News

Any red 348 owners with photos of your door sills?

Discussion in '348/355' started by Husker, Mar 4, 2004.

  1. Husker

    Husker F1 Veteran
    Silver Subscribed

    Dec 31, 2003
    8,009
    western hemisphere
    I am considering painting the rocker panels of my '90 red 348ts to match the color of the car (red). However, I am unsure of the paint scheme inside the door sills (on the bottom where you step into the car). If anyone happens to have photos of your sills that would help me I would appreciate your posting these. Thanks!!
     
  2. To remove this ad click here.

  3. Ricambi America

    Ricambi America F1 World Champ
    Sponsor Owner

    I think the sills are 'all' black -- the color of the alumninum piece, plus the rubber "Ferrari" inset. That area gets A LOT of wear & tear when you enter the car, so the wrinkle-black finish probably makes good sense.

    Check out this eBay auction for a good example of painter rocker panels, with black sills:
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2463794846&category=6212

    (I actually spoke with this seller and thought he was A+, but ended up finding a car closer to home. IMHO, I love the color of that one...)

    I'm considering an upgrade to the Carbon Fiber sills from an F-chat sponsor. Anyone want to buy my OEM sills & rubber inserts for a 90 348ts ?


    -Daniel
     
  4. Husker

    Husker F1 Veteran
    Silver Subscribed

    Dec 31, 2003
    8,009
    western hemisphere
     
  5. Ricambi America

    Ricambi America F1 World Champ
    Sponsor Owner

    I believe the car color ends (and the rocker color begins), in a weld/joint area beneath your sills. If you examine the sill carefully, there's a small lip (1/4 inch?) area that bends downward into rocker. The color change (actually, it's a PART change) is probably under that sill area.

    The sill itself should be entirely removed from the car before painting your rocker panel. Once the sill is removed, I'd probably have the paint applied to the rocker and all the area underneath the (removed) sill -- which seems prone to rust. You can easily remove the sills yourself before driving over to the bodyshop.

    If you're color matching the rockers to the rest of the car. In fact, I'd bet the color undneath your sills is red -- just like your door jambs.

    I dunno if I answered your question, maybe I had too many Diet Cokes today

    Best Regards,
    Daniel
     
  6. kenster888

    kenster888 Formula Junior

    Nov 3, 2003
    436
    Massachusetts
    #5 kenster888, Mar 4, 2004
    Last edited by a moderator: Sep 7, 2017
  7. To remove this ad click here.

  8. Husker

    Husker F1 Veteran
    Silver Subscribed

    Dec 31, 2003
    8,009
    western hemisphere
    Thanks everyone for the follow-up! This really helped!
     

Share This Page