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On 1/15/2019 at 1:25 AM, Hubert_25-25 said:

I envy your shop.  The sheet metal looks real good to start with.  You should have a really nice car when you are done with it.   Take lots of pictures as you go and be sure to keep us posted on the progress.    Hugh 

Hugh- I saw your radiator surround and cap on another post.  Can you advise who did them for you?  From photos they look like great quality.

 

Thanks

 

Lenny

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Lenny, 

    Airline Plating in Houston TX did my shell and my motometer parts.  Attached are my notes on going thru the radiator and Shell.   Also a technical article on going thru the motometer.    When you are done you should think about installing a motometer antitheft device like they used in the past.    Hugh  

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Lebrandis Near Harrisburg Pa. did my 1925 shell. With tax it was $662. They quoted around $500 and gave me a 12 week turnaround. Actual turn around was 5 months. The shell that I had on my car was not rusted out but was very deeply pitted. I searched for a better shell and found one with almost no surface rust and most of the old plating. DSCF6110.thumb.JPG.e47c8bb99f1487e356e79b132bad8621.JPG        DSCF6112.thumb.JPG.157725f1b902c10f81c9b9714a01224c.JPGThere were a few dents which I was able to work out. I also sanded and cleaned the entire inside to lessen prep time cost.

 I had the dumb-bell cap, hood hold downs, hood handles and a gage bezel re-plated at Niagara Plating. They did a great job. Their price was reasonable and turn around was less than 2 weeks. 1697282285_DSCF6891(1024x768).thumb.jpg.40e3317eeeca8cc7049ac15439b7a031.jpg

 Frank Mance Plating near Pittsburgh PA. did my headlight reflectors in nickel then silver for both my Standard and Master. In 2013 it was $150 for the pair by 2017 it was $175 for the pair of the larger Master reflectors.1121222566_DSCF2071(1024x768).thumb.jpg.ff4dc21a8fe23324c82a7e3d31a1bd4a.jpg

I re-cored my radiator at over $900 with a modern core. 

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 Most of the rest of the process was the same as Hugh's. 

 

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7 hours ago, dibarlaw said:

Lebrandis Near Harrisburg Pa. did my 1925 shell. With tax it was $662. They quoted around $500 and gave me a 12 week turnaround. Actual turn around was 5 months. The shell that I had on my car was not rusted out but was very deeply pitted. I searched for a better shell and found one with almost no surface rust and most of the old plating. DSCF6110.thumb.JPG.e47c8bb99f1487e356e79b132bad8621.JPG        DSCF6112.thumb.JPG.157725f1b902c10f81c9b9714a01224c.JPGThere were a few dents which I was able to work out. I also sanded and cleaned the entire inside to lessen prep time cost.

 I had the dumb-bell cap, hood hold downs, hood handles and a gage bezel re-plated at Niagara Plating. They did a great job. Their price was reasonable and turn around was less than 2 weeks. 1697282285_DSCF6891(1024x768).thumb.jpg.40e3317eeeca8cc7049ac15439b7a031.jpg

 Frank Mance Plating near Pittsburgh PA. did my headlight reflectors in nickel then silver for both my Standard and Master. In 2013 it was $150 for the pair by 2017 it was $175 for the pair of the larger Master reflectors.1121222566_DSCF2071(1024x768).thumb.jpg.ff4dc21a8fe23324c82a7e3d31a1bd4a.jpg

I re-cored my radiator at over $900 with a modern core. 

897767410_DSCF6650(940x1024).thumb.jpg.dfc86c1511b671132c42fe76b1043a2a.jpg

 Most of the rest of the process was the same as Hugh's. 

 

Much appreciated. Definitely a big help!

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Fantastic shop!  I like how you used the white sheet metal in the internal walls and ceiling.  There’s nothing like a well lit, comfortable space to work.  

 

Will you have to do woodwork on work on the car?  I use a separate shop for my woodwork because that dust gets everywhere.

 

Congratulations and thanks for sharing.

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41 minutes ago, JoelsBuicks said:

Fantastic shop!  I like how you used the white sheet metal in the internal walls and ceiling.  There’s nothing like a well lit, comfortable space to work.  

 

Will you have to do woodwork on work on the car?  I use a separate shop for my woodwork because that dust gets everywhere.

 

Congratulations and thanks for sharing.

I have just one door piller that needs repair.  The rest is in good shape.  I understand on the wood, I used to restore antique boats.......  

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