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Plating 15th series top bows .
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2012/2/6 16:38
From Canby, Oregon 97013
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Does anyone out there know how the top bows were assembled on 1937 120 ? I want to have them rechromed, they need to be disassembled, I see no way without cutting at various points. Are the joint points possibly a spline press fit or just a few thousandths tight fit using those parts that appear to be a mushroom rivet or ? I WANT TO KEEP THESE BOWS AS FACTORY. Any help information, drawings, ideas would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for any help. Packard 385

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Re: Plating 15th series top bows .
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From Malvern,PA 19355-9630 USA
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You will have to chisel off the rivet heads off to get them apart. That's the easy part. There are a few options you can use (so called Chicago screws)(A sort of screw together rivet)or make each rivet on a lathe, then fight to peen them without damaging the arms. The best way, but expensive way is to find a platter who can do the hole operation.(plating and riveting)

Posted on: 7/2 8:26:58
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Re: Plating 15th series top bows .
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Thanks for the response Convert.
You don't happen to know of a plating facility that could handle a job of that sort ? Thanks, Packard 385

Posted on: 7/2 8:42:00
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Re: Plating 15th series top bows .
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Just disassemble one side and have it chromed. You may need the other, intact side to help you reassemble the new chromed pieces, unless you have access to another '37 120 convertible.

Sample top Chicago-screw photos.

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Posted on: 7/3 6:04:16
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Re: Plating 15th series top bows .
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Photo from the '70s
Columbia Gorge

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