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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old Aug 15th, 19, 5:02 PM Thread Starter
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Need a recommendation for front and rear floor mats for my 68. I see alot of them on line but who has the best fit and finish? Going black carpet not rubber with a logo of some sort, SS, 396. Thanks for your time!
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old Aug 15th, 19, 7:55 PM
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Re: floor mats

After lots of online research I selected mats from High End Motorsports. My '67 has the high beam foot switch and the mats incorporated a hole for that. They fit perfectly. Choice of colors, type of carpet (Loop or Pile), choice of logos, etc. These mats look like they were made for my car, not some generic "one type fits all". Well worth the cost.
https://www.high-end-motorsports.com...loor-mats.html

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post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old Aug 16th, 19, 10:16 AM Thread Starter
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Re: floor mats

Thanks Ken i will look them up.
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post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old Aug 19th, 19, 2:31 PM
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Re: floor mats

Legendary has outside vendors (ACC, Loyd, etc) that supply their loop and pile carpet mats. They are also customizeable with colors, logos, inserts, etc.

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post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old Aug 19th, 19, 6:45 PM
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Re: floor mats

While you are looking around, please keep an eye out for a rear floor mat that was pilfered at a car show in Novato, Ca...Just one mat...

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post #6 of 12 (permalink) Old Aug 20th, 19, 10:44 AM
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I bought mine from Lloyd's mats. They were called Ultimat. Very nice and thick. The front pair was $89, $10 extra for "premium binding" and $33 for the stitched logo on them. $133 total

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post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old Aug 21st, 19, 6:59 AM
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Was wondering if anyone has the Legendary mats. Just going from the reviews they seem like top quality. Are they loop pile or cut pile?
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post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old Aug 21st, 19, 8:41 AM
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Whenever I do custom carpet in a customer's car, I make floor mats with their leftover carpet, if they want them. Carpet binding on the edges, and I have a lady with a computerized embroidery machine that will embroider any design, any color they want, into the floor mats.

The embroidery is not cheap, $50-75 per mat, but she does beautiful work!

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post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old Aug 21st, 19, 8:57 AM
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Re: floor mats

Floor mats used to be one of the first things I would get rid of living in the rust belt. They keep the carpet and floor under the mat damp and salty...
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Floor mats used to be one of the first things I would get rid of living in the rust belt. They keep the carpet and floor under the mat damp and salty...
"Used to be" was the key in my experience. Not anymore with todays winter rubber mats. They a lip all around the mat to hold the melted snow (water) on the mat. I just have to be attentive to "empty" the mat when there is accumulated water. For me; this system works in keeping my factory carpets looking good.

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post #11 of 12 (permalink) Old Aug 21st, 19, 9:31 AM
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Floor mats used to be one of the first things I would get rid of living in the rust belt. They keep the carpet and floor under the mat damp and salty...
There is a difference between the floor mats I would put in the Chevelle and those used in my daily drivers. In the Chevelle the primary requirement is appearance and quality after that would be functionality. I'm not driving it in rain if I can help it and it's not leaving the garage in winter.
For my daily you just can't beat Weathertech IMHO.
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post #12 of 12 (permalink) Old Aug 21st, 19, 9:25 PM
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So I understand after doing some searching the mats to get for a Chevelle would be the Lloyds mats. They come in both loop and cut pile. Any opinions on which hold up better? Just interested in plain mats (no logo or embroidery).
Hope they would wear better than the ACC carpet that covers the floor. Been through a couple of those. I M O that stuff doesn't hold up well at all.
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