Here’s one of our best new products yet! These new mats will transform your Bugeye Sprite cockpit! This rubberized floor mat set is true to the heritage of a Bugeye Sprite while adding durability and style. It’s easy to clean and a perfect match for original Bugeye trunk mats.
For years we have tried to develop a practical non-carpet solution for Bugeye Sprite floor covering. The original cars came with thin rubber footwell and tunnel mats which were not very durable and did not last. They have proven difficult to manufacture.
Instead, we have now developed a new kit that uses the same material used to make the original trunk and rear shelf mats, which allowed us to create an elegant yet authentic extension of those rear mats. Now, you can cover your entire Bugeye floor in a non-carpet material that looks correct. It’s durable, lined with horsehair for sound deadening, and it also looks more appropriate in a Bugeye than carpet.
Carpet is nice, we’ve been selling our own carpet sets for years. But this new material looks to me like what a Sprite should have on it’s floors. I love this product so much, I have built it into my personal car. I think you will feel the same way and want to add it to yours!
The tunnel mat is the centerpiece. It’s molded into a single central cover, unlike the usual two piece carpet kit seen on most cars. It’s then French stitched with contrasting thread for an elegant longitudinal detail. These seams are inspired by the ribs that were molded into the original rubber mats.
We have also improved upon the layout that’s common in carpet kits. These front footwell mats are one piece, thereby eliminating the need to glue in the small inboard triangular pieces found in carpet kits. It’s one more improvement to make installation easier.
Above you can see our green kit installed in my Bugeye “Gumby.” Contrasting thread helps to produce a high-level result. A heel pad is also available for the driver’s footwell, which are available in rubber or deluxe wool sisal-just ask. Color combinations are extensive, each kit is made to order. We stock the most common Bugeye colors, Black with white stitching, red with white stitching, blue with white stitching and green with silver stitching as shown.
All the photos shown do not show panel kits in place. Once installed, the stock vertical panels will cover the edges of the mats and secure those edges. So please excuse these prototype photos. We’ll have more pictures once Gumby’s custom leather green seat and panels are built, which will further finish off the edges. All edges that remain exposed once the panels are installed are finished-off with matching binding bound in contrasting fabric.
We’ll also add pictures of our red and blue prototypes shortly!