Trunk Mat Truths. What’s correct?

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    HWYCRZR Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    So we could apply P/N 2879587 to this mat which includes the '69 Dodge and Plymouth 2 and 4 doors with the "Plaid pattern"

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    HWYCRZR Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    Sorry I didn't go beyond '69, I have up to '73 parts books, but it seems like it got more complicated in '70 due to the trunk dress up option on Dodge and Chrysler and Plymouth had a choice of a rubber one and a standard one? in 1971.
     
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    stubs300 Senior Member

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    Well until I can find a suitable replacement, it's going to stay. Besides, if I never open my trunk, you'll never know, would you? You have a problem with that?



    Sounds about as "correct" as needs be.[/QUOTE]
     
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    marty mopar Well-Known Member

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    A rug from Persia in the 1860s would look much better.
     
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    stubs300 Senior Member

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    As old and beat up as mine is, plus it's hidden covered with other misc. stuff. I won't argue with that one bit!
     
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    Dsertdog Old man with an old guitar, and a blue note. FCBO Gold Member

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    So, what would be correct for a 1966 Polara convertible?
     
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    HWYCRZR Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    All we have is a P/N so far but no example or sample. I would love to put a pattern with each year and brand.
     
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    MrMoparCHP Senior Member

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    The other mat I posted is a convertible, although in a sedan the mat is a convertible.

    Alan
     
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    CBODY67 Senior Member

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    The mat in the '66 CL42 and '67 CE23 are similar in shape and material, but the '67 is a light gray, with squared side contours around the edges, with a molded-in carpet-like texture. About 1/8" thick and being rubber, has gotten terribly brittle with age. Especially on the edges which have a non-flat surface under them. If I take it out, it'll be in many smaller pieces. Seems like the '66 is a charcoal color?

    I was glad to see that the '70 DH43 had black carpet in it, rather than the rubber, from the factory.

    Enjoy!
    CBODY67
     
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    Polara_500 Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    65 Polara 500, and I think I remember all my others (65's) having started out with this pattern.
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    HWYCRZR Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    I sent my vinyl one with the wrong pattern for ‘68 back to Vans (REM). In my return reason I put that it was the wrong pattern. I also included a page with a picture of the proper ‘68 pattern in hopes they would request a change. I am not holding my breath.
     
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    HWYCRZR Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    Here is an updated matrix. For the part numbers in dark green the pattern has been confirmed. In lighter green, it is likely the same, but unconfirmed. I do not have any pictures or examples for '66. Also the Chrysler 300's (C-H, C-P) do not list a trunk mat, but some have described as a black rubber mat with ribs (un-confirmed with pictures)
    Dodge seems to be pretty well confirmed.
    '65 has a herringbone plaid pattern, '67 & '68 have a small herring bone pattern and '69 has a plaid that incorporates stripes or straight lines.

    Please keep the missing info coming.


    Green shading means the pattern is confirmed.
    65 C-body.JPG 66 C-body.JPG 67 C-body.JPG 68 C-body.JPG 69 C-body.JPG
     
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