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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by ONEBADMK8, Nov 24, 2015.

  1. ONEBADMK8
    Joined: Jan 15, 2008
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    Just picked up a SWEET 40 Ford F1 and the grill is currently being rebrazed and now I will need to chrome it. Any GOOD TRUSTWORTHY chrome Guys in the South Jersey Region? Thanks Guys in advance. DSC_0304.jpg
     
  2. belair
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    Nice truck.
     
  3. alchemy
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    If you have an original Standard '40 Ford grille, it is pot metal. Pot metal is very expensive to chrome as the pits require more difficult processes to repair than a regular steel part. Not sure how you are brazing pot metal, so maybe your grille is a '39 Deluxe, or maybe an Argentine repro from the '70's.

    Bob Drake sells a correct repro grille that is already chromed and it might even be less costly than having your original pot metal chromed. Most Bob Drake parts are a good fit.
     
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  4. 2935ford
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    No don't bother with the chrome. Just sell the truck to me!

    Nice score.....love those '40 pickmeups! :)
     

  5. BTW, a 40 pickup is not an F1. The F1 came out in 48
     
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  6. Jalopy Joker
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    Congrats - nice looking ride - post some close up pics of grill
     
  7. That is what I thought, but the title on my 41 says F1 and I thought it was a mistake.
     
  8. the person at dmv, probably could not finish the processing unless the spot designated "model" was filled in. they put in f1 for lack of a better answer.
     
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  9. treb11
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    Chromeplaterjosh on here
     
  10. alchemy
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    Chromeplaterjosh is no longer in the business.

    There is a large book with every model designation of every car ever produced that should be on the shelf behind the DMV clerk. Maybe she/he was just lazy when they were trying to fill in the blanks on the form. But if they wanted accuracy they could have looked in the book and been 100% correct.
     
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  11. gggholson
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    Chromeplaterjosh's family stii run the chrome business in Hagerstown, IN. I used Bills Chrome in Jennette, PA recently for a show car. Neither has a web site. I have used both. Bills work is superb and he says it is guaranteed for life. The Hagerstown shop does nice quality work. Show chrome is expensive.
     
  12. alchemy
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  13. .............................DMV clerk lazy! I can't imagine.:rolleyes:
     
  14. blackanblue
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    Canadian ha
    Canadian half tons were f47 4700 pounds gvw.
     
  15. chopolds
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    from howell, nj
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    Not much in Jersey any more, the EPA ran most of them out of town!
    There used to be several in Central/North Jersey, Mara, Best, Artistic. I think Mara might be the only one in business now, but his quality is sporadic. I've used Super Chrome in Asbury Park for a few things, and most times it came out OK. Couple times it didn't, but they redid it. Prices are mid range.
    To get real good chrome, you'd have to go to Philly. Frankford, Bill's, Paul's, and a couple more are very good, but priced accordingly. Some can take a loooong time, if you're not a steady customer, Frankford had a grill of mine for 3 years! Did need lots of work on the pot metal, though.
     
  16. How about more pics of the truck.
     
  17. the violator
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    DGM plating in Philly does nice work, also Limbrandis(not sure on the spelling) in Harrisburg PA is top notch.
     
  18. ONEBADMK8
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    Thanks for all the replies. Well the Guy in North Jersey was at $650.00 to plate and the Guy fixing it want's $125.00 so it isn't in the budget. I'm going to explore some of the chrome and superchrome powdercoats out there and if all else fails Ill just do wet black to match the paint. DSC_0295.jpg DSC_0303.jpg DSC_0304.jpg DSC_0305.jpg DSC_0307.jpg DSC_0304.jpg DSC_0305.jpg DSC_0307.jpg DSC_0310.jpg DSC_0313.jpg DSC_0314.jpg DSC_0295.jpg DSC_0303.jpg DSC_0304.jpg DSC_0305.jpg DSC_0307.jpg DSC_0310.jpg DSC_0313.jpg DSC_0314.jpg
     
  19. ONEBADMK8
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    Oh here is the grill
     

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  20. alchemy
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    Yep that's an old Argentina 39 style repro. Look at Bob Drake for a new one like I said.
     
  21. chopolds
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    Nice car, it deserves a good chrome grill. Those South American ones don't even re-chrome very well. Get the Drake one!
     
  22. ONEBADMK8
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    from NJ

    Got a new grill from Speedway. Im polishing it. Cheapest way out, this thing has been sinking me,lol. Finally got the engine done and ready to drop. So She will be ready for sale very soon now.
     

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