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Tbatson
03-11-2006, 02:20 PM
I went to a re-plater in Syracuse, NY today. Need the front and rear bumpers re-chromed on my 56 Champ. They quoted $1000.00. There are no dings in these bumpers so I assume that they would need to be striped, polished and plated. Does this price seem right? Does anyone have the name of other platers in upstate NY?
Thanks, Tom

Swifster
03-11-2006, 02:57 PM
That price is crazy. Check with one of your local body shops for a suggestion. If your bumper has guards, make sure you disassemble the bumper completely. Let the shop (and the plater) know eaxctly what you are looking for. I would think $250 each for just the bumpers and $50-$75 each for the guards.

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studegary
03-11-2006, 03:07 PM
By "56 Champ" I will assume that you mean '56 Champion, since there were no Champs in 1956. I would think $300-$400 each for the bumper bars plus extra dollars for any bumperettes. Have you tried to locate NOS bumpers or excellent used ones (if you are not making a show car)?

Alan
03-11-2006, 04:18 PM
Ultra-Mega Bumpers here in L.A. does Stude front or rear bumpers for $225 each and $250 with the over riders or licence protector.
2414 E.56th St. L.A. 90058 (323-587-0274).

Laemmle
03-11-2006, 04:47 PM
There is a great place to have your work done here in Mass...Castle Metal Finishing ...located in Hudson, Mass.[^]

Quality and prices CAN NOT BE BEAT!!![:p]

new53
03-11-2006, 05:51 PM
I've used Denver Bumper in the past, and they've been good. They straightened out a bent up old 41 chevy bumper for me and still charged only the fee on the sheet. If for nothing more than reference, here is their current price sheet.
www.denverbumper.com/Old_Car_Prices2005.pdf


G. Howes

wagone
03-11-2006, 07:14 PM
In my neck of the midwest $1000 for two bumpers is the going price.....for show chrome that is. I was going to add this thought until I read the prices the rest of you are quoting....so, I'm striking my prices and I will have to check some of the replaters the rest of you are using.

wagone and Avanti I

imported_n/a
03-12-2006, 01:22 AM
Richard "Studebaker Doctor" Lindsey from Ohio had some very good-looking replated bumpers for sale at York for about $300 each(don't quote me on this). They certainly looked slick enough to use on the Packebaker. Maybe you could talk to him about having your cores redone, and delivered at the next Studebaker event. ph. 330-465-0217.

old cr8
03-12-2006, 07:28 AM
There used to be a chromer in Syracuse called Sandy's Chrome, don't know if he is still there, but I had a lot of plating done there in the early nineties, good plating, and very reasonable

old cr8
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DEEPNHOCK
03-12-2006, 07:35 AM
Try Forrester's Chrome For The Street
Jerry Forrester is an up front guy that specializes in Stude bumpers.
I saw him cart 15 C/K cores home to make them all perdy.
He is in Douglasville, GA
(I know that's not NY, but Jerry does a lot of UPS business, so his rates must be pretty good)
You can e-mail him at: forr62 at bellsouth.net
(change the 'at' to @)
I have had Jerry do quite a bit of Chrome work for me, and I can attest to his work. Just be advised that pot metal changes all the rules of chrome work.....
Jeff[8D]


quote:Originally posted by Tbatson

I went to a re-plater in Syracuse, NY today. Need the front and rear bumpers re-chromed on my 56 Champ. They quoted $1000.00. There are no dings in these bumpers so I assume that they would need to be striped, polished and plated. Does this price seem right? Does anyone have the name of other platers in upstate NY?
Thanks, Tom

bonehead007
03-12-2006, 08:19 AM
I'm planning on getting my bumpers done towards the next winter. Does anybody know of chromers in the New Jersey/New york area that are "reasonable "....Even over the Pa. border would be helpful..Also how long does it usually take to get the piece back once you've left it to be done ????

N8N
03-12-2006, 08:36 AM
Librandi's in York, PA is supposed to be good but I have had no work done by them, just got a good recommendation.

nate

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N8N
03-12-2006, 08:41 AM
Also Qual-Krom in Erie, PA but they probably aren't any cheaper than your local shop

nate

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rockne10
03-12-2006, 09:15 PM
LiBrandi's, actually in Middletown, across the street from the Harrisburg Airport, is very good but don't expect anything less than show quality and don't expect bargain prices. Turnaround time is 12-16 weeks.

CKOT
03-13-2006, 04:57 PM
I just had my '63 GT hawk's rear bumper plated, $375. It was straight, clean, etc. I am in Milwaukee, and it was done by the same shop that does most of the Harley chroming (levers, control boxes, clamps, etc.)Turnaround 2-4 weeks.

JDP
03-13-2006, 07:50 PM
I pay $250 each to Bummper Boyz, but the are on the west coast. I drop them off when they are at east coast flea Markets, and pick them up a few weeks later at the next trip out.

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new53
03-13-2006, 09:24 PM
I've used Quality Plating, 208 1/2 S. 1/2 Albany St., Yuma, CO 80759
Phone: 970-848-2065. They're way out on the eastern plains of Colorado, in the middle of nowhere. They've been around since the mid 80's. I got their name from a local restoration shop that uses them. They've done some work for me at an inexpensive rate, and they work with pot metal. The only drawback is they are not fast. It's worth a call to get a price - if you have the time to wait.

G. Howes

new53
03-15-2006, 01:52 PM
An update concerning a question I got about Quality Plating. I just had them repair a 53 C/K pot metal tail light. I sent them a couple of damaged ones and asked them to steal one of the studs from one and weld it onto the other then chrome it to get one NOS looking good one.

For reference, I sent out email pics of the damaged housings to other plating companies in different parts of the country. I got pricing from them in the $300-$350 range per housing to fix and rechrome.

I just found out that Quality is finished with my housing. He said it looks like new, and the welding seems very strong - he said I shouldn't have a problem with it. Total cost, including repair, rechrome, and shipping me both the "new" and used housings I sent - $75. Drawback - their lead time is 10-12 weeks.

BTW the address should read 208 1/2 S. Albany St.

G. Howes

N8N
03-15-2006, 05:39 PM
Can you send or post contact info for Quality Plating? I need to have a taillight and a parking light housing done for my '55.

thanks

nate

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new53
03-15-2006, 09:31 PM
It's up above, but just in case:
Quality Plating, 208 1/2 S. Albany St., Yuma, CO 80759
Phone: 970-848-2065, ask for Lowell.

G. Howes