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Ok, my 3 sets of weathertech mats arrived today and I put them in...I like them! They make the van look more..."durable" I guess you'd say. Kinda like all that cladding that goes around Frontiers and the Chey Avalanche (which my brother is buying!). I just can't get him away from those American cars. ;-P

Anyway, I cut the 3rd set ('3' lines in) and they fit nice and snug now. A couple of questions:

1) I put them over the existing floor mats but I can see the edges of the mats. Should I take out the Honda mats? I know there was some discussion awhile back that mayb you'd get a couple of micro-decibels less of road noise..

2) I used one side I cut for the famous "Chuck-Dead-Pedal". Anything special you did Chuck? It 'kind-of' fits up against the back of the parking brake but Honda didn't really design that area very smoothly between this bolt & the floor so its not perfectly flat/smooth.

Anyway, lemme sneak out & see if I can't take a couple of quick pics so youse can what I'm talking about.

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nyvram:

How long did you wait for your mats? I ordered my weathertech from roadworksauto.com Monday. Haven't got the delivery date yet.

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About..hmmm...1 1/2 weeks. I'll have to check the exact date I ordered them. I also ordered them from Roadworks. Here's a pic



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[This message has been edited by nyvram (edited 07-13-2001).]
 

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PS. That digital camera sure makes the carpet look 'dirty'. Trust me though; the interior is still "brand-new". We just removed the dealer mats tonight when we put the weathertechs in.

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I made a wood support to conform to the floor and to support the deadpedal. The mat piece covers it and it works fine, but I'd still like to do something a little more "finished".

I'm gonna be gone all day, but I'll try to get some pics up by tomorrow to show you what I did.

Sounds like you're having a lot of fun!


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[This message has been edited by ckonarske (edited 07-13-2001).]
 

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..scampering off to take a look now...

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Wow!

As usual; nice job Chuck! It makes me envious just looking at it for a dead pedal. I'm like you; I feel so much more in control of a vehicle when I can push on something with my left foot too.

Guess I'll see what I can put together; your ideas are pretty solid; I'll probably copy 90% of your work.


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Let us know what you do, cuz as I said, I'm not real happy with mine, although I'm the only one who even knows it's there. I've kinda been on the lookout for another way to do it so it looks a little more like a real dead pedal.

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It looks interesting. Would you mind posting the dimensions?

One problem is that the Ody floor is so irregular in that area that you just about have to have the item in hand to be able to tell if you'd be able to adapt it.

Our Celica has a nice one that I might be able to remove to try in the Ody. Two problems, though: it's bright aluminum and it's $65.


In the meantime, mine works well, it's just that it's made out of wood and that bugs me.

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Got my Gray weathertech mats for all 3 rows WOOHOO. Just need to trim the 3rd off on both outside edges. Gray one looks nice to match fern interior. Total 1 1/2 weeks delivery time.

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I trimmed 3 lines off each side of my 3rd row mats, then I put ducktape on the back and put them together. Since I move my 2nd row seat together, there is an open step in area between 2nd and 3 rd seat. I use it to cover the step in area got most of the step in area covered, don't look too bad.

Only draw back is the original front Honda mat is too wide won't lay flat on the floor, cause weathertech mat to buckle up.
Does Honda warranty cover the front floor mats being too wide?


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Okay, I finally bit the bullet and following Hy's advice, installed a 1986 Accord dead pedal. It worked out pretty nice. Had to do a little bit of judicious bending, but hey, that's half the fun. Looks almost like it came from the factory with it installed.

It was about $30 from the parts counter at my dealer.

Pics are posted.

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Chuck, dead pedal looks great. What length screws did you use, and about water entering thru the screw holes?
 

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by sinbad:
Chuck, dead pedal looks great. What length screws did you use, and about water entering thru the screw holes?</font>
I started out trying to use 1" screws, but because the carpet is so thick and irregular in that area, I had a little trouble. I finally gave up and went with 2" and will just cut them off in the wheelwell and re-coat the area with spray undercoationg.

Originally, I wanted to leave myself the option of using nuts and bolts or nutserts and that's still a possibility if I ever have to remove the pedal for any reason. By that time, the carpet will be well-compressed and I'll have a lot less trouble getting things lined up. I could just do it now, but everything worked out so well that there's no point messing with it if I don't have to.

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by ckonarske:
I finally gave up and went with 2" and will just cut them off in the wheelwell and re-coat the area with spray undercoationg.
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"Uncle"

I don't have the guts to poke holes through my frame just yet...




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