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71 Mach 1 floor mats
#1
I was wondering what did the original Mach 1 floor mats look like.  I was looking on CJP and there are 2 sets of floor mats that say MACH 1 on them and they are both said to fit 65 to 73 but they are different shapes.  Im not even sure if the original floor mats looked like that.  So If you have a picture of an original set of 71 mach 1 floor mats I would love to see what they look like.  I think the Lloyds mats are the most accurate because they have a cutout for the bright headlight switch.

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Jim 

Lloyds floor mats

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#2
I bought the Lloyd's mats for mine - love 'em.  The only sucky part is that they don't quite cover the vinyl pad in the Mach 1 carpet.  If you want a completely carpeted look, get the standard carpet and a nice set of mats (that's what I'll be doing if I ever have to replace my new ACC cut-pile carpet).

I also just bought a set of Lloyd's mats for my wife's 2015 Camaro - they fit like a glove.  A little more expensive, but worth it in my opinion.

I also do not have any good pics of my interior with the mats, so this is the best I've got for now.

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Eric

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#3
There was not really a Mach 1 floor mat. You could order a carpeted insert front floor mat in 1972 & 1973 for sure. I do not have the Accessory catalog for 1971. I thought there was a scan of one on the forum but I cannot find it.
There was also the rubber floor mats that you see in lots of Mustangs with the running horse emblem. The carpeted ones do not even look like something for Mustang, do not have a Ford or Mustang emblem on the face. They do have the Ford Part numbers molded in the back. You could get the fronts from factory but rear was not an option from factory and dealer accessory only.
I have a couple sets for 72 / 73 one came in my Mach 1 and the other I got off of Ebay. The pics are of the ginger 73. As you can see I wore the drivers side out, lol.
Hey the plastic runner insert in the carpet, Mach 1 badge, the Mach 1 sports interior option and the honeycomb rear panel are the only options on a Mach 1 that could not be on any other model. Mach 1 was a smoke and mirrors appearance package not a performance package. You had to pay extra to get the good stuff just like any other model.
The famed Mach 1 63 R package got you the following.
Trim Rings & Hub Caps, Never seen any model that did not get them, lol.
Dual Racing Mirrors, Can get on any model.
Competition Suspension, Can get on any model.
Color Keyed Carpet. Only Mach 1 had the plastic runners.
All Vinyl Bucket Seats. Humm all models had them.
The front carpeted mats set me back $13.30 for the option and are as scarce as hens teeth now because everyone thought they were an aftermarket item from the face.
The attached is scan of the accessory catalog showing mats. If you find any and do not want let me know I need some Black ones and another set of Ginger.
David

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#4
Thank you for all the info!
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Here is a set of all rubber Ford NOS Mats with the pony logo.

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1973 H Code Convertible - Medium Copper Metallic - June 8, 1973, Built Ford Marketing Sales Vehicle
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It was very rare for US cars in the 70's to have carpeted floor mats. Floor mats were rubber for decades and that mostly continued being the case. David's carpeted insert Ford mats are very interesting. I worked in a northeast US auto parts chain in the early 80's and we sold a ton of aftermarket carpeted floor mats, so I saw all of the worn out factory rubber mats which were being replaced. I bought a '79 Trans Am w/Pontiac 400 and 4 speed in '83 and it still had the Pontiac rubber mats. It makes sense if you think about it- you are protecting your factory carpet with rubber mats that are easy to clean. Granted, the Mustang has a "mat" sewn right into the carpet. Now some people go way overboard. My parents have factory carpeted floor mats in their little SUV, and they bought a set of aftermarket carpeted mats to put over top of the factory carpeted mats, in order to protect them!
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What I thought was so odd was the fact that you could only get front mats installed from the factory. Rear was dealer option only. When I ordered my Mach 1 I got the Dealer Facts book and went through it page by page. Most dealers are not interested in ordering a car for you they want to sell stock vehicles. They tried to get me to take a yellow Mach 1 302 home for the weekend to prevent me from ordering, lol. There were lots of neat little details that could be ordered but few show up today.
David


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#8
David, the Dealer probably was putting the squeeze on you to buy a unit off the lot because of their  "Floor Plan". Unless a Dealer has really deep pockets he can't pay Ford cash for the total inventory he carries. Tying up that much cash would jeopardize money needed for for the Dealer's other daily operations.   So usually a bank the Dealer has a good relationship with or Ford Credit finances the inventory for the dealer so monthly payments can be made on his unsold inventory.
As you can imagine a large Dealer could incur some monumental payments so "Lot Queens" were not looked on with much favor.
As far as the mats, it's funny how the manufactures made certain options available. Some of the full size Fords and Torino's made the mats part of a Protection Group option, but on the Mustang they were a stand alone option for the front only. Of course in the Dealer's eyes the rear mats were profit makers and were installed during new part prep. More crazy...GM friend of mine told me of a Chevy Cavalier (Doesn't that one scream 80's) that his parents were ordering. They wanted cruise control, but you had to also order rocker panel moldings to get cruise??!! They lived up north and the moldings meant holes in the rockers for the retainers which also meant an excellent starting place for our friend RUST!  

You'll notice most of the carpeted mats are marked D3AB, D4AB, D5AB, etc which means they were originally engineered for the full size Ford which makes them sort of a universal one size fits all mat. Just about the entire car line utilized these mats except vehicles with small front floor pans such as the Pinto and Mustang II . Problem is that they looked generic enough that they could have come off a shelf at WalMart.  
Another problem was they were a pain to clean. After scrubbing the mat, the carpet portion would be wet and you would have to wait till dry before reinstalling in car.
The mats in my Dad's LTD Brougham did exactly what the mats in your first illustration did. So my first assignment was to head to Paul Miller Ford and pick up some full width rubber mats that also had "FORD" on them!

Steve

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#9
I'm sorry - I lied.  I was looking through my stuff and found this pic.

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Eric

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