Rocker panel - Body Kit quiestion

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cabbygal
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Rocker panel - Body Kit quiestion

Post by cabbygal » Fri Oct 05, 2012 9:55 pm

Hey everyone - i just installed a new left side rocker panel after mine went MIA - someone hoisted my car up wrong and loosened it - didn't even fathom the rocker panel going missing.....

My question is - there is a gap now between rocker panel and body of car (on top of panel - Can I fill it with silicone? if so which one....

Thanks again

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Re: Rocker panel - Body Kit quiestion

Post by CalAltaDubber » Fri Oct 05, 2012 11:58 pm

This is a little hard to answer without a photo. That way we can see what you mean.
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Re: Rocker panel - Body Kit quiestion

Post by cabbygal » Sat Oct 06, 2012 8:33 am

Will do and will attach photo :) Today - Canadian thanksgiving weekend will get it done before the big bird slows me down :)

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Re: Rocker panel - Body Kit quiestion

Post by Briano1234 » Sat Oct 06, 2012 11:28 am

If you are talking the clipper kit, and the side piece that is held by gray clips and about 4 or 5 screws on the bottom, it didn't go missing, they probably broke it and then let you discover it missing.

At the top edge it should be a rubber gasket on the lip against the car, they call it welting. I am thinking that Cristine needed some and she has the source. I think it is similar to "fender beading" on the Bugs.

http://www.vwheritage.com/vw_spares_Bea ... tartPage=1
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Re: Rocker panel - Body Kit quiestion

Post by cabbygal » Sun Oct 07, 2012 8:26 pm

Hi yes Briano - its the welting I need - wondering where in Canada I can order it from?

Cheers all :)

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Re: Rocker panel - Body Kit quiestion

Post by kamzcab86 » Sun Oct 07, 2012 9:26 pm

Mk1 Autohaus is reproducing them: http://www.ebay.com/itm/VW-Cabriolet-88 ... 4a8ae1cd23 . :beer:

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