Originally Posted by 4csoncmpr
I have the same year RT but 210. I think the carpet & floor mats are original. There are pictures of these on the Chevy parts sites but no color photos.
Thank you! I was wondering if we could just install regular carpet, I didnít know if it was flat or formed for the curves in the floor. Sounds like a good solution.
Using flat carpet will work fairly well, but as you say the floor isn't flat so it is a challenge to get it to lay out as well as possible. I had to do a lot of "selective" padding to smooth the raised areas of the floor, along with making sure the side steps, seats, and engine cover fit over the carpet well to help hold it down tight. Spray adhesive is necessary for certain. Ours looks good and works very well, but certainly isn't dead tight to the floor like a molded carpet would be.
We used rubber backed mat material, and it was quite thick and springy, so if regular vehicle carpet material without backing was used it likely would be easier to get lay down and have the adhesive hold it there.
Worst areas to deal with are the footwells and trans bump at the engine cover. There is also a quite high wire harness run that goes right across the van between the seats.