1911 torpedo floor mats

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1911 torpedo floor mats

Post by R.V.Anderson » Thu May 14, 2020 2:02 pm

For those few folks who didn't get one the first time around but may still want one: the mat manufacturer has just told me that we can get a total of 3 or 4 more good mats at the most from our mold. If additional pours beyond that number are attempted there will be quality issues. So here is the absolutely final call. As soon as we get those 3 or 4 folks, I will place the final order and that will end the run unless a new mold is made, which is unlikely. As one can imagine, the mold is large and takes up a lot of room, so they'd like to squeeze the last few out of it and then dispose of it. The price of the rubber compound has gone up but these last few will be the same price as the first 37: $425 plus shipping if needed. Please PM me at rvmodeltATnetsyncDOTnet. Thanks.


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Re: 1911 torpedo floor mats

Post by R.V.Anderson » Fri May 15, 2020 11:17 am

Bumping once


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Re: 1911 torpedo floor mats

Post by Russ_Furstnow » Fri May 15, 2020 3:55 pm

I have one of R.V.'s mats in my 1911 torpedo, and it is awesome. Thanks for producing this quality mat! Russ Furstnow


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Re: 1911 torpedo floor mats

Post by R.V.Anderson » Tue May 19, 2020 8:49 pm

Thanks Russ; very glad you are pleased!
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Re: 1911 torpedo floor mats

Post by R.V.Anderson » Thu May 28, 2020 11:28 am

OK; we have one firm order. As soon as we get 2 or 3 more we will proceed and then that will be it.


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Re: 1911 torpedo floor mats

Post by Fordnut » Thu May 28, 2020 12:00 pm

R.V. I would be interested in one Thank you Rich


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Re: 1911 torpedo floor mats

Post by tdump » Thu May 28, 2020 12:12 pm

maby somoene should buy the molds at scrap price and put them in a barn loft for future copies to be made?
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Re: 1911 torpedo floor mats

Post by R.V.Anderson » Thu May 28, 2020 1:13 pm

Well Mack, the problem is that the mold is silicone, and is only good for about 40 pours before they deteriorate from the heat and the effects of the rubber chemicals, and then you run into quality issues. $425 is crazy money for a mat as it is, and even that was only achievable by using a low-production mold.


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Re: 1911 torpedo floor mats

Post by R.V.Anderson » Thu May 28, 2020 1:14 pm

Forgot to add: A couple guys responded and now we need only one more order!

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