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Offline Stuartm

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Twin Cam Special Sill Trim
« on: Sunday,October 13, 2013, 12:25:18 AM »
Hi all,

New to this forum. Does anybody know where I can find the aluminium sill trim to clip onto the top of the sill covers?

Thanks for your help in advance

Stuart

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Re: Twin Cam Special Sill Trim
« Reply #1 on: Sunday,October 13, 2013, 04:53:34 AM »
Did you try Paul Matty,  Europa Engineering, Sue Miller?

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Re: Twin Cam Special Sill Trim
« Reply #2 on: Sunday,October 13, 2013, 08:52:00 AM »
Another vote for Richard Banks here, I think he's probably the most comprehensive Europa specialist on our side of the pond. If he hasn't got them he'll most likely know if they are obtainable or not.

http://www.banks-europa.co.uk/welcome.htm

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Re: Twin Cam Special Sill Trim
« Reply #3 on: Sunday,October 13, 2013, 12:19:24 PM »
Thanks guys, I have tried sue and Paul Matty. Will try banks nod let you know how I get on.

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Re: Twin Cam Special Sill Trim
« Reply #4 on: Sunday,October 13, 2013, 11:26:13 PM »
An afterthought.....

If it's the shiny chrome looking strip that you need, then I was in a similar position earlier this year with the Elan. They are stainless steel and I have the originals but they looked a bit worn next to new paint.

In the end I bought a roll of that self adhesive flexible chrome strip and used that on the sills. Ok, get up close and you can see the cut ends but you do have to kneel down to see that detail and in normal use it looks fine. The big plus was no drilling the bodywork to fit and if you get tired of it you can always remove it with a hair dryer.  This is what it looks like in practice, it's a reasonable alternative if you can't get original trim and the aftermarket options are poor quality.



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Re: Twin Cam Special Sill Trim
« Reply #5 on: Monday,October 14, 2013, 10:35:14 AM »
Very similar. What width is the trim you used?

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Re: Twin Cam Special Sill Trim
« Reply #6 on: Monday,October 14, 2013, 01:49:05 PM »
It comes in all sorts of sizes and I just picked something which was about the same width and as flat as possible.  The original stainless trim on the Elan was 3/4" wide and checking my Ebay history I bought 20mm wide chrome strip in a 5m roll for £12 back in May this year.

The thing I noticed was that some profiles are flat and this is 3mm at most whereas others are almost rounded and protrude more from the bodywork, which leaves the cut ends showing the obvious plastic filler.   At 3mm deep it's very close to the original stainless and a touch of silver paint at the cut ends hides it very well.   Ebay has loads for sale ranging from 3mm to 25mm wide so there's a good chance you'd get something to match.

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