What to do for Replacement Door Sill Plates?

mpc

Sharpest Tool
Sep 21, 2009
272
Vista, CA 92083
First Name
Mike
Willys Model
  1. Pickup
Willys Year:
  1. 1950
My '56 Wagon door sill plates have had it. I haven't located a suitable replacement yet. What's everyone here doing? Is there another sill from another vehicle that will work? Anyone making their own?
I don't know if the ones I have were the originals, but they are a thin flimsy aluminum. I'd prefer to have something thicker/stronger.
Thanks!
 
Thanks for the link. So you have to buy the catalog to see the specs and price on the part??
I'll give them a call and see what I can find out.
 
The catalog is worth it, besides parts there is a lot of good restoration/repair/tips info.
 
I called Walcks. They have them for $25 a pair. I didn't get a chance to call the others yet. I'm just not sure yet if I want these in the flimsy aluminum like replacements of if I can make something more heavy duty. Problem is the sill has a slight curve, not a straight line.
 
mpc said:
I called Walcks. They have them for $25 a pair. I didn't get a chance to call the others yet. I'm just not sure yet if I want these in the flimsy aluminum like replacements of if I can make something more heavy duty. Problem is the sill has a slight curve, not a straight line.

I bought the ones from Walck's. If I would have known how flimsy they were, I would not have.
I still may use them for a template, and cut some better ones. I imagine the first time someone steps on them, they will bend.

I also thought about putting something underneath. Kind of like two layers so the top one will only show. It would look original, but be stronger.
 
Yep. I'm leaning towards making something, but I'd like to see what others have done.
 
Mike,I am going to make some out of a piece of aluminum traction plate that is from a pick-up truck box top guard plates,they already have a 90 degree bend and can be cut easily to the right length and width desired.I took mine off an old pu.,but I'm sure you could pick some up at a junk yard and be shined up.Maybe you could find someone on the forum to spit a set of new ones......I like the way the heavier ones look......Jim
 
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