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PostPosted: Sun Apr 02, 2017 1:51 pm    Post subject: Re: Rubber floor for Vanagon Reply with quote

OK, I got my hands on a 1990 L model with rubber flooring...I love it! Including all the quirky details. It's like a Vanagon trivia on wheels. Razz

I have one question for the Samba human database: from factory was there anything between the floor and the rubber mats on this model?

Kickpanel height suggests there wasn't anything. But the rubber mats have two raised sections suggesting otherwise. Anyone?
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 02, 2017 2:02 pm    Post subject: Re: Rubber floor for Vanagon Reply with quote

I can't find rubber mat .. so use this vinyl runner cut to size..

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Sterling-Brands-Wide-Ri.../205847322
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 02, 2017 2:10 pm    Post subject: Re: Rubber floor for Vanagon Reply with quote

This is the stuff to use... 7.5ft wide so you can fit it in one piece.

https://www.homedepot.ca/en/home/p.75-feet-x-17-fe...33787.html

Also comes in beige for the brown van people
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 02, 2017 2:16 pm    Post subject: Re: Rubber floor for Vanagon Reply with quote

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This is the stuff to use... 7.5ft wide so you can fit it in one piece.


wow.. $427.00 each.. is it a misprint? Very Happy

it's only $25.00 for the vinyl...
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 02, 2017 2:16 pm    Post subject: Re: Rubber floor for Vanagon Reply with quote

Double post

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 02, 2017 2:20 pm    Post subject: Re: Rubber floor for Vanagon Reply with quote

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This is the stuff to use... 7.5ft wide so you can fit it in one piece.


wow.. $427.00 each.. is it a misprint? Very Happy

it's only $25.00 for the vinyl...


I thought we all own at least 3 vans each? Laughing

If not share with a few friends, have a carpet replacement party...
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 02, 2017 11:43 pm    Post subject: Re: Rubber floor for Vanagon Reply with quote

vanonimous wrote:
...from factory was there anything between the floor and the rubber mats on this model?

No
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 03, 2017 3:05 am    Post subject: Re: Rubber floor for Vanagon Reply with quote

vanonimous wrote:
OK, I got my hands on a 1990 L model with rubber flooring...I love it! Including all the quirky details. It's like a Vanagon trivia on wheels. Razz

I have one question for the Samba human database: from factory was there anything between the floor and the rubber mats on this model?

Kickpanel height suggests there wasn't anything. But the rubber mats have two raised sections suggesting otherwise. Anyone?


The two raised sections in the rear have two long molded strips of the factory deadener material - the stuff found under every square inch of the carpeted models - under them.

There is some sound deadening material under the rubber mats in the front foot wells as well. Far less than other models, but it's not just sheet metal under there either.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 03, 2017 8:31 am    Post subject: Re: Rubber floor for Vanagon Reply with quote

that's the listing/price in Canadian dollars..

here's the US$ version $362.78 USD
http://www.homedepot.com/p/G-Floor-7-5-ft-x-17-ft-.../203450687


Gruppe B wrote:
This is the stuff to use... 7.5ft wide so you can fit it in one piece.

https://www.homedepot.ca/en/home/p.75-feet-x-17-fe...33787.html

Also comes in beige for the brown van people

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 03, 2017 9:51 am    Post subject: Re: Rubber floor for Vanagon Reply with quote

Costco sells a diamond plate patterned product that may be similar. I have had this on my shop floor for 6 years and it's awesome.

https://www.costco.com/NewAge-8'-x-20'-Versaroll-Garage-Flooring.product.100300491.html

I haven't used it in my van because my interior is tan.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 03, 2017 1:03 pm    Post subject: Re: Rubber floor for Vanagon Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 03, 2017 1:17 pm    Post subject: Re: Rubber floor for Vanagon Reply with quote

Thanks for the replies to my question, here is the original rubber mat in Vanagon L.

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Here is how I got it, bare floor:
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Someone made a good point about moisture, add some rocks or sand under the mat and rust moves in. I think I'll make some barrier on mine.

Here is my originally carpeted van that I replaced with rubber mat I cut to size:
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This mat is horse bedding from True Value so very heavy duty, cutting took some effort with utility knife, they sell it in different sizes:

[link]http://www.truevalue.com/product/Farm-Ranch-Supplies/Horse-Supplies/Horse-Bedding-Stalls/Utility-Mat-Heavy-Duty-Rolled-Rubber-60-x-96-In-/pc/17/c/2906/sc/3141/57633.uts[/link]

If anyone wants the original formed rubber Guenzl Classic Parts sells them:

https://www.vwbusshop.de/epages/GuenzlClassicParts...251863711A
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 03, 2017 2:04 pm    Post subject: Re: Rubber floor for Vanagon Reply with quote

vanonimous wrote:
If anyone wants the original formed rubber Guenzl Classic Parts sells them:

https://www.vwbusshop.de/epages/GuenzlClassicParts...251863711A

FWIW That's version is for a automatic.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 03, 2017 4:00 pm    Post subject: Re: Rubber floor for Vanagon Reply with quote

Hoping to jump in on this question. I purchased a used front and aisle section of oem rubber flooring a couple of years ago.

I have a 91 GL with oem carpeting. I plan to remove the aisle and front carpeting. Do I need to or should I also remove the sound deadening material and underlayment after removing the carpeting?

Is the Vanagon front rubber flooring as it was in busses and just lays directly on the metal floor?

Thank you
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 03, 2017 4:55 pm    Post subject: Re: Rubber floor for Vanagon Reply with quote

theadventureneverends wrote:

Is the Vanagon front rubber flooring as it was in busses and just lays directly on the metal floor?

It does. It is noisier without the factory sound deadener but the fitted rubber mat doesn't fit nearly as well with it installed.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 03, 2017 5:10 pm    Post subject: Re: Rubber floor for Vanagon Reply with quote

Just google Marine Dot Flooring.

https://www.google.com/#q=marine+dot+flooring&*&spf=377

You can pick your size on Amazon:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B008VIO568/ref=asc_df_B0...&psc=1
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 03, 2017 5:30 pm    Post subject: Re: Rubber floor for Vanagon Reply with quote

Yeah, I am fortunate to have gotten some great OEM front and aisle rubber flooring, but getting an OEM rear may take a generation...the aftermarket stuff may work well with the stock insulation underneath.

Just FYI:

The OEM rear passenger rubber floor mat VW part numbers are as follows:

255 863 731Q (041 for Black) Floor Cover for Pass. Compart. Front
255 863 733N (041 for Black) Floor Cover for Pass. Compart. Rear

As you can see above the floor covering came in 2 pieces and I believe they were stock on the Vanagon "L" models and perhaps diesels. VW Classic parts does not have them in their online availability check. So for those wanting, its a used search. Probably in Europe as the VW Commercial market was larger there.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:44 am    Post subject: Re: Rubber floor for Vanagon Reply with quote

I know this product has been suggested somewhere here before, but I can't find it. So I am documenting my Traffic Master Rubber Garage Tile install here. I put this in because I have a seven passenger that I use about twice a year with the middle seat and the rest of the year without it. So I wanted to have flooring that I could convert to use the extra bench when needed. The rubber tile is 18" square. I installed it over the factory insulation and rails. I centered the tiles on the floor rails, so I can remove that row of tiles to install the middle seat. These tiles are thick enough to "bridge" some of the flooring gaps that result underneath, yet allowed me to reinstall the factory door threshold metal. Two boxes of floor tile provided just enough material to cover the entire center section, extending all the way under the bench. The Home Depot price is $30 a box.

https://www.homedepot.com/p/TrafficMASTER-18-in-x-.../206941362

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:10 pm    Post subject: Re: Rubber floor for Vanagon Reply with quote

erste wrote:

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I saw this pic and thought I'd suggest that you might want to investigate what's under your rear seat kick panel. I found that behind the warped vinyl is really nice beech wood. It could probably be stained to match your wooden wall panels.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2018 2:07 pm    Post subject: Re: Rubber floor for Vanagon Reply with quote

Thanks Termuehlen,

Looks as if you "floated" your new rubber over the existing floor insulation, ie meaning you didn't glue it down?
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