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EFV-8 Club Forum / General Ford Discussion / chrome 36 windshield

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wilmalcolm
03-15-2012 @ 12:48 PM
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Hi,
I have a 36 deluxe 3 window coupe. It came with a painted windshield frame. I know that all deluxes had windshield frames that were chrome so I am going to have mine plated. My question is, were they completely plated inside and out? If so were the hinges which are welded to the from plated as well? And the screws that hold the top and bottom together chrome as well?
Thanks,
Will

trjford8
03-15-2012 @ 7:25 PM
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When it goes to the plater the entire frame is plated. Only the outside rim is polished.The screws would also be chrome, but I generally use stainless screws and polish the heads.When installing chrome screws the chrome sometimes chips off when the screwdriver slips. The stainless screws also have the advantage of not getting rusty.

wilmalcolm
03-16-2012 @ 5:48 AM
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Thanks for that information, I'll proceed as you suggested. Do you have a source for the SS screws?
Will

wilmalcolm
03-16-2012 @ 5:50 AM
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Thanks for that information, I'll proceed as you suggested. Do you have a source for the SS screws?
Will

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trjford8
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Will, if you have a good Ace Hardware store you can find the screws there. Take one of the old ones with you.

wilmalcolm
03-17-2012 @ 10:16 AM
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Thanks, there is one just around the corner

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