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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2018 10:35 pm    Post subject: Re: Westfalia side threshold Reply with quote

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Man, I sure do love the early faux-woodgrain cabinets.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2018 3:28 am    Post subject: Re: Westfalia side door threshold Reply with quote

msinabottle wrote:
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!

Best!


Im sure Brandon can give you the company contact info. Was not anhuge savings as a group buy. It was more finding someone that had the part.

Good luck!
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2018 5:09 am    Post subject: Re: Westfalia side door threshold Reply with quote

Well, it was going to be 66 Euro (82$ USD) for one shipped to USA through Bus.Ok vendor here on the Samba. So I was able to get most people out the door for $50.

I still have one or two left. I'll PM ya msinabottle.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2018 2:14 pm    Post subject: Re: Westfalia side door threshold Reply with quote

shagginwagon83 wrote:
Well, it was going to be 66 Euro (82$ USD) for one shipped to USA through Bus.Ok vendor here on the Samba. So I was able to get most people out the door for $50.

I still have one or two left. I'll PM ya msinabottle.


Love it when a plan comes together
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2018 2:50 pm    Post subject: Re: Westfalia side door threshold Reply with quote

Ö 'specially when not trying...
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2018 7:49 pm    Post subject: Re: Westfalia side door threshold Reply with quote

MANY thanks to you all. The thread title didn't mention that the part WAS available or the group buy--I thought it was just more wishful thoughts.

I love that brown paint on the securing bar. I'm thinking gypsum powder coat for mine. It's not like anyone's going to step on it...

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2018 7:54 pm    Post subject: Re: Westfalia side door threshold Reply with quote

All white ones have been accounted for. I have one or two black ones left. Also, thank you guys. I did this because I have enjoyed the Samba and wanted to give back in a way. I hope you enjoy your new door sill.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2018 3:28 am    Post subject: Re: Westfalia side door threshold Reply with quote

msinabottle wrote:
MANY thanks to you all. The thread title didn't mention that the part WAS available or the group buy--I thought it was just more wishful thoughts.

I love that brown paint on the securing bar. I'm thinking gypsum powder coat for mine. It's not like anyone's going to step on it...

Shocked

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We will see how the paint holds up. Dont have a lot of traffic. Just the wife and I. I do like the idea of pouder coat! Didnít think of that one.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2018 10:00 am    Post subject: Re: Westfalia side door threshold Reply with quote

Worried about any paint ó especially in being full-time Yutzs.

Might sand and polish ours...
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 3:51 pm    Post subject: The Threshold--Where I Step Reply with quote

Waal...

When Brandon told me he'd be sending the plastic threshold, I went and pulled Winston's aluminum locking piece, and took it to a large scale powder-coater, figuring they could just tuck it in with a larger batch... and, NO, they wouldn't.

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My old, good powder-coater is now a chef at a local country club...

Shocked

And so I hit Yelp and found a well-rated one who WOULD take the job, if I could wait two weeks, he seemed to be and has been nice, and while I was waiting...

Shocked

... I noticed that Nick, Winston's previous owner had had to glue a plastic strip of flashing on to the cruddy old plastic threshold's upper edge, for the vertical part to reach and to cover the gap between the old plastic threshold and the angled aluminum hold-down strip on top. Ecce:

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It had always looked terrible, I realized, and he used LOTS of silicone sealant that will have to be laboriously removed. Oh, joy. The edge of the wood flooring HAS to be covered, too, since he ran speaker cables in the channel along the edge, and to reach down and hold the beautiful new plastic threshold in place. Thanks, yet again, for letting me in on that, Brandon.

The obvious thing to do would be what the 'Who's Got a Wood Floor' folks did and get a bigger piece of angle iron, one that will cover the edge, reach down to the upper lip of the plastic threshold, and have that powder-coated a dark brown. I found pictures of their installations, and that's what they did successfully.

So that's where I am. I will go and retrieve the old part, buy a new length of angle iron, drill that using the old part as a template--and back to the powder-coater's I go. I think I can and should use unfinished steel.

Shocked

Further bulletins as events warrant.

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