'72 Overlander -- What is this meant for?
I just purchased a 1972 Overlander about a month ago and in the midst of doing some clean-up and general maintenance, I noticed this metal strip on each side directly above the wheels. It looks like a "channel" that something would slide in to, but I have no idea what...was there a vinyl shade that would pull down over the wheels to protect from sun? Or maybe where wings could be mounted?
Also, the previous owner attempted to paint the trim but I see that blue piping is sold to fit in here. Does that piping stick to the Airstream channel? I don't see any grooves for it to fit in.
Any help would be appreciated.