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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2018 3:18 pm    Post subject: Threshold/Door Sill Covers Reply with quote

I am really liking these threshold covers (picture from oldbug.com) but Wolfsburg West does not list them for convertibles. Does anyone carry this nice of ones for convertibles? If not, how different are the door sills in a convertible?

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https://www.wolfsburgwest.com/cart/DetailsList.cfm?ID=ZVW14SS
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:08 am    Post subject: Re: Threshold/Door Sill Covers Reply with quote

The ones for the sedan should work for the convertible, at least for the door sill. My sedan has that threshhold plate, but it also gets the door corner and part of the a-pillar area so that would not be the same on a vert. Just be careful about how you install them. Drilling anything into my heater channels would give me nightmares about how rusted out it will be in another 30 years
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:12 pm    Post subject: Re: Threshold/Door Sill Covers Reply with quote

Are you saying it covers more than I can see in the picture? Don't suppose you have a picture of what you are talking about? How did you install yours?

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The ones for the sedan should work for the convertible, at least for the door sill. My sedan has that threshhold plate, but it also gets the door corner and part of the a-pillar area so that would not be the same on a vert. Just be careful about how you install them. Drilling anything into my heater channels would give me nightmares about how rusted out it will be in another 30 years
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 2:54 pm    Post subject: Re: Threshold/Door Sill Covers Reply with quote

Convertibles have extra braces in the lower corners of the door openings. The sedan covers will not fit.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 3:58 pm    Post subject: Re: Threshold/Door Sill Covers Reply with quote

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Convertibles have extra braces in the lower corners of the door openings. The sedan covers will not fit.
(stolen from the photo gallery)


Thank you, looking at pictures it looks like the pinch piece for the carpet is different too. If it's just the braces I would just trim the covers around them but I'm thinking it's more than just that looking at pictures.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 6:00 pm    Post subject: Re: Threshold/Door Sill Covers Reply with quote

Convertible threshold covers are available. Attached are pictures of them in my '67 convertible. Unfortunately I don't remember who I purchased them from. They are extruded aluminum and not just pressed thin aluminum sheet metal.

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Keep looking you should be able to find them. Good luck.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 6:05 pm    Post subject: Re: Threshold/Door Sill Covers Reply with quote

Damn, I never knew about those braces at the bottom of the door jambs!
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:16 pm    Post subject: Re: Threshold/Door Sill Covers Reply with quote

Kustom41 wrote:
I am really liking these threshold covers (picture from oldbug.com) but Wolfsburg West does not list them for convertibles. Does anyone carry this nice of ones for convertibles? If not, how different are the door sills in a convertible?

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https://www.wolfsburgwest.com/cart/DetailsList.cfm?ID=ZVW14SS


Call Chuck at Chucks Convertibles....he advertises on this site. He can tell you anything you want to know about where to get the decorative rails for your vert.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:16 pm    Post subject: Re: Threshold/Door Sill Covers Reply with quote

Kustom41 wrote:
I am really liking these threshold covers (picture from oldbug.com) but Wolfsburg West does not list them for convertibles. Does anyone carry this nice of ones for convertibles? If not, how different are the door sills in a convertible?

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.


https://www.wolfsburgwest.com/cart/DetailsList.cfm?ID=ZVW14SS


Call Chuck at Chucks Convertibles....he advertises on this site. He can tell you anything you want to know about where to get the decorative rails for your vert.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:26 pm    Post subject: Re: Threshold/Door Sill Covers Reply with quote

I think Jbug sells those ones. I really like the ones WW sells so Iíll either have to settle or modify.

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Convertible threshold covers are available. Attached are pictures of them in my '67 convertible. Unfortunately I don't remember who I purchased them from. They are extruded aluminum and not just pressed thin aluminum sheet metal.

Keep looking you should be able to find them. Good luck.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:21 am    Post subject: Re: Threshold/Door Sill Covers Reply with quote

Wouldnít be too hard to make a set really... the nice ones are kinda $$$ to take a cut/mod... or atleast for poor guys like me.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:28 am    Post subject: Re: Threshold/Door Sill Covers Reply with quote

Kustom41 wrote:
I really like the ones WW sells .


A pair of tin snips some time.. and it's done...

Wink


If you want it nice and straight.. . use a sharp utility knife .. a straight edge.. and score a deep line at trim lines. .. bend, break and done.

If its what you want.. dont settle ... do it..

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:34 am    Post subject: Re: Threshold/Door Sill Covers Reply with quote

VOLKSWAGNUT wrote:
Kustom41 wrote:
I really like the ones WW sells .


A pair of tin snips some time.. and it's done...

Wink


If you want it nice and straight.. . use a sharp utility knife .. a straight edge.. and score a deep line at trim lines. .. bend, break and done.

If its what you want.. dont settle ... do it..

.


My buddy was the one that manufactured those ones that WW sells, they are stainless steel. I have two sets. They are very rigid and top quality.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 11:03 am    Post subject: Re: Threshold/Door Sill Covers Reply with quote

Do you have a set that is not installed? Can you measure the step up for me? I am concerned that the convertible needs I taller cover due to the metal that pinches the carpet in place that I am not seeing in the pictures of the non-convertibles.

Keith wrote:
VOLKSWAGNUT wrote:
Kustom41 wrote:
I really like the ones WW sells .


A pair of tin snips some time.. and it's done...

Wink


If you want it nice and straight.. . use a sharp utility knife .. a straight edge.. and score a deep line at trim lines. .. bend, break and done.

If its what you want.. dont settle ... do it..

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My buddy was the one that manufactured those ones that WW sells, they are stainless steel. I have two sets. They are very rigid and top quality.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 11:51 am    Post subject: Re: Threshold/Door Sill Covers Reply with quote

Kustom41 wrote:
Do you have a set that is not installed? Can you measure the step up for me? I am concerned that the convertible needs I taller cover due to the metal that pinches the carpet in place that I am not seeing in the pictures of the non-convertibles.

Keith wrote:
VOLKSWAGNUT wrote:
Kustom41 wrote:
I really like the ones WW sells .


A pair of tin snips some time.. and it's done...

Wink


If you want it nice and straight.. . use a sharp utility knife .. a straight edge.. and score a deep line at trim lines. .. bend, break and done.

If its what you want.. dont settle ... do it..

.


My buddy was the one that manufactured those ones that WW sells, they are stainless steel. I have two sets. They are very rigid and top quality.


I do have one set that arenít installed. I can measure them for you later today.

Also, the ones I have arenít for sale. That is for anyone that might have wanted to PM me about them. Those are going in my Ď55.
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