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Old 11-01-2014, 07:24 AM   #1
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Just wanted to get your guys opinion. When I bought my 1928 Leatherback, it came with a new chrome headlight bar installed. I know they are supposed to be black. What would you guys do? Leave it chrome or paint it black?

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Old 11-01-2014, 07:43 AM   #2
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i would powder coat an original black so there is no option for me to place my vote

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Old 11-01-2014, 07:49 AM   #3
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Sell it, buy an original and paint that one black.
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Old 11-01-2014, 07:54 AM   #4
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I voted paint it black, but I agree with John S. Someone should want a chrome one.
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Old 11-01-2014, 08:17 AM   #5
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I can't vote...Get an original from Bert's in Denver.

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Old 11-01-2014, 08:22 AM   #6
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sell it and buy a orignal.
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Old 11-01-2014, 08:51 AM   #7
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I voted paint it black because that was the best of the two choices . I would replace it with an original . I try to keep them real model A as much as possible.
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Old 11-01-2014, 09:14 AM   #8
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Sell it and buy an original.
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Old 11-01-2014, 09:23 AM   #9
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Sell it and buy an original to repaint. Trying to paint over chrome distroyes the resale value. You should be able to sell it for double the price of a stock original. Bob
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Old 11-01-2014, 10:14 AM   #10
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why not offer to trade it for a painted one.

Someone ouy there might like a chrome one!!!
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Old 11-01-2014, 10:22 AM   #11
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I agree with others, sell the chrome one and buy an original. After blasting and painting there should be enough left for a beer. Kick back, drink the beer and pat yourself on the back for doing the right thing. Rod
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Old 11-01-2014, 11:24 AM   #12
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I vote trade it with me I have an original I think? Would be used on a
speedster someday maybe PM me
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Old 11-01-2014, 11:57 AM   #13
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I agree with everyone else here. Sell it, buy an original, and paint it black.
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Old 11-01-2014, 12:34 PM   #14
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Mine had an incorrect light bar on it when I bought it, although it wasn't chrome. I found a correct one, had it powder coated black and put it on my PU. As to the light bar left over, a chrome one would be much more desirable to someone else than the perfectly good stock '28-29 I have. (Which I'd be happy to send you for the ride).

Given the options on the pole, none would apply to my thoughts.
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Old 11-01-2014, 12:52 PM   #15
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Just wanted to get your guys opinion. When I bought my 1928 Leatherback, it came with a new chrome headlight bar installed. I know they are supposed to be black. What would you guys do? Leave it chrome or paint it black?

Thanks!
Well, I have a good '28/'29 headlight bar and matter of fact have several and '30'/31 also. Like said by others, you can trade it, and I'll put it up in the rafters with the other 'chrome' ones that are there !
Otherwise, just paint it , I say.
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Old 11-01-2014, 07:42 PM   #16
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Give it to me, I'll find some place to put it.

Always looking to add some more bling

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Old 11-01-2014, 08:25 PM   #17
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I agree sell it ...to me. Send me a pm if you decide to sell it.
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Old 11-01-2014, 10:09 PM   #18
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Sell it. Only original Henry parts.
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Old 11-02-2014, 06:32 AM   #19
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Leave the chrome one on. Buy a black one when you find a good one. I bought a chrome one off of greedBay a few years back for my '29 "Sport"
roadster. Just haven't put it on yet. Many years ago I saw a couple of
pics {'30s era ones too} of a '30 Model-A Vicky that had chrome wire wheels including the sidemount. And chrome headlight bar and horn. It looked killer, like a classic 1930 Lincoln. Dare to be different!

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Old 11-02-2014, 07:26 AM   #20
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If it was me if I like it I would use it. If I did not like it I would find a black one. It is your car you get to say what to use.
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