Starting to chrome the "bling"
Been getting quotes on chrome work for Miss April. Wow, prices have risen a lot in the last 10 years. Quotes from reputable shops for the door/window frames have been anywhere from $1,000 - $4,000 for the two sides. I have kind of tossed out the high and low quotes and will be going with a company in Seattle that has been in business over 40 years. I wanted to stay in the Western Washington area for these large parts to avoid possible shipping damage and/or loss.
Once I finish the door/window frames, I still have the seat hinges (another $1,000) and the rear quarter window frames & latches to go before I can consider installing the interior. I want to be able to close it up to protect the nice new upholstery.
It took me longer than expected to get the door/window frames all apart, but they are all ready now. Once I get the parts there, turn-a-round time is about 4 weeks.
Here is the "Before" shot:
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