@mvpvintageparts is making some door sill plates for our cars but there seems to be some confusion as to what models/years came with what. Possibly a few minor fitment issues as well. We want to definitively nail down what's what. We have found some info on the web, but what's making this hard is the ETK pics are never helpful, they are NLA, and the interchangeability of the parts between years/models. Thanks to @Forrest_KoogleWerks for bringing most of this to our attention.
This is what we have so far and PLEASE correct us if anything is wrong. Any additional info is greatly appreciated, it will allow us to keep making great things that actually fit and are affordable.
#1. 1600/Early 2002' and 1602's (03/'66 to 04/'72). Characterized by the gray color and the fact that it screws into the sheet metal on the interior of the car. Also the rubber strip is not channeled into the plastic but rather clipped from underneath the plastic sill plate. Part numbers seem to be #51477470007 (Sill Plate) and #??? (Gasket)
#2. Mid range 2002's & 1602's (03/’71 to 08/’73). Characterized by being clipped to the seam of the door jamb instead of screwed in. Rubber strip is channeled in the plastic and held in by clips. Has a thin flexible rubber "foot" on the interior side. Part numbers seem to be #51471808680 (Sill Plate) and #51471822072 (Gasket).
#3. Late model 2002's (08/’73 to 07/’77). Square tail light cars? Characterized by the increased width of the sill plate that extends all the way to the edge of the rocker. Uses clips to attach to the seam. The rubber strip is channeled into the plastic and retained by clips. Has a thin flexible rubber "foot" on the exterior side. Part numbers seem to be #51471822070 (Sill Plate) and #51471822072 (Gasket).
We are also aware of the OEM aluminum sill plate #51479555225, but are unaware of any other variations or original options.
Also please advise if the touring models also fall under these date ranges as well. @Conserv?
Another thing, what if we made a large one that was sort of a combination between #2 and #3? Like it had a sill plate on either side of the seam?