That's new to me regarding the black line finishing across the front wing. I thought it was only the sill that was painted black. The Duchess still had original sills and the black paint was not on the lower part of the front wing.
To paint or not to paint that is the question? if your old Dutchess was standard Glenn I would have thought that would be a good pattern to go by? unless there are a few origional variations? it would be interesting to know what other members have got (done)
Would it be possible for one of the local members / contributors to visit Gaydon and take some detail photos of the sills on the two P5Bs in their collection to help clarify the questions on trim positions and paint break lines?
I suggest this in the hope that the "Harold Wilson" and "HRH" cars are in original condition and ought therefore to be good reference pointers.
Post by johnwp5bcoupe on Jun 15, 2006 12:08:54 GMT
Good suggestion p5tgc!? a bit more input there are 2 small pieces of trim on the front wing a continuation of the sill trim if these are fitted it would make sense to continue the Satin Black! any body got the small trims I have one drivers side. The picture at the top of the site shows these.
Post by johnwp5bcoupe on Jun 15, 2006 21:02:33 GMT
Phil the old 68 coupe I have for spares (which is rapidly dissapearing) has a short sill trim from the sill join to the front wing edge! in other words this sill trim was in two pieces or was it cut by the person who at some time changed the sills and molded the cut edge to look the part?
I have had a good look at the small trim!! it has been rolled over at the edge (very well) to probably "thinking about it" to make good the wing bottom after fitting new sills and the old sill trims being the "normal" dented or screwed or probably the fitter could not be bothered to get new clips!! Glenn is saving me a new set Phil.