Floor Mat Recommendation <revisited>

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by trekker, Jun 17, 2005.

  1. trekker

    trekker

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    You know you are near the end of a restoration when you start concerning yourself about floor mats. I am shopping for a floor mat set for a 68 FJ40.

    I have an original Toyota floor mat now but it has a few holes in it and I ripped it pretty good taking it out. They are in good shape but alas have the dry rot.

    Recommendations?

    THANKS!
     
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    dgangle total rice

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    I put a CCoT molded mat in my 75. It fit somewhat good. I didn't have many options. I ordered it uncut for the shifter so I could cut my own. It doesn't say Toyota on it like the stock mat but it worked OK.
     
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    looks like the CCoT. I'm not sure about the water-holding carpet one though. IIRC, looks to be more $$ than the CCoT
     
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    nuclearlemon not an addict Moderator

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    scrub your oem mat with a nylon brush and westley's bleach-white, then soak in son of a gun (the tire foam works best for floor mats)...keep applying until the rubber is more pliable. for the worn sections, find a junk floor mat and cut sections out, rubber cement to the original mat.
     
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    Thanks for the advice and it'll work but a sanppy new mat would be better. Way too much $$$ put into the this resto to patchwork the mat back together. 20 years sitting in an unheated barn did do a number on all of my rubber. I think I'll go with the aussie mats that CCOT has.
     
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