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PostPosted: Thu Aug 27, 2015 4:27 am    Post subject: Rubber mats Reply with quote

Hi all,
been trying to obtain original style rubber mats for my 56 ghia. Have been given a couple of email address but had no reply. Can anyone offer any help to purchase these
thanks Dave
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 27, 2015 11:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

be careful.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2015 8:43 am    Post subject: Rubber mats Reply with quote

Can these be purchased from another source as I have had no replies. Are there any other contacts. What's the story?
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2015 9:35 am    Post subject: Re: Rubber mats Reply with quote

dave1 wrote:
Can these be purchased from another source as I have had no replies. Are there any other contacts. What's the story?
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2015 10:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd suggest letting Newton Carpet and Wolfsburg West know you are interested. WW makes really nice mats for bugs and NC made decent ghia mats at one time.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2015 11:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

danielsan wrote:
I'd suggest letting Newton Carpet and Wolfsburg West know you are interested. WW makes really nice mats for bugs and NC made decent ghia mats at one time.

WW wont do ANY Ghia parts. I have been in there many times and its a no go.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 30, 2015 6:47 pm    Post subject: Lowlight mats Reply with quote

Lets start an official I'll buy a set thread.

I'll buy a set

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2015 3:55 pm    Post subject: Rubber mats Reply with quote

Sounds good to me I'll second that I'll have a set
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2015 6:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll buy a set.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 01, 2015 12:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What are you putting your names to...yet another set of Ghia mats that don't exist?? <Facepalm moment>

If you're trying to get WW interested in making Ghia mats you're wasting your time and raising people's hopes on a false premis.

You'd be better served trying to get KGPR to make them...and if it were a viable product they would already be making them...too much effort, too little return. Confused
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2015 3:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey John, this set exists.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 04, 2015 5:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There certainly is a market for these mats.... its evident from the number of outstanding orders which are with John Lemke. I, like everyone else have been waiting years for their mats which quite frankly is becoming a joke!!!
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 04, 2015 6:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've asked KGPR sales support folks to let Scott know that the authenticity buffs are waiting for the Ghia mats to become available. I mentioned I could buy a set of reproduction Porsche 356 rubber floor mats and VW bug and bus floor mats any day of the week, so was wondering what the hold-up was for the Ghia.

Maybe if KGPR gets flooded with floor mat requests by phone and email over time, it could help.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 04, 2015 7:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

^^ Good idea; or write Scott directly. I wish I had the time and connections to make them, and I could retire early. Check these exact reproduction MGB rubber floor mats from a British car parts house for $35. What does that say about the cost to make (well, once set up costs are paid)?
https://www.bpnorthwest.com/floor-mat-set-rubber-m..._7cGAC6815
And our members are willing to pay $400? Wow!
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2016 6:23 pm    Post subject: Re: Rubber mats Reply with quote

I'm looking for a set
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2016 12:14 am    Post subject: Re: Rubber mats Reply with quote

Well as a "self help" community I thought it about time we used our collective expertise on this product...

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=661578
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2016 11:05 pm    Post subject: Re: Rubber mats Reply with quote

Its all been said before; stop flogging a dead horse, no one in their right mind will set up to do these.

The Karmann Ghia mats, especially the bulkhead mat, is the most difficult mat to make; as it requires a massive outlay just to make the mold.

Yes you can buy rubber mats for all different makes and models, but they are mostly flat or have minor shaping.

It will be a long time before someone stumps up the cash to invest in a mold, to pump out just a few mats which will cost the buyers huge to buy a mat; and the person who makes these will be left with another white horse and a great big hole in their bank balance.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2016 10:27 am    Post subject: Re: Rubber mats Reply with quote

Silly question I'm sure, but who made the mats originally and are the molds still available? Are they just sitting in a vw warehouse/factory somewhere in Germany?
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2016 10:33 am    Post subject: Re: Rubber mats Reply with quote

I think there were at least 2 venders. One was Phoenix.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2016 11:14 am    Post subject: Re: Rubber mats Reply with quote

There was a Phoenix Rubber Company in Memphis. Looks like they're gone, but there are a few other rubber manufacturing places there.
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