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Do VR/VS window gutters fit on a VN?

Discussion in 'VN - VP Holden Commodore (1988 - 1993)' started by andy05, Jun 25, 2006.

  1. andy05

    andy05 New Member

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    I mean the chrome type VR-VS gutters, including that rear window part. Has anyone tried it? I notice the VR/S rear window seems a slightly different shape than VN/VP. Also, if it fits, would it look funny due to that tapered rear window?
     
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    those "gutters" are called bailey channels mate...and no, i dont believe they would be a straight swap onto a vn from a vs.
    it wouldnt cost much to chrome your current bailey channels, if you were keen for that. or you could always paint them with that chrome paint, wont look as good as the real deal though.
     
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    You can just rub the paint back on the standard bailey channels and polish them up and they look a nice chrome.
     
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    get chrome ones off a statesman or vp calais. ya would have to get the little back windows off a vp calais.
     
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    I hear this a lot... got any pics?????
     
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    The other strips on commodores are just a chrome strip in the middle I think...where as if you polish up the VN ones they are all chrome. VN's have pressed alloy window surrounds rather than plastic like the VP's...
    Use paint stripper to get the grey off then polish them with autosol...if you do it post some pics of yours!
    Here are some pics courtesy of Mr. VN Calais from SC:
     

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    Oh and heres one of a wagon in the middle of having it done...before the final polish etc.

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    can you, and or would you do the top of the doors aswell??
     
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    The stuff on the actual doors around the top is just plastic...So you wouldnt be able to.
     
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    thats totally sick

    I always thought the VN bailey channels were plastic, never knew what they were hiding underneath! Awesome pics dude, thanks muchly ;)
     
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    Anytime man :w00t: Glad to be of help. If ya end up doin it dont forget to post some pics of yours!
     
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    That is a photo of a VP wagon... is the plastic on top of the VN doors plastic too? If it is I might just paint the bailey channel and that part black.
     
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    If your talking about the bit I think you are then yes thats plastic as well...

    But can you clarify exactly which part you mean?
     
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    read post below
     
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    statesman ones wont fit as a statesman is longer. i found this out the hard way as i brought a chrome one off a vp ( i think it was off a berlina) and its 2 short :bang:. only cost me $5 so not that bad.
     
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    Plus the VP ones do not look as good as VN ones that have been polished up. Its just a skinny strip of chrome within 2 peices of rubber on the VP's....The VN's you can polish up the entire bailey channel. Looks much better in my opinion.
     
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    The one i got off the vp is all chrome no rubber
     
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    On the VP's it is stuck within rubber...its not a full bailey channel is it?
     
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    hey does this work on VR wagons?
     
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    Nah man. VR wagons have plastic bailey channels... You'd have to paint them chrome or see if the VR/VS wagons came out with any chrome ones on any models.. none that I know of though...
     

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