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Wallington

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Best Scuff plates
« on: October 31, 2021, 08:35:17 PM »
Has anyone compared various stainless door opening scuff plates to see which are the best? I see some are listed as official GM reproduction parts, but they neither carry a brand or logo on pack so generally just sellers adding that. But maybe there are some that are approved? I wouldn't be surprised if several brands use the same factory.

I have an unknown used set here that I installed nearly 20 years ago and fit was only so so but also feel a slightly heavier gauge than the new Corvex set I have here. I test fitted them to check a few details and noticed that one or two of the holes weren't perfectly lined up, opening up the screw holes a size may help there, but also, the countersunk dimple for the screw heads barely allowed them to locate or sit flush, especially for those off-centre and opening the hole up won't help the chamfer location. They are also soft enough that you could make them fit.

The problem is, until you have a set in your hand, many don't list the brand, and use their own part number for the shop, even though an identical part to the next shop with different brand and part number.

Anyway, more for convo than anything else, is someone making a heavier gauge and decent quality set lately? I also noticed, apart from the rivets in the early years, some emblems have dummy rivets dimpled into them. I can't recall if original stick-on had a dummy dimple or just plain, they may be just to represent the early version when they weren't available with the rivets. They are now, remind me!

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Re: Best Scuff plates
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2021, 10:37:33 PM »
I think Classic Industries list their scuff plates as GM-approved and are OER, and I think they have rivet only versions.

Yet these ones, by "Trim Parts" also claim to be the best (uhuh) and GM-approved, but also Made in the US...? Out of stock also.

https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/HHMAAOSw3-9cU2Di/s-l500.jpg

And then a few like Dynacorn that are made from stainless steel rather than anodised aluminium.

Warren Seale

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Re: Best Scuff plates
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2021, 11:54:08 AM »
The glued on logos were plain with no rivets.
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Re: Best Scuff plates
« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2021, 03:04:43 AM »
Thanks Warren.

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Re: Best Scuff plates
« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2021, 06:24:18 AM »
I got a pair from Ames a few years ago for my 77. I think at the time they offered 2 choices, I bought the best quality. They are very nice, but do seem a bit thin. They do scratch easy and I try to be very careful getting in and out of the car not to touch them.
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Re: Best Scuff plates
« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2021, 06:45:28 AM »
Seems to be a common issue about being thin and easily marked. As usual, they are a somewhat expensive part that is also not cheap to ship. Can afford to try to many different brands hoping that your don't continually end up with the same part. It's not like you can sell the spares to make money back.

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Re: Best Scuff plates
« Reply #6 on: November 02, 2021, 03:07:20 PM »
As I recall the originals were pretty thin aluminum and easy to scratch since aluminum is soft.
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Re: Best Scuff plates
« Reply #7 on: November 07, 2021, 06:28:39 PM »
The reproductions are very thin but I am using them for daily driving however if I go to a show I went with the Eddie motorsport polished billet for 1970-1981 Camaro (fits Firebird)

https://www.eddiemotorsports.com/product-p/ms275-95.htm

Very  high quality but expensive now, (3 times  as much) 
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Re: Best Scuff plates
« Reply #8 on: November 07, 2021, 10:54:55 PM »
The reproductions are very thin but I am using them for daily driving however if I go to a show I went with the Eddie motorsport polished billet for 1970-1981 Camaro (fits Firebird)

https://www.eddiemotorsports.com/product-p/ms275-95.htm

Very  high quality but expensive now, (3 times  as much)

I tried these but they were so thick I couldn’t close my doors.  Perhaps it may have been just my T/A.  I returned them as I didn’t want to mess with adjusting my doors and went back to the original style.
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Re: Best Scuff plates
« Reply #8 on: November 07, 2021, 10:54:55 PM »
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