Author Topic: Trunk Mat and Cardboard Tail Light Covers - 1968 Convertible  (Read 754 times)

JWH

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 214
    • View Profile
Trunk Mat and Cardboard Tail Light Covers - 1968 Convertible
« on: March 10, 2019, 05:18:26 PM »
Our 1968 GT350 convertible is #1034, which was built in Metuchen on 12/19/67 according to the Marti report.

1) Who makes/sells the most accurate trunk mat for a convertible built mid-December, 1967? Speckled or plaid? Burtex or vinyl?
2) Is there separate underlayment that goes under the trunk mat that I need to order? Or is the underlayment and mat all one piece?
3) Who makes/sells the most accurate cardboard panels that cover the tail lights inside the trunk? In looking at the Coral Snake website, it appears these are a blue/gray color.
4) did all spare tires have a cover that matched the trunk mat? Or is spare tire cover an item owners have added over the years to give the trunk a better appearance?
Thanks
Jeff

Coralsnake

  • SAAC Member
  • Hero Member
  • *
  • Posts: 3267
  • Original Posts: 10,264
    • View Profile
    • theCoralsnake.com
Re: Trunk Mat and Cardboard Tail Light Covers - 1968 Convertible
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2019, 05:23:47 PM »
Let me try....

The speckled burtex mat is by far the most common

Yes there is separate an underlayment under that trunk mat

The tail light cardboard panels are bluishgrey on the outside

No, there is no cover on the spare tire

Shelby researcher, theCoralsnake.com webmaster, Conelec CEO

68blk500c

  • SAAC Member
  • Full Member
  • *
  • Posts: 242
    • View Profile
Re: Trunk Mat and Cardboard Tail Light Covers - 1968 Convertible
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2019, 05:34:13 PM »
Get your cardboard panels from Jack at Dead Nuts On.

Corey Bowcutt

  • SAAC Member
  • Sr. Member
  • *
  • Posts: 493
    • View Profile
Re: Trunk Mat and Cardboard Tail Light Covers - 1968 Convertible
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2019, 06:10:05 PM »
I just purchased a trunk mat and underlayment from ACC (ACCmats.com).  They fit very well so I highly recommend them.

Coralsnake

  • SAAC Member
  • Hero Member
  • *
  • Posts: 3267
  • Original Posts: 10,264
    • View Profile
    • theCoralsnake.com
Re: Trunk Mat and Cardboard Tail Light Covers - 1968 Convertible
« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2019, 06:39:30 PM »
Would love to see some pictures of the car
Shelby researcher, theCoralsnake.com webmaster, Conelec CEO

JWH

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 214
    • View Profile
Re: Trunk Mat and Cardboard Tail Light Covers - 1968 Convertible
« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2019, 10:06:55 PM »
68blk500c - I would have never found this supplier. Thanks for the lead:
https://www.deadnutson.com/1968-shelby-california-special-trunk-taillight-boards-r-l/

Corey - thanks for the ACC lead and your feedback on their trunk mat quality:
https://www.accmats.com/commerce/1968/Ford/Mustang/Trunk%20Mat/23586/

Pete, I will order the "burtex," mat that is speckled. And ditch the spare tire cover. Thanks for your reply and sharing your knowledge on the '68s.

Jeff

JWH

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 214
    • View Profile
Re: Trunk Mat and Cardboard Tail Light Covers - 1968 Convertible
« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2019, 10:06:49 AM »
OC Auto Carpets offers the ACC mats at a considerable discount to the prices on the ACC website:

https://www.ocautocarpets.com

Jeff