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« on: April 21, 2006, 08:37:35 PM »
Can anybody suggest a shop that restores the chrome plating that is on the grilles on a 76 TA. I assume that the black is painted and the chrome is plated or something? Any suggestions would be helpful.
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« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2006, 03:59:43 AM »
I found a place in Washington State. The name is GCAR... anyone ever dealt with them?? They seem pretty knowledgable. $175.00 each side. Ouch!!!
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« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2006, 10:11:19 AM »
It's only money...and after all, money is a tool that should be used.

What do the repo ones cost?

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« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2006, 11:22:33 AM »
Quote from: ta78w72
It's only money...and after all, money is a tool that should be used.

What do the repo ones cost?

I've never found a repo set? Does someone make them? When it comes to money... I use this one a lot

It's only money. You'll make more tomorrow.  :lol:
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« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2006, 11:50:21 AM »
Yes, no one makes a reproduction set for the 76..... you have to live with what you have.  There were a couple of plces I checked into before who did a process called "vacuum metalizing".  The use it to do interior platic parts like dash vents and rings.  They said it is not really intended for outside use, but I explained to him that these would be done for show cars and not seen harsh weather and pretty much the only time they saw water was when the car was washed.  Might be worth a shot and maybe a little bit cheaper..... will it last?... well, only time will tell.  Also, here is the link for GCAR: http://www.gcartrim.com/
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« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2006, 11:50:56 AM »
I just looked a GCAR's website and they use the same process of Vacuum Metalizing....... go figure.
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« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2006, 12:48:12 PM »
I found a set of NOS grilles in Canada... but am waiting on a price. The guy said two days to get me a price????  :roll:  I know they are gonna be higher than jet smoke. No way I can afford them... but we'll see.
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« Reply #7 on: June 01, 2006, 02:17:58 PM »
:lol: Robert, I was asking about this same thing about 3 months ago.  :lol: I might be interested in the NOS ones if you aren't.
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« Reply #8 on: June 01, 2006, 02:20:03 PM »
Hey, I'll pass the info along to you for sure. God, I am so scared of what they are going to cost? I know that I want em.... just how bad???
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« Reply #9 on: June 01, 2006, 02:24:41 PM »
oops, double post
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« Reply #10 on: June 01, 2006, 11:00:42 PM »
I know somebody who looking for a set of grills for a 1974 Super Duty.  If anybody knows where he can get some let me know and I will pass the information on.
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« Reply #11 on: June 02, 2006, 09:42:24 AM »
How much is Jet Smoke anyway?
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« Reply #12 on: June 02, 2006, 10:08:40 AM »
:lol:  :lol:  It's usually about 35,000 feet... and that's high!! LOL
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1976 Black 455 4 speed (current project)
1976 White 400 Auto (original)
F-body stuff stashed everywhere.
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