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Can anyone direct me to a clear picture of what this trim looks like and how it was attached? 

 

Thanks

Brad

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Here's what the trim detail looks like.  This is a before and after polishing photo.

 

 

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I used these #10 - 24 clips with the stud and all new stainless hardware.

 

 

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Snap in all the clips

 

 

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Finished detail.

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Thanks Gary. That is exactly what I was looking for. The profile is very similar to the rest of the trim . I had a few remnant pieces screwed on through the trim that frankly looked like they came off the edge of a 1950's kitchen table. I have looked high and low and have not found any available. My car is about 7-8 months away from road worthy so at least I know what I'm looking for. Who did your running boards? They look amazing.

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Kris at The Running Board Rubber Company, Mc Bride, Canada.

 

Once you get over all the shipping hurdles, He really does beautiful work.  

 

 

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Since I've been pretty certain my homemade running boards deviate in length slightly from the stock length trim, (nevermind not having the trim pieces themselves anyway) I've been considering going through Mcmillian to have some pieces made to fit, with the spear/pointed ends and mounting studs, although they do not have the correct ridges in them like the stock ones do.  Fortunately I think I have the most of the stock side body trim, but im hoping the running board trim will be far enough away that it wont be too noticeable  that they don't match. https://www.mcmillanrodandcustom.com/external_moldings_vents_accents.html 

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I am using a combination of the hood and one door to make mine for my 1939.  Should look great from 10 ft away, and nobody will know it’s wrong except people like us.  The belt line trim pieces are plentiful, so I’m doing some homemade fab ideas to make it work.

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I would have to go back in my correspondence from when I first bought my 1937 Special in 1987. The moldings were being replicated in aluminum. I bought a set then and was waiting until I was able to get the boards recovered. Still not done!

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 The passenger side was a bit mangled and they have sheet metal screws holding them on.

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McBride is a 6-7 hour drive north from me. I will contact him about a trim source and doing my running boards. 

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Brad the gentleman that was reproducing the running board trim in aluminum was in Perry, Michigan. Unfortunately so far I've only located his P.O. Box. I'll dig deeper but the address was;

Restoration Services

P.O. Box 442

Perry Michigan  48872

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14 hours ago, 1937-44 said:

Brad the gentleman that was reproducing the running board trim in aluminum was in Perry, Michigan. Unfortunately so far I've only located his P.O. Box. I'll dig deeper but the address was;

Restoration Services

P.O. Box 442

Perry Michigan  48872

Thanks, I tried to find them on line and think they may be defunct. I will check on Hemmings. 

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 I believe it was a one man operation.  I don't think he ever advertised in Hemmings or had an online presence.

 

Carl

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On 10/9/2018 at 11:33 AM, 1937-44 said:

Brad the gentleman that was reproducing the running board trim in aluminum was in Perry, Michigan. Unfortunately so far I've only located his P.O. Box. I'll dig deeper but the address was;

Restoration Services

P.O. Box 442

Perry Michigan  48872

He is an ex GM Flint employee.  Is now elderly and unsure if he is still supplying these.  I called at his house a few years ago, but he was not at home.

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