Which rubber floor mat is best (D.C., Bob Drake, NPD, etc)?

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Re: Which rubber floor mat is best (D.C., Bob Drake, NPD, etc)?

Postby fordman » Thu Apr 23, 2009 3:07 am

i saw that. and i think that is only for the 61-66 trucks. thier floor pans are different than ours. see the lightning bolt though. that is a nos piece for sure.

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Re: Which rubber floor mat is best (D.C., Bob Drake, NPD, etc)?

Postby robroy » Tue Aug 30, 2011 11:18 pm

Good evening!

Well, it only took me a little over two years to get started on installing the mat! All I need to do is install the two aluminum trim pieces and it'll be done.

First, I let it soak up some rays to make it easier to handle:

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I fought with the mat for a long while until I got it sitting approximately where I figured it would want to rest. I had to lift up on the firewall insulation sheet to get it to poke under there, but it clearly wasn't possible to do the same type of thing with the clutch rod and headlight dimmer switch.

Then I marked on top of the mat with a Japanese paint-pen, and boldly cut away!!!

I'm really happy with the dimmer switch area (left). I probably could have done better with the clutch rod (right), but it won't keep me up at night.

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I'd removed the shift cane and taped over the top plate hole before setting the mat in there, so it was easy to feel on the mat to locate the top plate opening. I drew a circle there, and cut it out with a razor. It was a lot easier to cut through than I thought it would be, maybe because I'd warmed it up pretty well first.

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I installed the rubber boot over the mat, since I wasn't sure whether it was supposed to be mounted under it, or over it. With it mounted on top, it makes the shift cane more serviceable, since it's still easy to remove it that way without having to pull the mat out first.

Overall I'm still really impressed with this mat. The fit was very good, and it looks like over time it'll settle down and look 100% at home in there. And it smells GREAT!

I'll take some better photos this coming weekend and put them up!

Thanks for all the excellent advice!
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Re: Which rubber floor mat is best (D.C., Bob Drake, NPD, etc)?

Postby CrypticRacer13 » Tue Aug 30, 2011 11:34 pm

Looks great Robroy, give it a few days in the sun an it should start to settle in to its final fit.
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Re: Which rubber floor mat is best (D.C., Bob Drake, NPD, etc)?

Postby robroy » Sun Sep 04, 2011 10:59 pm

Good evening Mike, thanks for replying!!!

You're probably right about giving it some time in the sun. That ought to cause it to relax!

I finally took #50 out in the sunshine for a while today and got a couple of better photos of how the mat turned out. The mat sure does a great job of hiding everything that's under it, like all the silver Zillamat material.

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Thanks again for replying Mike!
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Re: Which rubber floor mat is best (D.C., Bob Drake, NPD, etc)?

Postby Joshpow » Sat Sep 10, 2011 11:11 am

Keep us posted. Id love to have a decent fitting full floor vinyl.
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Re: Which rubber floor mat is best (D.C., Bob Drake, NPD, etc)?

Postby robroy » Sat Sep 10, 2011 11:56 am

Good morning Josh!

That I'll most certainly do. So far, I really like this floor mat a lot.

As you probably know though, it's not a full-floor mat; it only covers the under-foot area. The area under the seat's still bare metal.

Josh, thanks a lot for posting, and I hope your Saturday's ideal.

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Re: Which rubber floor mat is best (D.C., Bob Drake, NPD, etc)?

Postby Joshpow » Sat Sep 10, 2011 2:07 pm

Hope youre having a nice day too. That mat looks pretty nice. Maybe one like that and some nice finishing behind it under the seats!?
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Re: Which rubber floor mat is best (D.C., Bob Drake, NPD, etc)?

Postby Jtorres » Wed Oct 12, 2011 12:14 am

Just got my rubber floor mat for my truck from MAC and it came with a warning that small flaws to them. Could this some of the issuess you guys are having wih lying down and setting up your rubber mats????
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Re: Which rubber floor mat is best (D.C., Bob Drake, NPD, etc)?

Postby urchinhead » Sat Apr 14, 2018 4:59 pm

I realize this thread is several years old, but am curious if anyone has started to reproduce the gear/lightning bolt mats yet?

I was able to pull an original one from a 1970 Custom this morning, but it was stuck fairly solid in a few areas, and is not useable.

I will post some pictures once I clean it up a little more.
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Re: Which rubber floor mat is best (D.C., Bob Drake, NPD, etc)?

Postby Ranchero50 » Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:10 pm

I have an original one. Has a tear and a couple small holes. I placed it over block carpet so no real drama.

Love me the lightning bolt, especially since it was a sign of I6 power. :wink:
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Re: Which rubber floor mat is best (D.C., Bob Drake, NPD, etc)?

Postby urchinhead » Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:48 pm

I tried to post pictures, but the files were too large. I will work on re-sizing.

I have pictures of the mat, the lightning bolt emblem, several id markings pressed into the mat, plus a white stamp in the back.
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Re: Which rubber floor mat is best (D.C., Bob Drake, NPD, etc)?

Postby Busboy » Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:54 pm

cancow wrote:Has anyone tried these mats?

http://www.stockinteriors.com/moldedvin ... odelId=210

I bought one for my 67 4x4. It is very thick and heavy duty. Takes a lot of work to get it to lay down right. Definitely don't think about doing it in the cold winter months. Summer heat will help it lay down.
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