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Vent window latch upgrade

Discussion in 'Glass & Mirrors' started by John Nes, Jan 15, 2020.

  1. John Nes

    John Nes Junior Member

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    Recently pulled my original vent window out and dropped a new lmc vent window assembly in. Since my original window frame had a broken weld at the pivot post, i decided to take everything apart...had an idea to strip the chrome plating off the latch, end cap, and push button, hand engrave them, add some 24kt gold inlay for the bow tie. The latch and end cap will be chrome plated again after I’m done cutting. Oh and I engraved that end cap to match the Silverado fender badge. Lemme know what y’all think

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  2. TubeTruck

    TubeTruck I like anything fast enough to do something stupid

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    I like it! Built, not bought lol
     
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    Great , if you have the skill, patience, tools and time to do it.
     
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    Shorty81 Baby Boomer

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    That is classy !! I likey !!
     
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  5. John Nes

    John Nes Junior Member

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    LH is side all done up, just gotta have em chromed again

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    The Cadillac of Silverados.

    Nice work!
     
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    Frankenchevy Supporting Member Supporting Member

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    That’s nice. I had an idea about the trim line on the dash (at vent level) that wraps around to the doors. I wanted to get some steel flat stock to replace the strips and have it engraved by a pro with a Sierra mountain scene.
     
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  8. John Nes

    John Nes Junior Member

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    If you’re thinking of a mountain scene similar to the hunting scenes that are engraved on shotguns, in the bulino style, from a master engraver, you better be seated when they quote you for a job like that. Might be cheaper to do a few frame-off restos instead !
     
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    Frankenchevy Supporting Member Supporting Member

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    I can only imagine.
     
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    My best friend engraves rifles and powder horns on the side. Gets $1500 for the rifles and $450 for the powder horns.....and has a wait list.

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    Makin my silverado look like a datsun!
     
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    Great work! Looks awesome.
     
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    I love it
    What are you charging us to do it
     
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    You sir.. are an artist
     

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