Can anyone clarify please what the original factory running board strips were like for a 1948 MK IV 1 1/2ltr? Mine is the SE version. I know there are 3 at each side, their lengths, and fixing positions but I have seen cars with both solid chrome length pieces and others with chrome channels into which rubbers are fitted (also seen one with non original rubber mats). I have both types of strip sets available (be they need re-chroming before going on) - but if the “rubber” versions are needed as the authentic parts then the replacement new rubber inners I can obtain (which have a domed top) make the overall height too high by a fraction for the doors to open!! I can’t raise the doors any and I can’t drop the running board any lower, and so far I can’t find a low profile rubber to fit the channel strips I have. The other solid chrome strips I have are an overall lower profile and provide sufficient clearance.
So far the rubber inserts I have found are for other Jaguar cars (like e-type luggage compartment runners, etc) and probable a wrong profile, difference compound manufacture, or nominally out on size to what might have been used on the MK IV.