Inside transmission hump heat or noise shield ? (1 Viewer)

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I have a 78 FJ40 and working on floor mats rubber or carpet. I didn’t care for any of them .
So I am back to the bare floor, looking at pics from all over for ideas.
I have over the transmission a thick rubber shield mainly on drivers side and between the console and the stick shift.
It’s not an issue but in all the bare floors I have looked at, I didn’t see this.
So is this common on the 40 or do most take this off for the clean look.
This shield is really attached and I am inclined just to leave it alone .
 
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Picture would help. Toyota did have a hard ashalt type of coating used on the floor. Hard to say what you have without a picture.
 

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I believe you're talking about the factory heat shield in the cover. It doesn't come off without a ton of elbow grease. Being original, I'd leave it and find or make a floor mat that you like. Find a rubber gasket company local to you and go look at stock. They should be willing to help you find something you like. Conveyor belt material works well.
 
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If you do decide to remove it I have chilled it and then used an air hammer with a not too sharp chisel and it comes off pretty well. If it is not loose and fully intact I would definitely just leave it.
 

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