68 G chroming

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Re: 68 G chroming

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Post by Al Bundy » 10 Feb 2019, 16:21

I’ve always felt original is better, but with the price of some reproduction parts vs the cost of rechroming it’s not an easy decision. I’ll bear the cost for the GTE, but my other cars will get repops.
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Re: 68 G chroming

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Post by 68 hertz » 17 Feb 2019, 18:18

I got a couple more items done, the tail lights,I did scuff the sides with a red pad also used Sem self etching primer so hopefully it won’t flake off,the vinyl trim I had chromed painted and cleaned off the edges I think it will look better than solid black.


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Post by 68 hertz » 22 Feb 2019, 22:18

Hello,got the A/C control and vents cleaned up there not perfect but pretty good for 50 years old,I checked the blower switch with an Ohm meter and it didn’t work so I took it apart cleaned and lubricted it,I decided to check the dash toggles and they didn’t work either so took them apart also,they all work now.

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Re: 68 G chroming

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Post by Al Bundy » 22 Feb 2019, 22:36

Those look good. Expensive if you have to replace or rechrome.
1974 Dodge Dart - daily driver
1963 Thunderbird Z code - raven black/red
1968 XR7 F code - diamond blue/blue
1968 XR7 J code - black/red
1968 J code - madras blue/aqua
1968 XR7 X code - lime frost/dark ivy gold
1968 GT-E XR7 W code prototype no. 500033 - cardinal red/black

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Post by 68 hertz » 24 Feb 2019, 17:59

Hello, got the lenses polished, housings painted, and assembled.
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Post by xr7g428 » 25 Feb 2019, 14:33

Those vents are amazingly good. I haven't really seen ones that weren't warped with the lower sections falling out.
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Re: 68 G chroming

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Post by 68 hertz » 16 May 2019, 06:40

Got one more item done.
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Post by Royce » 16 May 2019, 08:31

This is the way to do a great restoration - every part restored until you are happy with that part, then move to the next part. Nice work!
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Post by 68 hertz » 16 May 2019, 21:01

Thanks
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Post by rdefrancisco » 21 May 2019, 04:48

Absolutely beautiful work.
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