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Post  NorthernElf on Sat Dec 12, 2009 9:11 pm

Anyone found a alternative to the original chrome that runs around the car below the windows? I pressume getting hold of the original is difficult and my car is a budget build. Bought from a scrap yard as a rolling shell and rest of bits sourced through e-bay and is going 16v

As i have all the holes in the shell it seems a shame to weld them up if there are any other options

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Post  Big_Al_Smith on Sat Dec 12, 2009 11:49 pm

you can usually find these bits ok - i can offer you a passenger side door chrome strip free (as i have a few!) if you'll cover the postage? cans end the best one i have, but even this may need a re-chrome?

but as you say, budget build, and as i'm doing with rusty, that car will have the best chrome i have available at the time with no expensive re-chroming, and i'll call it patina! Very Happy
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Post  Red Riley on Sun Dec 13, 2009 2:18 am

I haven't tried this yet, but I've heard good things about their products and I plan to give them a try on my next project. There was a writeup in Rod-n-Custom Magazine and I saw a demonstration on a program on Speed Channel. They have a couple of small half-round profiles that would be about right to replace the waist/cowl trims. I'd probably try the HR069C, HR018C or HR071C.
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Post  NorthernElf on Mon Dec 14, 2009 3:09 am

Big_Al_Smith wrote:you can usually find these bits ok - i can offer you a passenger side door chrome strip free (as i have a few!) if you'll cover the postage? cans end the best one i have, but even this may need a re-chrome?

but as you say, budget build, and as i'm doing with rusty, that car will have the best chrome i have available at the time with no expensive re-chroming, and i'll call it patina! Very Happy

Thats very generous mate, If you PM us your address or e-mail i can pay you via cheque or paypal ? I would ask if you need any bits but the only bits i have are attached to the engine as this is being removed,

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