Carpet/Mats

'Starter Cover' Mat   Rear Cockpit   Boot/Hatch

'Starter Cover' Mat: Or RHD clutch foot-rest cover. In the right-hand footwell, a moulded rubber mat covering the tunnel bulge for the starter motor. AHH6443 for Mk1, AHC98 for Mk2: (Moss Europe)

I'm pretty sure Bee didn't have one when she came to me, so I made one out of an offcut of thin carpet I'd used in a couple of other places (left), which has stood up very well to 32 years of use. Vee had one but quite ratty and hanging loose, I glued it down at one point but it's beyond repair now, so goes on my list of parts for the next order:

At least it was, until I thought "Why not?", pulled the old rubber mat off and used it to create a card template, then trial-fitted that cutting slots and darts as needed, then used that to cut a piece out of the left-overs from Vee's load-space cover and glued it in:

Rear Cockpit: Separate chassis rail carpets fabricated and glued in as the arch carpets were not long enough to go over them. They were also flat and the only way I could get them to fit anything like reasonably was to cut a couple of darts in the sides. Note the darts have to be cut out, and not folded over as in thin material.

Darts not ideal:

The V8 arch carpets, which I'm pretty certain are original, are not only moulded but the sides are long enough to go over the chassis rails and under the battery cover carpet. In fact the battery carpet press studs are riveted to the floor through the edge of the arch carpets.

'A' is arch carpet and 'B' is battery cover carpet.

A GT section posted by 'R & M Hare' on the MGOC forum in October 2021, these appear to cover the arch in the cabin and in the load space, the slot being for the bracket that the rear seat back latches go behind. Will they cover the chassis rails as on Vee?

He/She/They was/were asking where the bits upper left went, I wondered if they were for the boot floor extensions as below, and/or for the inside of the upper half of the wing. I suggested fitting it over the arch and bracket, and see where those pieces wanted to lie! No response.

Boot/Hatch: Bee and Vee have separate sections aft of the arch for the side extensions of the boot/load space floor. Left-hand piece, the larger section lies on the flat floor, the tapered section up past the rear light unit covering the wiring:

Plastic push-in fastener, serrated, not threaded:

Bracket attaches to the top light-unit bolt and the plastic fastener pushes in to it ...

... with dimensions

Bracket attached and ready for carpet and fastener