota Motor Corporation.