Thanks for the picture Richard. The paint doesn't look at all out of place, and a lot better than scruffy vinyl. Mart, if the rear pillar is the D-post, where is the C-post? I would say the screen pillar is A, the door pillar is B and the rear pillar is C. The quarter light supports surely don't count?
Bumba, I concur with your analysis.
Front door hinges on the 'A' post.
Front door latches on the 'B' post.
Rear door hinges on the 'C' post.
Rear door latches on the 'D' post.
Can't remember where I got this from...Alun?
According to your analysis the 'B' post and 'C' post are one and the same structure.
My 1973 VW "1600" Type 2 campervan has "A", "B", "C" & "D" pillars. The pre-1968 split-screen VW Type 2s have even more!
Having only a circa 1978-vintage, Olympus OM2 SLR camera with 35 mm colour-reversal film for taking pictures, I won't be in a position to provide any pictures of my hammered-finish, black Hammerite painted roof and C-pillars for the foreseeable future.
The advantage of the hammered-finish is that it effectively camouflages all manner of underlying imperfections. I also later used this paint for the lower vehicle sides up to the lower swage lines and around the front wheel arches, which also mutes the large expanse of Mimosa-yellow paintwork.
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