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Chromed/Rebuild Power Brake Booster
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runninpony 
Finally picked up my brake booster from the chrome shop and sent it right back to Booster Dewey for final assembly and testing. I got the booster back from them and after seeing it I was totally impressed with their work and I can only recommend this company. This original to my car Bendix booster cost me close to $400 for chrome/rebuild and shipping. It was worth it to me.


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runninpony 
Another pic


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Looks great!

1973 H Code Convertible - Medium Copper Metallic - June 8, 1973, Built Ford Marketing Sales Vehicle
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runninpony 
Thanks Rich, I just wanted to add the fact that aftermarket (offshore) chrome is nowhere comparable to a great chrome shop!
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(02-11-2018, 10:43 AM)NOT A T5 Wrote: Another pic

Did you have Industrial Plating do that?
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So reflecting, I can almost see myself in the picts Smile
Very nice!
At some point in the late 80's, I've let done engine brackets, all covers I could find in engine bay by a local chrome plating. Not the booster.
Most work being the polish/cleaning and how thick the copper layer is.
I was so beautiful and then some dude broke in my garage and found them nice too. He broke my passenger window using a screwdriver damaging the roof rail
and side window, stole the parts inside , try force the rear deck lid and that brave thing resisted but was severely damaged so as the rear tail panel.
A load of new engine parts were stored in the trunk. He stole a new golf GTI parked next to my car to carry the parts...

A year later, found all the parts I was missing here and there in junkyards in surrounding countries of France. No more chrome, just tired and rusty parts in hands.
Budget was gone, so restored and painted them.
Its just end of last year, thx to Omie (member on this site) that I finally got last part, the roof rail, replaced by a "as new" one. No more visible memories
of that event on the car anymore.

I've since then also let re-chrome a few, like the radiator brackets, hood/fender extensions, bumper... also let done the hood hinges,
but with white chrome as there is some friction, its very strong and much cheaper.

I agree when done by hand with a bit of love, you can see it back into the chrome.

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71 429CJ. In progress
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runninpony 
Hi 1973machi, Yes, Industrial Plating is who does all my chroming and they are doing an amazing job! I can only recommend them if you need something done. The only thing is they do not chrome bumpers in house, they'll get sent out to another chrome shop that specializes in straightening and chroming bumpers. Where in Nebraska are you?


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runninpony 
Hi Fabrice, I had a lot of pieces chromed for my car in the 80's, I knew a guy that would do that for really cheap. It was no show chrome but good enough for a driver. Here's a picture of my engine compartment which was in 1992.


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(02-13-2018, 06:02 AM)NOT A T5 Wrote: Hi 1973machi, Yes, Industrial Plating is who does all my chroming and they are doing an amazing job! I can only recommend them if you need something done. The only thing is they do not chrome bumpers in house, they'll get sent out to another chrome shop that specializes in straightening and chroming bumpers. Where in Nebraska are you?

I live just east of Crete.  I had a few items done by Industrial years ago.  The chrome shops seem to be closing with all the EPA rules.  I have always thought about having my brake booster plated.  Yours looks really nice.
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#10
runninpony 
1973Machi, I had my booster chromed in the early 90's and in around 2013 brake fluid started disappearing. Turned out that fluid ended up inside the booster and I decided to have it rebuilt. While I was at it I shipped it out for disassembly, they shipped it back apart to me then I dropped it off at Industrial and 8 weeks later I picked it up and sent it back to Dewey for final assembly and testing and shipping it back to me. The pictures don't do it justice with all the glare and reflections. IP and Dewey are high up in my book!
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