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Old 06-16-2020, 07:34 PM   #1
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Default Emergency Brake Boot

When I removed the carpet so that I could remove the floorboard, I had to arm wrestle with the emergency brake boot to free it from the carpet. Iím getting ready to but the carpet back down.



What is the best way to get the boot back where it needs to be in the carpet? There has to be a better way... Should I remove the emergency brake handle and slide the boot off? Maybe Iím missing something.


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Old 06-16-2020, 07:50 PM   #2
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I believe the carpet is supposed to be on top of the boot if that makes sense, so you can just slide the carpet on top of it. Unless I am misunderstanding the question?
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Old 06-16-2020, 08:27 PM   #3
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This one is a really tight fit. The previous owner had the carpet just above the final rectangular flat part of the boot. I hesitate to make the carpet hole biggeróI donít want the carpet to fray.


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It's rubber, be the boss! You can't hurt it.
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Old 06-16-2020, 09:11 PM   #5
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It's rubber, be the boss! You can't hurt it.

Well... that was way I got off in the first place. I was just home there was a more ďgracefulĒ way to do it. ;-)

I did buy a spare boot. I just donít want to tear up the carpet. I thought there might be a technique that I was missing.


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Old 06-16-2020, 09:14 PM   #6
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Try putting some Dawn/water on the boot to make the carpet slide down easier.
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Old 06-16-2020, 10:48 PM   #7
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Vaseline is an option, just don't let anyone see you lubing up that rubber.
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Old 06-17-2020, 08:17 AM   #8
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FYI, although you probably know this, the Model A originally came with no boot on either the parking brake or the gearshift lever.
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Old 06-17-2020, 11:13 AM   #9
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I just installed my floor boards and used spray silicone on the boots, it worked great they slid right on no problem.
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Old 06-17-2020, 04:15 PM   #10
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FYI, although you probably know this, the Model A originally came with no boot on either the parking brake or the gearshift lever.

No, I didnít know that. Thanks for sharing.


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