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Shifter handle restoration ???
« on: March 26, 2019, 05:49:31 PM »
Any recommendations for place/person that restores 69/70 auto shifter handle?

Bob Gaines

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Re: Shifter handle restoration ???
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2019, 06:53:09 PM »
Any recommendations for place/person that restores 69/70 auto shifter handle?
The refinishing of the wood is not that much of a problem .  Getting each half of the wood handle separated from the metal portion can be difficult without breakage. The problem is having the diecast metal portion of the handle re chromed. Not many company's re chrome diecast. Just trying to explain why there is not any people I have ever heard of the do the complete restoration in house. Because of the potential time and cost associated to the restoration of a genuine tired handle everyone I have ever heard of typically watched ebay or swap meets for a NOS or one of the nice repros that are now obsolete. This is meant in a helpful way so that you can make a informed decision.
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Re: Shifter handle restoration ???
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2019, 10:02:43 PM »
Bob, I appreciate the thorough answer.  Saves me from dwelling on it any longer and helps me move on.   

Thank
Adrian Jacobs