Sunny Boy wrote:They cleaned up very nicely Gek.
Bling is in the eye of the beholder. Because of my work, I tend toward making it look as much like it did when it left that factory as humanly possible. Goes along with preservation of a historic item that is also functional. I'm not a fan of changing history. But that gets me dirty looks and sometimes nasty comments from the street rod guys !
Is that a crack right at the beginning of the left hand most scroll of the PPStewart plate ?
Good eye Paul!
Yes the left "ear" is broken and there are several hairline cracks between the letters. Since it's on a relatively "cold" part, I am going to braze the cracks and the broken piece with an oxy acetylene setup before the nickel work. It's a very thin and delicate casting and too intricate to try to weld.
Point well taken on the "Pimp" work, lol!
I'm just going to nickel the original plated parts and the knobs.
Too bad really that the upper ring will not be original but I know I will never find the correct one