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Old 05-28-2013, 05:29 PM
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GW: Delilah got her "BLING" on! (New chromed bumpers)

I took the plunge… Simple polished aluminum bumpers just didn’t seem worthy for my girl Delilah. So… I had them fully chromed. I have a friend that knows Leon from WagonMaster so I got his contact for bumper restorations. Although Leon does get other parts chromed by these folks… Leon only has his bumpers polished. Therefore after the first shop prepared them… The bumpers were sent to an Aviation chroming shop in Texas. My OCD knows no limits! Here are some photos from the restoration shop. I should receive them early next week. Will post when installed.









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Delilah - def: "White Lady (cocktail) with the additional ingredients of egg-whites, sugar, and cream"

1987 XJ Wagoneer Limited:
Desiree - def: “Much Desired” [orig: French] Desirable Charcoal Gray façade, Wood-grain vêneers,and Tan Leather éssentials"

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Old 05-28-2013, 05:36 PM
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86 GrandWag. Howell fuel Injected 360. MSD Ignition + Dizzy. 727/228 BJ's 2" Lift and 31's

88 Wrangler 4.2, Howell TBI and MSD - Borla Headers w/ Cat-back + winch and 31's AND a M416 trailer (-:
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Old 05-28-2013, 05:45 PM
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1990 Grand Wagoneer:
Delilah - def: "White Lady (cocktail) with the additional ingredients of egg-whites, sugar, and cream"

1987 XJ Wagoneer Limited:
Desiree - def: “Much Desired” [orig: French] Desirable Charcoal Gray façade, Wood-grain vêneers,and Tan Leather éssentials"

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Old 05-28-2013, 05:51 PM
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Good idea getting them chromed! They look perfect.

Any update on the XJ? I saw one the other day at a stop light that reminded me.
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-1994 Baby Grand
-2000 XJ cherokee on Tons
-1953 REO M35A2 6x6
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Old 05-28-2013, 05:55 PM
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i cant believe you will put them on your rig... you are such a purist who demands OEM

send them to me and i will send you my anodized polished ones


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88 Wrangler 4.2, Howell TBI and MSD - Borla Headers w/ Cat-back + winch and 31's AND a M416 trailer (-:
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Old 05-28-2013, 06:41 PM
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Old 05-28-2013, 07:11 PM
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Awsome & tweak Trip all in one shot. Sweet.
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Old 05-28-2013, 08:14 PM
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Good idea getting them chromed! They look perfect.

Any update on the XJ? I saw one the other day at a stop light that reminded me.

Thanks for asking about the XJ. Back from the paint shop with new woodgrain. Looking a bit rough... But coming along! Link below. A big lesson-learned was that it is a known as a Cherokee with a Wagoneer trim-package. The bugger is sourcing the specific Wagoneer trim NOS stuff. I'm still missing a perfect driver's NOS mirror and any passenger's NOS mirror. The last set on eBay sold for $1000.00. The best-est find was a set of NOS seat-covers for $100.00. Work continues!

http://s1174.photobucket.com/user/Th...TheClassicCove
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Delilah - def: "White Lady (cocktail) with the additional ingredients of egg-whites, sugar, and cream"

1987 XJ Wagoneer Limited:
Desiree - def: “Much Desired” [orig: French] Desirable Charcoal Gray façade, Wood-grain vêneers,and Tan Leather éssentials"

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Old 05-28-2013, 08:15 PM
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ya know, a guys godda do what a guys godda do...... my bride is not to please with the $ I have spent. but every time I look at the Brawler I am happy! Nice chrome! Good job dude!
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Old 05-28-2013, 08:46 PM
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Interesting...

But, Can't you buy Chrome repro's for $75 each now? How did they manage to Chrome over the aluminum? No one will touch aluminum around here.
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Old 05-28-2013, 09:57 PM
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Very nice

If you over restore a Corvette it looses value, I think your headed in
that direction. MR. OCD
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Old 05-29-2013, 06:35 AM
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But, Can't you buy Chrome repro's for $75 each now? How did they manage to Chrome over the aluminum? No one will touch aluminum around here.

Please share the source for aftermarket chrome bumpers... I'm sure there would be interest!

My understanding is that after the bumpers were vatted and cleaned... A layer of copper was applied before the chroming.
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Delilah - def: "White Lady (cocktail) with the additional ingredients of egg-whites, sugar, and cream"

1987 XJ Wagoneer Limited:
Desiree - def: “Much Desired” [orig: French] Desirable Charcoal Gray façade, Wood-grain vêneers,and Tan Leather éssentials"

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Old 05-29-2013, 10:05 AM
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Thanks for asking about the XJ. Back from the paint shop with new woodgrain. Looking a bit rough... But coming along! Link below. A big lesson-learned was that it is a known as a Cherokee with a Wagoneer trim-package. The bugger is sourcing the specific Wagoneer trim NOS stuff. I'm still missing a perfect driver's NOS mirror and any passenger's NOS mirror. The last set on eBay sold for $1000.00. The best-est find was a set of NOS seat-covers for $100.00. Work continues!

http://s1174.photobucket.com/user/Th...TheClassicCove

Thats funny because everything I have read suggest the Wagoneer being its own model, along side the grand wagoneer and cherokee. The brairwood was in fact just a trim package.

But that thing looks really sharp!! I think it would be cool to build a matching 1991 brairwood for my wagoneer. Saw this one on ebay a while back http://www.search-vehicles.com/detai...962510462.html

Its just for 6 grand I could get another nice Full Size...
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-1994 Baby Grand
-2000 XJ cherokee on Tons
-1953 REO M35A2 6x6
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Old 05-29-2013, 04:30 PM
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Oh alright. Ebay...I've even seen them with the slots filled. I haven't looked for awhile as my buffed ones turned out really well You do have to look at the ads as they are sometimes confusing with the smaller waggie. If it says 84 and up its probably not a true Grand Wagoneer.





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Please share the source for aftermarket chrome bumpers... I'm sure there would be interest!

My understanding is that after the bumpers were vatted and cleaned... A layer of copper was applied before the chroming.
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Old 05-29-2013, 04:49 PM
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Old 05-29-2013, 05:31 PM
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Looks nice. Cool there's a plater reasonably close by. Quality platers out here are buffalo hunters. Ya musta found an old school plate shop. Only the inexperienced tell ya alum can't be plated. Granted different prep base coating rules and associated costs but if it conducts electricity it can be plated.
In a year or two and your bumpers didn't get scabies or the heartbreak of psoriasis you might want to post a follow up with the shops contact info. Quality platers in the US are getting hard to find.
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Old 05-30-2013, 08:37 AM
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I've got a set of bumpers I need to have rechromed...I'm in Texas and have been searching to have this done. Any chance you can let me know who and where you had yours done?

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Old 05-30-2013, 09:22 AM
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I've got a set of bumpers I need to have rechromed...I'm in Texas and have been searching to have this done. Any chance you can let me know who and where you had yours done?

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Delilah - def: "White Lady (cocktail) with the additional ingredients of egg-whites, sugar, and cream"

1987 XJ Wagoneer Limited:
Desiree - def: “Much Desired” [orig: French] Desirable Charcoal Gray façade, Wood-grain vêneers,and Tan Leather éssentials"

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Thanks very much....They are just down the road a piece...LOL
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