Street Rod (Hot Rod) Running Board Mats (Matting Material)
In visiting local show and shines we notice the trend is away from the use of running board mats on vintage street rods, hot rods and muscle cars.
We believe there are several reasons that this is happening; original pattern mats are either unavailable or very expense (if available). Many are made of low quality material, and the cement provided for installation often allows the mats to come loose when exposed to the hot summer sun.
The answer in most cases is to simply paint the metal boards the same color as the car. The problem with this approach is that you now have running boards that look nice, but are no longer functional.
We have been told that this is not a concern by several people as they say they simply step over the boards to enter and depart from their vintage vehicle. In theory this seems like a logical answer, however if a curious person steps on the painted metal boards to look at the interior of the car the result can be a badly scratched metal surface. This may mean painting the whole car to match the paint, if the car's paint is not relatively new, or stored under cover most of the time. Also you may be quite happy to step over the boards, but your wife or children may have great difficult in doing so.
We have the answer. We custom design running board mats that are built to your specifications, ranging in price from $250 to $1500 US.
All our mats, regardless of price, are sealed with an industrial coating that looks like rubber, feels like rubber, is highly scuff resistant, and wears like caste iron. You now have running boards that are totally functional, and your mats will maintain their new look indefinitely.
1937 Street Rod Running Board Mat With Red Indian Head Logo
37 Pontiac Street Rod Floor Mat With Indian Head Logo