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Re: bad news on coe grill bars
Mike B #1408557 Tue May 04 2021 07:47 AM
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Originally Posted by Mike B
Did that price include custom making the missing bar and going over ALL 18 other bars?

Have you called any of the SS Restoration shops listed in Hemmings for additional quotes?

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Originally Posted by Mike B
Did that price include custom making the missing bar and going over ALL 18 other bars?

Have you called any of the SS Restoration shops listed in Hemmings for additional quotes?

Mike B smile

Re: bad news on coe grill bars
29tons #1408558 Tue May 04 2021 07:53 AM
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The price was for straightening the 18 bars upper and lower I made a center bar and I’m probably 80 percent happy with it. All the stainless restoration places want to see them to give a price quote. It cost me 40.00 to send them to a place in western pa. They look good in the picture but when you see them in person they have dings dents and scratches

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Re: bad news on coe grill bars
29tons #1408576 Tue May 04 2021 01:41 PM
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Originally Posted by 29tons
I sent the 41 COE grill bars out to be restored and the estimate is 5130.00 Anyone have any ideas. or other places that restore stainless resonable?
That sound’s like a “I don’t want to do it price” to me! Definitely go elsewhere.

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Re: bad news on coe grill bars
29tons #1408793 Thu May 06 2021 12:44 AM
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The width of the hood bars are the same width of the grille bars, I repurposed a couple of hood bars for my grill. If that's any help

Re: bad news on coe grill bars
29tons #1408947 Fri May 07 2021 02:34 AM
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From what I can tell in the pictures yours look better than mine did before i straightened and polished them. Dave


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Re: bad news on coe grill bars
29tons #1409327 Mon May 10 2021 02:44 PM
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That is a pretty crazy price considering we aren't even talking about chrome. In my case, my truck came with a few pieces missing. It took me about 2 1/2 years to restore my"46 and about the same time to find all the pieces for a complete grill. I couldn't have done it without the help of another Stovebolt member. I do have a few dings in my grill pieces (thanks to trailering through what might as well have been a tornado in Indiana on the wal th the ATHS National in 2011) I would love to fix.
Not long after I had my truck on the road in 2003-ish, I saw a short how to demonstration on TV on straightening stainless moldings. I wish I could find it again. I am pretty sure it went into detail on tapping the dent out from the back with a tiny hammer and anvil and using files, sand paper and a buffing wheel to make it perfect again.


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