[T3] Cargo Mat Repair

Mike Fisher fisherfarms at gmail.com
Mon Oct 8 12:48:24 PDT 2018

Big waste of time for fugly results, when you can buy new black repop
rubber mats from ISP West.  How much rust hiding under your original mat
that never gets aired out underneath?

On Mon, Oct 8, 2018 at 12:25 PM Gary Forsmo <gbforsmo at gmail.com> wrote:

> The original, brown Cargo Mat in the rear of my '69 Square has cracked
> transversly due to age, sun, and engine heat.  It's now in two, pieces
> The front ~half of the mat is "captured", just behind the rear seatback, by
> a metal piece that was OEM installed.  The back ~half of the mat is now
> just laying over the engine cover.
> 1.)  I would like remove the front half from that "crimped-over" metal
> strip, then
> 2.)  Re-attach the 2 pieces together with something strong and flexible.
> My first though is to:
> A.) Lay the two pieces (good side down) on a flat surface (like a 4' X 8'
> sheet of plywood) &
> B.)  Embed a ~12" X 48" piece of woven roving fiberglass into a ~1/4"
> layer of something like liquid Flex Seal.
> C.) Let the Flex Seal cure for several days, then
> D.)  Reinstall the (now) one-piece mat back on to rear deck, without
> re-"crimping" the front edge.
> Questions:
> 1.)  Has anybody removed the mat from the front "crimped" metal piece?
> 2.)  How did you do it? (Use a flat pry bar?)
> 3.)  Suggestions? Cautions?
> --
> Gary "Frito" - '69 Squareback, FI, MT, One-owner
> Rockport, TX (winter)
> Lake Geneva, WI (summer)
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