Chocolate block indentations on driver side foot well

Thin bits of metal and bright blue light. Including glass & trim.

Moderators: Moderators, User administrators

Post Reply
TONYT25T25
Posts: 881
Joined: 16 Sep 2013, 17:19
80-90 Mem No: 13596
Location: Hampshire

Chocolate block indentations on driver side foot well

Post by TONYT25T25 »

Just noticed on another topic the marks resembling chocolate blocks on the footwell below the rubber matting.  I have the same marks on my drivers side but not on the passenger side which is completely flat and clean.  Are these supposed to be there as some of them are raised/proud of the metal the others resemble indentations from the underside of the mat. Are they there to serve a purpose ie anti slip or some sort of indentation from the rubber mats.
1984 Campervan 1.9DG Petrol WBX

User avatar
slowcoach
Posts: 1328
Joined: 06 May 2010, 10:23
80-90 Mem No: 8892
Location: West Yorkshire
Contact:

Re: Chocolate block indentations on driver side foot well

Post by slowcoach »

I think the driver's side had sound deadening material under the rubber mats, passenger side didn't. Some cost saving wisdom there
===================
1984 TRAKKA Conversion Subaru EJ20 5 Speed

Stesaw
Posts: 859
Joined: 10 Aug 2019, 23:30
80-90 Mem No: 17004
Location: Coventry

Re: Chocolate block indentations on driver side foot well

Post by Stesaw »

Factory sound deadening I believe.. mmm chocolate....
1985 LeisureDrive 1.9DG 5 Speed- Syncro project.. soon.. ish.. along with a 2.1 soon..ish..

TONYT25T25
Posts: 881
Joined: 16 Sep 2013, 17:19
80-90 Mem No: 13596
Location: Hampshire

Re: Chocolate block indentations on driver side foot well

Post by TONYT25T25 »

That makes sense as some of it is quite flat if not almost disappeared mainly in the area where there is more foot movement, where as near the door they are more raised.  Looks a bit manky at the moment so was going to flatten the whole lot and repaint, but on hindsight will give it a good sanding and cleaning then paint accordingly.  Or I may flatten it and replace with similar soundproofing material.
1984 Campervan 1.9DG Petrol WBX

multisi
Posts: 1309
Joined: 03 Apr 2016, 12:01
80-90 Mem No: 0
Location: jersey

Re: Chocolate block indentations on driver side foot well

Post by multisi »

Chip it off,water can get under it.
1992 red lle 2.2 subaru 1990 rhd caravelle 2.2 subaru 1986 california import vanagon

TONYT25T25
Posts: 881
Joined: 16 Sep 2013, 17:19
80-90 Mem No: 13596
Location: Hampshire

Re: Chocolate block indentations on driver side foot well

Post by TONYT25T25 »

Thanks, there has been rust in that area which I have treated and repaired, so I think I will chip as you say what is left and repaint and relayer.
1984 Campervan 1.9DG Petrol WBX

TONYT25T25
Posts: 881
Joined: 16 Sep 2013, 17:19
80-90 Mem No: 13596
Location: Hampshire

Re: Chocolate block indentations on driver side foot well

Post by TONYT25T25 »

So cleaned up the area patched painted but not removed the remnants of the soundproofing as feels as if welded to the floor.  Heavy rubber matting which is in one piece that covers both the passenger side and drivers side has some rips, ie around accelerator panel and near the washer bottle refill inlet.  Took this out of vehicle and gave it a good clean with a power washer.  Has anybody got any ideas how these mats can be repaired, tried duct tape underneath but due to uneven surface difficult to find a purchase that lasts.
1984 Campervan 1.9DG Petrol WBX

User avatar
Oldiebut goodie
Posts: 6733
Joined: 18 Apr 2008, 01:19
80-90 Mem No: 11135
Location: Eastern Angle

Re: Chocolate block indentations on driver side foot well

Post by Oldiebut goodie »

I used polyurethane adhesive/sealant to do mine. Add plenty underneath, worn patches can be re-profiled with it also.
1.6D 2019 VW T-Cross
200hp VW T6
1̶Y̶ ̶1̶9̶8̶7̶ ̶H̶i̶-̶t̶o̶p̶ ̶C̶a̶r̶a̶v̶e̶l̶l̶e̶
5̶0̶8̶d̶ ̶M̶e̶r̶c̶

TONYT25T25
Posts: 881
Joined: 16 Sep 2013, 17:19
80-90 Mem No: 13596
Location: Hampshire

Re: Chocolate block indentations on driver side foot well

Post by TONYT25T25 »

Thanks, any preferred make and how is it applied.
1984 Campervan 1.9DG Petrol WBX

User avatar
Oldiebut goodie
Posts: 6733
Joined: 18 Apr 2008, 01:19
80-90 Mem No: 11135
Location: Eastern Angle

Re: Chocolate block indentations on driver side foot well

Post by Oldiebut goodie »

I tend to use Soudaflex but they are pretty much of a sameness in this application. I filled the indentations underneath quite well to cut down on the flexing over the split area with the minimum needed in the split and on top.
1.6D 2019 VW T-Cross
200hp VW T6
1̶Y̶ ̶1̶9̶8̶7̶ ̶H̶i̶-̶t̶o̶p̶ ̶C̶a̶r̶a̶v̶e̶l̶l̶e̶
5̶0̶8̶d̶ ̶M̶e̶r̶c̶

TONYT25T25
Posts: 881
Joined: 16 Sep 2013, 17:19
80-90 Mem No: 13596
Location: Hampshire

Re: Chocolate block indentations on driver side foot well

Post by TONYT25T25 »

Thanks again, next project amongst others.
1984 Campervan 1.9DG Petrol WBX

Post Reply