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PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2019 5:14 pm    Post subject: Re: LOWLIGHT FLOOR MATS... THE SOLUTION! Reply with quote

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Dear All,

Besides the hard personal situation after my Dad's passing, it has been a cold winter in New Hampshire. Production has been slower that I wanted, as I can't apply the chemicals below frizzing temperatures, and most of the days had been below zero degrees centigrade. Slowly but surely all orders are been fulfilled.

I was able to finish the first batch of Sound Absorber Under-Mats. If you want your set, this is the time to order so I can make the second batch. I have few orders, but I need at least 15 for the water-jet shop to do the job. The sets came great, they fit like a glove and look original, providing an excellent noise deadening solution.

Also, I made the molds for the latter model floor mats. You can check that Forum blog if interested.

Spring is coming soon and the plan is to make all pending sets as soon as possible!

Luis


Thank you for the update!
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2019 2:23 pm    Post subject: Re: LOWLIGHT FLOOR MATS... THE SOLUTION! Reply with quote

Hi Luis,

Warm and sunny days cometh! Wink


Thanks Luis!!!
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:59 am    Post subject: Re: LOWLIGHT FLOOR MATS... THE SOLUTION! Reply with quote

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Dear All,

Besides the hard personal situation after my Dad's passing, it has been a cold winter in New Hampshire. Production has been slower that I wanted, as I can't apply the chemicals below frizzing temperatures, and most of the days had been below zero degrees centigrade. Slowly but surely all orders are been fulfilled.

I was able to finish the first batch of Sound Absorber Under-Mats. If you want your set, this is the time to order so I can make the second batch. I have few orders, but I need at least 15 for the water-jet shop to do the job. The sets came great, they fit like a glove and look original, providing an excellent noise deadening solution.

Also, I made the molds for the latter model floor mats. You can check that Forum blog if interested.

Spring is coming soon and the plan is to make all pending sets as soon as possible!

Luis
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2019 8:35 pm    Post subject: Re: LOWLIGHT FLOOR MATS... THE SOLUTION! Reply with quote

swanlakers wrote:
Were the stock mats factory cut above the steering column?

Since my car is disassembled I would like to have that spot not cut - if that was factory


No cut. You have to remove the column,shaft and seal to install the bulkhead matt.

Hey Luis,

How about a production update?
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2019 8:39 am    Post subject: Re: LOWLIGHT FLOOR MATS... THE SOLUTION! Reply with quote

Were the stock mats factory cut above the steering column?

Since my car is disassembled I would like to have that spot not cut - if that was factory
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 4:02 pm    Post subject: Re: LOWLIGHT FLOOR MATS... THE SOLUTION! Reply with quote

The black and brown look great together!
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 3:58 pm    Post subject: Re: LOWLIGHT FLOOR MATS... THE SOLUTION! Reply with quote

Got my sound absorption mats today and was so happy to get them and to see how my flor mats would fit that I braved the frigid cold and pouring rain outside to install them.
Well, it's 57 and spitting which is frigid and pouring for San Diego.
Anyway, the pictures tell the story. The fit is amazing, like a glove. The thickness is spot on. To be honest, when I ordered them I thought I was doing Luis a favor because I thought the mats overpriced, but to get that fit, good luck cobbling something together with off the shelf materials and in the end you won't save a whole lot of money. They are worth every cent.
I used Kingston high temp spray adhesive on the sound absorption mats, starting with tunnel, then the rockers, ending with the floor mat pieces.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2019 1:32 pm    Post subject: Re: LOWLIGHT FLOOR MATS... THE SOLUTION! Reply with quote

I can't wait. Staying home today to receive them and will post pictures when installed.
They look great in the pix.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:47 am    Post subject: Re: LOWLIGHT FLOOR MATS... THE SOLUTION! Reply with quote

Hello Karmann Ghia Enthusiasts!

It's been few weeks since last post, time flies!
I've to admit that I had been some how depressed after my Dad's passing, fortunately it's getting better every day!

Regarding Tall Block's question, item 40 is a rubber plug for the two chassis holes located behind the outer seat rails, one for each seat, close to the door sill area. This picture shows the one in the right side:

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Good news regarding the Sound Absorbers sets, I sent the first set few days ago to Braukuche, it is scheduled to be delivered today!

It took me few more days to set a "production line", as applying the adhesive was tricky, as the spraying area gets sticky, it needs to be clean for the next piece and, as I have limited space, I had to replace the background each time. The solution was to get a craft-paper roll with a dispenser, so I pull the paper and fold it easily for the next piece. Also, to align and place the two parts together was hard, as you only have one chance with contact cement! A friend told me a trick, using thin rods, to make it easy! The last step its to apply pressure. The following pictures show this:

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The pieces were cut to perfection using water jet technology!


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Then, to pack the sets, I ordered a box with the correct dimensions to use it as an sturdy "envelope":


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Yesterday I made six sets!:

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I plan to ship ALL 15 Sound Absorbers sets from the first batch this week!

There are a couple orders for the 2nd batch, please place your orders now, as I need 15 sets for the water-jet shop order!

Luis
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:50 am    Post subject: Re: LOWLIGHT FLOOR MATS... THE SOLUTION! Reply with quote

Hi Luis....just checking in to see how everything is going.

Hope all is well.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:39 am    Post subject: Re: LOWLIGHT FLOOR MATS... THE SOLUTION! Reply with quote

grailoc wrote:
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Hi everyone,
Is there anyone who installed a brown karpet kit from Luis?

If yes, could you post some pictures of the result.
Would love to see the result, so I can figure out how this is going to look like in mine.


Didn't know he was doing carpets too.


Sorry I meant the 8 pieces brown mat Smile


Ah, I have the brown kit but with black mats as delivered. I waiting on the insulation mats so I can install the tunnels and floor mats, when I get them I'll take some shots.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:04 am    Post subject: Re: LOWLIGHT FLOOR MATS... THE SOLUTION! Reply with quote

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grailoc wrote:
Hi everyone,
Is there anyone who installed a brown karpet kit from Luis?

If yes, could you post some pictures of the result.
Would love to see the result, so I can figure out how this is going to look like in mine.


Didn't know he was doing carpets too.


Sorry I meant the 8 pieces brown mat Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2019 1:34 pm    Post subject: Re: LOWLIGHT FLOOR MATS... THE SOLUTION! Reply with quote

grailoc wrote:
Hi everyone,
Is there anyone who installed a brown karpet kit from Luis?

If yes, could you post some pictures of the result.
Would love to see the result, so I can figure out how this is going to look like in mine.


Didn't know he was doing carpets too.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:12 am    Post subject: Re: LOWLIGHT FLOOR MATS... THE SOLUTION! Reply with quote

Hi everyone,
Is there anyone who installed a brown karpet kit from Luis?

If yes, could you post some pictures of the result.
Would love to see the result, so I can figure out how this is going to look like in mine.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:59 am    Post subject: Re: LOWLIGHT FLOOR MATS... THE SOLUTION! Reply with quote

PO sent!!

I am excited of your mats... Cool
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2019 3:29 am    Post subject: Re: LOWLIGHT FLOOR MATS... THE SOLUTION! Reply with quote

Does any one have information on item 40 in my parts book , 2 Pfropen (rubber bungs ) are required - part number N 20 002 1.- standard part.
My book is the 1961 version, but has both low light details as well as the later information, this is included in the early model info.
Any ideas where they go?

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 6:05 pm    Post subject: Re: LOWLIGHT FLOOR MATS... THE SOLUTION! Reply with quote

Luis,
I got tied up with work and completely forgot about the mats. I placed an order today and have sent you a direct email as well.

Thanks!
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 12:06 pm    Post subject: Re: LOWLIGHT FLOOR MATS... THE SOLUTION! Reply with quote

Luis,
Got the Key Fob! Want to Thank you for all the time you've put into this HUGE project. Good things happen to Good people!

Gracias Hermano!
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:56 pm    Post subject: Re: LOWLIGHT FLOOR MATS... THE SOLUTION! Reply with quote

Just orderer the brown full kit. I finally moved forward with it !!.
can't wait to get it !!

Thanks Luis !!
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 3:58 am    Post subject: Re: LOWLIGHT FLOOR MATS... THE SOLUTION! Reply with quote

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thank you!

looking forward to receiving the mats.
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