Chrome Rear Window exterior sill

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  1. Tony.dreamer

    Tony.dreamer Super Active member and parts collector Site Donor

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    Hello Keshav ,
    Here is how I know !
    We Dismanteled two E9’s and sent the pieces for re-chroming! When the pieces came back from the chrome shop we started getting them ready for fitment of the rubber pieces and old flets we had. One sets of felts was still reusable after washing them! To figure how high we need to place the felt before riveting, we brought them up against the car .
    That how we found out . Incidentally both sides were different. So we labeled them for each car That is the only chrome piece we had this issue with.
    On another note we also found out that belt trims from one year to another are slightly different. It seems that earlier year the trim was slightly thinner! The 74 model trims was slightly thicker may be a 1mm or so..
    This could also be caused by caustic solution they use to remove old chrome or Annodizing before Re chroming
     
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    Keshav Well-Known Member Site Donor

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    Like I said, never argue with a multi E9 owner ;)

    Best wishes
    Keshav
     
  3. Tony.dreamer

    Tony.dreamer Super Active member and parts collector Site Donor

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    7 , three running , 2 in process of restoration , one waiting for Dismantleing and the last one probably be a donor car , we will see
     
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    Keshav Well-Known Member Site Donor

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    Unbelieveable Tony. I can just about deal with my one Csl, let alone 7 E9’s. Sounds like, “Hi, my name is Tony and I’m addicted to E9’s”!
     
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    Hmmm, okay, I'll take into account. I have the original pieces but as you can see from my profile picture from where I started, the body work that was done with donor panels was not performed to my liking.

    The body shop did a horrible job with the trunk bottom and connection to the rear ledge inside the trunk. I re-did the work bought replacement trunk bottoms. The trunk bottom that came with the rear clip was pretty crappy, as the spare tire wells tend to get.

    I tried to compensate with these parts but I am not happy with the results, so I'm giving another try. It's going to take some work.

    BTW, Markos, I have a deal with replacements through another list member, thanks!
     
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    Thanks Bert, don't know how that got by me, which part #9 or #10? Kind of hard to tell from that drawing, or is your answer in your post....#9?
     
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    I have a set on my coupe that need re-chromed. The nice set in that picture (holding down the elephant skin for sale) a excellent chrome wise but do not fit. I find it amazing that it doesn't fit but there you have it.
     
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    I had mine re-chromed, it was not too expensive, I have no affiliation and maybe I lucked out and they will screw your stuff up, but I used Salt Lake Chrome
     
  11. Tony.dreamer

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    Keshav ,
    I put it in the category of mania!!:rolleyes:
     
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    Tony.dreamer Super Active member and parts collector Site Donor

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    It is good to know you are picky about the quality.
    In my opinion if you are not doing it right and not taking enough pictures to show the work was done properly you are wasting your money! Again that is my opinion! Both trunk pieces, , spare wheel well , and the gas tank trim are available from W&N , with relatively high quality . The only thing I hate about W&N steel body parts is that the paint they put on is meant to keep them from rusting and has to be removed before you apply epoxy primer ...
     
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    This is looking promising. IMG_20190204_181304794.jpg IMG_20190204_181251430.jpg
     
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    I did the same 12 years ago and found a straight brush and cut it so it would curve up the hockey stick chrome trim.
     
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    I'm kind of confused on what parts are needed. I have a set of the chrome pieces for the exterior of the rear windows that are in decent shape but most likely need the rubber and felt. I will sell them if someone is looking.
    PM me if you need a set.
     
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