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Gas Man
12-07-2008, 02:23 AM
We were talking about chrome at the meet & greet so i figured I'd post up the chroming info


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Man chrome is expensive!!!

I sent out this pile of 41 pieces
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/ ... y11008.jpg (http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/BDM/OUCH/TearDown/Day11008.jpg)[/img]

Sent it to what I believe is one of the best in the biz.

Brown's Plating (http://"http://www.brownsplating.com/")

$1850* :eek:

And as you can see on their site, the prices are going up.* I spoke to Ronnie Brown himself today and they are going up about 35% to cover the materials which have, by his acclaim, skyrocketed!!* Plus the added EPA regs.* That would have teken my job from $1850 to $2500* :eek: :eek:


Our price guide from November 1, 2004 is still current. Due to rising raw material cost we will have a price increase effective February 1, 2008.* Our new 2008 catalog has been mailed.

I remember the prices were going to rise in like Dec but I guess due to a issue with the printer that does his catalog he had to delay it.* Didn't want to raise prices until all his dealers had the new price guide.* Stand up I say.*

Anyway, chrome is expensive!* And I will for the better education of the group list the prices for chroming of my pieces.* But understand these are pre-price jack.


Plate pieces
* * * * * *supporting arm $28
* * * * * *backing plate $55
* * * * * *frame $48
* * * * * *LED hood $28

front fender struts 2x$55=$110

Rear peg clevis* 2x$21=$42

Speedo Stem $41
Speedo bucket $48
Speedo lid/tach ring $41

Doherty backing plate $66
* * *spacers 2x$17=$34
* * *cone $55
* * *enricher knob $14

Low Down Chop Shop Axle Spikes $28

S&S air intake $55
* * *flanges* 2x$35=$70

clutch cable clamps 4 halfs (2 complete) 2x$35=$70

gas tank metal cups 4x$14=$56

rear caliper mount $98

Front motor mount $113

custom flamed sissy bar $128

4' of exhaust heat shields (4 pieces) $195

Rear Fender struts 2x$113=$226

Yankee motor mount $55
* * bracket $41

Again, for Brown's at least that plus 35% plus S&H both ways.

the parts when they got back....

The box...
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/ ... y2019a.jpg (http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/BDM/OUCH/Rebuild/Day2019a.jpg)[/img]

The packaging.* They do a great job
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/ ... ay2020.jpg (http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/BDM/OUCH/Rebuild/Day2020.jpg)[/img]
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/ ... ay2020.jpg (http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/BDM/OUCH/Rebuild/Day2020.jpg)[/img]

My favorite color

SHINY!

http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/ ... ay2024.jpg (http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/BDM/OUCH/Rebuild/Day2024.jpg)[/img]

The end results...
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/ ... y15062.jpg (http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/BDM/OUCH/Rebuild/Day15062.jpg)[/img]

http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/ ... y15065.jpg (http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/BDM/OUCH/Rebuild/Day15065.jpg)[/img]

B-Kinger
12-16-2008, 02:27 PM
VERY freakin NICE bro, very freakin nice.Ii bet she sounds like she looks.

Gas Man
12-16-2008, 06:35 PM
She sounds LOUD as hell and MEAN as hell!

bettyboop1w
12-16-2008, 07:47 PM
The packaging itself was the 1800 I get it... :o

Gas youre a bad man I like that chrome

Gas Man
12-16-2008, 11:47 PM
Boop... the chrome alone was $1800.* The parts were insured for over $6k when they were shipped.*

Berto
12-18-2008, 08:40 PM
Nice...

Chrome always makes bikes look nicer

Gas Man
12-18-2008, 09:48 PM
Oh yeah its nicer... but it was more about cutting down polish time for me.

Berto
12-19-2008, 12:09 PM
That also...