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    looking for rubber replacement mats for 1960 lark 4 door any help would be appreciated

    HAYWARD/60 LARK
    PIKEVILLE,KY.
    US COAL CAPITAL

  • #2
    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)

    JDP Maryland

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    • #3
      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.
      "All attempts to 'rise above the issue' are simply an excuse to avoid it profitably." --Dick Gregory

      Brad Johnson, SDC since 1975, ASC since 1990
      Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
      '33 Rockne 10,
      '51 Commander Starlight,
      '53 Commander Starlight "Désirée",
      '56 Sky Hawk

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      • #4
        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)

        JDP Maryland

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        • #5
          I thought he was talking about the rubber mats you lay over the carpet to catch shoe debris.[B)]
          "All attempts to 'rise above the issue' are simply an excuse to avoid it profitably." --Dick Gregory

          Brad Johnson, SDC since 1975, ASC since 1990
          Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
          '33 Rockne 10,
          '51 Commander Starlight,
          '53 Commander Starlight "Désirée",
          '56 Sky Hawk

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          • #6
            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>

            Mark Hayden
            '66 Commander
            Zone Coordinator
            Pacific Can-Am Zone

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            • #7
              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)

              JDP Maryland

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              • #8
                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.


                [img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/R-4.JPG[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/64L.JPG[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/64P.jpg[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/53K.jpg[/img=right]Paul Johnson
                '53 Commander Starliner (since 1966)
                '64 Daytona Wagonaire (original owner)
                '64 Daytona Convertible (2006)
                Museum R-4 engine
                Paul Johnson, Wild and Wonderful West Virginia.
                '64 Daytona Wagonaire, '64 Avanti R-1, Museum R-4 engine, '72 Gravely Model 430 with Onan engine

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                • #9
                  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

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                  • #10
                    Here's my carpet set in a 58 (Christine)


                    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)

                    JDP Maryland

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                    • #11
                      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

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                      • #12
                        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)

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