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Old 09-28-2018, 02:25 PM   #1
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Default 66 Travelall 1100a Aluminum Grill, etc.

I thought the grill, headlight, and turn signal rings were aluminum.
After sanding, polishing, etc, it looks like there might have actually been chrome on the trim rings.
If there was chrome on these pieces it sure looks mighty thin. :O

Trim rings originally chrome?
The grill originally chrome?

Thanks for your help, I am trying to decide what to do.
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Old 09-28-2018, 06:55 PM   #2
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Default Re: 66 Travelall 1100a Aluminum Grill, etc.

Chrome plated metal. Aluminum wasn't really utilized for vehicle parts back then the way it is today.
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Old 10-01-2018, 04:08 AM   #3
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Default Re: 66 Travelall 1100a Aluminum Grill, etc.

As bizarre as this seems. The headlight rims and rims around the turn signal lights seem to be chrome plated aluminum. Or, to be clear, what is left of some chrome plating on aluminum. The grill, I have not yet removed but appears aluminum too.
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Old 10-01-2018, 08:17 PM   #4
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Default Re: 66 Travelall 1100a Aluminum Grill, etc.

they were all made from aluminum and not chrome but I think anodized
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Old 10-02-2018, 03:23 AM   #5
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Default Re: 66 Travelall 1100a Aluminum Grill, etc.

Anodized - yes, that is it. They were anodized aluminum. I need to research this and see if anyone does this type of restoration. Thanks for the memory jog!
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Old 10-02-2018, 03:24 AM   #6
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Default Re: 66 Travelall 1100a Aluminum Grill, etc.

Here is how to do this at home!
https://www.wikihow.com/Anodize-Aluminum
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Old 10-11-2018, 12:32 PM   #7
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Default Re: 66 Travelall 1100a Aluminum Grill, etc.

Anodizing?!? Never wouldve guessed, but now I have to know, can black hardcoat anodizing be done to match my "Evil" black pew pews..... Hmmmm as far as a service, ask a gunsmith, I was contemplating offering the service till I became a IH freak and all my money disapeared
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Old 10-13-2018, 07:21 AM   #8
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I am in NC - but here is an interesting link. Looks like they do color.
http://www.hardcoatingsinc.com/index.html
Here is another shop.
Well, hell, the other shop says they don't do car parts anymore.
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Old 10-13-2018, 07:27 AM   #9
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I emailed these people as they are right around the corner.
http://triadanodizing.com/index.html
If they pan out and do a good job, I will give them a reference here.
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Default Re: 66 Travelall 1100a Aluminum Grill, etc.

Dont forget some before/after pics!
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