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  1. #1
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    Default Chroming

    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[/img]

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

    Brown's Plating

    $1850*

    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*

    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[/img]

    The packaging.* They do a great job
    http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/ ... ay2020.jpg[/img]
    http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/ ... ay2020.jpg[/img]

    My favorite color

    SHINY!

    http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/ ... ay2024.jpg[/img]

    The end results...
    http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/ ... y15062.jpg[/img]

    http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/ ... y15065.jpg[/img]
    ^^My $0.02 not yours^^
    -Chris
    aka Gas Man

    "Why pay somebody else to fuck up your bike?"
    "Custom don't bolt on!"

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    Default Re: Chroming

    VERY freakin NICE bro, very freakin nice.Ii bet she sounds like she looks.

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    Default Re: Chroming

    She sounds LOUD as hell and MEAN as hell!
    ^^My $0.02 not yours^^
    -Chris
    aka Gas Man

    "Why pay somebody else to fuck up your bike?"
    "Custom don't bolt on!"

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    Default Re: Chroming

    The packaging itself was the 1800 I get it...

    Gas youre a bad man I like that chrome
    Bettyboop 79 gl1000

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    Default Re: Chroming

    Boop... the chrome alone was $1800.* The parts were insured for over $6k when they were shipped.*
    ^^My $0.02 not yours^^
    -Chris
    aka Gas Man

    "Why pay somebody else to fuck up your bike?"
    "Custom don't bolt on!"

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    Default Re: Chroming

    Nice...

    Chrome always makes bikes look nicer
    Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting "Holy Sh*t... WHAT A RIDE!"


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    Default Re: Chroming

    Oh yeah its nicer... but it was more about cutting down polish time for me.
    ^^My $0.02 not yours^^
    -Chris
    aka Gas Man

    "Why pay somebody else to fuck up your bike?"
    "Custom don't bolt on!"

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    Default Re: Chroming

    That also...
    Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting "Holy Sh*t... WHAT A RIDE!"


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