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I鈥檓 just going to leave these here... 馃槅

There are a few parts in the picsI was experimenting with that aren鈥檛 really supposed to be that color.

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Discussion Starter #82
I have not received the covers yet. Good to hear that they were spot on though.

Did you coat these yourself or have them done? They look amazing. Please share the details.
 

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Took them to a local plating company in a five gallon bucket. After taking inventory and very detailed pictures of each component and it鈥檚 hardware. Even to the point of counting the number of threads on some bolts.

I dropped them off dirty. They were cleaned and plated with yellow zinc. It鈥檚 close to the factory cadmium but a little brighter. Some bits are almost too yellow. Apparently cadmium is not available, really expensive or bad news in general.

The plastic bits on throttle linkages, etc were messed up in the process. Take off as much as you can. But the rubber parts, like hoses, seemed to come out ok. I鈥檒l be replacing or not installing the tranny and oil cooler lines, but they cane out nice.
 

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Uh, a 鈥渇ew鈥 parts....馃槀
They do look good though.
 

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Care to share what the cost was for all of this?
 

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I鈥檇 have to look at my receipts, but I think it was only $4500.
 

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What!!!!! Did you type the decimal in the wrong place? $4500.00?
 

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Ha ha. No. The batch in the pics was about $225.
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