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I have a 81 with an all stock body. It has the black rocker panels under the door. I have now see a few 80-82 vetts with the brushed aluminum rocker panels on them. I dont beleive this was ever factory for these years. I think they stopped that in 79. Has any one ever put hese on a 80 -81 or -82 vette ?? I am wondering if the set for a 79 will fit with no modifications. Or if its going to reqire some customizing.
 

JHL

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Hi,

If you take some paint stripper to yours you should find some nice shiny aluminium. Mine are also black but they have a few stone chips on them and it is shiny underneath the coating. I am going to strip mine and repaint them. I`m not sure what the are painted/coated with but they are alloy and could be polished up to a nice finish with a bit of work. The trim round the windows is the same and can also be stripped and polished. I personally prefer them black on my red car but the brushed finish can also look nice with certain colours.

J.
 

ZAL81

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aluminum rocker panels

I stripped the paint off of mine. Used paint stripper and then Mothers Polish to bring out a good shine. My car is Charcoal Metalic so I thought the polished look was better than the black. I did paint the recessed portion (where the screws are) the same color as my car, gives it a custom kinda look. Just my personal perference. ZAL81
 

Twin_Turbo

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In 82 the covers are magnesium!

The older valvecovers will fit your engine. The 462624 heads used on your 81 are used from 76-82.

Marck
 

ZAL81

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rocker covers

Twinnie, I believe that the post refers to the aluminum rocker panels that run between the wheel wells underneath the door, these are aluminum and can be stripped and polished! ZAL81
 

Twin_Turbo

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Oh duh... Note to self: READ BEFORE REPLYING!

I thought this was about valvecovers.. duh!!

Marck
 

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