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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2005 9:06 am    Post subject: VW stamped door sills Reply with quote

Can someone tell me how close the repop door sills that are being sold by ultrarare are to the original ones. i am looking for a nice set, but have not been able to find a pair for the right $$. thanks for your help-scott
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2005 4:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bob (53oval) has a set of original VW-logo'd sill plates on his car. They are a Gold color with dimpling throughout the entire surface, not smooth.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2005 5:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bob has the seriously hard to find gold ones. Cool i have seen a set in pics that Phil Wiener has. I can't remember where the vw stamping is on them, or if the ones for sale are a very close repop. If anyone out there has a set for sale let me know Wink thanks-scott
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2005 5:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For starters, the repros are stainless steel, and the stampings are a checkerboard pattern rather than the diamond pattern of the originals. I'm sure others will have more to add.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2005 5:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Coad, that was the answer I was looking for. Will wait until I can find a set of original. the asking price of the repop was too good to be true Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2005 5:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Am I out of it or what...Who is Ultrarare??? Confused
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2005 5:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My bad, I didn't pay close enough attention to the seller's name.Ultrarareparts. Embarassed
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2005 7:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

gobo57 wrote:
Will wait until I can find a set of original. the asking price of the repop was too good to be true Laughing


So, what kind of price are the originals going for then?
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2005 7:52 pm    Post subject: NOS door sill plates Reply with quote

i bought a set of NOS sill plates about 3 years ago for $500. they command big money. i have the same set that Randy Gates has on his '51 Split.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2005 7:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Will wait until I can find a set of original. the asking price of the repop was too good to be true Laughing


So, what kind of price are the originals going for then?


I've turned down $800 cash and an NOS set of the silver ones for mine.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2005 7:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Am I out of it or what...Who is Ultrarare??? Confused


Here's the link to the sills in question:
http://thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=194406
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2005 1:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually those don't look that bad. If you don't have a real set to compare them to, most people would just assume they are correct. Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2005 2:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i would be scared to make anything with a VW logo on them
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2005 2:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

empivw wrote:
i would be scared to make anything with a VW logo on them


You can bet they won't be around for long. Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2005 9:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a different set also. They are alluminum (sp?) and have the checkered pattern. I purchased them about 3 years ago from a guy in England. They are different because the part that goes over the carpet holder stops at the top rather than covering it. They fit perfect on my oval vert because they end before the extra support in the door. I will post pics later.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 07, 2005 2:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did the originals have slotted or phillips screws?

How big a gap was there at the ends (how tightly did they fit)?
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 07, 2005 3:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Slots Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 07, 2005 5:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

53 0val wrote:
Slots Wink


It seems anything made in the fifties or earlier for the most part had alot of slotted screws, I only know of 4 in my car plus the door hinge screws, thats it!
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2005 6:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i have heard first hand from a reliable source that the sill plates are very nice. with that said, finding an original set with a fair price tag i was told to scoop up a set or two. i agree with Bob that they won't be around long. vwoa will track them down.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2005 12:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi,

Anyone have a pic or link to where I can see the vw sill plates being attached to the car ? Its pretty expensive imho for a repro but its kinda of unique. Very Happy
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