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    KAS-Kilmartin outer sills with bow to match door

    I am happy to announce that the pair of KAS-Kilmartin outer sills part #TR009 have arrived. This is the outer sill for TS60000 on that has the bow in the door. When i first opened them and took a look they did not look bowed but once the sill was clamped to the inner sill the bow was obvious. The flange that welds to the inner sill is straight but the outside edge is bowed. The bow is between 3/32" and 1/8". I have repaired the bottom of my doors and fabricated new door skins. These sills match the bow of my doors very well. I did not have the outer sill to go by when I did the repair so i am satisfied that the bow in the door is correct. There is one area that i am not sure about. The notch for the door clearance when it is open is different from the roadster factory outer sill. I have a pair of them as well so I am not sure which is correct. The roadster factory sills are straight and would need modification or body filler to match the door. Now to cost, each outer sill cost $ 87.91 Australian and $75.82 Australian to ship to the states. For the lads in the US that is each $63.29 and shipping $53.38 so roughly $90 dollars each, that is double what the big three are getting for theirs. Is it worth it, I think so, it is a difficult part to make with all the folds and trying to get the bow in it. I ordered the parts because My car has nothing in the middle for a reference so I was looking for a part that i thought would help bring the front and back together with some accuracy.
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    Re: KAS-Kilmartin outer sills with bow to match door

    If I could go back in time I would have got them. I spent a lot of time messing with the sills the PO had fitted and still ended up with some bondo. I also added a strip to the first step in the sill on both sides because the gap at the bottom of the door was too big. $90.00 would have been a deal.

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    Re: KAS-Kilmartin outer sills with bow to match door

    +1 on David's comment. I am away from my shop so can't really comment on the notch except to say it looks right in the picture from my memory.
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    Re: KAS-Kilmartin outer sills with bow to match door

    I think I would rivet the outer sill on and try and hang the door. The door rotation looks correct on the original one you have to me. My eyes are not good enough to see that little arch at the bottom of the door. However, I think where the little arc is going to come in play nice is where that little section of quarter panel by the stone guard is. The aftermarket outer rockers bulge out there 3/16 or maybe be bigger and look wrong. It looks like the ones you have pull back into the tub on that small section at the end of rocker where the door stops.

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    Re: KAS-Kilmartin outer sills with bow to match door

    When I was at the stage of needing my outer sills held in place temporarily but firmly while I fitted other stuff I used self tapping screws. Held the bottom edge with clamps.

    David
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