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hayward
11-09-2007, 12:39 PM
looking for rubber replacement mats for 1960 lark 4 door any help would be appreciated

HAYWARD/60 LARK
PIKEVILLE,KY.
US COAL CAPITAL

JDP
11-09-2007, 01:35 PM
Good, usable ones disappeared 20 years ago. Even the few odd colors that SASCO has new will crack when unrolled.

JDP/Maryland
63 R2 SuperHawk (Caesar)
spent to date $54,758.75
64 R2 GT (Sid)
spent to date $62,439.30
63 Lark 2 door
52 Starliner
51 Commander
39 Coupe express
39 Coupe express (rod)

rockne10
11-09-2007, 07:08 PM
Those original rubber mats were nice. I wonder if Dennis could find someone to make a mold to reproduce (Shrock Brothers?) and, would there be a market?
I have the set that was originally in my '60 convertible. The passenger side is still decent but the driver's side cracked in half, right across the middle.

JDP
11-09-2007, 08:03 PM
The mold for the C cab mat was 10K or so quite a few years back, maybe 20K now would do it today for just the front. Sell a 100 mats and that's $200 each for tooling alone. How many mats will you sell for say $400 each ? At least the C cab mat has a bigger market. I'd bet most buyers would go for much cheaper carpets over the more expensive mats if you tried repro'ing them .

JDP/Maryland
63 R2 SuperHawk (Caesar)
spent to date $54,758.75
64 R2 GT (Sid)
spent to date $62,439.30
63 Lark 2 door
52 Starliner
51 Commander
39 Coupe express
39 Coupe express (rod)

rockne10
11-09-2007, 08:14 PM
I thought he was talking about the rubber mats you lay over the carpet to catch shoe debris.[B)]

Mark57
11-09-2007, 08:36 PM
quote:Originally posted by JDP

The mold for the C cab mat was 10K or so quite a few years back, maybe 20K now would do it today for just the front. Sell a 100 mats and that's $200 each for tooling alone. How many mats will you sell for say $400 each ? At least the C cab mat has a bigger market. I'd bet most buyers would go for much cheaper carpets over the more expensive mats if you tried repro'ing them .

JDP/Maryland


Another reason to love C-Cabs!;)

<h5>Mark
'57 Transtar
3E-6/7-122 </h5>
http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x153/MarkH57/Mr.GreenJeans1002b.jpg

JDP
11-09-2007, 10:04 PM
Maybe, but replacement mats led me to think it was the factory rubber mats.

JDP/Maryland
63 R2 SuperHawk (Caesar)
spent to date $54,758.75
64 R2 GT (Sid)
spent to date $62,439.30
63 Lark 2 door
52 Starliner
51 Commander
39 Coupe express
39 Coupe express (rod)

53k
11-11-2007, 07:56 AM
quote:Originally posted by JDP

Good, usable ones disappeared 20 years ago. Even the few odd colors that SASCO has new will crack when unrolled.

I had a NOS rubber floor mat for a 41 a few years ago. It was in a sealed, never-opened box. When I opened it the thing crumbled.


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'53 Commander Starliner (since 1966)
'64 Daytona Wagonaire (original owner)
'64 Daytona Convertible (2006)
Museum R-4 engine

cjsteak
11-11-2007, 07:49 PM
I'm totally screwed with my '58. I was just trying to vaccumm rat crap off of the original rubber mat, and was literally sucking swathes of rubber mat up. :(

Off to plan B... when I can think of a plan B....

Maybe carpet... or a generic rubber mat that is "close" that I can trim.

Chris Salisbury
Hutto/Austin, TX

1958 Commander Starlight Hardtop

JDP
11-11-2007, 07:57 PM
Here's my carpet set in a 58 (Christine)
http://stude.com/58/I6.jpg

JDP/Maryland
63 R2 SuperHawk (Caesar)
spent to date $54,758.75
64 R2 GT (Sid)
spent to date $62,439.30
63 Lark 2 door
52 Starliner
51 Commander
39 Coupe express
39 Coupe express (rod)

cjsteak
11-12-2007, 11:49 AM
JDP, I like that!! I'm going to email you later for more details... no time now... headed to work.

Thanks,

Chris Salisbury
Hutto/Austin, TX

1958 Commander Starlight Hardtop

58PackardWagon
11-13-2007, 10:41 PM
I had a 64 Commander Wagon with 32,000 original miles on it. The car never saw rain or snow. One day after washing the car I noticed a little water on the mat. In the process of cleaning it up I remove the sill plate and pulled the mat back. To my surprise I saw rust. I pulled all of the mats, fixed the surface rust and put a nice pad and carpet in. It looked better and it didn't trap any water. In 2002 I had it judged in South Bend. The judges inquired on the rug and I told them the story. I did not get one point deducted for the interior at that National meet. Carpet (when done properly) is the way to go !!!!!

58 Packard Wagon (Parade Red)
58 Packard Wagon (Park Green)
58 Packard Sedan (Shadowtone Red)
62 Daytona (White)
63 Lark Custom 2 Door Sedan R2 (Super Red)