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I have a 1938 Nash Lafayette two door sedan. I recently had it in a body shop for repair and they lost one of the inside trim pieces that mounts on the inside of the sill plate to cover up the edge of the carpet. Trying to find a Nash interior part is very hard so I am looking to see if another manufacturers part would fit. This part is about an inch and one haf wide and has a rolled bead on the inside that fits up over the carpet. If anyone has a suggestion, other than duct tape I would appreciate knowing a possible source. THANKS [email protected]
 

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Hey Dave I cant beleive somebody else is building a Nash!!! I have a 37 ambass Have you tried the nash club. If your car is a rod DO NOT TELL THEM. They are a bunch of pretty stuck up people so you have to be a little underhanded to buy parts.Some of the guys would rather see the parts rust and get scraped rather than go to a rod. E-mail me if you want as i have several names that do have Nash stuff.
This was the day i bought it and dragged it home after 10 years of haggling to get it.

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I briefly checked out the N.C.C.A site and they only have 1,400 members. That makes me wonder how many people really are restoring these Nash Rod's. The numbers are small in comparison to the Chevy, Ford, Corvette, Etc. clubs out there. These guys at the N.C.C.A are all about 100% original or at least as close as possible. That is a little hard to do with the small availability of original parts to restore with. I have been hitting the web-pages looking for things for restoring my Nash and it is pointing me in the direction of buying another one to do the job. Maybe total hot rod is the answer, even though original is ideal. Either way I know when I am done with the project out of all the cars in Madison, I will have the only 38' Nash.
 

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My next project is a 37 LaFayette Coupe. Gonna be a rod with pretty massive mods.
Dave, most of that interior stuff is missing on mine. But I'll check in my pile of rubble for a piece like that. Otherwise maybe someone could fab it? If anyone has extra front fenders I could use em.

Larry

 

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Dave E Shank said:
Trying to find a Nash interior part is very hard so I am looking to see if another manufacturers part would fit. This part is about an inch and one haf wide and has a rolled bead on the inside that fits up over the carpet.
Dave - can you post a pic of what the other side looks like; maybe then the members will be able to give you some suggestions.

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If this is a street rod, and the piece doesn't have to be original, just use metal edging with pre-drilled holes available at any hardware store and glue some leather, vinyl, or whatever over the top of it and screw it down over the edge of the carpet. Naturally, you'd have to do it to both sides of the car.
 

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BloodKnuckleNash said:
Either way I know when I am done with the project out of all the cars in Madison, I will have the only 38' Nash.

I see you're from Madison. Have you ever checked out the Little Carlisle swap meets and car shows at the fairgrounds in Jefferson? They have one every spring and every fall. You might find some parts there, and that's only 40 miles from you.

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All the lower sill plates for Fords are available from any early Ford parts dealer.
The 40 Fords used a stainless pieces something like what you describe, it also holds the lower door weatherstrip. Get a catalog from Dennis Carpenter in NC and see if they are illustrated and what lengths are available.
You'll find something you can use, I'm sure.
 
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