– Triumph Thunderbird Chrome Wheels

Thank you, Robert G. from Ft. Worth, TX for the kind words and great pics:


I am attaching photos showing the chrome wheels you recently did for Robert G. for his 2014 Triumph Thunderbird. Thank you for your excellent work! He is so happy with the results.


– Chrome Happiness in Las Vegas

Thank you Glenn B. of Las Vegas for your kind words and pictures of your 1966 Chrysler 300:

Mike—I just wanted to take a minute and thank you, Gary, and your company for doing such an outstanding job on my chrome.  It seems like everywhere I go these days I experience apathy and poor workmanship.  Your staff was very friendly and knowledgeable and the finished product exceeded my expectations.  I also want to thank you for finishing the bumper in time for my wife to pick it up while she was in California.  I plan to spread the word about your outstanding company here in Las Vegas to all of the classic car clubs. Thanks again—Glenn B., member Mopars of Las Vegas.


– Another Happy Bagger

Thank you, Larry R. from Bozeman, Montana for these great pics of your custom bagger.  The bike, paint and chrome look great (not to mention that blonde!).  Larry’s bike was also recently featured in American Bagger magazine.  Thanks also to 24 Clicks Photography for the great shots.  


– Shop Improvements

We are excited to be installing some of our new copper and nickel plating tanks.  Some tanks will be replacements to increase capacity and some are new additions to the line.  Check out our brand new Nickel plating bath we started filling today.  This is a wider tank we are adding for the processing of pure or solid aluminum wheels and parts.  It will be reserved for only the best parts and will help keep a contamination free environment for the high end pieces we receive.  These improvements aren’t cheap but we are hoping the investment will pay off sooner rather than later.  Contact Classic Components Inc. for all of your custom plating needs!


– 1956 Gas Tank Restoration

This gas tank is off a 1956 Zundapp motorbike. The tank was dented and torn when we received it. It required multiple copper layers, welding and metal repair as well as hand polishing. I think the eight weeks it took to complete were well worth the wait!

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– 1949 Buick Grill Restoration

What do you do when a high profile client hands you a pot metal/die cast grill he wants restored in three days for a car show?  Well, at first we tried to talk him out of it.  After attempting to purchase a reproduction grill for his 1949 Buick, the customer called back and demanded we think outside the box to meet his deadline.  As part of the restoration process, zinc die cast/pot metal usually requires major solder and repair work to fill all the pits followed by multiple copper layers and sanding.

We weren’t sure it would work but we had nothing to lose.  Instead of stripping and sand blasting the part, we prepped the existing surface and applied our proprietary metalized coating.  This allowed Classic Components to process the grill without the need to strip the part and expose the surface to the customary repair work.  Not only did this turn a two week job into a quick project, it actually saved the customer money.  Normally, a die cast grill like this would cost a few thousand bucks to restore but not in this case.  And check out the result… he better win first place at the show!

Die cast pot metal grill by Classic Components Inc.