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Old 02-11-2013, 07:41 PM   #1
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Question 1940 coupe rubber mat

Does anyone know of replacement material for original floor rubber for 1940 Coupe. Rubber mat goes under dash to under front seat. Material is textured and .075 thick
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Old 02-11-2013, 07:46 PM   #2
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Available here:
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I would like to add a note here... the authentic mats in all models, both the Ford V8 (aka Standard) and the Deluxe were brown(Benton Gray). Ford never made a black mat for the Ford V8 (again, aka Standard).
Carpenter acquired the mat molds a while back and is the only manufacture of the mats. All other companies must buy them from him for resale to the public. The closest you'll get in color in a repop mat is from Carpenter as he is currently selling them in the more accurate color than previously being sold. I don't believe other suppliers have this color available as yet.
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Old 02-12-2013, 07:29 AM   #4
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I believe there is a second shade of the Taupe color soon to come out.
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thank you Kube for your response re mat. Unfortunately my term "Mat" was misleading. What I am looking for is the original rubber that covered the body between the dash and under the seat. Thickness .075 with a small pyramid design. This was glued to the body, not loose. Thanks for replying and my apologies for misleading. 1940 Gal
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thank you Kube for your response re mat. Unfortunately my term "Mat" was misleading. What I am looking for is the original rubber that covered the body between the dash and under the seat. Thickness .075 with a small pyramid design. This was glued to the body, not loose. Thanks for replying and my apologies for misleading. 1940 Gal
Not 100% certain what you are attempting to define here. Is this under the rubber floor mat? Does it appear similar to the attached photo?
Authentic coupes did not have anything beneath the seat. On the side of each seat was what was called a "filler mat". It was the same color and texture as the rear edge of the front floor mat. Behind the seat, on the floor (package area) was a tar paper. Much like modern day roll roofing material but thicker...
Perhaps you can send me an email with a photo of what you are looking for or even point at the specific area???
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Bob Drake sells the tar paper in two thicknesses. The thicker one will work but be aware his material has been separating seems it is two layers. It does have the proper pattern. Also used to line the tool compartment and filler in the trunk lid. May have to heat it with a hot air gun to get it to fit tight bends.
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Bob Drake sells the tar paper in two thicknesses. The thicker one will work but be aware his material has been separating seems it is two layers. It does have the proper pattern. Also used to line the tool compartment and filler in the trunk lid. May have to heat it with a hot air gun to get it to fit tight bends.
Terry, the paper Drake sells is a good copy (sans the two layers you'd mentioned) to the stuff in the tool tray area and the trunk lid lining.
The picture I attached here on a previous post are the insulating mats of a 39 closed car.
In 1940, these were not used. The paper on the floor behind the coupe seat is plain. That is, no texture, just like modern day roll roofing material found at any roofing supply company.
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