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    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

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    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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    • #3
      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)?
      Gary L.
      Wappinger, NY

      SDC member since 1968
      Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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      • #4
        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).

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        • #5
          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!!![]

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          • #6
            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

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            • #7
              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

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              • #8
                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.

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                • #9
                  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
                  52 Starliner
                  Ontario Canada &Ocala FL
                  rwilson@eagle.ca

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                  • #10
                    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
                    HTIH (Hope The Info Helps)

                    Jeff


                    Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please. Mark Twain



                    Note: SDC# 070190 (and earlier...)

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                    • #11
                      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 ????

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                      • #12
                        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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                        • #13
                          Also Qual-Krom in Erie, PA but they probably aren't any cheaper than your local shop

                          nate

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                          • #14
                            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.
                            "All attempts to 'rise above the issue' are simply an excuse to avoid it profitably." --Dick Gregory

                            Brad Johnson, SDC since 1975, ASC since 1990
                            Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
                            sigpic'33 Rockne 10, '51 Commander Starlight, '53 Commander Starlight "Désirée"

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                            • #15
                              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.

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