Trying to find a GM part number!

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  1. Budboy

    Budboy New Member

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    I have a stainless steel interior door panel part to identify. I have searched everything, but since I have the actual part, it know it exists. It is chromed about 4' long, 1/2" wide, and came off the drivers side door panel just below the arm rest on a 78 Camaro. Was not one on the passenger side. Most trim like this is chrome tape covered plastic strips. Their are actual clip pins on the back, about 20, that attach it to the door panel. The inside of the door panel, original oem, had slots for those tabs. This part may have been an luxury add on and may be extremely rare. Can't seem to add a picture to this. Any info would be helpful as I am baffled.
     
  2. Twisted_Metal

    Twisted_Metal Administrator Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    The 79-81 deluxe door panel trim is higher up on the door and plated steel.
    (I always thought it was stainless steel but a magnet sticks to it.)

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    You might find a number here... http://www.gmpartswiki.com/getpage?pageid=93557
    (I doubt it is available from GM any longer.)
     
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    FlaJunkie Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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  4. Budboy

    Budboy New Member

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    Thank You very much for your help!
    Bob
     
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    70 SS/L78 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Certain types of stainless steel are magnetic. People are under the impression that all stainless steel is non-magnetic.. NOT true.
     
  7. Twisted_Metal

    Twisted_Metal Administrator Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    So.... My initial impression may be correct as far as material goes. (stainless)
    There are a few scratches in that trim piece but it never peeled, flaked or showed any sign of oxidation in the scratches.
     
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    70 SS/L78 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Yes the trim is most likely stainless, just depends on what type.
    The material content & manufacturing process of the stainless steel will determine the amount magnetism. Some types are more magnetic than others and some types not at all. Generally the less magnetic it is the more resistant it is to corrosion.

    Lot's of info on the internet about types of stainless steel but you need to be chemical engineer to understand it all. Some types will even change state when you bend it.
     

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