It is currently Sun Oct 21, 2018 1:20 pm

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]


Forum rules


Please click here to view the forum rules



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 6 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 5:49 pm 
356 Fan

Joined: Sat Dec 03, 2016 6:43 pm
Posts: 58
Location: Sacramento, Ca area
I'm attempting to install the vertical aluminum trim over the threshold mat on my '63 Ruetter coupe.
When I dry fit the mat and aluminum trim there is a 1/8" gap between the bottom of the trim and the top of the door opening. The pre-existing holes are not even close to lining up with the holes in the trim.
The wide edge of the mat is on the outboard side, not one of the ribs. In other words I'm fitting the trim over the thinnest edge of the mat. Both the mat and the trim are new.
All of my reference books show the trim fitting over the mat, not butted against the mat.

What am I going wrong?

Any suggestions appreciated.

Jack


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:12 pm 
356 Fan
User avatar

Joined: Sat Apr 05, 2008 8:21 am
Posts: 3290
Location: Augusta,Michigan
Good discussion and pictures by Bruce Baker in this old link: viewtopic.php?f=13&t=25248&hilit=threshold+trim

_________________
1965 356C There is never enough time to do it right, but always enough time to do it over.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:23 pm 
356 Fan

Joined: Sat Dec 03, 2016 6:43 pm
Posts: 58
Location: Sacramento, Ca area
Thank you, Doug,
I did a search and read that post prior to posting mine. I'm doing exactly as Bruce described yet his vertical strip is in the correct position relative to the lower door opening. Mine is 1/8" above it.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:39 pm 
356 Fan
User avatar

Joined: Sat Apr 05, 2008 8:21 am
Posts: 3290
Location: Augusta,Michigan
Currently available trim does not align with original holes-at least it didn't on my 65 C. I just marked and drilled new holes.

_________________
1965 356C There is never enough time to do it right, but always enough time to do it over.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:50 pm 
356 Fan

Joined: Wed Nov 23, 2011 10:52 am
Posts: 3349
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
What was the source of your rockerpanel/thresholds? They may have been made too deep.

_________________


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:22 pm 
356 Fan

Joined: Sat Dec 03, 2016 6:43 pm
Posts: 58
Location: Sacramento, Ca area
Doug, I had to drill new holes as well. I finally back beveled the edge of the mat and got it to fit pretty well. Sometimes you just have to work with what you have.

Martin, you asked a good question. And that may very well be the case. I wish I knew the answer but I bought this project after all the body/metal work was finished.

Thank you both for the help.

Jack


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 6 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot], John Brooks, Kevin Gallagher


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group