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Old Apr 11th, 09, 06:35 PM
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Default 1966 / 67 Chevy II trunk pan trim

Guys and gals,

does anybody know where to find an aftermarket piece of trim for the 2 Gen Chevy IIs ? I did see some on E-Pay some time ago but haven't seen them since. Any and all leads accepted.


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What's a trunk pan?
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The trunk pan is the actual trunk lid ( just another name for it ).




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this???
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I don't know of any trim on the trunk lid that is common to both 66 & 67 Nova.

Are you talking about the large trunk lid die cast emblem?

If you are, 66 has it's own style and 67 has a different style emblem. SS cars are also different from non-SS cars.

You need to elaborate a little more on what exactly you are looking for.
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Gatecrasher,

I know there is a difference in the 66/67 models. The 66 has a horizontal bar that goes across it and usually has a argent silver / chrome / red and black mixture of colors on it. ( It depends on the model of the car you had. SS had a totally different piece of trim. Plus, if memory serves me right, the CHEVY II was either eclipsed in red or black depending on which engine you had I-4/6 or V-8.) The 67 model years have the "egg carton" look to it and it matched the headlight bezzels.


AND yes, I am talking about the emblem that goes on the trunk... If you look closely at the posting, I am looking for the "AFTERMARKET" company that had these.


The reason for this posting is to keep my options open if the original trim piece rechroming is going to be too expensive..



Brian, thanks for the photo..



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I've never seen any aftermarket trunk diecasts. That doesn't mean there never were any made though. I've always been a 1st gen man until recently. I was told a few years ago that someone tried making a 67 SS trunk diecast out of injection-molded plastic and vacuum-plating them.

I did recently hear someone is planning to reproduce the 66 SS piece sometime in the future but I wouldn't hold your breath waiting.

I just saw a few decent driver-quality 66 & 67 non-SS trunk diecasts on ebay a week or two ago. They went for less than $200 each. They are easier to get in decent shape than the SS ones.

I'm looking for a nice 66 SS trunk diecast myself but refuse to pay $7500 for one. lol. I have a decent 67 SS one to sell but it's a driver-quality piece.
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I did see those on E-bay but, I was contemplating on buying one. Since I already have a good solid core, I was going to take the core I have to the local machine shop and see if they could replicate one but with all the machining needed, it probably be too expensive.

I did see some on E-Bay along time ago but lost the contact when my puter decided to take a crash... They were made of aluminum, and didn't have any recesses in them. It was perfectly flat and filled up the whole trunk lid valley but, you had the capability to have some engraving done on either passenger or drivers side of it.
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I did see those on E-bay but, I was contemplating on buying one. Since I already have a good solid core, I was going to take the core I have to the local machine shop and see if they could replicate one but with all the machining needed, it probably be too expensive.

I did see some on E-Bay along time ago but lost the contact when my puter decided to take a crash... They were made of aluminum, and didn't have any recesses in them. It was perfectly flat and filled up the whole trunk lid valley but, you had the capability to have some engraving done on either passenger or drivers side of it.
Do you happen to remember what they were going for? I was just thinking about making some of these in a solid billet the same way you mentioned. I was thinking about acid etching something into them or I could have something lasered on.
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that one is at classic undustries. nice hefty price tag on it too
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Dan is this what your looking for?

http://www.novas.net/classifieds/sho...p?product=3826
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Guys,

thanks for the many responses. As of yesterday afternoon, I met with a local chrome plater and we discussed this piece of trim. Well, it seems that this piece of trim is made of aluminum with a chrome plating on top of it. I asked if he was able to chrome it again and he specifically told me that if the magnet doesn't stick, neither will the plating. This guy has done re-chroming for over 20+ yrs and he did do one of my bumpers on my 71 Nova and guaranteed it for life. After bolting on that bumper, and 2 yrs later, that bumper began to flake and when I mentioned it to him, he re-chromed the bumper under that guarantee. So, here it sit with the dilemma of what to do next. If I would have known that this would be a major pain in the arse, I would have had the trunk lid replaced and all would be well. Hind sight is always 20/20....

I will talk to the machine shop again and inform them about the trim and see if they are able to blast it and possibly powder coat it.. OR, construct a new one out of aluminum or metal and have that piece fill up the whole valley area. I will let you guys know on what the deal is next week.

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power coat it or sent it off to Jet Hot and do their sterling coat...looks just like chrome.
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Aluminum can be chrome-plated but most bumper shops don't have the equipment or the technology to do a good job. A lot of advances have been made in chrome-plating aluminum. The thing that makes aluminum difficult to plate is that the moment bare aluminum is exposed to the atmosphere, it begins to oxidize and forms a thin film of oxidation on it that prevents the chrome from bonding properly. That's where the trick is. Modern high-tech platers have developed a way to strip the aluminum of all ozidation and then transfer the piece to the plating tank without forming any oxidation on the part.

Non-ferrous metals and stainless alloys can be chrome-plated and the chrome will form a strong bond if done properly. I have a pair of 62-64 Nova tail light housing that are chrome-plated and they absolutely beautiful. You can also buy cast aluminum valve covers that are chrome-plated from the factory. A lot of the top-dollar show cars you'll see will have all of the factory aluminum body trim chrome-plated.
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Mike,

I forgot about Jet Hot... I will drop them a line.


Gatecrasher, where did you get your tail light housing re-chromed at??
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