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240Z Vintage Rubber Floor Mats AMCO

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Hi there, I'm looking for a pair of AMCO rubber floor mats. They were offered by the dealership back in the day and are black and have 240 Z on them.

Thanks for letting me know if anyone has a pair for sale, attached a picture for reference. 

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3 hours ago, siteunseen said:

Are these like unicorns and hen's teeth? I'd like a better set too.

Well, they are aftermarket accessory items from almost 50 yrs ago and a heavy wear item, so yes they are pretty rare now.  Used sets used to pop up on ebay pretty frequently until about 10 yrs ago, but not much anymore.  I've only seen one set in the last few years and they were pretty well worn.

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I’ve got a nice set of them......never really use them, just remember them from way back then. Nice to see you post again Mike. Hope you’re doing good!

Guy

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I am using gwri8 (Greg) picture here....I have the same but in Black.........

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40 minutes ago, 240260280 said:

They were on a car I used to have:

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Looking good for a first year Z

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On 6/17/2018 at 9:36 PM, siteunseen said:

Are these like unicorns and hen's teeth? I'd like a better set too.

Could @nix240z at 240zrubberparts make a few sets?

With today’s technology a “replica” set could be done quickly and cheaply. I’m sure someone can do it out there...

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I might have found someone who could do it but currently I’m traveling with limited connection. As of Sunday I should be able to better follow up on this.

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Had a set in my car years ago.Got so bad, had to throw them out. Would like a new set of these floor mats, also. 

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Hi all of you interested on this topic.

I might have found a company that does 3D scanning and then stamps rubber mats.

I will be contacting in the coming days to see if they would like to do this.

Who could be interested on getting a set of this mats ?

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IF they are exact reproductions of the originals you depicted in your photo above, count me in for 1, and possibly 2, sets.

 

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I might have found a forum member that has a set that can be scanned.

Once we have that, we can get them rubber stamped.

Will circulate costs etc. Thanks for the interest.

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Let me know if the forum member with the set for scanning doesn't work out.

I have 2 sets---one in black that is cracked, but new and complete, and one in brown that is NOS (and perfect). If it turns out that you need a set for the scanning let me know.

I would like to have 2 new sets in black.

Thanks for taking this project on!

I hope it works out well for all concerned.

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21 hours ago, Zup said:

IF they are exact reproductions of the originals you depicted in your photo above, count me in for 1, and possibly 2, sets.

 

Many thanks! Would you mind posting a picture of the brown set ? Thanks.

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I have a NOS set of the brown mats also, but I believe mine are the later version that just have a "Z" in the center circle. That way they could be used on the 260Z and 280Z as well. Jim's may be the same later version, but that should be easy enough to replace with the earlier 240Z logo.

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Ok i have made some more research and this is what I have found.

AMCO was an American company that became very successful in the 60s by producing different aftermarket products for British Sport Cars.

It disappeared somehow in the late 70s.

A manufacturer of parts for Austin Healeys bought from them the original toolings to make the Austin's rubber mats exactly as AMCO made them in the 60-70s so I'm trying to contact that manufacturer to see if we can source the original AMCO toolings to reproduce the 240z rubber mats.

If we cannot go that route, it will have to be the SCAN route.

Will keep you all posted.

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48 minutes ago, Mike B said:

I have a NOS set of the brown mats also, but I believe mine are the later version that just have a "Z" in the center circle. That way they could be used on the 260Z and 280Z as well. Jim's may be the same later version, but that should be easy enough to replace with the earlier 240Z logo.

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Thanks Mike.

Yes I agree with you, specially since you look at the Brochure for Accessories that Datsun gave the dealers, it only shows the front mats.

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Hi guys hope all is well.

I have not forgotten this but I have been busy with the moving and getting back to life in Switzerland.

I need to get this running since I want to have those floor mats solved.

Stay tuned !

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