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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2018 1:20 am 
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What is the proper finish for the spare tire and wheel retaining clamp that holds the spare wheel to the boot floor?

I have heard painted but a picture in Parnell's book shows the clamp to be zinc ( ? ) plated ?

Thanks for the assistance.

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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2018 3:31 am 
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I have never seen an original painted one, only zinc plated.


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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2018 2:42 pm 
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Good to know, thanks.

I guess the paint on replacement parts is just for protecting the part? Wish they were sold zinc plated from new..

On a separate note - were all the Mk1 spare wheels painted OEW? That would make sense versus silver or black, but I wanted to confirm before painting my spare LP883 wheel.


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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2018 2:55 pm 
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2 votes for Plain zinc, I too have never seen a painted clamp. Spare wheels were nearly always a cream colour (NOT OEW), but were sometimes in dover grey or dark chocolate brown. I have never seen a black one.

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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2018 3:22 pm 
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Great, thanks for the info Mark.


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