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Re: Speaking of Wipers...

Mike S
 

Figured out the issue.  The little ferille at the end of the spring is too long and getting jammed in the outer cover when assembled, so the tension from the spring wasn't pushing on the shaft.  I filed the corners on the ferrile to make some more room & now the wiper blade has plenty of tension on the glass.
Mike S

Re: Chrome Plating Parts?

Mike S
 

Yup, confirmed it is brass construction.  I think I'll try a home grown chrome stripping project (electrolysis) & then buff & chrome spray paint.  They are making some better paint these days.  My ultimate goal is to eliminate the ornament, but need something to cover the hole in the meantime.
Mike S

Re: New Crosley of the Month - August

Spock Arnold
 

Wasn't a camera, it was a water bottle

On Aug 2, 2019 4:27 PM, "A50CROSLEYTRK via Groups.Io" <A50CROSLEYTRK@...> wrote:
Did the camera that survive that fell from up there ?
           Robert

In a message dated 8/1/2019 9:33:05 AM Eastern Standard Time, Jim@... writes:

Thanks Jim, I didn't know who was in charge, I was just a cog in the picture. I knew we were getting instruction from above, not sure who that was.


On Aug 1, 2019, at 9:05 AM, James Welter via Groups.Io <welther1945@...> wrote:

Happy to have had the opportunity to serve and yes overwhelmed at the participation from the members



Re: Chrome Plating Parts?

Michael Braun
 

That hood ornament is the same as what’s on my 48 P/U.  As Butch says it is a thin brass.  I just had mine chromed for $135.  Very happy with the result.  Let me know if I need to post the name of the plater (it was done with a buddy who had other parts being chromed and I’ll have to check with him).

Mike Braun

Re: New Crosley of the Month - August

A50CROSLEYTRK@...
 

Did the camera that survive that fell from up there ?
           Robert

In a message dated 8/1/2019 9:33:05 AM Eastern Standard Time, Jim@... writes:

Thanks Jim, I didn't know who was in charge, I was just a cog in the picture. I knew we were getting instruction from above, not sure who that was.


On Aug 1, 2019, at 9:05 AM, James Welter via Groups.Io <welther1945@...> wrote:

Happy to have had the opportunity to serve and yes overwhelmed at the participation from the members


Re: Chrome Plating Parts?

Spock Arnold
 

The hood ornament for a 48 is not pot metal.  You are thinking of a bird.  

On Aug 2, 2019 3:47 PM, "nadno1 via Groups.Io" <nadno1@...> wrote:
Mike,  I had mine done by a shop that does motorcycle items  in the Black Hills S.D.  by far the cheapest of all I contacted, they are potmetal most places wont do them because of that. I was very happy with the results.



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-------- Original message --------
From: Mike S <miso7@...>
Date: 8/2/19 12:29 PM (GMT-06:00)
To: Crosley-Gang@groups.io
Subject: [Crosley-Gang] Chrome Plating Parts?

Anyone had any plating done lately?  Curious as to what re-plating a hood ornament for the '48 would cost a guy these days.  The former owner had painted it body color.  When I stripped it off, I find no rust or damage, but the chrome has freckles where it's been coming off.

Re: Chrome Plating Parts?

Mike S
 

This is the part on the hood.  I looks a lot like the ones I saw at Wauseon & it fits the curve of the hood perfectly.

Re: Chrome Plating Parts?

Mike S
 

From the "speckled" appearance of how the plating has come off of this part, my guess is the supplier didn't have their voltage tuned correctly for the mass of the load of parts being plated.  That can cause bubbles to form on parts which prevents the plating material (nickle, chrome, etc) from attaching to the metal substrate.   I've seen this type of defect before in my line of work.

Re: Chrome Plating Parts?

nadno1
 

Mike,  I had mine done by a shop that does motorcycle items  in the Black Hills S.D.  by far the cheapest of all I contacted, they are potmetal most places wont do them because of that. I was very happy with the results.



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-------- Original message --------
From: Mike S <miso7@...>
Date: 8/2/19 12:29 PM (GMT-06:00)
To: Crosley-Gang@groups.io
Subject: [Crosley-Gang] Chrome Plating Parts?

Anyone had any plating done lately?  Curious as to what re-plating a hood ornament for the '48 would cost a guy these days.  The former owner had painted it body color.  When I stripped it off, I find no rust or damage, but the chrome has freckles where it's been coming off.

Re: Chrome Plating Parts?

Spock Arnold
 

My guess would be in the area of 200

On Aug 2, 2019 1:29 PM, Mike S <miso7@...> wrote:
Anyone had any plating done lately?  Curious as to what re-plating a hood ornament for the '48 would cost a guy these days.  The former owner had painted it body color.  When I stripped it off, I find no rust or damage, but the chrome has freckles where it's been coming off.

Re: Chrome Plating Parts?

L.E. Hardee
 

Perhaps I am wrong because I am beginning to believe that nothing is absolute in Crosleyland, but I don't think your ornament is Crosley.  I was thinking, like Gary, that the original Crosley ornaments were stainless and not exactly the shape of the one in your picture.  A lot of Crosley owners put other brand car hood ornaments on their Crosley.  Additionally there were a slew of aftermarket ornaments for sale back then.  My mother's 52 Crosley which she bought in early 1953 as a dealer repo had a 51 Ford ornament. 


On Fri, Aug 2, 2019 at 1:44 PM Gary Cochrane via Groups.Io <g2cochrane=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
That piece should be stainless.  You can find these in very good shape and quite buffable for a lot less than the cost of plating.

On Friday, August 2, 2019, 10:29:34 AM PDT, Mike S <miso7@...> wrote:


Anyone had any plating done lately?  Curious as to what re-plating a hood ornament for the '48 would cost a guy these days.  The former owner had painted it body color.  When I stripped it off, I find no rust or damage, but the chrome has freckles where it's been coming off.

Re: Chrome Plating Parts?

Butch
 

The originals were a brass alloy, with a VERY thin back. Be very careful with the buffing job, it's quite easy to "buff" all of the way thru them.

Butch

On 8/2/2019 1:44 PM, Gary Cochrane via Groups.Io wrote:
That piece should be stainless.?? You can find these in very good shape and quite buffable for a lot less than the cost of plating.

On Friday, August 2, 2019, 10:29:34 AM PDT, Mike S <miso7@...> wrote:


Anyone had any plating done lately??? Curious as to what re-plating a hood ornament for the '48 would cost a guy these days.?? The former owner had painted it body color.?? When I stripped it off, I find no rust or damage, but the chrome has freckles where it's been coming off.
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Re: Chrome Plating Parts?

Mike S
 

I'll put a magnet to it when I get home, but I sure thought it was steel.....but maybe that's why there's no rust pits.....

Re: Chrome Plating Parts?

Gary Cochrane
 

That piece should be stainless.  You can find these in very good shape and quite buffable for a lot less than the cost of plating.

On Friday, August 2, 2019, 10:29:34 AM PDT, Mike S <miso7@...> wrote:


Anyone had any plating done lately?  Curious as to what re-plating a hood ornament for the '48 would cost a guy these days.  The former owner had painted it body color.  When I stripped it off, I find no rust or damage, but the chrome has freckles where it's been coming off.

Chrome Plating Parts?

Mike S
 

Anyone had any plating done lately?  Curious as to what re-plating a hood ornament for the '48 would cost a guy these days.  The former owner had painted it body color.  When I stripped it off, I find no rust or damage, but the chrome has freckles where it's been coming off.

Re: Tires

Kenn Cahill
 

No, both the black walls and the white walls are discontinued.

On Aug 2, 2019, at 11:34 AM, Dave Shipman <@Shipster> wrote:

doesn’t Coker still make the tire?

Dave Shipman
(510)2255566

Re: Tires

Dave Shipman
 

doesn’t Coker still make the tire?

Dave Shipman
(510)2255566

Re: Tires

Spock Arnold
 

Ken I may have an extra original.   Let me look

On Aug 1, 2019 1:51 PM, kcahill@... wrote:
I am looking to buy 1 (or more) of the 4.5 x 12 inch B. F. Goodrich Silvertown black wall tires that were made by Coker Tires. I need new or gently used condition for show. 
Kenn Cahill

Tires

kcahill@...
 

I am looking to buy 1 (or more) of the 4.5 x 12 inch B. F. Goodrich Silvertown black wall tires that were made by Coker Tires. I need new or gently used condition for show. 
Kenn Cahill

Re: New Crosley of the Month - August

Spock Arnold
 

Spoken like a true leader Mr.Welther.  thank you for getting It done.   It is a group of pictures that will truly last forever. 

On Aug 1, 2019 9:32 AM, Jim Bollman <Jim@...> wrote:
Thanks Jim, I didn't know who was in charge, I was just a cog in the picture. I knew we were getting instruction from above, not sure who that was.


On Aug 1, 2019, at 9:05 AM, James Welther via Groups.Io <welther1945@...> wrote:

Happy to have had the opportunity to serve and yes overwhelmed at the participation from the members