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#1 tsn007

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Posted 01 January 2021 - 09:56 PM

hi all

Happy New Year

 

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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Posted 03 June 2021 - 10:30 AM

Hi all  I have just removed mine and my guess is they are steel and painted with a zinc like paint, I started to clean up with a wire brush, paint comes off easy enough, I was going to just clean right back and undercoat and spray with a zinc finish, but after seeing Hanra's I might get zinc plated.

 

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Posted 03 June 2021 - 11:26 AM

Mine have dulled somewhat over the years. 



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Posted 03 June 2021 - 11:50 AM

If you were doing again would you still zinc plate, just rang one place over phone estimate $240 for the four plates with a 7week turnaround.

 

Might go back to original idea of prime and paint.

 

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Posted 03 June 2021 - 12:09 PM

If your restoring your car to original. Then yes I would re-zinc them. Will the car be finished within 7 weeks? If not, send them away now. 



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Posted 03 June 2021 - 12:18 PM

Thanks 



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Posted 03 June 2021 - 02:19 PM

Howdy Howie,
I replied in the new thread you started, Maybe datto could copy the other thread here and delete (or cbf?).
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Posted 04 June 2021 - 11:24 AM

Yeah I had mine zinc plated.

So is that what they were like new

 

Howdy Howie,
I replied in the new thread you started, Maybe datto could copy the other thread here and delete (or cbf?).
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Sorry Clay I don't like starting new threads, but I cant work out how to add pics to old threads 

 

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Yeah I had mine zinc plated.

Hi Hanra your zinc plated scuff plates was that back to what was original or just a finish you decided on.

 

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Posted 04 June 2021 - 11:53 AM

Get em Zinc'd. Youl'll be right. Dont get them Cad plated. 



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Posted 08 June 2021 - 02:13 PM

All of the scuff plates where bright zinc, or cadmimum based. Technically the should both give the same colour, but the brightner would have alterted the reflection. I can't plate anything that long, so i to will be chasing a shop in qld preferably to produce a finnish like brad had pictured. To me that's how they should look. You probably won't find anyone using cadmium now, because of how toxic it is.

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Posted 09 June 2021 - 02:12 PM

I have over a hundred photos of brand new Toranas, and not one shows the scuff plates. 

This one is unrestored, and it is hard to believe that it was ever bright.

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Posted 09 June 2021 - 03:30 PM

You should see what mine look like now. 






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