Rocker panel trim -- split ends?

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Brett Johnson
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Re: Rocker panel trim -- split ends?

#16 Post by Brett Johnson » Fri Feb 01, 2019 10:44 pm


A little background about me. I went to King's College University of London, in 1975/76. I also did my veterinary externship in lovely Sutton Coldfield in 1980 with the television tower in the back garden where I lived. So...

I must opine that the longish story you told has too many British-isms -- I mean with our generally American audience, who knows what an MOT is, anyway? Then at the end of your second paragraph, you actually start speaking French, mon dieu!

Gawrsh, then you begin with dialect -- I mean, you may have well said "cobblers" instead of "bollocks" or maybe "codswallop", which I had to have classmates explain to me back at King's. And then the Houdini remark -- I was totally gobsmacked -- you know, I kinda think of myself more of a Harry Blackstone. After all, your car was constructed several years before the information requested in question posed -- so what is the deal?

Having said that, I am very enthusiastic about you car being authentically completed for future generations of Porsche enthusiasts to appreciate for years to come.
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Re: Rocker panel trim -- split ends?

#17 Post by Erik Thomas » Fri Feb 01, 2019 10:52 pm

109750 build date 11/24/59 has welded deco trims, no anodizing. They are pretty well beat up, so I recently ordered new ones from Stoddard. They have the seam at the ends, and this did not please me. I was considering welding them up, but then, we have the anodizing to consider.. learn something new every day.

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Re: Rocker panel trim -- split ends?

#18 Post by Vincent Gillespie » Sat Feb 02, 2019 8:29 am

Brett brilliant, thanks for the laugh, to make it more incomprehensible along with the English and french bits that's a Donegal (that's in Ireland) dialect.

Thanks for all your hard work in getting all this info together, I can't wait for the next edition of your book when, no doubt, I'll have more 'Aarragh jasysus christ fer feck sake' moments when I discover I've used the wrong thingymajig.

V :-)
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Re: Rocker panel trim -- split ends?

#19 Post by Jan Kolm » Sat Feb 02, 2019 3:30 pm

Anodized (bright-dipped) trim with finished ends do exist. I have one that came with a pile of miscellaneous interior and trim parts from an early C.
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