Centre pillar (76)
The unrestored B-pillar covers
Do also see the article "Choice of material"!
The B-pillars, or Centre pillars as they are called in the spare parts list, are to have leather in the same color as the seats up to the bakelite window frame and above that headliner.
As you can see, the cloth on the cover was in a rather bad shape. What was interesting were the seat cover samples on the rear side of the cover. I’ve seen them on other Ponton’s B-pillar covers. Why they are there I don’t know. But it’s interesting to see what seat covers were typical at the time of my 219’s time of production (the rear seat’s frame is stamped 15 May 1956, see the "Seats" article and the 1st gallery).
The plan from the beginning was to clean up the cover and plate it. Since there was a lot of rust on it, I had to sandblast it, prime and 2k paint it. The two sets of holes my father have done for the old seat belts was “cleaned” and will be re-used for the new seat belts’ anchor point in the B-pillar.
B-pillar covers, sandblasted and painted
Work in progress.... Stay tuned!!