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#1 Posted : Wednesday, 28 February 2018 12:57:54 PM(UTC)
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There is a HG Kingy for sale on ebay with chrome decoration for the want of the proper word up the side.

I THINK I remember seeing these on wagons back in the day!!

Were these a one off "special of the month" that one of the lads slipped into the build sheets after the Friday nights office party??Dancing LOL

Or maybe the ol' pre dip the toe in the water to see if it sold then call it a Vacationer...BigGrin
Its typical Holden...look at the way the moulds meet up,front door to the back door....Like all my HZ's and WB's...1/4 to 1/2 inch out lol.
Any ideas fellas??

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#2 Posted : Wednesday, 28 February 2018 1:19:55 PM(UTC)
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Looks aftermarket to me. Maybe the Grandparent’s of the people who today own Subarus and Mitsubishis covered in aftermarket uglifiers?
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#3 Posted : Wednesday, 28 February 2018 1:27:05 PM(UTC)
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Well Hk if its Holden you would know..

The shape on the rear door looks a lot like the Ford custom line from the 50's...Umm Interesting.
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#4 Posted : Wednesday, 28 February 2018 2:03:48 PM(UTC)
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Dr Terry will know more!
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#5 Posted : Wednesday, 28 February 2018 2:08:40 PM(UTC)
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These side trim kits were supplied (& often fitted) by several different aftermarket suppliers.

The 2 that come to mind are Tilleys & Canopy Industries.

They were usually fitted at the dealership and invoiced as part of the new car sale, in similar fashion to mudflaps & sunvisors etc.

There were not made, sold or fitted by GM-H.

They were very popular in the 50s & 60s, you don't see many from HQ onwards.

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#6 Posted : Wednesday, 28 February 2018 3:11:07 PM(UTC)
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Good work Dr ol chap.Dancing Applause Applause

There you go my memory is fading but not all gone....I was right ...I did see them lol.

They were a bit like the spats they loved to put on.Scared ThumbDown

The taste buds back then.OhMyGod
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#7 Posted : Wednesday, 28 February 2018 3:32:21 PM(UTC)
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Dr Terry...Help me out with this one please.

I remember back when a kid a school mates dad Picked up his brand new HR Prem and showed half the town.

In the middle of the back seat where the centre arm rest is located there was a mirrored cool box like an esky.
Now I have looked in every other HR and asked the question but never to see one or anyone else has for that matter.Crying ...Plus I am sure it had a water type injection thingy to the carby?????Confused
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#8 Posted : Wednesday, 28 February 2018 4:20:51 PM(UTC)
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I had the exactly the same trim on my first car, a HT kingswood sedan. Mine was lower down and did'nt ride as high on the front guard as that blue car. Mine looked more natural. That just looks wrong. Some people call them a "hollywood trim". Pretty rare these days, and the ones you see have probably been tapped / screwed in places. Mine had been by the late 80's. My car ended up at the tip, side flash included. Wish i'd kept it now.
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#9 Posted : Wednesday, 28 February 2018 5:18:10 PM(UTC)
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Could you imagine what would be found if all our tip runs with whole cars were put in a shed, let alone the parts we threw out!
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#10 Posted : Wednesday, 28 February 2018 8:02:42 PM(UTC)
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Here’s a few of the things I remember of accessories or “decorations” added to cars in the sixties (generally Holden’s and Falcons and later Valiants)
Mud flaps and tar babies (in my opinion tar babies being the best spoiler of any decent looking cars of any brand / model))
Sun visors (solid and mesh types)
Bracket on the front bumper bar for the water bag on long trips in the summer
Spats and spinners (spats with a chrome “special badge and I think chrome crosses or an arrow or something similar)
Thick white walls for the rim and tire
Fog lights
Extra bonnet mascots and fins for the top of the front guards
For the rear window: Pom poms around the perimeter - a couple of cushions with images of Malta or some other part of the world - a tiger with a bobbing head and red eyes that lit up when the brakes were applied (the red lights being an early version of what all cars have now)

From memory FB’s and EK’s were one of the more popular for some of these “decorations” and I think there may have been an imation spare whee cover for FB’s and EK’s that went on the boot?
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#11 Posted : Wednesday, 28 February 2018 8:17:58 PM(UTC)
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Don't forget the rubberised earthing strap that run down at the rear to the ground.[img=e]fx[/img]
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#12 Posted : Wednesday, 28 February 2018 8:31:58 PM(UTC)
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Gerard ...Yes of course...."Tar babies" LMAO....I have not heard that term since the 60'sLaugh

The water bag hanger...How could I forget...They were on every 2nd car out where I came from...we had a big one under the verandah all my childhood.Love

Bottled water...I mean really!!

And Tiger in the tank....A imitation tigers tail tied to the fuel cap....What fuel co was doing that spiel ??..Shell ??
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#13 Posted : Wednesday, 28 February 2018 8:35:58 PM(UTC)
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Could you imagine what would be found if all our tip runs with whole cars were put in a shed, let alone the parts we threw out!


Yes of course....They were a throw away item that for sure....Not that long ago it was a toss up if they were worth more in scrap.
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#14 Posted : Wednesday, 28 February 2018 11:13:33 PM(UTC)
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Esso was the fuel “that put a tiger in your tank”. That makes me think of one of the stickers/decals you put on the back window of your car back then if you improved the original brakes by fitting a PBR power booster. This sticker if fitted probably gave a bit of prestige to owner of the car with it’s upgraded braking. I think the sticker advised those following “Caution Power Brakes” or it might have had PBR in there somewhere, if there was an advertising slant.
Other things from those days was that “Hoods” often had Zephyrs which were lowered at the rear and I think they also had spat’s fitted.
Fox tails for the aerial
Twin aerials at the rear (FB”s and EK”s more than others)
This one is a bit off the topic, but does anyone recall a part that was available back then (or were these home made?) that was fitted to the end of the cars exhaust pipe and was possibly was supposed to be a type of “extractor”? I don’t remember much about the one I saw but It probably two short pipes which were open to air passing under the car when it was moving forward and these pipes then bleed air past the tip of the exhaust pipe. This “performance” part was finished with a chrome metal cover. The only one I ever saw was on a Triumph Herald. Optimism is a great thing.
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I always heard them referred to as "Florida trim". A neighbour had a more ostentatious version fitted to his FC Holden along with a Continental Kit, and about 100 Car Club and Association badges on the front on a series of bars in front of the radiator. He claimed the car ran cooler due to the turbulence. At 10 years of age I swallowed this theory without question.

The best go fast accessory of the late 60s and early 70s had to be a strategically placed STP sticker.
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#16 Posted : Thursday, 1 March 2018 6:32:18 AM(UTC)
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One of the cheapest "GO FAST" accessories was to remove the hub caps and paint the rims either black or silver chrome This was guaranteed for extra speed.
I have a collection of Nasco catalogue pictures and one caught my eye and reminded me of a production that Rare Spares did for GMH in the early 1980's. It was a production run of a 20' container load of the wire inner spring sets for the "COOLRIDE" seat covers We supplied the springs and another company covered them in a bamboo weave material. The perfect item to cover hot vinyl and leather seats These were the forerunners to the wooden beaded ones that came later
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#17 Posted : Thursday, 1 March 2018 1:29:05 PM(UTC)
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I did a little more research on these trims & as I said they were very popular in the 50s & 60s, especially in the FB-EH era.

The 4 main companies that made & fitted these, were Canopy Industries, Tilley & Co., Modern Accessories & Thornton Industries. Each of these operated in their own capital city, for example Canopy Industries trims were almost exclusive to Sydney area dealers.

Each had quite comprehensive catalogues, with several different styles available for each model in each series. Each individual style was given its own name & again the names were also very 60s. American names were very popular e.g. Hollywood, Miami, Californian etc. There were others too like Modern-Look, Flash-Line, Crestline, Jet-Stream etc.

Every now & then you see these catalogues appear at swap meets & on ebay.

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#18 Posted : Thursday, 1 March 2018 6:36:24 PM(UTC)
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I did a little more research on these trims & as I said they were very popular in the 50s & 60s, especially in the FB-EH era.

The 4 main companies that made & fitted these, were Canopy Industries, Tilley & Co., Modern Accessories & Thornton Industries. Each of these operated in their own capital city, for example Canopy Industries trims were almost exclusive to Sydney area dealers.

Each had quite comprehensive catalogues, with several different styles available for each model in each series. Each individual style was given its own name & again the names were also very 60s. American names were very popular e.g. Hollywood, Miami, Californian etc. There were others too like Modern-Look, Flash-Line, Crestline, Jet-Stream etc.

Every now & then you see these catalogues appear at swap meets & on ebay.

Dr Terry



Dr Terry...If you get a chance check my other query?...On the Hr Prem...I rang an old school mate and members it too..
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Dr Terry...If you get a chance check my other query?...On the Hr Prem...I rang an old school mate and members it too..


I must have missed that one, what was the query ?

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#20 Posted : Friday, 2 March 2018 8:18:43 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: griffo Go to Quoted Post

Dr Terry...If you get a chance check my other query?...On the Hr Prem...I rang an old school mate and members it too..


I must have missed that one, what was the query ?

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