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Look what I found. New old stock. Molding that is at the floor height of my Regency. It is also halfway between the roof and the floor. May be on other Barth Coaches also. If you need some contact me. The molding only comes in 12 foot long pieces. Cost is $1.00 per foot plus packaging shipping costs. It only comes in BLACK The manufacturer has one box left. They no longer make it at this manufacturer.
Contact me in a private message and I will get you what you need till there is no more. I will remove this ad if the manufacturer runs out.
The molding is exactly at the floor level. It is snapped into the extruded aluminum rail that is about right here.
The extruded aluminum rail is painted grey-silver now and so is the plastic molding. When I change the molding to all black, I will post the new material.
Picture of original molding for comparison. New molding fits perfectly. The original molding has little fins on the outside top.
Old meets new molding. I am replacing all of my molding, even the molding that was painted silver.
Here is where I replaced the silver painted stuff with the new black.
It makes a nice color break with the black molding in the silver strip.
Please include a ship to address when sending me a private message.
Kevin ,The new molding looks VERY nice.
Model:: Barth Regal
Length:: 25 ft
Engine:: New Chevy 454 HO
Data Tag Number:: 8606 3339 25FP2
Yes, thank you. The black does a nice color break in the lower silver. I cannot believe the molding, actually called "screw cover" was very popular 25 years ago.
If you need some please include your address and a phone number when you send me a private message. Priority mail charge has been $6.95 for the few I have sent out. It gets coiled and zip tied in a shirt box. They are 12 feet long.
My screw cover molding was in several pieces, so if someone wants my old painted screw cover molding, just pay the shipping and give a present to the website. The old screw cover molding won't bend very easy and will be shipped straight in a tube. What I have is painted silver or black.
Looks really nice. Our molding is black so we will just be replacing missing pieces and a couple of broken areas. Looks sharp.
Shelia, (Kelshe) Thank you! I really like the black color break in the silver, instead of the all silver. Just my personal preference.
It appears most Regency Barth Coaches have two trim sections where this molding can be used. I will post some pictures as soon as mine is installed. It is hard on your fingers to In stall more than 12 foot at one time.
Oops, I forgot to mention how wide the molding actually is. It is sold as 33/64 or 1/64 over a half an inch. Thanks to the members questions in private, I have noted it here for the membership to see. The size is also now on the top of the posting.
My Barth finally saw sunshine outside yesterday. Here is another picture of the black molding I installed on the lower trim.
Molding insert update
Our current BaRTH junkie Steve VW alerted me at Milford at Michigan about my molding shrinkage. Steve has suggested to leave the molding in the sun for a few days before installing. This will dry out some out the plastic. Then bring the molding into a cool garage, for a day or two. After a few days of travel, my new molding has shrunk. I thought installing it in a cool garage and bringing the installed molding into the sunlight would expand it. Steve suggested otherwise. Put it in the sun to shrink it and then install it after it has cooled down a few days in a cool shop or garage. Any one have any luck with this procedure please post it here. All I know is five days in the sun and my molding has shrunk. I thought it would have expanded. Silly me!
I had Kevin send me 4 12' strips for my 28' Regal.
After kvetching to him that the strips wouldn't unwind to be completely straight (doesn't matter), then figuring out that I wasn't expected to slide the whole thing in from one end, both sides are almost done!! Of course I came up about 1.5" short. It was actually more than that because I bunged one end up trying to slide it in from the end of the track.
I'll get me one more 12' length. This will allow me to finish the side and also replace the rear strip, which I noticed too late, is also broken.
I did leave the molding out in the sun for a few days, then in the garage for a few days, then in the Barth for a few days. Hopefully it has done all its shrinking.
Here are some before and after shots. Looks great, you can almost ignore the terrible paint condition now. And yes, my Barth is dirty.
Passenger Side Before
Passenger Side After
Passenger Mirror Before
Passenger Mirror After
Interestingly, the rivets under the strip were placed in every other hole. I thought about water entry and put a smidge of polyurethane in each empty hole, at the same time wondering if someone here is going to say that they are left open intentionally as drains or vents:
And what are the chances that the door catch screw would skewer a rivet?
89 28' Regal
Rear is done!
89 28' Regal
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