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  1. Final Update: There is just a few days left to take advantage of this final promotion. If there are any others interested in participating, it is important that you place your order in time to have it shipped by Monday (Halloween). Sorting through old parts is always a fun way to spend a Saturday afternoon:) Thanks again for all of your past support and to all of those who have placed orders for this final promotion. Mike
  2. Update: I continue to have interest in acquiring quality cores that I can re-chrome for myself. For the most part, I am interested in picking up some sets of 260/280z tail light bezels, interior a/c fresh air vents, door escutcheons, and some emblems with full mounting pins intact. I am also always keen on trading my service for extra cores if that floats your boat. Feel free to contact me via messenger or email if you have cores to sell or trade . Mike
  3. After nearly 5 years of serving the Datsun community, Vintage Chrome will be terminating the service by the end of this year. There comes a time in most every entrepreneurial venture when you reach a point in which you have a tough decision to make......"get big or get out". Unfortunately, achieving significant growth at this stage of the venture would simply require a commitment of resources that I am not prepared to make at this stage of my life. So, I have decided that "getting out" is the best course of action for me and my family. I know that there are members of the club that would still like to have some plastic parts chrome plated, so I am announcing a final production run and club member discount. The Promotion will work as follows: 1. Orders will be accepted from today's date, October 11, 2016, through October 31, 2016. 2. Pricing for many of the more common Z and other Datsun parts are listed below, but we also have the capability to chrome plate any rigid plastic piece, even if it was not originally plated by Datsun . If you need this customized service, please email vintagechromellc@gmail.com for a specific quote. 3. The customer must ensure that parts to be chromed are disassembled to the point where only the pieces to be chromed are provided to us. No other preparation is required by the customer. All stripping and prep work will be completed by us. 4. Payment Policy: Payment via PayPal is due at time of order. Domestic (US) shipping and handling charges will be $9.95 per package 5. INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS: Prices are the same as quoted here except non-US customers will be responsible for freight costs and applicable customs charges, if any. 6.Shipping Info: Your parts should be be shipped to the following address: M. Robbins - Vintage Chrome 7250 S. Durango Dr., Suite 130-164 Las Vegas, NV 89113 9. Please be sure to include with your packaged parts: Your name Return shipping address Email address Phone number Special instructions (even if previously communicated through PM or email). Examine your cores carefully before sending them to Vintage Chrome. Peeling or discolored chrome is OK, but parts must not be warped, have cracks, gouges or missing pieces in the substrate. We do not repair damaged plastic parts or re-paint parts after plating. Un-platable cores will be returned (if requested) or disposed of. Pricing for many common Z and other Datsun parts are listed below: Item Description 260/280z Tail Light Bezels (pair) $229.95 240/260/280Z Center Vents (each) $39.95 240/260/280z round a/c vents: (pair) $79.95 240/260/280Z Door Escutcheons (pair) $59.95 240Z Series I Hatch Grilles (pair) $59.95 260/280z hood vents (pair) $199.95 Plastic Wheel Center Caps (set of 4) $199.95 240/260/280Z Heater Control Panel (each) $129.95 240/260/280Z Door Pull Strap Finishers (pair) $49.95 240/260/280z emblems Email your needs for custom quote Please contact vintagechromellc@gmail.com for quotes on other parts or anything custom. Pictures of some past jobs will follow. .
  4. Thanks for the support and wishes, Mike. It has been a pleasurable venture and I've made a lot of new friends through the process. I'll post a notification of my "farewell tour" later today:) Hopefully Patcon will be able to use the service before it closes down. Mike
  5. While I have purchased just a few items from BD over the years, I do think that they will be missed if only from the fact that competition is always healthy for the consumer. Their mere presence has undoubtedly served our community by keeping other vendors from getting too outrageous with their prices. Having said that, after nearly 5 years of serving the Z community with my chrome plating services, I, too, have found it necessary to wind down operations and discontinue the service. When your business model relies upon the activities of multiple vendors to fulfill your needs, and your primary customer base is experiencing static or declining trends, you find that you either have to expand your business or consider getting out. At my age, the only thing expanding in my life is my waistline (lol). Anyway, FWIW, I will be posting a "farewell" production run so that anyone who may still be in need of my services will have a last opportunity to have their parts chrome plated. Hopefully, we will have some new vendors step up and "take up the slack". Mike
  6. Thanks for the wishes, Kira. Am looking forward to having you join us locals at Cars and Coffee and Espresso and Exotics. There's still lots of room for additional guesses, and only one more day to do so. Anyone who hasn't played the game may as well jump right in. For those who have tendered their estimates/guesses, thanks for the input and good luck. For personal reasons, I hope the winner is someone who has estimated at the upper end:)
  7. Hmmm.....sounds like siteunseen is auditioning for the new Austin Powers sequel....."ChromeMember":)
  8. Tomcat, When I return to town, I'll get some better pics of the interior and try to get some of the undercarriage as well. But, yes....both are in very nice condition. And, no.....you can't have my address:) Mike
  9. A couple of reasons really. Unlike 240z's and fine red wine, I personally don't seem to get better with age. Each year it's getting tougher and tougher to fall into a sports car and climb out:) That exercise is best left to youth and /or aging ex-olympic gymnasts:) Secondly, with no active local Z club in Vegas, I'm finding fewer opportunities to really get out and enjoy the car as much as I once did.
  10. Have finally decided to part with my little lady. She's hot, sexy, and dressed to kill. She is unique....truly one of a kind. And now, she's going to sell to the highest bidder. Am attaching a link to the ebay listing below. Also, for fun, am going to offer a $100. chrome plating credit to the forum member who comes the closest to guessing the actual final bid amount before the auction ends on Monday. In order to qualify, your estimate must be posted no later than midnight PDT on Sunday. Since many of you seem to have a knack for estimating value, this is a chance to actually earn something for your fun. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Datsun-Z-Series-Coupe-/291847187243?forcerrptr=true&hash=item43f372ab2b:g:UEQAAOSwgZ1Xsmfo&item=291847187243 Good luck to all who want to play. Mike
  11. It's looking good, KiraK. When you're finished with the refresh, you'll have to take it over to Cars and Coffee in Henderson one Saturday. I'm going to be bringing mine soon, and I've seen a couple of other S30's there in the past two weeks. Anymore, and we'll be able to start a local club! (lol) Mike
  12. Like most of the long term addicts, I'm glad to see that Glenn is still among the living. Was a tough episode to watch when he appeared to be devoured. Guess next Sunday is the mid-season finale.....then 4 months of Sunday evening boredom again:)
  13. UPDATE: The final shipment for this promotion will be made on Friday, December 4th. This will also be the final shipment of the year. So, anyone who still wants to participate in this sale must have their parts to the Las Vegas office NO LATER than Tuesday, December 1st. If you are planning to have anything chrome plated during the promotion, please contact me via PM or email to the address below: vintagechromellc@gmail.com For those of you who participated in the last shipment, we expect to have your parts completed and ready for return shipment by the end of next week. Thanks again for your support. And, Happy Thanksgiving to all! Mike
  14. On a somewhat related topic, I do occasionally buy groups of emblems for re-plating and restoration myself. On a recent group purchase of "Z" emblems, I found a different Datsun emblem in the lot. Can anyone help me identify this emblem and tell me which model(s) and years that this emblem may have been used? The piece stands approxinately 3" tall by 1.5 inches wide. Appears to be a grill emblem or hood emblem. The reverse side has two "tits", or mounting posts and a microscopic part number that I can't read. I appreciate any help anyone can give me.
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