Barry Wolk Posted April 24, 2015 Share Posted April 24, 2015 The technology is there, but my head exploded when I got a price of replicating the 1942 Lincoln Zephyr hood trim I need. I know someone that has a NOS trim, but it's the same side as I have. I need the driver's/LH trim that was unique to 1942. They were terrible castings and none exist that I could find that anyone wants to part with. I ordered a replica, but it was cast off a broken spear making it really useless. The price I got was from a high-end shop, but I need high end work and the first scan I received from my friend at Ford was not clean enough for CNC work, so I'm back to square one. I have one unbroken RH spear that needs to be rechromed. It would have to be stripped and metal finished before scanning, or doctored electronically to get to the true dimensions of the work.The cost to scan and strip the image and create an inverted file to make the missing side is approximately $4,000 as there's a lot of manual time doing the stripping, so I'm told. I received a price of $4,800 to CNC perfect replicas, metal finish and show chrome a pair. The second part almost seems reasonable, but the first part is quite a hit.The car is being shown for the first time at Ford's PDC employee show, but has 3 subsequent Concours dates this summer. Does anyone have a pair of spears for sale or would someone rent me a pair to buy me some time to do some further shopping? I'd pledge my first born, if I had one.Help! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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