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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2018 7:01 pm    Post subject: Re: Westfalia side threshold Reply with quote

THANK YOU Brandon!

I appreciate you.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2018 7:35 pm    Post subject: Re: Westfalia side threshold Reply with quote

Brandon, what did all-up cost with shipping come to?

Please, hit me up with a PM when mine is ready to go.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2018 8:10 pm    Post subject: Re: Westfalia side threshold Reply with quote

Shipping a package to MT with length of 35" 10$.
Shipping same package to MT with length of 36" 30$.

That being said, your packages might not LOOK pretty on the outside, but I feel like they are packed well. I just had to trim 5" off a box to get it in the $10 shipping range.

Jeffrey, sorry! I'll hit you with a PM.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2018 4:21 pm    Post subject: Re: Westfalia side threshold Reply with quote

Brandon your the man.. already installed the part. I did run into a slight problem, the new skuff plate did not have the same curve as the 37 year old part. But not a problem, i used a heat gun set on low to warm the plastic... worked great. Posting a few pictures.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2018 4:41 pm    Post subject: Re: Westfalia side threshold Reply with quote

Michael, that looks bloody fabulous! I was hoping you'd post an updated shot. Cool

I want to paint the rail brown, was that an off-the-rack color?
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2018 4:58 pm    Post subject: Re: Westfalia side threshold Reply with quote

E1 wrote:
Michael, that looks bloody fabulous! I was hoping you'd post an updated shot. Cool

I want to paint the rail brown, was that an off-the-rack color?


Thanks E... im pretty happy with it. Could not haved done it without Brandon doing all the leg work.

The paint.... lol see below.. it does not say what color, just Rust-Oleum Brown

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I used this paint on my front table mount and to touch up the stove. Its a pretty good match.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2018 5:05 pm    Post subject: Re: Westfalia side threshold Reply with quote

Michael,

Looks awesome. Glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for posting. I might paint my metal piece that color. I bought some brown paint from GoWesty. How many coats did you do and any clear coat.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2018 5:29 pm    Post subject: Re: Westfalia side threshold Reply with quote

Thanks Michael!

Sorry for question barrage, but is the paint getting hammered on the table leg by the mount?

I polished my legs (Ahem, the van's) and poptop frame, as they came stock galvanized and looked like hell -- but polished they're hard to keep nice.

Thinking of having all my metal bits painted or anodized in brown. I used to paint race cars and bikes as part of my work but that was in the 1880s and my gear is nowhere near here. I spray-bombed helmets and entire race cars in the '70s (seriously) so know my way around a can.

Back then there's no way I'd trust spray-can paint to have great durability for our vans but suspect it's much better now!

Thanks for all the info and inspiration. I'd ask about your flooring but don't wanna annoy the OP. Wink Very Happy Wink
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2018 5:33 pm    Post subject: Re: Westfalia side threshold Reply with quote

shagginwagon83 wrote:
Michael,

Looks awesome. Glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for posting. I might paint my metal piece that color. I bought some brown paint from GoWesty. How many coats did you do and any clear coat.


I did three coats, first was thin, waited for it to get tacky, then two mor coats
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2018 5:37 pm    Post subject: Re: Westfalia side threshold Reply with quote

E1 wrote:
Thanks Michael!

Sorry for question barrage, but is the paint getting hammered on the table leg by the mount?

I polished my legs (Ahem, the van's) and poptop frame, as they came stock galvanized and looked like hell -- but polished they're hard to keep nice.

Thinking of having all my metal bits painted or anodized in brown. I used to paint race cars and bikes as part of my work but that was in the 1880s and my gear is nowhere near here. I spray-bombed helmets and entire race cars in the '70s (seriously) so know my way around a can.

Back then there's no way I'd trust spray-can paint to have great durability for our vans but suspect it's much better now!

Thanks for all the info and inspiration. I'd ask about your flooring but don't wanna annoy the OP. Wink Very Happy Wink


Hey E, it seems to be holding up. I am careful. I dont stack alot of stuff that might bump or scratch. I did paint one of my table mounts silver.. not it did not hold up very well.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2018 6:13 pm    Post subject: Re: Westfalia side threshold Reply with quote

Van cafe sends cookies...so I decided to get weird it. Some of you guys might get plastic razor blades (great for removing decals), some 7 mil rubber gloves, and some various snacks. I'm sorry if you didn't get anything extra. It was a lot of work to pack these so I may have forgot to throw something in. Don't take it personally, happy Easter
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2018 8:59 pm    Post subject: Re: Westfalia side threshold Reply with quote

I'm fine if you sent a ham.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2018 8:11 am    Post subject: Re: Westfalia side threshold Reply with quote

Ha. Great work and fun idea!
I got a 15# turkey in my package. And some little Debbie’s.
Thanks again.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2018 6:33 pm    Post subject: Re: Westfalia side threshold Reply with quote

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E1 wrote:
Thanks Michael!

Sorry for question barrage, but is the paint getting hammered on the table leg by the mount?

I polished my legs (Ahem, the van's) and poptop frame, as they came stock galvanized and looked like hell -- but polished they're hard to keep nice.

Thinking of having all my metal bits painted or anodized in brown. I used to paint race cars and bikes as part of my work but that was in the 1880s and my gear is nowhere near here. I spray-bombed helmets and entire race cars in the '70s (seriously) so know my way around a can.

Back then there's no way I'd trust spray-can paint to have great durability for our vans but suspect it's much better now!

Thanks for all the info and inspiration. I'd ask about your flooring but don't wanna annoy the OP. Wink Very Happy Wink


Hey E, it seems to be holding up. I am careful. I dont stack alot of stuff that might bump or scratch. I did paint one of my table mounts silver.. not it did not hold up very well.


E missed your question about the floor. PM me if you want to know how I did it.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2018 8:24 am    Post subject: Re: Westfalia side threshold Reply with quote

I think everyone is accounted for at this point. I hope everyone's sill arrived unharmed.

My new Mountain bike fork came in - and it was the perfect size box for the door sills.

Is anyone running into stripped screws? I literally broke the head off the two 'inner' screws off the metal strip. Now I'm stuck with the threads stuck in the wood. I could drill them out but would not have anything for the new screws to bite into unless they make some wood-paste putty I can fill the hole with.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2018 9:08 am    Post subject: Re: Westfalia side threshold Reply with quote

Been a bit worried about getting the old screws out meownself...

I'm probably gonna use a drill with a Phillips bit and add reverse torque slooooowly. Contemplating button-head Allens to replace the old screws.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2018 1:44 pm    Post subject: Re: Westfalia side threshold Reply with quote

Brandon/Eric,
My screws came right out. They did not break, but were very thin. I used slightly larger stainless screws. They are holding very well.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2018 1:47 pm    Post subject: Re: Westfalia side threshold Reply with quote

Mike your setup looks perfect IMO! I'm going to Home Depot after work to get stainless screws, paint, and some wood putty.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2018 2:00 pm    Post subject: Re: Westfalia side threshold Reply with quote

Pretty sure you won't get quite the hardwood floor look like Mike's with wood putty… Wink Laughing Wink

Serially, I wondered if you could fill the holes with epoxy or fiberglass resin, drill, and tap.

Hope I don't have to find out the hard way!

Good Luck, and Thanks Again.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2018 10:16 pm    Post subject: Re: Westfalia side door threshold Reply with quote

Drat, it looks as if I missed the sill. I'll hope to hear if another group buy goes through or any others are drifting about. The installations look stunning!

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