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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old Mar 17th, 2017, 6:27 pm Thread Starter
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1960 Bronco Wheels

So I've been thinking about what to do with the awful wheels on the Bronco. After a few years..YES a few years, I have decided to take them apart and polish,chrome every part. I know its a pain in the a$$ but It's gonna look super nice. Here are some pics of the wheels. Size 2 X 17 (not 18) I disassembled the wheels and took just the rim to get chromed. Stepped into the first place and the dude must of seen me coming since I left my house because the idiot quoted me $85 PER wheel...I looked at him, turned around and walked away..quickly! The second place quoted me $65 each but I flirted with the Chica and she cut me a deal..$120 for both. Now we wait and when I get them back I will post a pic. I plan on polishing each spoke and brass grommet by hand then putting it all together....Gonna look F bad a$$.
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Pardon my ignorance, but those are steel rims? Not alloy? Should look great. I'm such a slob I would never keep up chrome. Show us finished deal.

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Lets hope that the economy platers don't do what a lot of them do, which is to take the pits out with a mop (buffing wheel) loaded with coarse abrasive. It can reduce the thickness of the metal on the top of the spoke nipples, and when the spoke is subjected to hard loading, ( think pothole at 30 mph ) the spoke/spokes pulls through.
On the other hand, maybe they take the time to buff around all the bumps.
Let us know, and I'm sure that there are others that would patronize that company, to get that kind of service.

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the pit-filling is done during the copper stage(s). no nickel goes on until the desired surface finish is achieved. OP may want to confirm, though.

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That's what I'm Expecting. Let's see what and how they do it. I saw some other customers end products and they look well done but we all know Murphy's Law. I'll post pics as soon as I get them back.

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So I wanted to polish the hub assembly and the rest of the center hub assembly. After sand blasting the wheel I decided to go with the sand blasting look.
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The front and read hubs sand blasted.
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Now the spokes. Just finished the rear or was it the front spokes. It only took me 2,392 hours to finish!! Long time and hard work but It's paying of. I will do the other spokes later today and request for backup from the wife.
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I see this thread will soon be dead. Well, Here is a pic of the wheels. No replies or If no one replies I'll stop sharing pics.
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