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Posted 06 June 2013 - 10:59 PM

thanks Les



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Posted 06 June 2013 - 11:39 PM

I'd like one of those SS ones if they ever get made



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Posted 07 June 2013 - 12:21 AM

A SS standard in plastic reproduction front spoiler would be a godsend for the many original hatch restorations that are being done.

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted 07 June 2013 - 11:37 AM

a9x868, we want to consider producing the LH/LX A9X two piece front spoiler (untrimmed/whole) in Plastic material along with the other parts mentioned. We just need good genuine samples.... Thanks for the input

 

Thank you for the offer to loan the sample, Mick (sstorana). We will also look into making the LX SS front spoiler (single piece - GMH P/No.:9940862) in Plastic once the sample arrives.



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Posted 07 June 2013 - 08:53 PM

I found my front flares today. After having a look at them and a Google search, I think I know why there were no GMH numbers on them. An ID "item" on them indicates they could be old enough to be for an L34. Can somebody confirm exactly what they're made of and if there is any tell tale way of making sure it is a GMH item. I could post exactly what's on there, but not everybody wants all details available on the net in case somebody decides to make a geniune replica.



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Posted 11 June 2013 - 03:36 PM

found the plastic one , unfortunately life and storage has not been kind to the lable and i cannot make out any numbers.

In fact, if i had not known it was the gmh lable , i could not tell anything on it.

 

Here are some pics for the gurus to decide.

 

All i can say is its a set in plastic, to suit a hatch , and bought from a holden dealer clearance sale a hundred years ago. Never fitted to a car

 

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 09:18 PM

Non genuine flare sorry mate. Holden dealers sold a lot of stuff that wasn't genuine Holden parts. When mum worked in spares we had a GPACK that was constantly having the front spoiler broken. Back in the late 70's a genuine front spoiler was $130 per side. The local Holden dealer also sold the GS motor bodies complete front spoiler for $50. Not hard to tell which ones sold. These were sold straight out of spare parts and is one of the reasons a lot of people will argue with you they had their car since new and bought their replacemant spiler from Holden so it must be genuine. If you put that flare against a genuine one you will see it doesn't go all the way down under the sill I would suspect. Not to mention, flares were fibreglass not plastic like the spoiler.



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Posted 11 June 2013 - 09:27 PM

I had a set of genuine GMH flares out of amcaps welshpool that I brought back in late 1980. These have been fitted to an SS and are definitely fibreglass.


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Posted 11 June 2013 - 09:53 PM

Thanks Mick.

 

Happy to accept that. 



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Posted 11 June 2013 - 09:53 PM

I always thought spoilers and flares for Monaros and Toranas sold by GMH in the day were manufactured elsewere for GMH .

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 10:02 PM

Yep, you are correct for a lot of items. The sedan front and rear spoilers were mass produced for SLR5000 and carried onto L34 and A9X.

CAMS requirements of the day said flares had to be fibreglass, so Holden outsourced them to be made specifically for Holden. These were given part numbers and available through GMP&A to any dealership spares department. As I said though, dealers could still sell aftermarket parts. Another good example I can remember is the Holden dealer selling the AUNGER rear windscreen luvers. These weren't a genuine item asigned a Holden part number, but spares still sold them. they never came in through Holdens parts  though, and you won't find them in a spare parts book.

I'm sure if you walked into a lot of dealers today you would see spares still selling aftermarket parts.

I always thought spoilers and flares for Monaros and Toranas sold by GMH in the day were manufactured elsewere for GMH .



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Posted 12 June 2013 - 10:15 PM

Thanks Mick.
 
Happy to accept that.

look the same as what are fitted to jeffs hatch in cali forn i a

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 07:08 AM

That explains why so many hatches have the L34 style rear flares, if dealers were selling them from the start. Would have been a pain if they were anything like the ones I had, only a couple of the bolt holes even line up between the two styles

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 04:56 PM

We are still on the hunt for genuine samples. It is certainly a battle - especially with flares in regards to identifying them as genuine. I believe the front and rear spoilers are easier to identify due to the fastening and fitment of them to the cars....



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Posted 28 June 2013 - 11:45 PM

So for LH/LX original flares are made using fiberglass, and front spoilers are plastic (all types?), what are the rear spoilers made from (sedan & hatch)?

Also what are original LC and LJ rear spoilers made from?

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Posted 29 June 2013 - 08:36 AM

Guys,

I have a original copy "Introduction of Production Option A9X - LX Performance Package" Dated:September 6 1977 from L.M.Colechin,Manager Technical Service.

This is approx a 50 page document with draft drawings of Front/Rear Suspension Geometry, Thermo Fan,Fuel Tank,Exhaust System, Battery,Brakes/Master Cyclinder,Coolant Recovery System, Bonnet Scoop,Brake Ducts,Front/Rear Spoilers

 

And Yes RED you are right with what they were made of. :clappin:



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Posted 01 July 2013 - 09:24 PM

That could be a very handy PDF to share.

BTW, my front flares are aftermarket, as they don't fit in the way RED described.

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Posted 02 July 2013 - 10:46 AM

I would love one two can you get somebody to do a PDF file and post it on hear if not how about a hard copy i would pay you for it.

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Posted 02 July 2013 - 12:56 PM

At the back of the LX parts catalogue pdf (if anyone has gone through all 754 odd pages of it) there is an attachment titled "LX TORANA PERFORMANCE PACKAGE - OPTION A9X" (page 725 on) dated 31 August 1977 which seems to have some of the stuff mentioned by Ian as well.



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Posted 02 July 2013 - 01:11 PM

look the same as what are fitted to jeffs hatch in cali forn i a

 

 

I have no idea where my flares came from. When I bought the car in 2000, it had no flares on it...my mate sourced them for me and we fitted them. He can't remember where any longer though. I do particularly like how they do not go all the way to the bottom of the sill like "normal" hatch ones do...

 

I do have a plastic rear spoiler at least...no idea the brand of it either though.



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Posted 11 July 2013 - 02:35 PM

I'm still waiting to hear from some 'good samaritans' for this project....

 

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Posted 11 July 2013 - 06:36 PM

Also what are original LC and LJ rear spoilers made from?

Fibreglass with white gelcoat.



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Posted 03 January 2015 - 09:05 PM

Eden,

 Have you got anywhere with the A9X front spoiler reproduction?



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Posted 05 January 2015 - 01:16 PM

We are awaiting the final fit up testing of the LX SS front spoiler pre-production sample this month.

 

Unfortunately with regard to the 2pcs A9X type front spoiler I have been unable to find a good, genuine front spoiler set to use for the tooling development as of yet so I am still waiting for a good Samaritan.

 

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Posted 09 January 2015 - 10:19 PM

I have an new original one but I wouldn't like it to be damaged in the process of making a mould. Perhaps we could catch up where I can show you the spoiler and discuss the process.

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