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1961 Volvo PV544 in Holland

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Old Jan 8th, 2019, 16:16   #541
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This time I'm after information about the metal and rubber cappings that sit on top of the sills of the PV544

I believe the correct part numbers for the PV are 660157 and 660158 for the left hand and right hand sides respectively.

I've heard that the Amazon 2 door model is quite close in shape so I was wondering if the much cheaper Amazon cappings can be successfully fitted (perhaps with small modifications) to a PV?

(The Amazon equivalents seem to be part numbers 655189 and 655190)

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Old Jan 9th, 2019, 20:07   #542
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...someone can answer the previous post - that would be helpful!

In the mean time - because the workshop struggles to get warmer than 5 degrees C at the moment I thought I'd show a bit of welding action.

This is for the front left hand wing which is a bit of a basket case

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To refresh your memories here are some pictures I posted last year =>








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There was at least some localised warming going on!
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Old Jan 9th, 2019, 21:22   #543
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This time I'm after information about the metal and rubber cappings that sit on top of the sills of the PV544

I believe the correct part numbers for the PV are 660157 and 660158 for the left hand and right hand sides respectively.

I've heard that the Amazon 2 door model is quite close in shape so I was wondering if the much cheaper Amazon cappings can be successfully fitted (perhaps with small modifications) to a PV?

(The Amazon equivalents seem to be part numbers 655189 and 655190)

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Not so expensive. I'm fortunate to have the metal sill plates on my PV
http://www.vp-autoparts.com/main.asp...157&searchfld=
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Not so expensive. I'm fortunate to have the metal sill plates on my PV
http://www.vp-autoparts.com/main.asp...157&searchfld=
Er - sorry - but I beg to differ! 150 euros a side seems to me to be rather expensive especially when the Amazon 2 door sill trims (which I assume are of a similar length) are often sold for about half the price.

I have seen good second hand versions of the 2 door Amazon sill trims for sale for about 30 euros a piece which if they fit / can be easily made to fit isn't such a hole in the budget (that went out the window about half way through July 2018!)
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The sill plates for the 2 cars are completely different. Rubber moulding originally for the PV and pressed alloy for the Amazon. The Amazons don't wear out so plenty of them around. The PV rubber ones get very ratty with age and have long been unavailable. That's the main reason the repros are expensive, and they say they are made from plastic. The chance of finding good originals is small but you might get lucky. I think you'll find that the originals and the repros look rather different but with new paint, scruffy rubber ones might not look the part.
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The sill plates for the 2 cars are completely different. Rubber moulding originally for the PV and pressed alloy for the Amazon. The Amazons don't wear out so plenty of them around. The PV rubber ones get very ratty with age and have long been unavailable. That's the main reason the repros are expensive, and they say they are made from plastic. The chance of finding good originals is small but you might get lucky. I think you'll find that the originals and the repros look rather different but with new paint, scruffy rubber ones might not look the part.
I realise the Amazon ones are different especially in terms of looks - but are they more or less the same shape? Will they fit (even a bit)?
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Basic answer is no but with a bit of cutting and trimming you might get something that doesn't look too bad. Would be cheap to try if you just get one side as a test piece.
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My first PV had these missing, and I made something adequate out of ribbed rubber sheet, not perfect, but cheap, and better than nothing.
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Basic answer is no but with a bit of cutting and trimming you might get something that doesn't look too bad. Would be cheap to try if you just get one side as a test piece.
If the basic answer is no then perhaps I need to try and make something before destroying good parts that someone else could use where they are meant to be used.

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My first PV had these missing, and I made something adequate out of ribbed rubber sheet, not perfect, but cheap, and better than nothing.
Do you happen to have a link to the rubber you used?
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