1940 Lasalle 50Series rocker strip.

Started by Hans Ackermann, September 23, 2022, 01:13:14 PM

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Hans Ackermann

Can someone give me a tip?
I have been looking for Rockers strips GM part#1437095
to my 1940 Lasalle 50Series for a long time
Who manufactured them from the beginning?
Are there other cars with moldings that you can probably redo?
I am grateful for any information about these very rare moldings.

Hans Ackermann CLC# 27859

1940 LaSalle Ser.50 Model 5011 2-door Sedan
1918 Ford Model T Touring
1950 Rex Villiers Road Master
1977 Honda CB750 F

Bob Hoffmann CLC#96

Hans,
 They are impossible. Northfield Forming might have  reproduced them??
Bob
1968 Eldorado slick top ,white/red interior
2015 Holden Ute HSV Maloo red/black interior.
             
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Tom Boehm

Hello Hans, you contacted me several years ago looking for these parts. I have not forgotten about your search. I keep you in mind when pictures of parts cars and parts for sale posts pop up on these forums.

35-709

As Bob Hoffman suggested --- these folks made the running board trim for my '35 Cadillac several years ago, very nice quality, takes them a while.

Northfield Forming & Machine
Address: 468 Etheridge Blvd, Canal Fulton, OH 44614
Phone: (330) 854-6003
 
1935 Cadillac Sedan resto-mod "Big Red"
1973 Cadillac Caribou - Sold - but still in the family
1950 Jaguar Mark V Saloon resto-mod - Sold
1942 Cadillac 6269 - Sold
1968 Pontiac Bonneville Convertible - Sold
1950 Packard 2dr. Club Sedan
1935 Glenn Pray - Auburn Boattail Speedster, Gen. 2

Hans Ackermann

#4
Many thanks for the great help!
I will call Northfeld on Monday.
If anyone has an email address to Northfield forming, please send it to me.

Hans
1940 LaSalle Ser.50 Model 5011 2-door Sedan
1918 Ford Model T Touring
1950 Rex Villiers Road Master
1977 Honda CB750 F

35-709

My take is that Northfield is an old timey outfit, they do not have a website that I could find, nor do they have an email address.  Tough from overseas but I think you are stuck with snail mail or the telephone.
I say all that because now that I have said it someone will come up with an email straightaway.
 :)
1935 Cadillac Sedan resto-mod "Big Red"
1973 Cadillac Caribou - Sold - but still in the family
1950 Jaguar Mark V Saloon resto-mod - Sold
1942 Cadillac 6269 - Sold
1968 Pontiac Bonneville Convertible - Sold
1950 Packard 2dr. Club Sedan
1935 Glenn Pray - Auburn Boattail Speedster, Gen. 2

Tom Boehm


35-709

Hmmm, looks like they have changed their product line --- or added to it.  Seem to remember there was someone on these forums a while ago desperately looking for correct running board rubber for a restoration.
1935 Cadillac Sedan resto-mod "Big Red"
1973 Cadillac Caribou - Sold - but still in the family
1950 Jaguar Mark V Saloon resto-mod - Sold
1942 Cadillac 6269 - Sold
1968 Pontiac Bonneville Convertible - Sold
1950 Packard 2dr. Club Sedan
1935 Glenn Pray - Auburn Boattail Speedster, Gen. 2

Tom Boehm

Unfortunately they do not offer anything Cadillac or Lasalle. The current Northfield supplies runningboard rubber where the original mat was glued to the top of the runningboard. The sides are painted. He makes the mat from a mold. The guys in Canada restore the style where the rubber covers all 4 sides of the metal board. They do not use molds in their process. My 1940 Lasalle is the latter style.