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#1 tsn007

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Posted 01 January 2021 - 09:56 PM

hi all

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what was the finish on the scuffs plates on LH Torana's

 

galvanised

zinc

painted

chrome

 

????

 



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Posted 02 January 2021 - 10:50 AM

Depends on the spec .

If it's a S (VB) poverty pack they are usually gal .

Upspec (VC / VD) are zinc . i.e shiny . 

 

I don't think there is any rhyme or reason . Whatever they had in the parts bin on the day. 



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Posted 02 January 2021 - 12:20 PM

Holden and Belmont were a zinc/gal look and possibly just painted in some cases. Kingswood, Monaro, Kingswood SL, HX-HZ Sandman, GTS, Monaro LE and LS, Premier, Statesman, Statesman SL/E and Statesman Caprice were all chrome (bright). I would have thought Torana would be the same, ie the low spec car (S) would be zinc and SL, SL/R, SS and SL/E chrome. I'd have all the finish specs somewhere.



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Posted 02 January 2021 - 02:14 PM

Scuff plates are bright zinc for all LH & LX 69 models.



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Posted 02 January 2021 - 02:32 PM

That explains why there were no chrome Torana ones in my shed when I got rid of all Torana stuff! The last Torana ones I had were zinc hatchback ones, not sure what they were off.

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Posted 02 January 2021 - 03:02 PM

That explains why there were no chrome Torana ones in my shed when I got rid of all Torana stuff! The last Torana ones I had were zinc hatchback ones, not sure what they were off.

All LH/LX 77 models have the same scuff plate part numbers. I didn't mention 77 models in my previous post as I did not know if they all had bright zinc or chrome.

Looks like they were all bright zinc like the 69 models.
 



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Posted 02 January 2021 - 03:17 PM

These must have been off my LX SL hatchback as I put chrome ones in it. Not bright zinc though, just a dull grey look same as a Belmont.

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Posted 02 January 2021 - 05:49 PM

They would have been nice & shiny when they were brand new.

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Posted 02 January 2021 - 06:28 PM

Yeah I had mine zinc plated.

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Posted 03 January 2021 - 08:55 AM

All LH/LX 77 models have the same scuff plate part numbers.

That maybe the case, but there might have been a couple of different suppliers. From what I have seen over the years, I reckon there were both cad plated and zinc plated ones. The zinc ones in my car are still quite shiney.



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Posted 03 January 2021 - 10:15 AM

Got me stuffed why I said all LH/LX 77 models. There were no LH 77 models. Oh the joys of growing older.

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Posted 03 January 2021 - 10:18 AM


That maybe the case, but there might have been a couple of different suppliers. From what I have seen over the years, I reckon there were both cad plated and zinc plated ones. The zinc ones in my car are still quite shiney.


Yes, quite possible many parts that we might think were zinc plated were actually cadmium plated. Point is that no LH/LX Torana was fitted with chrome scuff plates.

Edited by S pack, 03 January 2021 - 10:20 AM.


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Posted 03 January 2021 - 10:20 AM

They still rust doesn’t matter what you coat them with 



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Posted 03 January 2021 - 10:48 AM

I originally had my scuff plates cad plated and they turned black within a few months in storage whilst I was building the car. Had to send them away to get zinc’d.




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