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I have a pair (well, 3 actually) of rear quarter reflectors for my 68, since the car didn't have them when I bought it because the quarters were replaced, but the reflectors weren't. They're not in terrible shape, but the chrome's kind of bad in a few spots. I also know (from experience) that they're fairly hard to find, and NOS ones go for quite a bit.

I was wondering if anyone knew how much it would cost to re-chrome an item this small, or whether I would be better off getting new ones.

Michelle (aka Mustang Shelly)
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If they are the type that stick out from the quarter panel, you would be better off finding better ones or new ones. The trouble with trying to redo that type is getting the red reflector out of the housing, as well as trying to reinstall it.

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They are the chrome type (the other ones are body color). The reason they're fairly hard to find is because they're obsolete, and I'm pretty sure no one reproduces them.

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tell Duane what you have, better yet email a pic
He did a fine job for me and very reasonable
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Those are rare. Only GT's and Shelbys had them. Small parts like that can be re-done, but as formerly stated, be careful remvig the lenses, etc. Before you do it though look the car over and consider other items in similar condition that can also be included in the package. It won't cost you as much to re-chrome the items together as it would to bring them separately.

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MJB Chrome in Rialto Ca. has done all my chrome, anodizing & color polishing for years...Highly recommend them.

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They're not actually rare; all 68 Mustangs produced after 2-15-68 had them. NOS ones, however; are
getting quite difficult to find. I stumbled onto a pair at Carlisle a couple of years ago and was able to
get them for $85 after some hard bargaining. Now you're looking at close to $150 for a pair if you can
find them.

They can be rechromed, but as stated in other posts, it's not an easy job. The little tack welds that
hold the reflector lens in would need to be cut out and then rewelded in once the rechroming is complete.
There is also black paint in the indentation which would need to be repainted.

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