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« on: 03 October, 2019, 11:46:29 AM »

I have been looking for a source of this aluminium "T" piece trim for a long time - with no success

It's the strip that fits between the wing/running board and the body and is often missing or badly corroded. Unfortunately my Cabrio came without it so I need to find some - especially difficult because it is a single 3.5 m piece

Irritatingly, no-one appears to be able to help, indeed no-one seems to reply to my requests (except Omicron who can't supply it), so I have decided to get some made

Before I go ahead and sign the order, does anyone know of a source ? Would anyone else be interested in buying some ?

I could fit a plastic or fabric version , but it wouldn't be right ......

I will have to get a certain quantity made, which is too much for my car, so if anyone will commit to buying some for their car/project, I would be happy to make it available at an attractive cost, however, if I take on the whole manufacturing cost myself, future prices will be higher !

So have a think and let me know !
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« Reply #1 on: 03 October, 2019, 04:10:00 PM »

Hi Simon, I'm interested. My 1937 Aprilia was bought with plastic beading between wings and body.
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« Reply #2 on: 03 October, 2019, 05:23:05 PM »

Is there not a shiny 'chrome' plastic trim available? I temporarily used something once many years ago from a Leyland Mini to replace a corroded aluminium trim on a B20.
Also I seem to remember that at Padova Mostra Scambio once there was a company who sell all sorts of aluminium extrusions.
Could you post an image of the cross section required - would it be similar for example to the external aluminium trim which sits between the rubber seal and the body around the rear window on early Aurelias.
If it is, I think I know of a restoration shop who were looking at getting an extrusion made.
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« Reply #3 on: 03 October, 2019, 05:24:38 PM »

Isn't there an 'old school' VW Beetle trim between the wings and body which could be bought in a shiny finish?
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« Reply #4 on: 03 October, 2019, 05:33:48 PM »

Have you put the question to the Australian register or up on the LMC Facebook page?

https://m.facebook.com/groups/167811373309263

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« Reply #5 on: 03 October, 2019, 07:19:31 PM »

I presume you have checked out Woolies.     https://www.woolies-trim.co.uk/category/113/aluminium-sections?pagenum=1
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« Reply #6 on: 03 October, 2019, 07:53:35 PM »

I will have a look and see if the Ardea (2nd series) is the same.
Have you some idea of cost?
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« Reply #7 on: 03 October, 2019, 09:29:01 PM »

This might work
https://www.vintagecarparts.co.uk/products/693-container-wing-piping-tee
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« Reply #8 on: 04 October, 2019, 05:42:08 AM »

Thanks everyone

I have received samples from Woolies, vintage supplies and others, and though they would work, they just will not look correct. I have heard about a chrome-look plastic that would be very easy to fit, but again it isn't right and how long will it last ?

I have bought some Woolies aluminium trim for the running board tread

I don't do FB so no access to the Australian register, but I have done extensive searches to no avail.

This trim is quite difficult due to the depth of the vertical flange, and getting the "flat" semi-circle top right. I will dig out a photo and profile diagram later today

I will be in touch with those of you who have expressed an interest and share some costing plans - Thanks again for your interest
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« Reply #9 on: 04 October, 2019, 08:37:55 AM »

Simon
I do not know who is making any at the moment, but I do know that James Parry fitted some earlier this year to an Aprilia. Have you spoken to him? If you go down the route of getting some made, I too would be interested in some for my Aprilia project.
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« Reply #10 on: 04 October, 2019, 08:50:18 AM »

Thanks Dave, as you say James did make some but that required cutting down and re-profiling another trim. I have had a good chat with him and he said that it took an inordinate amount of time ..... so James may be interested in some new, correct profile as well !

I am waiting for a sample to arrive from the potential suppliers, and will update as and when I have news
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« Reply #11 on: 04 October, 2019, 01:37:23 PM »

Hi Simon!
I, too, am interested in this trim. I will check my wing trim at the weekend to see how good it is.
Are you hoping to source a curved section for wings as well as a straight section for the running boards?
 
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« Reply #12 on: 04 October, 2019, 05:01:07 PM »

My Ardea which has never been touched has a smaller section, just over 7mm whereas the April is about 9mm
I am interested in joining in.
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« Reply #13 on: 05 October, 2019, 01:25:22 PM »

A little bit more detail on the trim

Once the extrusion has been made it will need to have cutouts and slots made on the back edge in order to fit it correctly, the cutouts are for the wing bolts

Plus a view of the section to be made, measurements taken from an original piece


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« Reply #14 on: 09 October, 2019, 02:56:04 PM »

From my iPhone so sorry if typos....

I have just agreed to make the tooling so this project will be going ahead - if anyone else wants to join in please let me know asap because it will be a while before I can make another batch

Merci Simon
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