Location of the rocker decos on a 57A coupe?

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Location of the rocker decos on a 57A coupe?

#1 Post by James Fitzsimons » Mon Nov 05, 2018 5:09 am

Hi all,

After 8 years my car is finally getting close to paint! I want to test fit all the exterior fittings but during metal work I've lost the mounting holes for the rocker deco strips. I have "Neil's Book" which shows the deco strips end right at the torsion bar covers, but I'm not sure how far up from the bottom of the sills the decos should be. A search of the forum found me a number of people asking the same question but no answers.

Could anyone tell me either the distance from the bottom of the sill to the bottom of the rubber, or even better yet the distance from the bottom of the sill to the center of a mounting hole.

Any help would be much appreciated!

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Re: Location of the rocker decos on a 57A coupe?

#2 Post by James Fitzsimons » Mon Nov 19, 2018 4:57 am

Bump?

Is there anyone out there able to help me out with this measurement?

Your advice would be much appreciated!

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Re: Location of the rocker decos on a 57A coupe?

#3 Post by Norm Miller » Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:55 am

James,

I have a 56 Coupe in bare metal and can send you the measurements of the holes
in the rockers.
Give me a day or two to get to the car.

Norm
 

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Re: Location of the rocker decos on a 57A coupe?

#4 Post by James Fitzsimons » Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:22 pm

Norm Miller wrote:James,

I have a 56 Coupe in bare metal and can send you the measurements of the holes
in the rockers.
Give me a day or two to get to the car.

Norm
Thank you Norm, that is hugely appreciated!

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Re: Location of the rocker decos on a 57A coupe?

#5 Post by Wayne Arny » Tue Nov 20, 2018 5:22 pm

James, I removed mine on my '57A coupe, and just finished putting them back on. I can measure tomorrow and send pics and measurements to you. Wayne

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Re: Location of the rocker decos on a 57A coupe?

#6 Post by James Fitzsimons » Wed Nov 21, 2018 10:12 pm

Wayne Arny wrote:James, I removed mine on my '57A coupe, and just finished putting them back on. I can measure tomorrow and send pics and measurements to you. Wayne
Thanks Wayne, that would be amazing.

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Re: Location of the rocker decos on a 57A coupe?

#7 Post by Norm Miller » Wed Nov 21, 2018 10:15 pm

James Fitzsimons,
Deco measurements 001.jpg
From front fender to first hole in deco 80mm
From torsion bar plug to last hole in deco 45mm
From door sill down 35mm
From rocker up 62mm
 

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Re: Location of the rocker decos on a 57A coupe?

#8 Post by James Fitzsimons » Wed Nov 21, 2018 10:40 pm

Thank you so much Norm, that is fantastic!

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Re: Location of the rocker decos on a 57A coupe?

#9 Post by Wayne Arny » Thu Nov 22, 2018 3:04 pm

James, Did you get the measurements you needed? Wayne

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Re: Location of the rocker decos on a 57A coupe?

#10 Post by James Fitzsimons » Thu Nov 22, 2018 8:41 pm

Yes thanks Wayne, Norm's measurements should be all I need. I'll confirm tomorrow when I go to the paint shop to see the car.

Thanks for your offer of assistance though.

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